Chris Williams is an associate in the Construction & Engineering practice of the London office. He joined Mayer Brown in 2021.

Chris’s practice includes advising employers, contractors, and consultants in relation to all forms of construction related disputes such as termination, final accounts, valuation, defective works, and delay. He has represented clients in a range of dispute resolution processes, including arbitral, court, mediation and adjudication proceedings. Chris’s experience includes disputes regarding a variety of projects, including wind farms, student accommodation, and chemical processing plants. He has also advised clients in relation to procurement, public law, and competition disputes.

Chris has broad international experience, and has advised in relation to large construction projects in Europe, the Middle East and South-East Asia. He has worked on complex cases under different arbitration rules including ICC and HKIAC.


  • Representing an unincorporated joint venture (acting as the project’s main contractor) in ICC mediation and arbitration proceedings concerning the valuation of a sub-contractor’s final account for works on the upgrade and expansion of a Middle Eastern oil refinery.*
  • Advising a contractor in multiple adjudications concerning the termination of a subcontractor’s subcontract and sums owed to the contractor arising out of the termination.*
  • Representing a real estate developer in an adjudication concerning defective works at a portfolio of student accommodation.*
  • Advising a major corporate concerning the prospective suspension and/or termination of a FIDIC contract following civil unrest in Myanmar.*
  • Advising a water park owner in a Hong Kong-seated HKIAC arbitration against its lead design consultant.*
  • Representing a UK corporate in adjudication proceedings relating to the value of a subcontractor’s final account for works on the construction of an electricity substation for an offshore windfarm. The dispute included claims for the costs of variations, extensions of time, prolongation and disruption.*
  • Acting for a real estate investment trust in relation to disputes arising out of a hotel project.*
  • Advising a rolling stock provider in High Court (Technology and Construction Court) proceedings against the operator of a flagship rail route in respect of the procurement of a contract for new rolling stock.*
  • Advising a government department in High Court (Technology and Construction Court) proceedings against an unsuccessful bidder in respect of the procurement of a contract, as tendered by the government department, for the provision of complex IT equipment and associated services.*

* Experience gained prior to joining Mayer Brown


  • England and Wales