Iain Aitchison



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Iain Aitchison is a director in Navigant’s global Construction practice in Europe. He trained as an architect in the UK, and brings 20 years of international experience from projects in the public sector; international private sector, and in multidisciplinary practice. He has been the project lead architect on industrial, research, and development projects in Germany, including on industrial projects with exceptional technical demands achieving firsts in planning, building, and environment permissions for multinational clients in automotive, chemical, and space infrastructure.

Since 2010, Aitchison has focused on delay analysis and resolution of international construction claims and disputes. He has acted for the contractor as the lead strategist on construction disputes in Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, and the Middle East, achieving a track record of securing significant recoveries of time extension, and payment of disruption, delay, and costs claims on a range of infrastructure and building projects. Acting for the employer, he has successfully defended, negotiated, and achieved amicable settlement of delay, disruption, and cost claims.

Aitchison has acted as the construction expert on project audits for rail infrastructure projects for a state regulator. Aitchison is a FIDIC contracts expert and is qualified as a Dispute Board Member. He is listed on the Dispute Board Federation’s Expert Panel for Construction, Financial Services, Procurement, Concessions, Audit, and Final Account Determination. Aitchison has been published in the Construction Law Journal and has been a speaker at CIArb regional events in Italy and Malta. He has served as an Arbitrator at Edinburgh University premoots, and on the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna.

LLM (merit) in Construction Law, Arbitration and Adjudication
DiplCArb in International Commercial Arbitration
Dip Arb in Arbitration Law, Arbitration Practice and Procedure
Dip Law (dist) in Construction Law and Contract Administration
M.Arch in Architectural Design
B.Arch (hons) in Architectural Design and Architectural History
Fellow Dispute Board Federation
Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
CEDR Accredited Mediator
Registered Architect (UK and Germany)

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