FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Paul Gerard  Cullinan

  Country of residence: France

  Citizenship: UK and Ireland


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French - basic conversational
  • Italian - basic
  • Mandarin Chinese - basic

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • 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
  • Conciliation
  • Facilitator
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness

Technical expertise

  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Building services - Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
  • Building services - lighting/electrical
  • Building services - water
  • 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
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Defence
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Fossil Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Nuclear Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Wind Wave & Tidal Systems
  • Energy & Power - Solar Systems
  • Energy & Power - Natural gas and LNG Facilities
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • 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 - Operation Control, Passenger Informa
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects

Short summary experiences

Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry including major engineering and building projects in the UK, Europe, US, Central America, Asia, Africa and Australia. Including gas plants, pumped storage hydro-electric, metro projects, offshore wind, major dam, ship-locks, water treatment, highways, rail infrastructure and as well as large-scale commercial and hotel developments and a teaching hospital. Experienced in management of dispute resolution and commercial management on major projects, through party-to-party representations and negotiations, arbitration, dispute boards, adjudication and other ADR techniques as well as litigation support._x000D__x000D_Specifically experienced in dispute board proceedings on international projects having acted as party representative on submissions and at hearings on major civil engineering projects in South Africa, Panama, Republic of Georgia, Kazakhstan and Denmark as well as numerous UK statutory adjudications._x000D_

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Owner and MD, Nexus Contract Services Ltd, UK
Previous positions: Senior Consultant, Chaucer Consulting, UK, Owner and MD, Aster Consultants Ltd, UK, Senior Contracts Manager, CGIC JV, Xiaolangdi Dam, PR China, Senior Quantity Surveyor, Laing Management Contracting, UK


  • Arbitration manager for JV
  • Copenhagen metro project. Main contract arbitration under Danish Construction Arbitration Board. Subcontract ad-hoc DB's
  • Arbitration manager and support to counsel for international Italian contractor on three separate ICC arbitrations for roads projects in Republic of Georgia and Kazakhstan (FIDIC MDB contracts).
  • Quantum expert for specialist Italian rail contractor on railway refurbishment project
  • Bosnia (FIDIC contract).
  • Party rep for JV on DB’s regarding prolongation costs. Case management and support to counsel on ICC enforcement arbitration proceedings for same dispute (FIDIC MDB)
  • Party rep for Italian/Kazakh JV on DB for alleged defects in highways construction
  • Kazakhstan (FIDIC MDB contract).
  • Party rep for DB on two highways projects
  • EoT and prolongation costs
  • Kazakhstan
  • Drafting claims for Italian tunnels design engineering consultant for road tunnel project in India
  • Claim preparation defects claim on multi-$bn gas plant in west Africa for major US oil & gas owner.
  • Claim and DB preparation
  • Third Set of Locks Project
  • Panama
  • Claim and DB preparation
  • pump storage hydro project
  • South Africa


  • Society of Construction Law
  • King's College Construction Law Association
  • CIArb European Branch (Past Vice Chairman)
  • Association Française pour le Droit de la Construction et de l'Immobilier (Committee Member)

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • MSc Construction Law and Arbitration
  • King's College
  • London
  • BSc Quantity Surveying
  • Trent University
  • Nottingham
  • Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • UK
  • Member of Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors
  • UK
  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • UK
  • FIDIC Certified Adjudicator