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Piet van Gelder


  • Location: Leicester, Nottingham,
  • Email: Piet van Gelder
  • Direct Telephone: +44 (0) 116 285 9050
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 770 136 0306


Piet qualified in 1999 and since qualification has specialised in advising clients in the construction and engineering sectors. Piet has also developed particular expertise in advising clients in the Renewable Energy Sector and in respect of compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations.

Piet has experience over the whole lifecycle of projects, including managing compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations and State Aid Regulations.

Piet has detailed working knowledge of drafting, amending, negotiating and litigating JCT, ICE, NEC2/3/4, IChemE Red/Green Book, IEE MF/1, FIDIC, GC/Works and PPC 2000 contracts as well as producing framework series of documents for numerous projects including retail parks, hotels, surgeries, Academies and office accommodation. This expertise also extends to the drafting and negotiation of contracts for Wind Turbine and Anaerobic Digester Plant installations in respect of which Piet has developed a specially adapted set of NEC3 contracts to allow projects to be implemented quickly and efficiently.  Piet has been involved with many engineering projects outside the Renewables sector including Nuclear Waste Plants, Process Engineering Plants, Sequence Batch Reactors and Waste to Energy Plants.

Piet is also experienced in resolving commercial disputes. Piet is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and holds an MSc in Construction Law & Arbitration. Piet has been involved in substantial disputes in the Technology & Construction Court and in international & domestic arbitration. Piet also has expert knowledge of the Housing Grants and Construction Regeneration Act including recent amendments. He is an experienced practitioner in adjudication and a keen proponent of mediation


Specialties: Commercial contracts, international trade and agency agreements, construction and engineering contracts and dispute resolution, bonds and warranties, insolvency issues, mediation.


Piet has obtained the enforcement of adjudication Decision for:

  • Universal Group against Galliford Try
  • Bernhard’s Sports Surfaces against Astrosoccer 4 U
  • Completed a multi-million dollar engineering contract for the supply of a Submarine Rescue System to the Vietnamese Navy
  • Completed the construction contract for Mattioli Woods plc’s headquarters in Leicester
  • Completed the construction contract for The White Company’s headquarters in the former BBC Television Centre in London


Piet enjoys keeping fit and is a keen cyclist as well as running, tennis and skiing.

Piet is also a Director of Quorn Tennis Club Limited.