FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Volker  Jurowich

  Country of residence: Germany

  Citizenship: German


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • Latin America
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • West Europe
  • Central Asia
  • North Africa
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

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)
  • Short Form of Contract, 1st Ed 1999

Consultancy contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Other contract experience

  • 4th Edition FIDIC Red Book

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Contract Expert/specialist

Technical expertise

  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Airports - other
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Wind Wave & Tidal Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rock Anchors & grouting Tunnels and Shafts
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

Most of the Dispute Boards (DBs9 I have served in and still serve in were/are Standing DBs. Although the construction contracts foresee that the DBs be installed at the outset of the works, most of them were only established when the works had already substantially progressed and disputes had developped to a stage that the parties were not able to resolve them by direct negotiations. The Dispute Avoidance role of the DBs was therefore not able to be well pursued. However the Informal Opinion facility helped in a lot of cases to stop developpment into full disputes, in particular in cases of disagreements on interpretation of contract clauses. Where decisions were given in many cases Notices of Dissatisfaction were issued, mainly by employers. However, to my knowledge all disputes were later settled by the parties based on the DB decisions._x000D_FIDIC's policy of promoting Standing DBs, as in the new 2017 Editions, will surely help the application of the Dispute Avoidance function. A further step could be to make the DB agreements to be in force at Commencement Date compulsory.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position:
Previous positions: Executive Director Ed. Züblin AG, Stuttgart, Germany, , , , , , , , ,


  • Member DAB Port Project South Africa
  • Chairman 4 nos. DB's Road Contracts Kazachstan
  • Chairman 2 nos. DRB's Metro Project
  • Denmark
  • Chairman DAB Road Project
  • Mozambique
  • Member 3 nos. DABs
  • Metro Project Jakarta
  • Indonesia
  • Chairman DAB Road Project Tansania
  • Chairman DAB Offshore Windpark
  • Germany
  • Member 2 nos. DAB's Offshore Windpark
  • Germany
  • Member DB Sewage Outfall Project
  • Argentina
  • Chairman DB Bridge Project
  • Botswana


  • VDI Germany
  • VBI Germany (member of FIDIC)
  • ICC
  • Germany
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF)
  • USA

Panel listings

  • Former President of Dispute Resolution Board Foundation
  • USA
  • Chairman Assessment Panel For German List of FIDIC/VBI Approved Adjudicators

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Diploma Engineer (civil) University Aaachen
  • Germany
  • Post graduate Diploma International Commercial Arbitration
  • Queen Mary
  • London