FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Hamish  Macdonald

  Country of residence: United Arab Emirates

  Citizenship: British

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Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • 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
  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works (2019 Emerald book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement, 1st Ed 1992
  • Model Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement 2ND Edition (2017)
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 1st Ed 1992

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011
  • Dredgers Contract, 1st Ed 2006

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Independent expert

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • 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
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Nuclear Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Natural gas and LNG Facilities
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Waste Disposal - Solid Waste Management
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Water - Desalination
  • Water - Flooding and Drainage
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Waster Water - treatment/distribution
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Flood damage
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

Over 40 years of Quantity Surveying and Dispute Resolution service to major Employers and International Contractors predominantly in the Arabian Gulf Region and Far East. Also served as Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Indepent Dispute Resolution Expert on numerous disputes throughout the region.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Chartered Arbitrator, Dispute Board Member and Independent Expert
Previous positions: Senior Quantity Surveyor, Senior Claims Consultant, Regional Director of Claims Consultancy firm, Independent Expert, , , , , ,

Experience

  • Approximately 100 international arbitration’s as Co-Arbitrator
  • Chairman and Sole arbitrator
  • Dispute Board Member as Member and Chairman
  • Numerous Independent Expert Opinions
  • 15 years as Senior Claims Consultant to Government of Abu Dhabi Claims Committee
  • Contracts and Dispute Resolution Advisor to major International Contractors and Employers

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Chartered Arbitrator
  • Fellow of Royal Institute of Chartered Arbitrators
  • Fellow of Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • FIDIC Presidents List of Approved Adjudicators

Panel listings

  • Chartered Arbitrator
  • London
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre
  • Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Diploma Quantity Surveying
  • Post graduate Diploma in Arbitration