FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Paul  Karekezi

  Country of residence: Kenya

  Citizenship: Kenyan


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Swahili

Other languages spoken: French (working knowledge) Kinyarwanda

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)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 5th Ed 2017
  • Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement, 1st Ed 1992
  • Model Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement 2ND Edition (2017)
  • Model Representative Agreement, 1st Ed 2013
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 1st Ed 1992
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 2 Ed 2017

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Other contract experience

  • Number of pre-1999 Forms.

CV - Services offered

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

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - River & Flood Control
  • Construction law
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Waste Disposal - Solid Waste Management
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Waster Water - treatment/distribution
  • Other Solid waste management
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects

Short summary experiences

Adjudication: _x000D_I have given over 60 decisions and opinions since the year 2000, covering highways and bridges, electrical distribution and transmission infrastructure, water & sanitation infrastructure, commercial and social buildings. _x000D__x000D_I have participated in dispute boards as a sole member, a member of a three-person board, as well as a chairman of a three-person board. The boards have included both ad-hoc and standing boards, with the majority being ad-hoc boards._x000D__x000D_FIDIC forms of contract involved in the boards I have participated in have included an amended the 1987 (reprinted in 1992) Red Book, the 1999 Rainbow Suite (all three books) and the 2010 Pink Book._x000D__x000D_Arbitration:_x000D_I have been involved in arbitration, as an arbitrator, since 1994. In all cases dealing with infrastructure projects, including highways, water& waste water (including a dam), an airport and power transmission. I was a sole arbitrator in all of them. Two arbitrations are still on-going._x000D__x000D_Expert on Quantum and Delay (Claims Expert):_x000D_My role involved assessing claims submitted by contractors and assisting the parties reach a negotiated settlement._x000D__x000D_Dispute Resolution Expert/Engineer:_x000D_My role in each of these projects was to provide expert determination after the contractors declared a dispute._x000D__x000D_Expert Witness:_x000D_Appeared in arbitration as an expert witness._x000D__x000D_

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position: Executive Chairman
Previous positions: Managing Director, Project Director, Project Manager, Resident Engineer, Design Team Leader, Design Engineer


  • Adjudication (DAB/DB)
  • Arbitration
  • Claims Expert (quantum and delay analysis
  • Dispute Resolution Expert/Engineer
  • Expert Witness


  • Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • U.K.
  • Member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • UK.

Panel listings

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya Branch
  • Kenya
  • Institute of Engineers of Kenya - Kenya

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Chartered Engineer; Engineering Council (U.K.)
  • Registered Consulting Engineer
  • Engineers’ Board of Kenya
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
  • FIDIC Certified Adjudicator
  • Accredited Mediator
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
  • Approved CP3P® Trainer
  • APMG International (Trainer in PPP)
  • Certified Public Private Partnerships Expert (IP3
  • Washington)
  • BSc. Civil Engineering - University of Nairobi - Kenya
  • MBA - NUS Business School - Singapore
  • MBA - John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management - UCLA - USA
  • LLM - Aberdeen Business School - RGU - UK.