FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Carlos  Ortega

  Country of residence: Colombia

  Citizenship: Colombia / Australia


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • Latin America
  • Pacific
  • Caribbean

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 5th Ed 2017

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011

CV - Services offered

  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Facilitator
  • Technical expert
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Airports - other
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Energy & Power - Fossil Fuel Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling

Short summary experiences

As part of diverse projects, I have acted as Technical Expert and Expert Witness in claims assessment and dispute resolution in topics related to construction management, scheduling (including delay and disruption), and cost quantification, on projects ranging from Oil&Gas Refineries, to Metro projects, to concessionized (PPP) motorways, to sea ports. I have testified in Colombia and Peru, and I’m currently appointed as independent technical expert in 6 cases in Colombia, Peru and Mexico._x000D_I acted as Claims Reviewer and Advisor for Petroperu in the negotiation of more than 100 separate claims presented by Tecnicas Reunidas, as part of the Talara Refinery Upgrade project worth in excess of $5.2B USD. The role expanded to include the same reviewer and advisor role for all claims presented by the second EPC contractor, Cobra. The role developed into a mediation role which concluded in a successful negotiation and agreement between all parties._x000D_I was also appointed as Independent Expert and Expert Witness in the Ruta del Sol project in Colombia, a 610km PPP road project. The role included the quantification of all constructed works until the date of cancelation of contract by the government, as well as detailed quantum of damages and overcosts incurred by the contractor/concessionaire. _x000D_In Mexico I was appointed as general expert report reviewer in a large ICC arbitration proceeding between ICA (contractor) and APM Terminals. The role included the review, assessment and advisory process for all accounting, piling and scheduling reports as part of the arbitration process. The process ended in settlement by the parties, after presenting the expert reports._x000D_I am currently appointed independent expert in a dispute related to 18 tunnels as part of a 70km PPP motorway in Colombia. The analysis includes assessment of all technical a geotechnical matters, as well as quantum of damages, related to the construction of all 18 road tunnels in the project.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Lead Partner, Capital Projects SLATAM – Deloitte
Previous positions: Senior Director, Disputes & Investigations – Alvarez & Marsal, Managing Director - FTI Consulting, Managing Director - OROZ Consultores Ltda (COL), Director of Operations, Latin America - Alpha Corporation (US), Business Development Executive, Latin America - Leighton Contractors (AUS), Business Process Coordinator - Leighton Contractors (AUS), Lecturer - University of Technology, Sydney (AUS).


  • Petroperu v Técnicas Reunidas - Talara Refinery (PER)
  • Petroperu v Cobra - Talara Refinery (PER)
  • ANI v Consorcio Ruta del Sol (COL)
  • ICA v APM Terminals (MEX)
  • SI99 v PRIME (COL)
  • EMGESA v Proyecont (COL)
  • FONADE v Consorcio del Norte (COL)
  • EAAB v Aguas Kapital (COL)


  • AACE International - Member
  • AACE Colombia Section - Founding President

Panel listings

  • Aeropuertos de Oriente - Colombia

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Civil Engineer - Universidad de los Andes (COL)
  • Master of Engineering Management - University of Technology
  • Sydney (AUS)
  • MBA (Eng. Policy & Management - University of Technology
  • Sydney (AUS)