Julian Cohen is a barrister with a heavyweight practice both as counsel and arbitrator specialising in both construction and engineering disputes, and also domestic and international arbitration.
He has extensive experience of the full range of construction, engineering, infrastructure and energy disputes with sums in dispute ranging from modest up to several billion US dollars. He acts for developers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants.
He has substantial international experience having conducted disputes in most countries in the Asia Pacific region and throughout the Middle East as well as Europe and Africa. He has substantial experience of civil code jurisdictions. He has also conducted major arbitrations under most sets of international rules.
He has handled disputes in relation to a wide variety of projects from residential and commercial developments and hotels through power stations, process plants, oil and gas platforms to major capital projects such as rail systems, airports, bridges, roads, and sea ports.
Until 2009 Julian was a partner in Pinsent Masons' international construction and engineering disputes practice. He has been resident in Hong Kong since 1998 and was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2010. He was called to the English Bar in 1990.
He lectures and writes regularly both on construction and on arbitration law and practice.