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Ben Burley

Ben Burley

SecretariatUnits 301 – 03, 3/F Shui On Centre6-8 Harbour RoadWan ChaiHong KongHong Kong

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"He is an excellent construction expert"

"He communicates very well with clients"

Biography

Ben is a Managing Director with Secretariat, specialising in consulting on construction projects in the area of delay analysis. Mr. Burley is an experienced Expert and specialises in high value complex International Arbitrations with a particular focus on APAC and EMEA.

Mr. Burley’s practice involves analysis of delay, disruption and acceleration arising to construction and engineering projects or programs of work to assist in the resolution of complex disputes. His clients benefit from his extensive delay, planning, programming and project controls experience. He has developed his skills in multiple sectors including energy, infrastructure, building, offshore and industrial. He has been appointed expert witness relating to time, delay, concurrent delay and disruption.

Mr. Burley has provided expert reports and oral evidence in support of his opinion to various dispute resolution forums, specifically litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation. As well as traditional cross examination Mr. Burley is also experienced in witness conferencing or ‘hot tubbing’ in multiple different forms.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ben Burley comes highly recommended for his time and delay expertise, with interviewees dubbing him “sharp, diligent, knowledgeable, up to speed on construction law – and an excellent strategist”.

Biography

Ben Burley is a managing director at Secretariat, based in Hong Kong. He is an experienced expert and has been appointed as planning expert on over 35 occasions under HKIAC, ICC, SIAC, VIAC, AIAC, CIAC, and ad hoc arbitration rules, and been cross-examined.

He is a forensic delay analyst who assists clients on domestic and international construction and engineering projects or programmes of work to avoid, mitigate and resolve complex disputes. His clients benefit from his extensive forensic delay, planning, programming and project controls experience. He has developed his skills across a range of key industry sectors including airports, process, offshore oil and gas, rail, civil engineering, industrial, hotels, leisure, commercial office, large mixed-use developments, accommodation, education, custodial and laboratory projects.

Ben has been appointed expert witness relating to time, delay and disruption. He has provided expert reports and oral evidence in support of his opinion to various dispute resolution forums, specifically litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation. In addition to cross-examination, Ben is also experienced in witness conferencing or hot-tubbing.

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