FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Toshihiko  Omoto

  Country of residence: Japan

  Citizenship: Japanese


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • Latin America
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Middle East
  • North Africa

Languages spoken

  • English

Other languages spoken: Japanese

Construction contract experience

  • 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

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Facilitator
  • Technical expert
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness
  • Educational qualifications

Technical expertise

  • Airports - other
  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • 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
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Irrigation and Land Reclamation Manufacturing and Process Plant
  • Marine and ports
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Rock Anchors & grouting Tunnels and Shafts
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling

Short summary experiences

Since completing MSc in Kyoto University in 1974 until June 2000, employed by a major Japanese international engineering and construction company. For the first ten years, the main assignments involved project management, i.e., work supervision, cost control, quality control, and schedule control. During last fifteen years, assignments involved mainly contract administration, claim negotiation, and dispute settlement.In July 2000, established myself as an independent consultant on construction management and dispute resolution in engineering and construction projects, advising owners, contractors, consultants, governmental bodies, manufacturers, insurers and other professionals. Also, have served as Neutral such as Arbitrator, Mediator and Dispute Board Member. As of April 2006, became a full time Professor at Kyoto University. Since retirement in April 2010, still teaching as Adjunct Professor at Kyoto University.Currently, I am serving as Dispute Board Member for several projects in Asia and Africa.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position:
Previous positions: Professor, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto Universty, Japan, Employed by a major Japanese contractor, , , , , , , ,


  • Arbitration
  • Co-Arbitrator
  • for an irrigation project in Nepal
  • Arbitration
  • Chairperson
  • for a hospital constuction in Vietnam
  • Arbitration
  • Sole Arbitrator
  • for an expressway construction in Vietnam
  • Mediator for an ICC mediation for an operation and maintenance contracto for a power plant in Japan
  • Dispute Board
  • Co-Member
  • for a tunneling project in Chine
  • Dispute Board
  • Co-Member
  • for a port construction project in Madagascar
  • Dispute Board
  • Sole Member
  • for a port projcet in Madagascar
  • Dispute Board
  • Sole Member
  • for a road construction project in Myanmar
  • Dispute Board
  • Sole Member
  • for a road construction project in Myanmar
  • Dispute Board
  • Chairperson
  • for a port construction project in Indonesia


  • Member
  • Engineering and Consulting Firms Association
  • Japan (ECFA)
  • Fellow
  • Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE)
  • Fellow
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE)
  • UK
  • Member
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Professional Member
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF)
  • Fellow
  • Dispute Board Federation (FDBF)
  • Member
  • Society of Construction Law
  • UK
  • Panel of Mediator and Advisory Board Member
  • Japan International Mediation Center (JIMC)
  • Visiting Researcher
  • Service Center of Port Engineering (SCOPE)
  • Advisor
  • Japan Chapter
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF)
  • International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Arbitration
  • Task Force on Dispute Boards

Panel listings

  • FIDIC President's List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators
  • ECFA's List of Approved Dispute Board Adjudicators
  • Panel of Arbitrators
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
  • Panel of Specialist Mediator
  • Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC)
  • Panel of Arbitrators
  • Vietnam International Arbitration Center (VIAC)
  • Arbitrator and Mediator
  • Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)
  • Recommended International Arbitrators
  • Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC)
  • Mediator
  • Singapore International Mediation Centre Specialist Mediator Panel

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Graduate School of Management
  • Kyoto University
  • Dr. of Engineering
  • Kyoto UNiversity
  • MSc. in Civil Engineering
  • Kyoto University
  • MSc. in Construction Law and Arbitration
  • King's College
  • University of London
  • BSc. in Civil Engineering
  • Kyoto University
  • FCIArb
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitration (FCIArb)
  • First Class Civil Engineer
  • Japan