FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Robert  Sliwinski

  Country of residence: UAE

  Citizenship: United Kingdom

  www.swl-legal.co.uk

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Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • Caribbean

Languages spoken

  • English

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • 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

  • Not applicable - none of the above

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Facilitator
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Educational qualifications

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Airports - other
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Building services - Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
  • Building services - lighting/electrical
  • Building services - Gas
  • Building services - water
  • Building services - Communications
  • Building services - Acoustics and insultation
  • Building services - Security & Alarm Systems
  • 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
  • Chemical Engineering - Plastics
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental issues
  • Energy & Power - Fossil Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Solar Systems
  • Energy & Power - CHP and district Heating
  • Energy & Power - Natural gas and LNG Facilities
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Irrigation and Land Reclamation Manufacturing and Process Plant
  • Marine and ports
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Waste Dispo
  • Claims and variations

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

Short summary experiences

Robert is a Barrister and Senior Partner in Kochhar & Co.’s Dubai office with over 35 years’ experience in all aspects of the property and construction industry representing parties as well as undertaking appointments as arbitrator, adjudicator, expert determiner, mediator and dispute board member. Robert’s work as a neutral dispute resolver has involved him in cases in both the UK and internationally as the sole decision maker and as part of a panel of two or three members. He also acts as Counsel in litigation and arbitration (both domestically and internationally). The types of disputes he has been involved with include claims for professional negligence, property, landlord & tenant, delay analysis, costs, variations, defects, interpretation of contracts, repudiation, and many other aspects of contract in the areas of building, civil engineering, mechanical & electrical, waste water treatment and process engineering as well as property related issues. Robert has substantial knowledge and experience of the contracting and dispute processes within the United Arab Emirates, Africa and the Far East (Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia). His role as a neutral dispute resolver has taken him across the world including the Middle East, USA, Caribbean, Europe and Cyprus.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position:
Previous positions:

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Fellow
  • Member of the Board of Management & Chair of the Panels Management Group
  • Worshipful Company of Arbitrators - Freeman
  • Liveryman & Court Assistant
  • Society of Construction Law (Middle East) - Member
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation - Member
  • Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution - Fellow
  • Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts
  • Manufacture & Commerce - Fellow

Panel listings

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Panels of Arbitrators
  • Adjudicators & Property Dispute Service
  • Chartered Arbitrator & Accredited Mediator
  • LCIA - List of Arbitrators
  • HKIAC - List of Arbitrators
  • DIFC - LCIA - List of Arbitrators
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre - Panel of Arbitrators
  • Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration - Panel of Arbitrators
  • Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration - Rosters of Arbitrators & Mediators
  • Technology and Construction Solicitors Association - Panel of Adjudicators
  • UK Adjudicators - Panels of Dispute Board Members & Adjudicators

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • BSc - Quantity Surveying - UK
  • LLB (Hons) - UK
  • Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration - UK
  • Barrister at Law - UK
  • Attorney at Law - New York
  • Chartered Arbitrator - UK
  • Accredited Mediator - UK