FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Colin  Loughran

  Country of residence: Northern Ireland

  Citizenship: Irish


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • North America
  • Pacific
  • South Asia
  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Caribbean

Languages spoken

  • English

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red 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

Other contract experience

  • European International Contractors Board Member and Chair of Contracts Committee that assisted in Friendly review for FIDIC of the 2017 Yellow Book
  • FIDIC 1987 Red Book

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Conciliation
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Airports - other
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Building services - lighting/electrical
  • Building services - Communications
  • 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 - other
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Defence
  • Energy & Power - Wind Wave & Tidal Systems
  • Energy & Power - CHP and district Heating
  • Energy & Power - other
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rock Anchors & grouting Tunnels and Shafts
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Water - Desalination
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Waster Water - treatment/distribution
  • Other Energy from Waste Power Plants
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling

Short summary experiences

I have 25 years experience working for a UK based International Contractor, over that period I worked on projects in 30 different countries. The most significant of these projects were new airports in Hong Kong and Pakistan. Both of these projects moved to Arbitration disputes. The new Airport in Islamabad Pakistan is an ongoing Arbitration based on FIDIC Red Book 1987 edition heavily amended. Both of these arbitration processes I was the referring party and instructing the legal and expert teams._x000D_ _x000D_ Over the same period I worked on projects in 12 different Islands in the Caribbean region that included large airport and road projects. In Jamaica we completed more than 300km of road projects over a ten year period, the North Coast Highway project resulted in commencement of Arbitration proceedings, during the process a mediation took place that resolved the dispute before the arbitration reached the hearing stage._x000D_ _x000D_ A road project in St Lucia also progressed to dispute stage and after the issuing of Arbitration proceedings a mediation process was adopted that resolved the dispute after several mediation hearings. The project had significant design issues and resulted in many variations that caused delay and disruption to the contract works._x000D_ _x000D_ The new airport in Montserrat had a dispute decided in a mediation process surrounding the design responsibility for a 50m high reinforced earth embankment to withstand an earthquake or volcanic eruption._x000D_ _x000D_ From 2017 I have been concentrating on providing dispute resolution services as an Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Expert witness. I provided Quantum Expert services on behalf of the insurers in a defective design case involving the collapse of stand at an International football stadium. This included several hearings and joint Expert meetings with the opposing Experts to narrow the issues for the Court._x000D_ _x000D_ I represented a party on a large airport rehabilitation pr

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position:
Previous positions: Chief Executive Officer Lagan Group


  • Claimant in Arbitration in Pakistan on new airfield construction. Claim Value £150m.
  • Claimant and Respondent in Conciliation disputes in Ireland on Civil Engineering Projects. Claim Value €18m.
  • Party Representative on three Conciliations on Airport projects Value €18m
  • Expert on Professional Indemnity claim. Value £20m
  • Claimant in International Arbitration in Hong Kong on a major airfield project. Claim. Value £10m
  • Claimant on International Mediation in UK on a new airfield in the Caribbean. Value £7.5m
  • Claimant in Arbitration in Jamaica on major highway. Claim Value £22m
  • Claimant in Arbitration in St Lucia on highway project. Claim value £15m
  • Expert on Pharmaceutical dispute. Value £2.4m-International Arbitration.
  • Expert on more than 20 UK Adjudication disputes.


  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; FCIArb
  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors; FCICES
  • Member of Royal Institute of Surveyors; MRICS

Panel listings

  • London Centre of International Arbitration:CIA Arbitrator; UK Adjudicators
  • UK Adjudicators
  • FIDIC Presidents Panel

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying 1991
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law; PgDLaw 2000
  • Diploma International Arbitration 2018
  • Diploma UK Adjudication 2020
  • FIDIC Accredited Adjudicator 2021