FIDIC Adjudicators Search - Mr. Geoffrey Beresford Hartwell

First Name
Last Name
Beresford Hartwell
Global Regions
East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa
Country Residence
United Kingdom
Educational Qualifications
National Diploma, Marine Engineering (1954); Power Plant Management (1956);HNC, Mechanical Engineering (1958);); Reactor Kinetics (1962), Intermediate Laws (1967); Evening Course, Desalination (1970); International Arbitration (Cambridge) (1994)
Professional qualifications
National Diploma, Marine Engineering (1954); Power Plant Management (1956); HNC, Mechanical Engineering (1958);); Reactor Kinetics (1962), Intermediate Laws(1967); Evening Course, Desalination (1970); International Arbitration (Cambridge) (1994)
Current employment status
Consulting Engineer
Particular technical expertise
Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges, Manufacturing and Process Plant, Marine Civil Engineering, Natural gas and LNG Facilities, Pipelines, Power / Energy, Waste Treatment and Pumping Plant
Present position
Partner (Part-time)
Positions held
Past President, Society of Construction Arbitrators(1997-2000)
Past Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1996-1997)
Ext. Professor of Arbitration Law, University of Glamorgan (2000-2006)
Visiting Professor, Brunel University Law School (2002-2006)
Director of Education, NMA (2002-date)
Member, Society of Construction Law
Member, International Bar Association
Member London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
Member, IEE/IMechE/ACE Committee on Conditions of Contract (MF/ Series)
Member, International Arbitration Club
Dispute resolution experience
As Arbitrator, approximately 40 years’ experience as Sole Arbitrator, co Arbitrator and Chairman (Presiding Arbitrator)
As Adjudicator experience since 2000 as Sole Adjudicator and Chairman of DAB (FIDIC and NADR)
As Mediator/Conciliator, experience since 2000 in construction matters
As Engineer under MF/1 (formerly Model Form A) contracts, since 1970 - engineer's decisions on claims.
As Special Referee in the High Court of the Isle of Man – 1997
Other panel listings
Improvements in, or relating to, Nuclear Reactor Power Stations Patents 1,243,372; 1,284,871; 41692/68; 41693/68
Specification, Design and Execution of a Computer-based Central Control System IEE Conference 1978
Variable Speed Pump Drives for Sewer Outfall Pumping Stations IMechE Conference 1981
Arbitration in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering. IEE Proceedings, Vol.134, Pt.A, No.4, April 1987
Commercial Arbitration and the Engineer. IEE Review, January 1988
Various articles in Arbitration (Journal of CIArb)
Construction Disputes: Avoidance and Resolution (co- author) Whittles Publishing (November 1997)
The Commercial Way to Justice (proceedings of the International Conference of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Boston, 1996) (ed) Kluwer (Autumn 1997)
Arbitration: The Commercial Way to Justice? Boston University International Law Journal Vol. 15 No 1 Spring 1997: 179-183
Arbitration and the Sovereign Power. Journal of International Arbitration 17(2): 11- 18 2000
The Commercial Way to Justice – Chapter 12 of International Arbitration and International Commercial Law: Synergy, Convergence and Evolution, Liber
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