Franco Mastrandrea


Global Elite Thought Leader - Construction 2024
Global Elite Thought Leader - Quantum Delay & Technical 2023
Global Elite Thought Leader - Consulting Experts - Construction - Quantum, Delay & Technical 2023
Thought Leader - Arbitration 2024
Thought Leader - Construction 2023
Arbitration 2024
Construction 2023
Consulting Experts: Financial Advisory and Valuation - Quantum of Damages 2023
Expert Information
Qualifications LLB (Hons)
Professional Memberships FRICS, FCIArb, Barrister at Law
Contract Experience JCT, NEC3, FIDIC, bespoke
Industries Buildings, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Technology, Media and Telecoms, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Oceania
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 Thought Leaders – Construction Expert by Who’s Who Legal.
  • Widely published and highly regarded as an industry expert.


Franco Mastrandrea 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.

He is a very experienced, measured and seasoned witness. Franco is very skilled during cross-examination. He is an elite-level expert with fantastic composure and ability to articulate complex matters. 
WWL Thought Leaders – Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2024

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 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.

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 Mastrandrea 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 Who’s Who Legal as a “highly respected expert” who is “a really extraordinary witness”.

Franco is definitely one of the top quantum experts for any large complicated project. He is masterful in his testimony.

He gives strategic advice that is well balanced and, incorporates practical, legal and technical considerations.


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