FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Giovann B.  Rigoni

  Country of residence: Romania

  Citizenship: Italian


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Romanian

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • Design-Build-Operate Contract, 1st Ed 2008
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Silver Book)
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)
  • Plant and Design-Build Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Yellow Book)
  • Short Form of Contract, 1st Ed 1999
  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works (2019 Emerald book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 5th Ed 2017
  • Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement, 1st Ed 1992

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011
  • Dredgers Contract, 1st Ed 2006
  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works, 2019

Other contract experience

  • FIDIC 4th Ed. 1987
  • reprinted 1992

CV - Services offered

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

Technical expertise

  • 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
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • 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 - High Speed rail
  • 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 - Sewage Treatment
  • Water - Flooding and Drainage
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Claims and variations

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

Short summary experiences

Giovanni B. Rigoni is a Civil Engineer with more than 40 years of experience in construction at top management level with a Master Degree in Construction Law and Arbitration, Certified FIDIC Adjudicator and Chartered Arbitrator, member of DRBF, CIArb), Ordine NAzionale degli Architetti ed Ingegneri, and responsible of dispute resolution proceedings. Contract manager with sound experience in the execution of complex works. Extensive knowledge of the legal and contractual mechanisms underlying the agreements the parties set to regulate their working relations (planning and monitoring execution and costs evaluation from delays and additional works). Over the last 15 years he worked as counsel and technical expert in contractual management and dispute resolution proceedings. During the prior 25 years he worked in international large construction and infrastructure projects such as major bridges, large dams/hydroelectric projects, highways, motorways and viaducts, railways, tunnelling, water supply and sewerage systems projects, land reclamation, or buildings construction. Regional experience in Europe: Italy, Romania, Albania, Armenia, Serbia, Sweden, Norway and Georgia, Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Algeria and Cameroun, and Middle East: Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain Native Italian with full professional proficiency in English, French, Italian, and Romanian; understanding of Spanish.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

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


  • Contract Expert
  • Dispute Resolution Expert
  • Technical Consultant and Counsel Assistant


  • DIspute Resolution Board Federation (DRBF)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Ordine Nazionale degli Architetti ed Ingegneri

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction law
  • Contract Law
  • Dispute Resolution