Philip Boulding QC


Philip Boulding QC was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1979 and has been a member of Keating Chambers since 1980. He specialises in the fields of construction, engineering, technology law and related professional negligence work.

Philipâ??s practice comprises of both domestic and international work and his clients include local authorities, government departments, major national and international construction and engineering companies, energy and utility companies and developers.

Recent cases have included arbitrations in Hong Kong relating to major housing and mixed hotel/office/housing projects in Kowloon, advising the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation in relation to the new bullet train line between Taipei and Kaohsiung (Tsoying), advising contractors working on the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines, acting for a Hong Kong Government Department in arbitration proceedings relating to a dispute arising out of enabling works for the construction of a well known and internationally recognised theme and leisure park, advising and acting for a Singaporean shipbuilding company working out of China in relation to two separate and unrelated sets of arbitration proceedings arising out of the construction of vessels to be used, amongst other things for use in the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas structures, advising a Macanese company in relation to the suspension of a project in Macau comprising the construction of a casino resort and hotel complex due to financial problems experienced by the USA owners due to the recent â??credit crunchâ?? and acting for a Hong Kong based contractor against the Hong Kong Government in arbitration proceedings arising out of the construction of a public recreational park in the New Territories.

He has also advised Australian contractors involved in a dispute over the construction of a cigarette factory in the Philippines, Korean contractors in relation to a large engineering project in Singapore and an International JV involved in a dispute arising out of the construction of a railway in Scandinavia, as well as advising a commercial trading/investment organisation on the issues involved in gas emissions trading under the auspices of the Kyoto Protocol.

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B.A. (Law) (1st Class Honours) Downing College, University of Cambridge
Postgraduate LL.M., University of Cambridge
MA, University of Cambridge


Commercial Bar Association
Technology and Construction Bar Association