FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Goetz-Sebastian  Hoek

  Country of residence: Germany

  Citizenship: German


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • 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
  • Conciliation
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness
  • Educational qualifications

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction law
  • Energy & Power - Nuclear Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Wind Wave & Tidal Systems
  • Energy & Power - Solar Systems
  • Energy & Power - Natural gas and LNG Facilities
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Other Design, skill and care, insurance law
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Defects
  • Failure investigations

Short summary experiences

I have been involved in a variety of Dispute Adjudication Boards and Dispute Boards in Europe, South America, Asia and Afrika. Some of the Boards have been standing DABs providing regular services like site visits and opinions. Some Boards required me to deliver decisions, sometimes one and sometimes more than one. The Boards involved the use of my legal skills and my practical experience as a counsel and advisor in respect of FIDIC based projects. As a member of Engineers´ teams, as employer´s counsel and contractor´s advisor I have made a lot of experience in the mangement of projects, the recovery of claims and the settlement of disputes, in particular in the water industry iin the the transport sector and the power sector.I have been involved in multi billion projects (nuclear power plants, fusion reactor, renewable energy, airports and ports) as well as in smaller projects like roads, waste water and water projects.My experience comprises the conduct of hearings, obtaining of evidence by witness hearings, the organization of site visits and the drafting of decisions. My DAB experience also includes contacts with financing institutions and other funding institutions.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position: senior partner
Previous positions: partner, , , , , , , , ,


  • Sole Member DB airport
  • sole member DAB water treatment plant
  • sole member DAB irrigation project
  • DAB member road projects
  • DAB member off-shore windmill parks


  • German Association of Consulting Engineers

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • two degrees in law
  • phd in law