FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Adriana  Spassova

  Country of residence: Bulgaria

  Citizenship: Bulgaria


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • East Europe
  • Central Asia

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Bulgarian
  • Russian

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

CV - Services offered

  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Councillor
  • Educational qualifications

Technical expertise

  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Construction law
  • Energy & Power - Fossil Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Nuclear Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Wind Wave & Tidal Systems
  • Energy & Power - Solar Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Rail - High Speed rail
  • Waste Disposal - Solid Waste Management
  • Waste Disposal - Hazardous Waste Management
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling

Short summary experiences

I am a Civil Engineer with 35 years professional experience as a designer, construction manager and consultant. As Head of Logistics Department, Construction Manager, later Head of Tender and Contracts Department in the biggest steel structures contractor in Bulgaria Metalni Construczii for more than 10 years, I managed international contracts in Bulgaria, Israel, Serbia, Russia and Greece. From 1998 I started my career as a consultant in the supervision of works under the first FIDIC contracts, implemented in Bulgaria in the Kozloduy NPP. In 2000 I founded EQE Control as a company of EQE International (acquired by ABS Group in 2004). I continued my career as a Partner and Managing Director of the company, focusing mainly on project management of complex international projects. I managed the consulting services for the biggest project in Bulgaria: 600 MW TPP AES Galabovo (1,4 billion EUR), 156 MW St Nikola Wind Park Kavarna, 176 m high Europe Tower Sofia, Business Park Varna, 6 World Bank Cross-Border projects. I have more than 25 years FIDIC experience: preparation of tender documentation; Resident Engineer/ Engineer in nuclear safety/ waste management/ infrastructure EC financed projects; claims consultant; presently DB/DAB/DAAB. From 2013 I changed my position to Marketing Manager, in order to allocate more time to construction law, focusing on training, claims management and dispute prevention/resolution under FIDIC contracts. In the last years, I was involved as a contracts manager in high speed railway projects in Bulgaria for more than 1 billion EUR, co financed by CEF (Connecting Europe Facility). As a FIDIC Accredited/Certified Trainer in the last 6 years I delivered trainings in English, Bulgarian and in Russian for more than 1600 participants from 50 countries. Presently I am the FIDIC Engineer in 4 Yellow Book water supply contracts, FIDIC expert in a Silver Book contract, adjudicator in Pink and Red Book contracts. As Vice Chair of the FIDIC Contracts Committee, besides the overall responsibilities for all FIDIC contracts in the pipeline, I am the liaison for the drafting of 6 new subcontract forms, and FIDIC guidance for net zero.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Partner and Marketing Manager
Previous positions: Managing Director


  • construction management
  • health and safety plans
  • construction methods design
  • schedules
  • contract management
  • FIDIC Engineer
  • FIDIC expert
  • Adjudicator


  • FIDIC Contracts Committee Vice Chair
  • ESCL Vice President
  • DRBF Member (former R2 Board Member and Country Representative)
  • BSCL Governing Board Chair
  • Bulgarian Association for Project Management in Construction Board Member

Panel listings

  • Authorised Designer
  • Bulgarian Chamber of Engineers in Investment Design
  • BACEA National List of Adjudicators
  • FIDIC President's List of Approved Adjudicators
  • FCL Certified Trainer

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • PhD Bulgaria Construction management
  • MSc UK Construction law and dispute resolution
  • MSc Bulgaria Civil Engineering