FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Segun  Faniran

  Country of residence: U.A.E.

  Citizenship: Nigerian


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Silver Book)
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011

CV - Services offered

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

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Airports - other
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Building services - Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
  • Building services - lighting/electrical
  • Building services - Gas
  • Building services - water
  • Building services - Communications
  • Building services - Acoustics and insultation
  • Building services - Security & Alarm Systems
  • Building services - other
  • 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
  • Defence
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental issues
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Fossil Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Nuclear Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Geothermal Systems
  • Energy & Power - Solar Systems
  • Energy & Power - CHP and district Heating
  • 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
  • Metals and Mining
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - Hardware and Software, Control and Monitoring Systems, Equipment and Drives
  • Rail - High Speed rail
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Rail - Signalling and Communications
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Rock Anchors & grouting Tunnels and Shafts
  • 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 - Desalination
  • Water - Flooding and Drainage
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Waster Water - treatment/distribution
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling

Short summary experiences

Segun Faniran is a qualified civil engineer with over 35 years’ experience in providing project advisory and construction dispute services internationally to clients on large capital projects. His career has focused on the planning and control of engineering and construction projects, and for the past 15 years Segun has applied his expertise specifically to construction-related dispute resolution work. His background and expertise in engineering and construction, accompanied with his legal qualification and claims management experience puts him in an excellent position to handle the most complex of construction disputes. Segun is experienced in the use of FIDIC contracts (post 1999, including MDB) and is frequently appointed by both government and private sector parties on matters of contractual compliance; due diligence; claim and defence strategies; and developing strategies aimed at achieving commercial settlement / amicable settlement. In particular he is frequently appointed to adjudicate and provide neutral 3rd party expert opinion as a subject matter expert on delay-related issues in construction projects and contractual programming obligations under various standard forms of contact such as FIDIC, including testifying and providing evidence in international arbitration hearings. His construction dispute experience has taken him to several countries across the globe including Nigeria, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and South Africa. Segun’s project sector experience includes airports, high-rise structures, commercial construction (retail and recreation), highways and road infrastructure, water / wastewater treatment infrastructure, rail infrastructure, defence, oil and gas facilities and power plants.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position: Regional Director, Forensic Planning and Delay Analysis, Middle East
Previous positions: Senior Lecturer (Engineering Construction and Project Management), School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia, Lecturer (Project Management / Construction Planning), School of Architecture and Building, Deakin University, Geelong Australia, Senior Engineer / Project Manager, New South Wales Department of Housing, Sydney Australia, Civil Engineer, Water Corporation of Oyo State / Osun State Water Corporation, Nigeria, Civil Engineer, Yolas Consultants, IIorin Nigeria, , , , ,


  • ICC arbitration testifying delay expert appointment
  • Sohar Logistics Centre in Oman (contract value - US$33.5 million)
  • ICC arbitration testifying delay expert appointment
  • MEP Works for Muscat International Airport in Oman (contract value - US$217 million)
  • ICC arbitration testifying delay expert appointment
  • Infrastructure Works for Oman Convention Centre (contract value - US$28 million)
  • Forensic review and dispute settlement facilitation
  • Coal fired power plant in South Africa (contract value - US$13 billion)
  • Joint Party appointed Delay Expert for Evaluative Mediation
  • Major Shopping Mall in Dubai (contract value - US$725 million)
  • Joint Party appointed Delay Expert for Evaluative Mediation
  • Muscat Expressway and Central Corridor road projects in Oman (contract value - US$350 million)
  • Neutral 3rd party expert opinion for dispute settlement facilitation on New Abu Dhabi Airport construction projects (US$3 billion programme)
  • Neutral 3rd party expert opinion for Railway construction project in the U.A.E. (contract value - US$680 million)
  • Party appointed Delay Expert for litigation at New York court
  • mine development project in Mongolia (investment value - US$5 billion)


  • Society of Construction Law
  • Academy of Experts
  • Engineers Australia
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Nigerian Society of Engineers
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Panel listings

  • FIDIC President's List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • B.Sc (Civil Engineering)
  • M.Sc (Construction Management)
  • Ph.D
  • LL.M (Construction Law)
  • Fellow - Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust)
  • Fellow - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Member - American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE)
  • Member - Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE)