FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Damian Paul  Waters

  Country of residence: UK

  Citizenship: British


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • Latin America
  • North America
  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • Sub Sahara Africa
  • Caribbean

Languages spoken

  • English

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • Design-Build-Operate Contract, 1st Ed 2008
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006

Specialist contract experience

  • Dredgers Contract, 1st Ed 2006

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness
  • Councillor
  • Educational qualifications

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • 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 - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Control & Automation
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy & Power - Fossil Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Nuclear Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Wind Wave & Tidal Systems
  • Energy & Power - Pneumatic Systems and Hydraulic Systems
  • Energy & Power - CHP and district Heating
  • Energy & Power - Natural gas and LNG Facilities
  • Energy & Power - other
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • Metro railway
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling

Short summary experiences

I am a legally qualified quantity surveyor with over 35 years of construction industry experience as a commercial director, commercial manager, quantity surveyor, contracts consultant and legal representative. For the past sixteen years my focus has been on dispute resolution matters and I have acted as the client representative for employers and contractors in DAB proceedings on several large international projects under various FIDIC contract forms. Disputes have included entitlement to extensions of time, additional Cost and alleged defective works. My role has involved case management, drafting statements of case and witness statements and advocacy of my client's position in DAB hearings. _x000D__x000D_Examples of my DAB experience include representing the employer defending claims for additional time and cost in excess of $200 Million USD brought by the contractor on two new container terminals in Peru and in Costa Rica respectively. The projects involved extensive dredging and reclamation works, marine structures, berthing, cranage, causeways, mechanical and electrical services and buildings. I have also acted for a contractor client in DAB proceedings pursuing cost claims on a new Commuter Rail network in Istanbul. The project involves the upgrading of 63 kilometres of the commuter rail system through the metropolitan areas on both sides of Istanbul strait and the construction of a railway tunnel of 14 kilometres under the Bosphorus in Istanbul. _x000D__x000D_I have also acted as client representative in contract and statutory adjudications on over 50 occasions on building, civil engineering, infrastructure, oil and gas, power and utilities, marine and wind farm projects in the UK and overseas. Many of these disputes were dealt with on a documents only basis, but several of the larger disputes involved hearings between the parties. _x000D__x000D_In addition to my DAB and adjudication experience, I have also acted as an expert witness and expert a

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Partner HKA Global Limited
Previous positions: Executive Director - Knowles Limited , Director - Knowles Limited , Senior Consultant - Knowles Limited , Commercial Director - Multibuild Limited


  • Client Representative in DAB proceedings
  • Container Terminal Project
  • Lima
  • Peru
  • Client Representative in DAB proceedings
  • New Container Terminal
  • Costa RicaC
  • Client Representative in DAB proceedings
  • Commuter Rail System
  • Istanbul
  • Turkey
  • Client Representative in adjudication proceedings
  • Waste to Energy Project
  • UK
  • Client Representative in adjudication proceedings
  • highways project
  • UK
  • Client Representative in adjudication proceedings
  • Student Accommodation
  • UK
  • Client Representative in mediation proceedings
  • Office Development
  • Grand Cayman
  • Client Representative in adjudication proceedings
  • Windfarm
  • UK
  • Client representative in adjudication proceedings
  • Power
  • South Africa
  • Client representative in adjudication proceedings
  • Schools
  • UK


  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Building

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Bachelor of Laws LLB Hons (2:1)
  • Master of Laws Construction Law & Arbitration LLM (Distinction)
  • HND in Building (Quantity Surveying)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Building
  • FIDIC Certified Adjudicator