FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Cremona  Cotovelea

  Country of residence: Romania

  Citizenship: Romanian


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • Latin America
  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • Central Asia
  • North Africa

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Romanian

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)
  • Short Form of Contract, 1st Ed 1999

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement, 1st Ed 1992

Specialist contract experience

  • Dredgers Contract, 1st Ed 2006

Other contract experience

  • bespoke FIDIC contracts

CV - Services offered

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

Technical expertise

  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - commercial
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Chemical Engineering - other
  • Construction law
  • Defence
  • Environmental issues
  • Energy & Power - Solar Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Metals and Mining
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Rail - 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 - Flooding and Drainage
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Waster Water - treatment/distribution
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects
  • Construction accidents
  • Other please, see CV

Short summary experiences

As a partner of Tecuci & Paltineanu law firm, I specialise in construction law and administrative/procurement law. In 2002 I became part of the team developing the national framework for adaptation and implementation of the - then new - FIDIC standards to Romanian Legislation and MDBs requirements under the EU ISPA Programme. Working for over 20 years with FIDIC contracts and agreements, I have accumulated a vast experience in publicly and IFI financed construction projects as: environmental projects (WTP/WWTP, marine discharge; solid waste management a.o.), road infrastructure (new and rehabilitation), mining, green energy a.s.o. I also have extensive knowledge in terms of: circular (green) public procurement, PPPs, ethics and integrity and other construction related fields. _x000D_I represent the Employer, Contractors but also Engineers, therefore I have a full view and understanding of the participants’ different approach regarding FIDIC contracts/agreements. My participation is as a legal adviser (during the pre-contractual stage, contract execution, adjudication / arbitration phase), but also as claim expert/ contract expert - part of the consultant team, adjudicator’s assistant and adjudicator/mediator/conciliator/facilitator/neutral. I work in various regions with a rich cultural diversity and collaborate very well with all professionals, irrespective of their professional/educational background._x000D_In addition to being a speaker in various international events related to FIDIC, adjudication / DB, procurement and construction, I have also authored numerous training courses. I authored the Romanian chapter in ‘The International Application of FIDIC Contracts. A Practical Guide’, edited by Donald Charrett, December 2019._x000D_

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position: Managing Partner
Previous positions: Managing Partner


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