Franco Mastrandrea

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Franco is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Chartered Arbitrator with over 40 years of experience in the construction industry. He has acted as expert on more than 50 international project management, delay and quantum-related disputes.

Franco’s expert commissions cover a wide range of industries including oil and gas in Australia, Canada, Kazakhstan, North Africa and South East Asia; transport infrastructure in the Caribbean and the UK; power generation, from CCGT to windfarms, in the UK; and numerous building and infrastructure projects around the world.

Franco is widely regarded as an expert who is both well qualified and highly experienced in complex construction issues. He is able to identify the key issues of principle in construction appraisal disputes and provide clients with greater clarity as to project performance. Franco combines management, construction and legal knowledge, enabling him to deliver balanced opinions on the performance of those involved in projects, and objective appraisals of the appropriate or likely outcomes.

From London to Australia and Canada to Antarctica, Franco has extensive and diverse dispute resolution expertise. With an established record in drafting, interpreting and applying commercial terms in contracts, he successfully combines both knowledge and experience under traditional cross-examination and hot-tubbing.

Franco holds a doctorate that addresses the law, practice and quantification of construction claims. He is a CEDR-accredited mediator, on the RICS register of Dispute Board Members and the FIDIC President’s list of adjudicators, a Chartered Arbitrator, and on arbitrator lists maintained by RICS and international arbitration centres in Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Franco has written extensively on the evaluation of construction claims and is listed in the 2016 Who’s Who Legal as a “distinguished expert” who is “an unflappable witness that stands up well to cross-examination”.

Qualifications MSc
PhD
LLB (Hons)
Professional Memberships FRICS, FCIArb, Barrister at Law
Contract Specialities JCT, NEC3, FIDIC, bespoke
Franco Mastrandrea
Expert Highlights
  • Over 50 international expert appointments
  • Proven as a credible witness under cross-examination
  • Mindful of the needs of the disparate disciplines involved in construction disputes
  • Able objectively to rank a range of potential valuation outcomes
  • Ranked as a construction expert by Who’s Who Legal 100
  • Widely published and highly regarded as an industry expert
Expert Details
Location London, UK
Services Quantum, Delay
Sectors Buildings, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space
Expert Statistics
Years of Experience 40+
No. of Expert Commissions 50+
No. of Cross Examinations 12

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