FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Karsten  Galipp

  Country of residence: Germany

  Citizenship: German


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • East Asia
  • West Europe
  • North Africa
  • Sub Sahara Africa
  • Caribbean

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book)
  • Design-Build-Operate Contract, 1st Ed 2008

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 1st Ed 1992

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Other contract experience

  • Construction Contract
  • MDB Harmonised Ed
  • June 2010
  • Construction Contract
  • 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • PC/Turnkey Contract
  • 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant and Design-Build Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Yellow Book)
  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works (2019 Emerald book)

CV - Services offered

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

Technical expertise

  • 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 - other
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction law
  • Environmental issues
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Marine and ports
  • Metals and Mining
  • Road and highways - other
  • Water - Flooding and Drainage
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time

Short summary experiences

I have accumulated over 20 years of experience in infrastructure and mining projects within an international context, actively engaged in both design and construction supervision. I have assumed responsibility for overseeing and designing infrastructure projects with values reaching up to €210m (construction supervision and management) and €400m (design). Over the past 15 years, I have successfully navigated the challenges and complexities of diverse maritime and port projects across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. Whether serving as a Project Director/Manager or as an expert in contract management (FIDIC rainbow suite 1999 and 2017 ed., ENAA contract forms), port planning, and geotechnics, my expertise has been consistently demonstrated. My involvement in contract management and dispute resolution dates back to 2007, when I took on the role of Resident Engineer on a Landfill Construction Site in Scotland. From 2009 to 2011, I played a pivotal role as the Owner’s Representative and Project Manager in a port modernization project in West Africa. Since 2018, I have held the position of the nominated FIDIC Engineer (FIDIC Red & Yellow Book 1999 & 2017) in various transport infrastructure projects. In this capacity, I have issued numerous decisions and determinations and actively participated in DAB/DAAB proceedings. Additionally, I share my knowledge by lecturing and teaching others about contract management.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Director International Projects / Principal Engineer
Previous positions: Project Manager, Engineering Geologist


  • Ports / Harbour Projects
  • Dredging & Reclamation Projects
  • Road / Highway Projects
  • Mining Projects


  • BDG – German Professional Association of Geoscientists
  • DGGT – German Geotechnical Society
  • PIANC - The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure
  • Associated Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • London
  • Fellow of the Geological Society
  • London
  • DRBF - Dispute Resolution Foundation Board

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • LLM International Construction Law De Montfort University Leicester / UK
  • M.Sc.
  • Hydrology and Environmental Engineering - Hanover University / Germany
  • Dr.rer.nat (Ph.D.)
  • Earth Science (Petrology and Geochemistry)
  • Bremen University / Germany
  • Graduate Geologist (Dipl.-Geol.)
  • Clausthal-Zellerfeld Technical University / Germany
  • Bremen University / Germany and WITS University / South Africa