FIDIC Adjudicators Search - Mr. Leo Grutters

First Name
Last Name
Global Regions
East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Residence
Educational Qualifications
Civil Engineering Degree (Ing. (NL))
Master of Business Administration (Herriot Watt University, Edinburg) (MBA)
CEM Diploma in Arbitration (Reading University) (DipArb)
Professional qualifications
Arbitrator, Adjudicator
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2008)
Fellow of the Dispute Board Federation (2012)
Current employment status
Independent Dispute Resolution Expert
Particular technical expertise
Building and Civil Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Hydro projects, Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges, Manufacturing and Process Plant, Marine Civil Engineering, Metro railway and stations, Natural gas and LNG Facilities, Pipelines, Power / Energy, Road and Storm water Defence Works, Tunnels and Shafts, Waste Treatment and Pumping Plant
Afrikaans, Dutch, English, German
Present position
Various Dispute Boards on international construction projects.
Positions held
1999 – Present - During this period he was mainly involved in high profile international engineering projects. His duties ranged from Engineer, Client Representative, Counsel at Arbitration, Contract Administrator to Leading dispute resolution procedures such as DAB, Arbitration and Adjudication, involving a high degree of co-operation with and between experts from the engineering as well as the legal fraternity.

Representative projects include:
• Three Gorges HPP - China
• Nürnberg Library Renovation - Germany
• Seastar Off-Shore Platform - USA
• Los Altos del Golf Villas - Spain
• Allianz Arena Munich - Germany
• Baltic 1 Off-Shore wind park - Germany
• Baltic 2 Off-Shore wind park - Germany
• Poznan E30 Motorway Bypass - Poland
• BTC Pipeline - Turkey
• Rødsand 2 Off-Shore wind park - Sweden
• Medupi & Kusili PP - South Africa
• Tirana-Podgorica OHPL - Albania
• Doha New Intern. Airport - Qatar
• Dubai T3 Baggage handling - UAE
• Casecnan HEPP - Philippines
• Zilina/Presov E50 Motorway - Slovakia

1996 – 1999 Preparation of complex delay and disruption claims as well as the professional negotiations thereto.
• King Abdullah Canal - Jordan
• Morpeth Off-shore Oil platform - Texas USA
• Narok Road - Kenya
• 1990 – 1996 Head Contract Administration MENA region for international
• Construction Group
• Gubbrah III CCPP - Oman
• Benghazi CCPP - Libya
• Tripoli Süd CCPP - Libya
• Zuwetina CCPP - Libya
• Al Khoms CCPP - Libya
• Sabha Road Project - Libya

1986 – 1990 Responsible for the preparation and implementation of a professional contract administrative system, allowing for optimised project results whilst maintaining a reduction for conflict potential through systematic project documentation.
• Khayalitsha (Roads Project) - South Africa
• KTC (Roads Project) - South Africa
• Lesotho Highlands (Hydro Project) – Lesotho (approach road Katze Dam)

1983 – 1986 Various construction projects throughout Southern Africa Mainly involved in the preparation of contractual documents and tender procedures
Dispute resolution experience
Served on numerous Dispute Boards.
Strategist in complex construction claims.
Appointments as Expert Witness.
Counsel and Panel Member in Arbitration.
Selected Experience in Dispute Boards:
 Road Project Poland - FIDIC Red 1999 (sole member)
 Waste water treatment Plant Qatar - FIDIC Gold 2008 (party nominated)
 Nuclear Power Station Finland - Bespoke Contract (party nominated) - ICC Rules
 Roads Projects South Africa (2x) - Bespoke Contract (sole member)
 Waste to Energy Plant Netherlands – FIDIC Yellow 1999 (party nominated)
 Gas Treatment Station Australia - Bespoke Contract (party nominated)
 Desalination Plant Oman - Bespoke Contract (party nominated)
Selected Experience in Arbitration:
 Hydro Power Station Philippines
 Nuclear Power Station Finland (3x)
 Roads Project Poland
 Shopping Complex Czech Republic
 Combined Cycle Power Station Dubai
 Electrification Substations Qatar
 Industrial Roads Project Qatar
Selected Experience in Claims Strategies and as Expert Witness:
 HEPP - China (2000-2003)
 Conventional Power Station - South Africa (2010-2011)
 Airport Construction - Dubai (2004 - 2005)
 Off-Shore Wind parks - Germany (2011-2012)
Albania, Australia, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Jordan, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
Other panel listings
FIDIC User’s Guide 3rd Edition (co-authored with Brian Barr)
FIDIC Quick Reference Guide: Red Book (co-authored with Brian Barr)
FIDIC Quick Reference Guide: Yellow Book (co-authored with Brian Barr)
FIDIC Quick Reference Guide: Silver Book (co-authored with Brian Barr)
FIDIC Quick Reference Guide: Pink Book (co-authored with Brian Barr)
Arcus App Guide to FIDIC Red