Mr Joe Behan BE CEng Dip LS FIEI FCIArb MtCI

The Chase Building

Carmanhall Rd


Dublin 18


Contact Details



BE Hons

Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Ireland

Diploma in Legal Studies

Accredited Adjudicator CIArb (passed conversion course)

Accredited Conciliator CIArb/EI

Accredited Mediator CIArb/MII/IMI/MATA

Fellow of CIArb in Arbitration and Mediation

Career History

In the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)  in the past 25 years,  acted as Adjudicator, Arbitrator, Conciliator, Mediator and Facilitator on a variety of disputes in Ireland, the UK, the Middle East and the Caribbean.,

Managing Director of Behan Dispute Resolution, Ireland since 2006

Acted as Consulting Engineer and Property advisor on a wide variety of infrastructural and building projects for over 40 years.  The practice of J.P. Behan Associates has been involved in a variety of projects including, schools, health care units, shopping centres, apartment blocks and housing developments as Design Consultants and Project Managers.

In the education field:

Course designer and co-coordinator of Post Graduate Certificate in Adjudication at N.U.I. Maynooth

Lectured in International Dispute Resolution on Masters in Dispute Resolution Course with Independent Colleges, Dublin, Ireland

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Tutor and Course Director for Arbitration and Mediation Courses, respectively

Delivers Mediation Training Programmes at N.U.I. Maynooth in Ireland for the Commercial Mediation element of the Masters and Diploma in Mediation and Conflict Intervention courses

Assessor for Mediation Accreditation Programme with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Ireland, the U.K. and Mainland Europe

Approved Trainer for M.A.T.A. and the Construction Industry Federation’s Conflict and Dispute Management Programme

Positions Held

a)In the field of ADR :

International Institutions

  • International President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2010
  • Certified Mediator with the International Mediation Institute (I.M.I.)
  • Member of the Consultation Institute

International Panels

  • Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration - Arbitrator Panel Member
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre -  Arbitrator Panel Member
  • CCPIT / CCOIC (China)  - International Mediator Panel
  • Past  Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Exam Board

Irish Institutions

  • Member of Irish Government Panel of Construction Adjudicators
  • Chairperson and Member of the Single Electricity Market (SEM) Dispute

                 Resolution Panel

  • Member of the Environmental Facilitation and Mediator Panel for CIArb
  • Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Irish Branch)  2007
  • ICC National Committee for Ireland 2006 - 2008
  • Board Member and Treasurer of Mediators Institute Ireland  2003 – 2006
  • Council of Irish Commercial Mediation Association ( 2003-2013
  • Practitioner Member with Mediators Institute Ireland (


Director of four private companies

National Council Member of ISME (Irish Small and Medium Enterprises)

Served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Open Door in Bray Ireland

Member of the Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board, and of Boards of Management of two Secondary Schools

c)Panel Membership

Internationally, sits on the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration - Arbitrator Panel, the Dubai International Arbitration Centre panel of Arbitrators, is a Member of CCPIT / CCOIC (China) International Mediator Panel, and the Mediator panel of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. He is a Member of the Consultation Institute.

In Ireland, sits on many professional ADR Panels of adjudicators, conciliators, arbitrators, and mediators for bodies such as Government Panel of Construction Adjudicators, Engineers Ireland, Construction Industry Federation, Law Society, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), Mediators Institute Ireland, SEM (where he sits as Chairperson of the Dispute Resolution Panel) and formerly the Private Residential Tenancies Board. He is a Member of the Environmental Facilitation and Mediator Panel for CIArb.


In the field of ADR:

Acted as Adjudicator in UK under the 1996 Housing Grant Act.

Appointed in over 70 Arbitrations by Corporate and diverse Institutions as sole Arbitrator and Tribunal member, in Ireland and overseas

Appointed by the Construction Industry Federation, Engineers Ireland, private parties and public bodies as a Conciliator in numerous construction disputes including those with values in excess of €50m in Ireland and the UK

Completed over 150 adjudications for the Private Residential Tenancies Board. All determinations issued were reasoned

Appointed as Expert Determiner by the Law Society, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Engineers Ireland

In the last 15 years appointed on numerous occasions as sole and co-Mediator on disputes such as international supply contracts, environmental and land, multi-party service contracts, partnership, family businesses, construction and general business

In the construction field has extensive experience of civil and structural engineering projects acting as a Consulting Engineer and Project Manager

Acts as expert witness in disputes throughout Ireland for over 30 years