Phillip I Joseph Hanna

Mr Phillip Hanna is an Australian lawyer currently based in Stuttgart, Germany, and has worked in Construction and Infrastructure law for over 15 years specialising on International (and national) Contracts and Disputes. 


He has expertise in Construction and Infrastructure Contracts and Construction Arbitration and Disputes Board procedure. Phillip has worked on all international forms of construction contracts (particularly FIDIC) and national forms (JCT and VOB/B) and has the unique experience of being able to handle construction law issues in both Common and Civil law jurisdictions directing how contracts operate under applicable law.


Phillip is involved in academia, delivering in-house seminars and played key role with the creation of the International Construction Law Masters course at the University of Stuttgart and the International Construction Law Association (ICLA).



  • 2002 - Solicitor and Barrister in New South Wales, Australia
  • 2008 - Solicitor in England and Wales, United Kingdom
  • 2014 - Europäischer Rechtsanwalt, Stuttgart, Germany

Academia and Publications

  • Lecturer (2015 - current): University of Stuttgart – Masters programme, “International Construction: Practice and Law” – key role in creation
  • Lecturer (2015): University of Cambridge – “International Construction Law Summer School
  • International Construction Law Association (ICLA) – key role in creation since 2015
  • Anglo-German Construction Law Platform (AGCLP) – key role in creation since 2014
  • Global Construction Law“, Editor assistant, Informa, to be released late-2018
  • Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts“ (5th edn.), Co-contributor, Andrew Burr, Informa 2015


  • University of Wollongong, Australia (1996 – 2001)
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) and Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)