FIDIC Adjudicators Search - Mr. Peter Chapman

First Name
Last Name
Global Regions
East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, North America, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Residence
United Kingdom
Educational Qualifications
BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering, London 1972
LLB (Hons) Law, London 1987
Barrister-at-Law (Bar Finals), London 1989
Professional qualifications
Chartered Engineer, 1973
Chartered Arbitrator, 1990
Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering
Fellow, Institution of Civil Engineers
Fellow, Institution of Engineers of Ireland
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Fellow, Association of Consultants and Engineers
Fellow, Institution of Highways and Transportation
Fellow, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Current employment status
Particular technical expertise
Building and Civil Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Geotechnics and foundations, Hydro projects, Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges, Lawyer, Marine Civil Engineering, Metro railway and stations, Pipelines, Power / Energy, Road and Storm water Defence Works, Rock Anchors & grouting, Tunnels and Shafts
Present position
Independent Practitioner
Positions held
Member, Honourable Society of Grays Inn
Member, the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers
Member, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
Member, Society of Construction Arbitrators
Member, International Bar Association
Member, International Commission of Large Dams (UK Chapter)
Member, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Member, ICC and ICE Task Forces on ‘Dispute Boards’
Member, British Tunnelling Society
Member, Tecbar
President, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (2003-2004)
Council Member, Society of Construction Arbitrators (2001 - present)
International Affairs Representative, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (USA) (1999-2003)
Chairman, ICE Advisory Panel on Legal Affairs (APLA, 2000 - 2003)
Chairman, FIDIC Assessment Panel for Adjudicators (APA, 2002 – 2016)
Chairman, ICE Arbitrator Review Panel (ARP, 1999 - 2005)
Member, ICE Industry Practices Committee (2000 – 2003)
Member, ICE Advisory Panel on Arbitration (AAP, 1997 – 2000)
Council Member, Singapore Institution of Arbitrators (1984 – 1987)
Council Member & Executive Board Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1999 – 2004)
Chairman, Professional Conduct Committee, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2004 – 2008)
Founder, first Chairman and past Hon. President, The Adjudication Society
Dispute resolution experience
As arbitrator, approximately 120 construction references (UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, USA, Canada, Thailand, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Malawi, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Trinidad, Bahamas, Philippines, Vietnam, South Africa, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Poland) under institutional and ad hoc procedures. Main contract, subcontract and professional services disputes involving amounts up to US$1.5billion arising under traditional, design/build and concession contracts. No decisions overturned on appeal. Served as sole arbitrator and on tribunals (as party-appointed member and chairman) under ICE, ICC, Uncitral, LCIA, EDF, LMAA and ad hoc arbitration procedures.
As adjudicator/disputes expert (including, in particular, service on Dispute Resolution Boards, DRBs, DABs, CDBs), over 350 decisions given (UK, Ireland, Iceland, Hong Kong, China, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Turkey, Jordan, Ukraine, Moldova, South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Kenya, Zanzibar, Indonesia, Romania, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Vietnam, Bahamas, Panama, Costa Rica, Trinidad, Montenegro, Latvia, Uganda and elsewhere). Served as member and chairman (45) on 80 dispute resolution boards (technical and financial) and 20 appointments as sole FIDIC Disputes

Review Expert/DAB for contracts covering traditional, design and construct, turnkey and concession (PFI, PPP) contracts. 75 decisions given under UK statutory adjudication schemes. No decision overturned by the courts or at arbitration. Experience under World Bank/FIDIC conditions, Construction Act 1996, statutory schemes and associated amendments to standard form contracts. Experience in drafting contractual provisions and procedures for adjudication and dispute boards. Co-author of ‘Construction Adjudication’ (2000).
As mediator/conciliator, approximately 70 construction disputes of which approximately 60 were settled as a direct result of the mediation/conciliation process.
As Engineer under FIDIC/ICE contracts, numerous Engineer's Decisions covering most types of claims.
As party representative, acting as legal counsel in dispute resolution proceedings and as lead negotiator with objective of reaching amicable settlements of disputes and differences.
Familiar with disputes covering:
Delay and disruption, time extensions, prolongation, prevention, breach of contract, contract interpretation, conflicting documentation, back-to-back agreements, differing site conditions, payment provisions, measurement, valuation, construction quality, design obligations, scope of services, final account, price escalation, conflict of laws, termination, operating obligations, etc.
Bahrain, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Viet Nam, Montenegro, Isle of Man
Other panel listings
ICE (arbitration, adjudication, conciliation/mediation, dispute boards)
CIArb (arbitration, adjudication)
AAA (dispute boards)
Construction Industry Council (adjudication)
FIDIC (arbitration, adjudication and dispute boards, mediation)
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (arbitration, adjudication and mediation)
CIETAC (China) (arbitration and conciliation/mediation)
Standing Panel of Arbitrators for UK coal mining subsidence disputes
Institute of Engineers of Ireland List of Arbitrators and Conciliators
Construction Contracts Mediator's Group (mediation)
LCIA (arbitration)
Major Projects Adjudication Group
Co-author of Construction Adjudication (2000), various papers and presentations.