FIDIC Adjudicators Search - Mr. Christopher Wade

First Name
Last Name
Global Regions
East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Residence
United Kingdom
Educational Qualifications
B.Sc. Civil Eng. University of Natal, 1960
Professional qualifications
Swedish Association of Architects and Engineers
Swedish Society for Construction and Consulting Law (past Member of the Board)
Current employment status
Independent Consultant
Particular technical expertise
Building and Civil Engineering, Hydro projects, Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges, Metro railway and stations, Power / Energy, Road and Storm water Defence Works, Tunnels and Shafts, Waste Treatment and Pumping Plant
English, Swedish
Present position
Independent Consultant, adjudicator, arbitrator and lecturer
Positions held
International Federation of Consulting Engineers - FIDIC - Chairman of Contracts Committee, 1999-2006. Member of Contracts Committee since 1994.

Member of Editorial Advisory Board of The International Construction Law Review since 2004.

2002 – present Adviser to SWECO International Consultants, Stockholm since retirement June 2002.

1981-2002 VBB/SWECO Stockholm. Chief Engineer – Hydropower, dams, roads, water, power, tunnels, bridges, motorways, buildings, marine, factories, E & M. Conventional and BOT projects. Contractual aspects - advice to employers and contractors re dispute resolution, extensive lecturing on FIDIC Conditions.

1973-80 VBB Saudi Arabia, Resident Engineer - Buildings and infrastructure projects

1967-72 VBB Sweden, Project Engineer – Water towers, infrastructure projects. Contract documents and procedures.

1960-67 Howard Humphreys U.K. Design office and Resident Engineer - Roads and water
Dispute resolution experience
2008-ongoing: Standing DAB Member, commuter rail project, rolling stock, design & operate, European capital
2007-ongoing: Standing DAB Member, party appointed, urban metro railway and stations D&B project in European capital
2007-08: Ad hoc DRB Member, party appointed, hydropower project in East Africa
2006-ongoing: Member of Advisory Group to owner re D&B nuclear power plant Europe
2006: DAB Chairman for FBOT motorway and bridge construction project in Hungary
2005-07: Member of Advisory Group to Audit Team to EBRD for Chernobyl NPP, United Kingdomraine
2005: DB Chairman for FBOT motorway and bridge construction project in Hungary
2004-ongoing: Standing DAB Member for urban metro project including Bosphorus underwater railway crossing and stations in Istanbul, Turkey
2003-ongoing: Independent Adjudicator on EBRD-funded projects for decommissioning of nuclear plants in Europe
2000-05: Arbitrator, party appointed, under ICC/International Court of Arbitration for disputes on hydropower project in Malawi
Other panel listings
Group Leader of Task Group for "FIDIC’s Conditions of Contract for Construction, for Plant and Design-Build, and for EPC/Turnkey Projects – First Editions 1999".
Author - “FIDIC Introduces the DBO Form of Contract – the new ‘Gold Book’ for Design, Build and Operate Projects” – The International Construction Law Review, January 2008.
Preparation of harmonised version of FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction for use by Multi-Development Banks and International Financing Institutes – 2004-05.
“Study on Performance-Based Procurement of IFI and Donor-Funded Large, Complex Projects” – The World Bank - November 2003.
Author – “The Silver Book: The Reality” - ICLR - July 2001.
Author -"FIDIC's Standard Forms of Contract - Principles and Scope of the Four New Books" - The ICLR, January 2000.

Typical lectures: - “The FIDIC Contract Forms and the new MDB Contract” – ICC FIDIC Conference, Cairo & Paris, 2005, Dubai 2007.
“Dealing with Unforeseeable Events under the FIDIC Contract Forms” – ICC FIDIC Conference, Hong Kong, 2006.
“Dispute Boards and FIDIC’s Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB)” – ICC FIDIC Conference, Hong Kong, 2006, Dubai 2007.
“The FIDIC Contracts and Current Trends” – Society for Construction Law, Hong Kong, 2006.