Siobhan Fahey is a dually qualified professional: a chartered civil/structural engineer and a lawyer who specialises in construction law. Her particular expertise is in the avoidance and resolution of construction disputes.
An independent consultant since 2004, Siobhan spends her working life as an Arbitrator, Conciliator, Adjudicator and Mediator of construction and commercial disputes. She also provides advice and international training (both in-house and open/public courses) on contracts, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution.
She has worked in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East, for consulting engineering firms, government agencies, contractors and consultancy firms advising contractors and developers.
Siobhan is on the FIDIC President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators, and is an accredited mediator and an accredited adjudicator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is also a member of the panels of Arbitrators and Conciliators held by by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and by Engineers Ireland.
She is Chair of the Dispute Resolution Board of Engineers Ireland.
She is a very frequent speaker at FIDIC contract users’ conferences around the world, at FIDIC/ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) conferences, and at training workshops and seminars run by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Engineers Ireland.
In FIDIC, Siobhan is:-
- Member of the FIDIC Contracts Committee (CC),
- FIDIC CC’s ‘Principal Drafter’ for updating the FIDIC 1999 contracts (construction ‘Red Book’; plant & design-build ‘Yellow Book’ and EPC/turnkey ‘Silver Book’)
- Chair of the FIDIC task group for updating FIDIC DAB Rules,
- Chair of the FIDIC task group for drafting Subcontracts for the FIDIC Yellow and Silver Books.
- She was also a member of ICC’s ‘expert panel’ for revision of the ICC Dispute Board Rules in 2015.