FIDIC Adjudicators Search - Mr. Hamish Macdonald

First Name
Last Name
Global Regions
Europe & Central Asia, Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Residence
United Arab Emirates
Educational Qualifications
Diploma in Quantity Surveying, 1978
Postgraduate Diploma in Arbitration, 2000
Professional qualifications
Chartered Arbitrator, 2007
Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2001
Fellow Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 2002
Current employment status
Self Employed
Particular technical expertise
Building and Civil Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges, Manufacturing and Process Plant, Marine Civil Engineering, Metro railway and stations, Natural gas and LNG Facilities, Pipelines, Power / Energy, Tunnels and Shafts, Waste Treatment and Pumping Plant
Present position
Independent Practitioner (since 2013)
Positions held
Regional Director Middle East, Systech International (2007 – 2013)
Executive Director Middle East, James R. Knowles (2003 – 2006)
Vice President Middle East, Hill International (1990 – 2003)
Project Director, Turner & Townsend Abu Dhabi (1986 – 1990)
Senior Quantity Surveyor, E.C. Harris & Partners (1973 – 1986)
Dispute resolution experience
Assigned as the Project Director to the Government of Abu Dhabi Claims Committee, UAE (1986 – 2001) and assisted in successfully resolving over 200 major construction claims totalling over US$ 2.0 billion in claims value.
Served on over 60 arbitration tribunals, fifteen (15) as Chairman and twelve (12) as Sole Arbitrator.
Served on ten (10) Dispute Adjudication Boards, one (1) as Chairman and four (4) as Sole Adjudicator.
Provided numerous independent third party opinions/decisions in respect of construction related disputes.
Provided claims advice, dispute resolution, arbitration and adjudication support services to Clients throughout the Gulf Region and Africa.
Bahrain, Botswana, Egypt, Indonesia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Other panel listings
Panel of Chartered Arbitrators, CIArb UK.
Dubai International Arbitration Centre, U.A.E.
Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre, U.A.E.
Series of articles on Dispute Adjudication Boards for Construction Weekly in Dubai, U.A.E. (2007/2008)