FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Cyril  Chern

  Country of residence: United Kingdom

  Citizenship: United Kingdom

  www.chern.net

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Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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
  • 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

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011
  • Dredgers Contract, 1st Ed 2006
  • Dredgers Contract 2nd Ed 2016 (2016 BLUE-GREEN BOOK) ed.1999

CV - Services offered

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

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Airports - other
  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Building services - Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
  • Building services - lighting/electrical
  • Building services - Communications
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - Land Drainage & Dewatering
  • Civil Engineering - River & Flood Control
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction law
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Nuclear Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Wind Wave & Tidal Systems
  • Energy & Power - Geothermal Systems
  • Energy & Power - Natural gas and LNG Facilities
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Irrigation and Land Reclamation Manufacturing and Process Plant
  • Marine and ports
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Rail - Hardware and Software, Control and Monitoring Systems, Equipment and Dr
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects
  • Failure investigations

Short summary experiences

The projects listed above encompass current dispute resolution experience in some of the world's largest construction projects and range from the largest being the metro system for the city of Istanbul which has been ongoing as a DAB for close to 10 years and I am the Chair of that DAB. The Entombment of Chernobyl Project deals with the project to make the remaining area safe by entombent of the processing facility and portion of the city of Chernobyl and is ongoing as a DAB. The other Dispute Boards listed are also amongst the largest projects on which I am the Chair such as the Finland Nuclear Reactor Project for the country of Finland and the Lesotho Dam II Hydro Project and have been ongoing for (on average 5 years). Also shown for purposes of dispute resolution experience are the roles I have and am playing currently as arbitrator on the Kazakhstan to China major road project (300 km) connecting Almaty with the Chinese border and the extension of the former Silk Road and the Brazil/Germany/France Steel Plant project which is the largest mediation ever held in South America and dealt with the joint venture of those three countries to build the largest steel manufacturing plant not only in South American but worldwide - I was the mediator on this matter. The last item shown is that of named adjudicator on all of the British Airport construction matters and these encompass both London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports - I have adjudicator in excess of 20 construction matters over the past 5 years.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position: Barrister, Chartered Arbitrator, Registered Mediator, Dispute Board Chair
Previous positions:

Experience

  • Istanbul Metro and Light Rail Project - Dispute Board
  • Entombment of Chernobyl Project - Dispute Board
  • Finland Nuclear Reactor project - Dispute Board
  • Kazakhstan-China Road Project - Arbitrator
  • Brazil/Germany/France Steel Plant Production Dispute - Mediator
  • Lesotho Dam II Hydro Project - Dispute Board
  • Ghana Port Expansion Project - Dispute Board
  • Batang Toru HEPP - Dispute Board
  • Rio Parana HEPP - Dispute Board
  • British Airport Authority - Heathrow and Gatwick Airports - Adjudicator

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Bar of England & Wales
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow of the Dispute Board Federation - Geneva
  • Society of Construction Arbitrators
  • The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Registered Mediator Civil Mediation Council - UK

Panel listings

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - UK
  • Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Dispute Board Federation - Geneva
  • The Swiss Arbitration Association
  • The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration
  • The Arbitration Insititue of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
  • The Danish Institute of Arbitration
  • The London Court of International Arbitration
  • Society of Construction Arbitrators
  • International Chamber of Commerce - Paris

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Barrister - UK and all common law jurisdictions (UK
  • Canada
  • USA
  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore)
  • Civil/Structural Engineer - UK and internationally
  • Chartered Architect - UK
  • Mediator - Accredited Mediator UK
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Internationally
  • Chartered Arbitrator - UK
  • Dispute Board Fellow - Fellow Dispute Board Federation Internationally
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