FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

James  Perry

  Country of residence: France

  Citizenship: USA

  www.ps-consulting.fr

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Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • Latin America
  • North America
  • East Asia
  • Pacific
  • South Asia
  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • Central Asia
  • North Africa
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Other languages spoken: Spanish (reading) Czech (notions)

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)
  • Short Form of Contract, 1st Ed 1999

Consultancy contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Specialist contract experience

  • Dredgers Contract, 1st Ed 2006

Other contract experience

  • Red Book 1987
  • Orange Book 1995

CV - Services offered

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

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Airports - other
  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • 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
  • 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 - Dams and reservoirs
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Chemical Engineering - Plastics
  • Control & Automation
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental issues
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Fossil Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Geothermal Systems
  • Energy & Power - Natural gas and LNG Facilities
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Irrigation and Land Reclamation Manufacturing and Process
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects
  • Technical issues
  • Other Quantum and delay expert witness

Short summary experiences

Jim Perry is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and holds a JD degree in law and a BsCE in civil engineering and works from Paris as an arbitrator and dispute board member specialising in the construction industry. In 2003 Jim opened PS Consulting, a founding member of the Global Construction and Infrastructure Legal Alliance (GcilA). Jim has served on numerous dispute boards and ICC and DIAC Arbitration Tribunals in Central Europe, Central Asia and Latin America, Africa, SE Asia, Australasia and the Middle East and is on the FIDIC President’s list and the Syntec-Ingénierie list of adjudicators (France). Jim has also been appointed as delay and/or quantum expert witness and co-counsel on many construction arbitrations and dispute boards involving roads and bridges, dams, water management, hydro and thermal power plants, oil and gas, rail, buildings and marine infrastructure projects. Before founding PS Consulting Jim worked as General Manager of EuroDisneyland Imagineering and held director positions with both Employer and Contractor organisations with responsibility for contracting, and dispute resolution on projects such as Euro Disney, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and major PPP projects in the UK and Central Europe. PS Consulting also provides several accredited training modules worldwide on FIDIC contracts. Jim is President of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF).

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Partner, PS Consulting
Previous positions: Managing Director, Euro Disney Imagineering, , , , , , , , ,

Experience

  • Standing DB Chairman
  • RCC dam construction
  • South East Asia (Red Book).
  • Sole adjudicator related to major hydropower upgrade project in Central Asia (Yellow Book)
  • DB Member standing DB
  • RCC dam construction
  • Middle East
  • DB chairman
  • standing DB
  • marine civil engineering works
  • Eastern Europe
  • DB chairman ad hoc DB
  • port construction
  • South America
  • Sole adjudicator standing DB
  • irrigation rehabilitation (MCC)
  • Sénégal (French language)
  • Sole adjudicator standing DB
  • for two contracts
  • motorway construction
  • Central Asia.
  • Sole adjudicator ad hoc DAB
  • wastewater treatment
  • Eastern Europe.
  • Member in ad hoc DRB
  • hydroelectric power plant project
  • Central America.
  • Member in ad hoc DB
  • combined power 450MWplant project
  • South Asia (ENAA form of contract)

Affiliations/Memberships

  • President Dispute Resolution Board Foundation
  • 2019-2020
  • President Dispute Resolution Board Foundation
  • Region 2
  • 2013-2014
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering
  • Director Region 9
  • 2012-2014
  • Supporting Member of the Society of Construction Arbitrators
  • Member of the International Bar Association
  • PS Consulting is a member of the French and US National Committees of the ICC
  • DRBF’s Al Mathews Award winner for Dispute Board Excellence (2016)

Panel listings

  • FIDIC President’s List of Adjudicators
  • Syntec-Ingénierie
  • Member French list of FIDIC Adjudicators
  • FIDIC Accredited Trainer

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar
  • Washington DC
  • in 1984
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Ohio USA
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Colorado State University
  • Colorado USA
  • BSc. Civil Engineering
  • 1981
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