FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Eugenio  Zoppis

  Country of residence: Italy

  Citizenship: Italian


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • 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)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Other contract experience

  • Emerald Book : Friendly Reviewer
  • Member of TG9 - Subcontracts

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Contract Expert/specialist

Technical expertise

  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Building services - other
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - Land Drainage & Dewatering
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Construction law
  • Environmental issues
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects
  • Failure investigations
  • Construction accidents
  • Flood damage
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

Taiama - Bo - Kenema Hughway in Sierra Leone, claims preparation presented and discussed with Expert. Arbitration ICC Case No 10619, in Paris, the engineer non final decision was enforced by an ICC arbitral award, and made binding on the parties , participated as witness for the claimant, and prepared the claim. Arbitration ICC Case No. 10623/AER/ACS, in Ethiopia - Paris: suspension of proceedings by local court and DAB ruling on its jurisdiction, participated as witness for the claimant, contributed by preparing the claim and referralStanding DRB at Gilgel Gibe 1, in Ethiopia various claims, e.g. unforeseeable physical conditions, participated as claimant, witness, claim compiler,Arbitration ICC Case No. 15212/FM, Paris, a contract termination case, participated as party witness Arbitration ICC Case No. 23599/AYZ, Paris, a contract termination case and cashing of performance bond, participated as arbitrator.Standing DAB at Koysha Hydroelectric Project in Ethiopia, currently ongoing, claims for additional time and cost for delayed payments.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Project Manager for Koysha Hydroelectric Project at Webuild
Previous positions: Project Manager for Gibe III Hydroelectric Project at Webuild , Project Manager for Gilgel Gibe II Hydroelectric Project at Webuild , Project Manager for Gilgel Gibe I Hydroelectric Project at Webuild


  • Arbitration ICC Case No 10619
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Arbitration ICC Case No. 10623/AER/ACS
  • 2001
  • DRB at Gilgel Gibe 1
  • 2003
  • Arbitration ICC Case No. 15212/FM
  • 2009
  • Arbitration ICC Case No. 23599/AYZ 2019 - 2020
  • DAB at Koysha Hyroelectric Project
  • 2022


  • Member of Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) USA
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
  • UK
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Civil Engineers Surveyors
  • (MCInstCES) England
  • Member of the Association for Project Management
  • (MAPM)
  • UK
  • Graduate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • (GMICE) - UK
  • Fellow of the International Hydropower Association
  • (F.IHA) - UK
  • Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators
  • London - UK
  • Member of the Society of Construction Arbitrators - London - UK
  • Member of the Society of Construction Law - UK
  • Member of Istituto Italiano per il Diritto delle Costruzioni e Appalti - IT
  • Associate Fellow
  • Society for Advanced Legal Studies - SALS - of the University of London - UK
  • Member of the British Tunnelling Society - UK

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Engineering Degree
  • Law Degree (LLB) - Italian jurisdiction
  • Master's Degree in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution (MSc) King's College London
  • English Jurisdiction