FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Roberto  Hernandez-Garcia

  Country of residence: Mexico

  Citizenship: Mexico


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • Latin America

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)
  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works (2019 Emerald book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006

Specialist contract experience

  • Dredgers Contract 2nd Ed 2016 (2016 BLUE-GREEN BOOK) ed.1999

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Facilitator
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness
  • Councillor

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Airports - other
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Building services - water
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Construction law
  • Energy & Power - Nuclear Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Wind Wave & Tidal Systems
  • Energy & Power - other
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - Hardware and Software, Control and Monitoring Systems, Equipment and Drives
  • Rail - High Speed rail
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Rail - other
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Waster Water - treatment/distribution
  • Other Olympic
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects

Short summary experiences

Roberto has acted as Dispute Board in Latin American projects for approximately 15 years. His experience extends to more than 30 contracts in 6 countries in the region: Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru and Argentina. Contract models include: FIDIC, NEC and bespoke in private and governmental projects, with the participation of multilateral banks (MCA Corporation) and Interamerican Development Bank. Projects sectors where Roberto has participated as Dispute Boards include but are not limited to: airports, highways, transmission lines, power stations, hospital, professional sport facilities, water plants, and others. He is a FIDIC certified adjudicator and a FIDIC certified trainer. He also acts as an arbitrator under ICC, ICSID, ICDR and LCIA rules. He is a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and a fellow of the International Academy of Construction lawyers. He has written several books on Construction law, dispute Boards and others. In 2023 he received by FIDIC, the award of “Adjudicator of the year” in the category of “Highly commended”.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position: COMAD, S.C. Director Partner
Previous positions:


  • Dispute Board in Honduras for several Millenium Challenge Account projects.
  • Dispute Board in Honduras for several Invest-H construction projects.
  • Dispute Board in El Salvador for several Millenium Challenge Account projects.
  • Dispute Board in Peru for several construction projects for the Lima 2019 Panamerican Games.
  • Dispute Board in Peru for several construction projects for the ARCC program.
  • Dispute Board in El Salvador for construction project for the Ministry of Public Works
  • Dispute Board in Mexico for a wind farm project under ICC rules.
  • Appointed and confirmed by the ICC in dispute boards in Mexico


  • International Academy of Construction Lawyers (Fellow)
  • American College of Construction Lawyers (Fellow)
  • Mexican Chamber of Consulting Engineers (Member of the Board)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (Mexico) (Member of the Executive Board)
  • Mexican Civil Engineers Association (General CounseL Ad Honorem)
  • Interamerican Federation of Construction Chambers (FIIC). Integrity and anticorruption counselor
  • Club Español de Arbitraje. Dispute Board Section.

Panel listings

  • ICDR - Admitted in the Roaster.
  • Arbitration Center - Universidad Pontificia Catolica de Peru
  • American Chamber of Commerce - Lima Peru
  • Centro de Arbitraje de Panamá - Centro de Arbitraje de Costa Rica.
  • Centro de Arbitraje de El Salvador

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Law Degree - Universidad Panamericana - Mexico City
  • Master in Laws - Universidad Panamericana - Mexico City
  • Diploma in International Arbitration - ICC Mexico.
  • FIDIC training Program - King´s College - London.
  • Author of diverse books on construction law and dispute resolution.
  • Professor of Dispute Boards of the Arbitration Diploma in ICC México
  • Professor of Dispute Boards in the Dispute Boards Seminar at the PUCP in Peru
  • Case by Case Consultant and trainer of the Interamerican Development Bank.
  • Senior legal counsel of UNOPS.