FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Mahadeva  Gopinath

  Country of residence: South Africa

  Citizenship: Australia / Sri Lanka

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Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • East Asia
  • Central Asia
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • Design-Build-Operate Contract, 1st Ed 2008
  • 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
  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 5th Ed 2017
  • Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement, 1st Ed 1992
  • Model Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement 2ND Edition (2017)
  • Model Representative Agreement, 1st Ed 2013
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 1st Ed 1992
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 2 Ed 2017

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011

Other contract experience

  • Provided training on FIDIC contracts

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Facilitator
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Airports - other
  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Building services - other
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - Land Drainage & Dewatering
  • Civil Engineering - River & Flood Control
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Environmental issues
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Water - Desalination
  • Water - Flooding and Drainage
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects
  • Failure investigations
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

Rehabilitation, upgrading and expansion of sewerage infrastructure under AfDB component of the Lusaka Sanitation Programme. Single Person Standing Board. Upgrading of Civil Works for Upgrading of road infrastructure in Uganda to Paved Standard; 3 separate Single Person Standing Boards and 2 Three Person Standing Boards . Arbitrator, Lesotho, appointed by the High Court to arbitrate in a matter between the Ministry of Public Works & Transport and a local Contractor. Long running dispute related to road failure. Construction of second carriageway of a 20 Km section of the Nairobi – Mombasa Road (A109), Kenya. Contract Value US$90m Single Member Standing Board. Design Build of Multi Storey Buildings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. FIDIC Yellow Book. Three-person ad-hoc Board, appointed by the FIDIC President. Value of contract is US$100m. Upgrading to bitumen standard of trunk road 114 Km in northern Mozambique. Chairman of Three Person Standing Board. Financed by the African Development Bank / JICA/ Korean Bank. Value of contract is US$ 85 million. Package 3 – Lot 1: Northern & Central Regions, Malawi – Electricity Distribution Project Single Person Standing Board. Financed by the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Value of contract is US$30m FIDIC Yellow Book Construction of water reticulation systems in (CP3) in Lusaka, Zambia. Single Member Standing Board. Non-Revenue Water (CP6) in Lusaka, Zambia. Single Member Standing Board. Construction and upgrade of new and existing carriageway, (Lots 1&2), Swaziland. Total value US$200m. Three Person Standing Board. Construction of water reticulation systems (CP5), Zambia (FIDIC Red Book 1999). Sole Member DB MCC financed Design & Build of roads to bitumen standard in Ethiopia (FIDIC Orange Book). Sole member DB on three separate contract Construction of 1.2km long Bridge and Approach Ramps, Zambia / Botswana (FIDIC Red Book MDB version 2006). Three Member DB. Value of Works US$170m Upgrading to bitumen standard o

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position: Dispute Resolution Practitioner
Previous positions: 2001 - 2007 Managing Director, 1996 - 2001 Head of Consulting Unit, 1990 - 1994 Senior Civil Engineer, 1985 - 1989 Highways Design Engineer, 1981 - 1983 Graduate Engineer, , , , ,

Experience

  • Dispute Board Member - Rehabilitation of 1500 Km of railway line in Tanzania. FIDIC 2010 MDB
  • Dispute Board Member - Design Build of Multi Storey Buildings in Dar es Salaam
  • Tanzania. FIDIC Yellow Book. Three-person ad-hoc Board
  • appointed by FIDIC President.
  • Sole Dispute Board - CAREC Transport Corridor 1
  • Western Europe to Western China
  • Kazakhstan. Construction of 4-lane concrete freeway with 12 major flyovers and bridges. FIDIC 2006 MDB
  • Chairman
  • Dispute Board - Rehabilitation of 135 Km road in Nampula Province
  • Mozambique FIDIC 2006 MDB
  • Sole Dispute Board - Construction of 176 km of rural road to Bitumen Standard
  • Lots 1& 2
  • Mongolia. FIDIC 1999 Red Book
  • Dispute Board Member - Construction of 1.2km long extra-dozed Bridge and Approach Ramps
  • Zambia / Botswana. FIDIC Red Book MDB version 2006.
  • Sole Dispute Board - Wastewater project
  • Lesotho. Recommended as Dispute Adjudicator by FIDIC President and appointed by the Parties as Single Member Standing Board. (FIDIC Red Book MDB version 2006).
  • Sole Dispute Board - Civil Works for upgrading of 150 Km roads in Uganda. Three lots. FIDIC 2010 MDB
  • Dispute Board Member - Civil Works for upgrading of 175 Km roads in Uganda
  • 3 lots. FIDIC 2006 MDB
  • Sole Dispute Board - Dualling of trunk road in Kenya
  • FIDIC 2010 MDB

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators MCIArb
  • UK. Membership Number 28192
  • FIDIC Affiliate Member
  • Institute of Engineers
  • Australia MIEAust
  • Membership Number 98845
  • Society of Construction Law
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation

Panel listings

  • FIDIC President's List of Adjudicators
  • Accredited Mediator – London School of Mediation / Association of Arbitrators (southern Africa)

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • LLM (Construction Law & Arbitration)
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Aberdeen
  • Scotland (2016)
  • MBA
  • Australian Graduate School of Management
  • UNSW
  • Sydney
  • Australia (1995)
  • MSc (Highway Engineering)
  • University of Birmingham
  • UK (1984)
  • BEng (Civil Engineering)
  • University of Zambia
  • (1981)