The international forum on construction arbitration for young lawyers and construction professionals

About YConstruction


Our Mission

YConstruction is a circle of young lawyers and other construction professionals (including engineers, quantity surveyors, delay experts, and project/contract managers) with an interest in international construction arbitration, created to give its members the opportunity:​​


  • to discuss issues relevant to international construction arbitration and construction law in an open, friendly, and diverse environment;


  • to meet young colleagues from civil and common law jurisdictions; and

  • to develop skills as conference speakers on construction law issues;


  • to get access to online tutorials (that we call YConstruction Primers) designed for young practitioners on technical topics you always wanted to get a proper introduction to.

Meet the team

YConstruction is spearheaded by a friendly team that would love to hear from you:

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Thea Raman


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Keller Group, Singapore

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Sam Moss

Co-Chair and Founder

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Lalive, Geneva

Joseph Chedrawe


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 Vinson & Elkins, Dubai

Jay Randhawa


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Upcoming Events


YConstruction Meets...


YConstruction Meets... is a series of short interviews each focusing on a different sector of the construction industry, followed by your chance to meet YConstruction members from around the world!

Our first event on 8 July 2021 will focus on what makes off-shore wind farm projects special - join us!

Our past events

Have a look at what we've been up to

We've organised events in more than a dozen cities, and are working on virtual events that will reach the whole YConstruction community


4 November 2020


Change in law clauses - what's covered, what's not


On 4 November 2020, we held our second annual Seoul ADR Week event, in partnership with CIArb East Asia branch.


On 25 September 2019, we held our first events in Seoul and Zurich, and returned to London.

18 October 2018

Our second tri-city event


The new FIDIC Rainbow: What does it mean for construction arbitration?


YConstruction held its second tri-city discussion forum in Singapore, Dubai, and London.  Thank you to the discussion leaders and all the participants who contributed to the discussion.

7 June 2018

Tri-city launch event


The Digitalization of Construction Projects: what does it mean for construction arbitration?


Our tri-city launch event in Dubai, Geneva, and London dealt with the major ramifications of the digitalization of construction projects for construction arbitration.  We are grateful to all the participants and discussion leaders for making the event a great success!

25 September 2019


How lessons learned from construction disputes can help improve contract drafting (and project management)


On 25 September 2019, we held our first events in Seoul and Zurich, and returned to London.

3 April 2019


Help! My case deals with engineering defects: 

Working with

technical experts


On 3 April 2019, we headed to Paris Arbitration Week for our first event in Paris!  The event was also held on the same day in Dubai and Singapore.


3 September 2020


Broken supply chains on construction projects: Plant, equipment, and labour shortages in a global crisis


On 3 September 2020, we held our first global webinar focusing on disruptions to supply chains in global crises.

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5 March 2020


Multi-tier dispute clauses: yay or nay?


On 5 March 2020, we held our first event in New York on multi-tier clauses, in partnership with the New York International Arbitration Centre.


Become a member

We welcome all young (under 40ish, but we won't check your ID...) lawyers, engineers, quantity surveyors, delay experts, and project/contract managers to become members.  Membership is free, but we may invite you to make a small membership contribution in the future to help us expand our activities.


Sign up using the form below to get all the latest news on our activities, including information on upcoming events.

Contact us

If you have any questions or feedback concerning YConstruction, don't hesitate to send one of our team members an email using the above addresses.