Mr. B.S. Patil, born in 1939, had a brilliant academic career. He passed his Bachelor of Civil Engineering examination in first division with distinction and ranked first in order of merit. He also passed Bachelor of Laws examination in the first division and ranked first in order of merit. In the beginning of his career he worked as a civil engineer for nearly 20 years and thereafter he has been practicing law, exclusively in engineering field for the last 40 years. In the seventh edition of this title, he gives the benefit of his in-depth study of the subject and rich experience as a consultant, conciliator, arbitrator and advocate. Author of Civil Engineering Contracts and Estimates, the Law of Arbitration and Conciliation, he has also contributed several papers and articles to engineering journals. He was a Member of Faculty of Engineering, Marathwada University, Aurangabad, and at College of Engineering, Pune (India). Dr. Sarita Patil Woolhouse after passing B.S.L.and LL.B. examinations in the first division, from University of Poona with the first rank, she did her M. Phil. from the University of Cambridge, UK. The second edition of B.S.Patil's Law of Arbitration written by her was an instant success. After several years' practice in India she moved to London . With the experience of participating in international arbitrations and cross-border commercial litigation in Europe in various sectors including construction, energy, telecoms and Bar. After several years' practice in . With the experience of participating in international arbitrations and cross-border commercial litigation in Europe various sectors including construction, energy, telecoms and so on, she earned a doctorate in global governance with a focus on international investment law. Presently, she is a Senior Lecturer in Law and is based in Cambridge, UK.