Key Experience

  • International arbitration specialist
  • Focuses on complex, high-value construction disputes
  • Secondment to the Middle East branch of one of the largest oil companies in the world where she worked on disputes related to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts and service agreements


Josephine Kaiding focuses on international arbitration and dispute resolution in connection with construction and engineering projects in the global energy and infrastructure sectors.

Representative Work

  • Acting for a major oil company in a SCC Arbitration relating to an engineering and procurement contract for a project in Uzbekistan. Issues included liquidated damages, concurrent delay and defects correction.
  • Acting for a major oil company in a DIAC arbitration seated in Switzerland arising from the termination of an EPC contract for a project in Iraq. Issues included design obligations arising from FEED, payment obligations following contract termination, delay liquidated damages and complex import / customs obligations.  
  • Advising the employer and instructing technical expert on gross negligence claims in respect of a service contract for a project in West Africa. Issues included gross negligence and “knock-for-knock” indemnities.
  • Advising a litigation funder on the prospect of success of a claim. Issues included variations, prolongation, delay liquidated damages, defects correction and “equivalent project relief” provisions.
  • Advising a developer on obligations under NEC3 and NEC4 contracts.