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Rowan specialises in complex construction and engineering disputes, including associated professional negligence actions, whether in litigation (Technology and Construction Court), mediation, arbitration, dispute boards or adjudication. The majority of Rowan's work is for substantial contractors or their professional advisers. His work within the engineering field includes structural, civil (including road building and tunnelling), mechanical and electrical, power generation, hazardous waste disposal, oil and chemicals, food processing, railways, telecommunications, offshore and onshore drilling.
Rowan has advised on and conducted arbitrations under the arbitral rules of several institutions including UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC and jurisdiction proceedings in ICSID.Rowan is a Chartered Arbitrator, co-author of a book on the 1996 Arbitration Act, and author of the adjudication section of Bernstein's Handbook of Dispute Resolution. He was formerly a practising barrister.
On matters where DAC Beachcroft have no conflict of interest with either party, Rowan is also available to sit as arbitrator, dispute board member or adjudicator. He is a member of the RICS panel of arbitrators or adjudicators and those of a number of foreign institutions.Rowan Planterose is a "good, sensible, academic lawyer" with a strong reputation in the industry. Chambers and Partners UK 2014 Edition, Construction, UK WideRowan Planterose is "personable, approachable and pragmatic". Chambers UK, 2012 Edition, Construction, London - UK-wide