FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Vincent  Leloup

  Country of residence: France

  Citizenship: French


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • Design-Build-Operate Contract, 1st Ed 2008
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Silver Book)
  • 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
  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 5th Ed 2017

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Facilitator
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness

Technical expertise

  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Airports - other
  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Building services - Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
  • Building services - lighting/electrical
  • Building services - water
  • Building services - other
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Land Drainage & Dewatering
  • Civil Engineering - River & Flood Control
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Environmental issues
  • Energy & Power - Nuclear Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Wind Wave & Tidal Systems
  • Energy & Power - Solar Systems
  • Energy & Power - other
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - Signalling and Communications
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Waste Disposal - Solid Waste Management
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Water - Desalination
  • Water - Flood
  • Claims and variations

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

Short summary experiences

Professional engineer and construction lawyer, with 25 years of experience in the building & infrastructure sectors across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, first in the construction industry for multinational Contractors then in the consulting engineering business prior to setting up his own practice in contract training, consulting and dispute resolution services. _x000D__x000D_Significant experience at all levels of the project cycle, from master planning and feasibility stages, through to design, construction & operation. Experienced in large-scale construction project management, in particular executed along FIDIC conditions of contract. _x000D__x000D_Chairman of the FIDIC Contracts Committee, a co-writer of the FIDIC 2017 Client/Consultant Model Services Agreement (5th Edition), and of the FIDIC 2017 Sub-consultancy Agreement. Principal Drafter of the FIDIC 2021 Green Book. FIDIC International Accredited Trainer since 2007, having delivered 180+ training courses across Europe, Africa and Asia. Regular speaker at FIDIC and other international conferences since 2011._x000D__x000D_FIDIC Certified Adjudicator, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), Fellow of the Dispute Board Federation (DBF, Switzerland), and a Member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF, USA). _x000D__x000D_Founder and Director of Studies of the International Construction Contracts (I2C) postgraduate diploma held by the Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, which aims at training construction professionals in the management of construction contracts in an international environment, both under common law and civil law jurisdictions.The course runs over 9 months and 158 hours of study, through 6 modules._x000D__x000D_Regularly works as advisor to Parties in construction contracts drafting, management, risk analysis, claim management and dispute resolution, who are benefiting from his experience as Contractor as well as Engineer, in preparing and defen

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position: Managing Partner
Previous positions:


  • Dispute Board
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Adjudication


  • Member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF - USA)
  • Member of the Society of Construction Law (SCL - UK)
  • Fellow of the Dispute Board Federation (DBF - Switzerland)

Panel listings

  • Sole standing Dispute Adjudication Board Member on 3 contracts (84 MUSD) - power project (GIS substations overhead and underground transmission lines) - Benin - FIDIC Yellow Book 1999 Edition
  • Chairman of a 3-member Dispute Board on a wastewater infrastructure project in Georgia - 32 M€ - carried out under the FIDIC MDB 2010 Harmonized Edition of the Conditions of Contract for Construction
  • Sole standing Dispute Adjudication Board Member on an hospital rehabilitation & extension project in Haiti - FIDIC Yellow Book - 42 M€
  • Member of a 3-Member Dispute Board on an irrigation development proj

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • FIDIC Certified Adjudicator
  • FIDIC Certified Trainer
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Chairman of the FIDIC Contracts Commmittee
  • EUR ING (EU)
  • MSC Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
  • UK (King's College)
  • MSc Water Management (France)
  • MSc Agronomy (France)