FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Giovanni Battista  Rigoni

  Country of residence: Romania

  Citizenship: Italian


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • East Europe
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Romanian

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)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

CV - Services offered

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

Technical expertise

  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Airports - other
  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • 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 - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Irrigation and Land Reclamation Manufacturing and Process Plant
  • 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
  • Rock Anchors & grouting Tunnels and Shafts
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Flooding and Drainage
  • Claims and variations

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

Short summary experiences

Concerning the DAB and DB proceedings I have been responsible for the claims' preparation from the submission of notices, preparation and submission of detailed claims, including argumentation on the cause and explanation of the effects both in terms of delay analysis and calculation of quantum thereof. Preparation and submission of responses to Engineer's determinations, crystallisation and declaration of disputes, preparation and submission of Referrals to DAB and DB managing of communications with the DAB/DB and the other Party, preparation and attendance to hearing and preparation of post hearing briefs. Drafting and submission of notices of dissatisfaction._x000D_Concerning the Arbitration proceedings I have collaborated with the legal team for the preparation of the Request of Arbitration, Terms of reference discussion and acceptance, timetable of the proceedings, Statement of Case, Responses to Statements of Case, Rebuttals, hearing preparation and attendance, cross-examination study and drafting, discussion and drafting of post hearing briefs. I have been responsible for the independent experts management and witnesses of fact preparation.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Claim Manager, Head of Contract Department International
Previous positions:


  • DAB Proceedings - Contractor’s Technical Consultant and Counsel
  • DB Proceedings - Contractor’s Technical Consultant and Counsel
  • Arbitration Proceedings - Contractor’s Technical Consultant and Counsel


  • DRBF - Member
  • DBF - Fellow
  • CIArb - Member
  • Albo degli Ingegneri Campobasso - Member
  • FIDIC Certified Adjudicator

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Civil Engineer - University of Padua Italy - Building - Infrastructures - hydraulic works
  • Master Degree - Robert Gordon University Aberdeen - Construction law and arbitration