FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Geoffrey  Beresford Hartwell

  Country of residence: United Kingdom

  Citizenship: British

  http://geoffrey.beresfordhartwell.com/

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Countries with experience

Other countries with experience: Curacao

Global regions

  • South Asia
  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Caribbean

Languages spoken

  • English

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)
  • Short Form of Contract, 1st Ed 1999

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Technical expert
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness

Technical expertise

  • Aviation and Avionics
  • Building services - Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
  • Building services - lighting/electrical
  • Building services - water
  • Building services - Communications
  • Building services - Acoustics and insultation
  • Building services - Security & Alarm Systems
  • Control & Automation
  • Construction law
  • Defence
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy & Power - Fossil Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Nuclear Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Geothermal Systems
  • Energy & Power - Solar Systems
  • Energy & Power - Pneumatic Systems and Hydraulic Systems
  • Energy & Power - CHP and district Heating
  • Energy & Power - Natural gas and LNG Facilities
  • Energy & Power - other
  • Irrigation and Land Reclamation Manufacturing and Process Plant
  • Marine and ports
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Rail - Hardware and Software, Control and Monitoring Systems, Equipment and Drives
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Telecommunications
  • Waste Disposal - Solid Waste Management
  • Waste Disposal - Hazardous Waste Management
  • Waste Disposal - other
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Water - D
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Defects
  • Failure investigations
  • Construction accidents
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

As Arbitrator, approximately 40 years’ experience as Sole Arbitrator, co Arbitrator and Chairman (Presiding Arbitrator)_x000D_ As Adjudicator experience since 2000 as Sole Adjudicator and Chairman of DAB (FIDIC and NADR)_x000D_ As Mediator/Conciliator, experience since 2000 in construction matters_x000D_ As Engineer under MF/1 (formerly Model Form A) contracts, since 1970 - engineer's decisions on claims._x000D_ As Special Referee in the High Court of the Isle of Man – 1997

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position: Partner BHA Cromwell House; Visiting Professor of Arbitration Law, University of South Wales.
Previous positions: Deputy Chief Systems Engineer, Atomic Power Constructions Ltd., Past President, Society of Construction Arbitrators(1997-2000), Past Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1996-1997), Visiting Professor, Brunel University Law School (2002-2006), Ext. Professor of Arbitration Law, University of Glamorgan (2000-2006), Member, IEE/IMechE/ACE Committee on Conditions of Contract (MF/ Series), See CV for other employments ., , ,

Experience

  • Arbitrator
  • International and Domestic
  • Adjudicator
  • International and Domestic
  • Mediation (NMA)
  • Expert Determination
  • Limited Judicial Experience

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Hon Life Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Hon Life Senior Member
  • Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Fellow
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Fellow
  • Institution of Engineering Technology (formerly Companion IEE)
  • Fellow
  • Indian Council of Arbitration

Panel listings

  • Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia); CiArb; NADR

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Chartered Engineer
  • UK
  • European Engineer
  • Chartered Arbitrator UK
  • Intermediate Laws
  • London
  • Higher National Certificate
  • UK
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Ordinary National Diploma
  • UK
  • Marine Engineering.
  • Reactor Kinetics
  • UK
  • Nuclear
  • Short Course
  • Cambridge
  • UK
  • International Arbitration (1994)