FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Nigel  Grout

  Country of residence: United Kingdom

  Citizenship: British


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • South Asia
  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Central Asia
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English

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

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011

Other contract experience

  • MDB Harmonised Ed 2005
  • MDB Harmonised Ed 2006
  • FIDIC Orange Book 1995

CV - Services offered

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

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Land Drainage & Dewatering
  • Civil Engineering - River & Flood Control
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Natural gas and LNG Facilities
  • Energy & Power - other
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Waster Water - treatment/distribution
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Quantum

Short summary experiences

2019 and ongoing - Appointed as sole member for standing Dispute Board on 4nr road projects (new construction and rehabilitation) in Moldova, 2006 & 2010 MDB Harmonised Editions. Appointed as sole member adhoc DAB for single dispute on water supply and sanitation project in Montenegro (1999 Red Book), 2 day hearing held and decision issued May 2019. Co-presenter for 2 day practical workshop in Mauritius on Managing FIDIC Contracts. Sole member adhoc DB for single dispute on new road and bridges project in Serbia (2005 MDB Harmonised Edition), and decision issued October 2018. 2017 and ongoing - Appointed as sole member standing Dispute Board on road construction and rehabilitation project in Moldova (2006 MDB Harmonised Edition). Appointed as member of 3 person adhoc DAB on new bypass in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1999 Red Book), 2 day hearing held and decision issued November 2017. 2017 to 2018 - Appointed as Chairman of 3 person standing DB for 46km road rehabilitation project in Malawi (2005 MDB Harmonised Edition). 2015 and 2018 - Quantum expert in 2nr arbitrations relating to disputes arising from suspension and termination of hydro-electric power plants in India, included written Expert Reports and cross-examination at arbitration hearings. 2015 to 2019 - Appointed as sole member standing DAB for new 10km motorway and associated structures in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1999 Red Book). Sole tutor for 3 day advanced workshop on construction claims - workshops held in Abu Dhabi, South Africa, Tanzania, Ghana and Trinidad. 2014 to 2016 - Appointed by FIDIC as member of 3 person standing DAB for breakwater extension project in Romania (1999 Red Book). 2014 - Preparing various referrals to DAB for Contractor on 90km road project in Kazakhstan (2006 MDB Harmonised Edition). 2013 - Member of 3 person adhoc DAB for dispute on 400KV overhead power line and associated works from Albania to Montenegro (1999 Silver Book), 2 day hearing held and decision issued May 2013.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Independent practitioner acting as a Dispute Board Member and Quantum Expert
Previous positions: Founder and Managing Director - GF Civils Ltd, Quantity Surveyors (1998-2006), Co-founder and Civils Partner - GF Partnership, Quantity Surveyors (1991-1998), Quantity Surveyor working for various national and regional UK contractors (1975-1991)


  • Experienced as Sole Member for adhoc and 'standing' Dispute Boards
  • Experienced as Chairman of 3 person 'standing' Dispute Boards
  • Since 2012 - appointed as a Dispute Board member on 18 different projects worldwide
  • Have issued over 20 Dispute Board decisions as well as giving many written opinions
  • Acted as Dispute Board Member in common law and civil law jurisdictions


  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
  • Member Dispute Resolution Board Foundation
  • Member Society of Construction Law
  • Member Adjudication Society
  • Member Association for Consultancy and Engineering

Panel listings

  • FIDIC President's List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators
  • Expert - Dubai International Arbitration Centre
  • Qualified Dispute Resolver - Academy of Experts

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Accredited Construction Adjudicator - CIArb
  • Approved Dispute Adjudicator - FIDIC
  • Accredited Expert Determiner - Academy of Experts