FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Christopher  Chilton

  Country of residence: United Kingdom

  Citizenship: British


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • South Asia
  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Central Asia

Languages spoken

  • English

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • Design-Build-Operate Contract, 1st Ed 2008
  • 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

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011

CV - Services offered

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

Technical expertise

  • Aviation and Avionics
  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Airports - other
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • 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
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Defence
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Natural gas and LNG Facilities
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Road and highways - other
  • Other Contract law and advocacy
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Technical issues
  • Other Contract Law

Short summary experiences

Government/Private company – militarySilver BookChair of three member boardDecisions on disputes related to exchange rates, inflation, price fluctuationLNG supply contractUSD500 millionSilver BookSingle member boardDecisions on disputes related to terminal construction (failure of subcontractor) and supply contract (award of late supply damages)Supply of aviation assemblies - militaryUSD100 millionMF1 based provisionsMember of three member boardClient driven delays. Re-negotiation of the supply programme (mediation)Decision involving delay payments (not challenged)Design and Build batch manufacturing plantUSD80 millionRed/HarmonisedChair of three member boardSupply and installation of aerospace test facilitiesUSD50 millionYellow BookSingle member boardDecisions on programme and quality issuesDecision on quality issue went to Notice of dissatisfaction – resolved in settlement periodSupply and installation of equipment and associated building worksUSD450 millionYellow BookChair of three member boardDecisions on disputes related to application of price variation indices and the jurisdiction of the board (correctness of notices)Construction of aviation test facilitiesUSD180 millionRed BookMember of three member boardValuation of variations/certificationConstruction of infrastructure and PFI schoolsUSD600 millionPP2000 with DB addedSingle member boardNo disputes to DABVery much considered a first trialCombined Heat and Power plantUSD85 millionRed/Harmonised (construction), client’s own conditions (supply contract)Single member boardDecisions on delays to supply contract driven by construction delays

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Managing Director
Previous positions: Director, , , , , , , , ,


  • Government/Private company – military
  • LNG supply contract
  • Supply of aviation assemblies - military
  • Design and Build batch manufacturing plant
  • Supply and installation of aerospace test facilities
  • Supply and installation of equipment and associated building works
  • Construction of aviation test facilities
  • Construction of infrastructure and PFI schools
  • Combined Heat and Power plant


  • Chartered Engineer
  • Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Barrister
  • called to the Bar
  • England and Wales
  • Fellow of the Dispute Board Federation
  • Fellow of The Association of Project Managers (Certificated Project Manager)
  • Registered Project Professional (APM)
  • Chartered Project Professional (APM)
  • Certified Member of the Institute of Risk Management

Panel listings

  • FIDIC President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • BSc Civil Engineering with First Class Honours
  • MPhil Civil Engineering Production Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • Bar Vocational Course (Degree of Barrister)
  • Diploma in Arbitration