FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Stéphane  Giraud

  Country of residence: France

  Citizenship: French


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • Latin America
  • East Asia
  • Pacific
  • South Asia
  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • Central Asia
  • North Africa
  • Sub Sahara Africa
  • Caribbean

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Other languages spoken: Spanish (not fluent)

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)
  • Plant and Design-Build Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Yellow Book)
  • Short Form of Contract, 1st Ed 1999

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 1st Ed 1992

Specialist contract experience

  • Dredgers Contract, 1st Ed 2006

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Facilitator
  • Technical expert
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness

Technical expertise

  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building services - water
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - Land Drainage & Dewatering
  • Civil Engineering - River & Flood Control
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction law
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Wind Wave & Tidal Systems
  • Energy & Power - Solar Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Irrigation and Land Reclamation Manufacturing and Process Plant
  • Marine and ports
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Waste Disposal - Solid Waste Management
  • Waste Disposal - Hazardous Waste Management
  • Waste Disposal - other
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Water - Desalination
  • Water - Flooding and Drainage
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Waster Water - treatment/distribution
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects
  • Failure investigations
  • Flood damage
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

I graduated from a leading engineering ‘Arts et Métiers’ school in Paris (1994), followed by a Master Degree in Business/Law administration from HEC Paris, a leading business school (1995). I started my career in Water operation (Veolia) and as Contractor, then, in 2002 I joined Egis group. I now have twenty years practice as ‘The Engineer’ with extensive experience in contract administration and dispute resolution of FIDIC contracts, all around the world but specifically in African and Asian countries. As manager of a team of 30 engineers at Egis group, I find that I have good inter-personal and communication skills. As ‘Engineer’, I am able to be impartial, objective and a good “team player”. After attending many training programmes, and running several training sessions as tutor, I now have the knowledge of and experience in the interpretation of FIDIC documentation generally. I am familiar with the forms of contract published by FIDIC since 1999, and have a detailed understanding of the dispute resolution procedures contained therein. I am also a Friendly Reviewer of the 2017 edition. I am also an Accredited FIDIC Adjudicator (French national list SYNTEC 2012), and have a proven, first-hand experience as an adjudicator (sole member) in construction-related disputes in a major project in North-Africa, or as Counsel in six others cases.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Director 'Hydropower&Dams'
Previous positions: Director 'Major Project Group' - Hydraulics


  • DAB Sole Member



Panel listings

  • French list of approved Adjudicator (National
  • Paris
  • Syntec)

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • FIDIC Expert