FIDIC Adjudicators Search - Mr. Mahadeva Gopinath

First Name
Mahadeva
Last Name
Gopinath
Website
Global Regions
Europe & Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Residence
South Africa
Citizenship
Australian, Sri Lankan
Educational Qualifications
• LLM (Construction Law & Arbitration), Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, 2016
• MBA, Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 1995
• MSc (Road Engineering & Management), University of Birmingham, United Kingdom 1984
• B Eng (Civil Engineering) – University of Zambia, 1981
Professional qualifications
• MCIArb., - Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
• Accredited Adjudicator – FIDIC President’s List (Switzerland)
• Accredited Commercial Mediator – London School of Mediation (LSM)
• MIEAust., - Member of the Institute of Engineers, Australia
Current employment status
Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Practitioner / Trainer: FIDIC GCC and Claims Mitigation
Particular technical expertise
Building and Civil Engineering, Geotechnics and foundations, Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges, Pipelines, Road and Storm water Defence Works, Waste Treatment and Pumping Plant
Languages
English
Present position
Dispute Board Member, Adjudicator, Mediator and Contracts Advisor in private practice, Trainer on FIDIC GCC
Positions held
2008 – Present: Dispute Board (DB) Member, Adjudicator, Mediator, Contracts Specialist, FIDIC Trainer
1999 – 2007: Project Director and FIDIC “Engineer” Roads and Bridge construction projects with Black & Veatch Africa Ltd
1981 – 1999: Director, Regional Manager, Principal Engineer, Graduate Engineer at Consulting Engineering firm/s Black & Veatch Africa, Burrow Binnie Ltd, John Burrow & Partners, Carl Bro Ltd respectively
Mediator
Yes
Dispute resolution experience
• Appointed as Chairman of DB on the construction of 104 km of bitumen surfaced road along the Ncala Corridor, Mozambique (FIDIC Red Book MDB version 2006)
• Appointed as sole member DB on the Design & Build of 51 km of road to bitumen standard in central Ethiopia (FIDIC Orange Book).
• Appointed as sole member DB Construction of water reticulation systems, Zambia (FIDIC Red Book 1999).
• Appointed as sole member DB Design & Build of 60 km of road to bitumen standard south west Ethiopia (FIDIC Orange Book).
• Appointed as sole member DB Design & Build of 65 km of road to bitumen standard from junction south West Ethiopia (FIDIC Orange Book).
• Appointed to 3 member DB on Construction of 1.2km long Bridge and Approach Ramps, Zambia / Botswana (FIDIC Red Book MDB version 2006).
• Appointed as sole member DB Upgrading to bitumen standard of Class 1 road at Quething, Lesotho (FIDIC Red Book 1999).
• Appointed as sole member DB Civil Works for upgrading of 93.3KM in north-eastern, Uganda (FIDIC Red Book MDB version 2006).
• Appointed as sole member DB Rehabilitation of airport runway and aprons, Lesotho (FIDIC Red Book 1999).
• Appointed as sole member DB Construction of bridge at Mt Moorosi, Lesotho (FIDIC Red Book 1999).
• Appointed as sole member DB 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).
• Appointed as sole member DB CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zambhyl Oblast Section), Western Europe to Western China, Kazakhstan. Construction of 4-lane concrete freeway with 12 major fly-overs and bridges. Total value of contracts approximately US$500m. Appointed as DB on seven separate contracts. (FIDIC Red Book MDB version 2006).
• Appointed to 3 member DB Upgrading of a 121 km section of the Great East Road in Zambia (FIDIC Red Book MDB version 2006)
• Appointed to 3 member DB Construction of Road Network and Drainage Systems in Pandamatenga, Botswana(FIDIC Red Book MDB version 2006).
• Appointed to 3 member DB Rehabilitation of road in northern Tanzania Lot 2: Tanzania, (FIDIC Red Book MDB version 2006).
• Appointed as sole member DB Construction of 90km of rural road to Bitumen Standard, Mongolia (FIDIC Red Book MDB version 2006).
• Appointed as sole member DB Construction of 86 Km of road road to Bitumen Standard, Mongolia (FIDIC Red Book MDB version 2006).
• Appointed to 3 member DB Upgrading to Bitumen Standard of 78 Km of rural road in south western Tanzania (FIDIC Red Book 1999)
• Appointed to 3 member DB Upgrading to Bitumen Standard of 75 Km road in north eastern Tanzania (FIDIC Red Book 1999).
Country(ies)
Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Other panel listings
• Southern Africa Association of Arbitrators (AoA), Mediator Panel
• Accredited Mediator, London School of Mediation
Publications
FIDIC