Simon Braithwaite - BDO New York

Simon Braithwaite


BDO New York - Park Avenue Office



Executive Summary

Simon Braithwaite is a director in BDO’s Construction & Environmental Advisory practice where he provides advisory services for construction, engineering, and infrastructure projects in trouble or dispute. He serves domestic, international, public, and private clients drawing on more than 15 years of professional experience in construction consulting, claims, and disputes related to delay, disruption, productivity, and damages.

Simon has provided advice on projects such as water treatment, power generation, residential and commercial construction, government projects, stadiums, rail projects, bridges, process facilities amongst other construction / engineering projects. He has also prepared expert submissions for both domestic and international dispute forums, presented at mediations on behalf of clients, and been involved in a number settlement negotiations. 

Simon has presented seminars and workshops on relevant issues to lawyers, clients, and education institutions. He often presents to The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Society of Construction Law, Chartered Institute of Building, American Association of Cost Engineering (AACE) International, and Instituto Brasileiro de Direito da Construção (IBDiC).

Professional Affiliations

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Chartered Institute of Building
Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Society of Construction Law


M.Sc., Construction Law & Dispute Resolution
Post-Graduate Diploma, Quantity Surveying
B.Sc., Construction Management