FIDIC Adjudicators Search - Mr. Anton van Langelaar

First Name
Last Name
van Langelaar
Global Regions
East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Residence
South Africa
South African
Educational Qualifications
• B Eng (Civil) - Stellenbosch University (RSA) , 1979
• B Eng Hons (Structures) cum laude - Stellenbosch University (RSA), 1980
• MSc (Project Management) - Cape Town University (RSA), 2001
• Fellowship Certificate in Arbitration (Abe Hyman Prize), Certificate in Arbitration (Eyvind Finsen Prize), Certificate in Specialisation in Construction Law - Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) (RSA), 2000/2001/2002
• Certificate in Financial Management – UNISA (RSA), 2003
Professional qualifications
• Pr Eng – Professional Engineer, Engineering Council of South Africa
• PMP® - Project Management Professional, PMI (USA)
• MCIArb - Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
• FA Arb - Fellow, Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) (RSA)
• Accredited Adjudicator – FIDIC (Switzerland)
• Accredited Commercial Mediator - CEDR (UK)
• Accredited Commercial Mediator - Conflict Dynamics / African Centre for Dispute Resolution (RSA)
• MSAICE - Member, South African Institution of Civil Engineers (RSA)
Current employment status
Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Practitioner in private practice
Particular technical expertise
Building and Civil Engineering, Geotechnics and foundations, Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges, Metro railway and stations, Pipelines, Road and Storm water Defence Works, Rock Anchors & grouting, Tunnels and Shafts, Waste Treatment and Pumping Plant
Afrikaans, English
Present position
Dispute Board Member, Adjudicator, Mediator, Arbitrator and Contracts Advisor in private practice
Positions held
2011 – present : Dispute Board (DB) Member, Mediator, Adjudicator, Contracts and Project Management Specialist
2009 to 2013 : Project Manager (incl. FIDIC "Engineer") for bulk water supply design and construction
2002-2009 : Director, Deputy Director - Manager of Claims Section for US$ 16 billion high speed rail project
1990-2002 : Senior Associate, Regional Manager, Associate, Principal Engineer, Consulting Engineers
1981-1990 : Resident Engineer/Site Agent, Senior Engineer, Engineer in Training, Roads Authority
Dispute resolution experience
• Dispute Board (DB) member, Mediator, Adjudicator, and Contracts Specialist; programme and project manager for dealing with heavy civils, pipeline, pump station, tunnel, roads, water and waste water treatment plants and railway specific referrals/claims/variations for additional payment and extension of time totalling some US$ 1,8 billion. Jurisdictions of experience include Roman-Dutch Law, Common Law, Civil Law and State of New York Law.
• DAB member for US$ 27 mil one stop border post facilities project (FIDIC MDBH Edition 2010)
• DAB member for U$ 1.5 bil railway project, civil works, stations, immersed tube, TBM and NATM tunnels (FIDIC Silver Book)
• Sole DAB member for two waste water treatment projects (FIDIC Red Book)
• Specialist contracts advice for preparation of submissions and presentations (US$ 26 mil disputes) to DAB (FIDIC Red Book)
• Specialist contracts advice to development agency (GCC 2010)
• DAB member for US$ 65 mil road rehabilitation project (FIDIC Red Book)
• DAB sole member for US$ 4 mil large diameter steel pipeline project (FIDIC Red Book)
• DAB member for US$ 61 mil water treatment works (FIDIC Yellow Book)
• Specialist contracts advice for US$ 53 mil large diameter steel pipeline project (FIDIC Red Book)
• Specialist contracts advice for US$ 300 mil acid mine drainage project (FIDIC Red Book)
• Strategic advice and preparations for US$ 66 mil mediation (FIDIC Red Book /Bespoke mediation agreement)
• Adjudicator - various disputes (FIDIC and SAICE GCC)
• Specialist contracts advice for preparation of submissions and presentations (US$ 15 mil disputes) to DAB (FIDIC Red Book)
• Mediator – roads projects disputes, commercial developments disputes (FIDIC, SAICE GCC and PROCSA )
• Contracts Specialist for US$ 1 bil bulk water supply project (FIDIC Red Book)
• DAB member for U$ 1.25 bil railway project (FIDIC Silver Book)
• DAB member for US$ 100 mil dam project (FIDIC Red Book)
• Specialist contracts advice for US$ 256 mil mining project (FIDIC Red Book (IV and 1999))
• Contract close-out negotiations - US$ 3 bil high speed rail core system contracts (Bespoke contract)
• Quantum expert for international arbitration - US$ 23 mil (ICE Design Build)
• Conciliation Representative for two track conciliations/adjudications - US$ 45 mil (ICE Design Build)
• Specialist contracts advice for depots and stations disputes conciliation/adjudication - US$ 138 mil (ICE Employer Design)
• Taking-Over Certificate negotiations - US$ 480 mil (Bespoke contract)
• Claims negotiations - US$ 848 mil (ICE Design Build / ICE Employer Design /Bespoke contract)
• Prepare and present at railway operations conciliation/adjudication hearings on valuation of US$ 90 mil alleged change orders (Bespoke contract)
• Programme manage and undertake US$ 206 mil conciliations/adjudications (ICE Design)
• Manage preparation for US$ 100 mil civil/structural works arbitration (ICE Design Build)
• Manage and undertake US$ 70 mil TBM tunnel claim entitlement and quantum (time and money) evaluation (FIDIC Red Book)
• Manage and undertake loss / cost / delay / disruption / prolongation / acceleration / DD claim assessments - US$ 1,6 bil (various)
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, Eritrea, Kenya, Lesotho, South Africa, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Turkey, Zambia
Other panel listings
• South African Institution of Civil Engineers (SAICE) President's Panel of Mediators / Arbitrators / Adjudicators
• Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) President's Panel of Mediators / Arbitrators / Adjudicators
• Association of Arbitrators SA (AoA) Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator Panel
• Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) UK, Mediation Panel
• Conflict Dynamics (CD) RSA, Mediation Panel
• Van Langelaar A, (2014/2015) Series of Articles on Dispute Boards. Civil Engineering, Aug to Jan/Feb and March.
• Van Langelaar A, Tobin P (2006) Project-managing Dispute Resolution. Arbitration. 72(4), Nov.
• Van Langelaar A (2005) Assessment of Settlement Risk. Arbitration. 71(1), Feb.
• Van Langelaar A (2004) Dispute Boards as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism on Construction Projects in Southern Africa. Arbitration. 70(2), May.
• Van Langelaar A (1999) Tunnelling Contract Sets an Example. South African Tunnelling.
• Van Langelaar A (1995) Development of Simplified Tender Documentation for Small Contractors, for presentation at Constructex, 1995.
• Van Langelaar A, Veldman B, (1993) Routine Road Maintenance Contractors in Transkei – A Status Report, presented at Annual Transport Convention (ATC) 1993.
• Presentations on, and tutor at introductory and advanced national and international workshops on Dispute Boards.
• Post graduate external examiner, moderator (Construction Contract Law) and guest lecturer (dispute avoidance and Dispute Boards) at Construction Management Programme (CMP) 2015 held at Stellenbosch University. Guest lecturer at post graduate courses – Construction Contract Law (Stellenbosch University), Construction Adjudication Programme (Pretoria University) and Dispute Resolution (Witwatersrand University).