FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Stefanul  Claudiu

  Country of residence: United Kingdom

  Citizenship: USA



Countries with experience

Other countries with experience: Grand Cayman

Global regions

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

Languages spoken

  • English

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, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow 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
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 1st Ed 1992

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011
  • Dredgers Contract, 1st Ed 2006
  • Dredgers Contract 2nd Ed 2016 (2016 BLUE-GREEN BOOK) ed.1999

Other contract experience

  • Design Build Turnkey 1995 (Orange Book)
  • Earlier editions of Red
  • Yellow
  • and MDB Harmonised Conditions

CV - Services offered

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

Technical expertise

  • Aviation and Avionics
  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - River & Flood Control
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Defence
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental issues
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Nuclear Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Natural gas and LNG Facilities
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Irrigation and Land Reclamation Manufacturing and Process Plant
  • Marine and ports
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Metals and Mining
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Rail - other
  • Rock Anchors & grouting Tunnels and Shafts
  • Telecommunications
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling

Short summary experiences

My experience is in the five examples listed and has been obtained by serving as an adjudicator and by assisting clients who are using adjudicator boards. The experience as an adjudicator includes the projects listed in the next box. The other four examples cited are noted in my supplemental CV.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position:
Previous positions: 1956-1957: Compulsory military service, U.S. Army, 1957-1961: Civilian attorney, U.S.Sending State Office for UK, Eire, Norway, NATO, 1961-1964: Civilian attorney-advisor, Hq. Ballistic Systems Division, U.S, Air Force, 1964-1969: Counsel, Kaizer Engineering & Constructors, Inc., Hq. Oakland, California, 1969- 1974: Same employer, Hq. for Europe, Africa, Middle Easte, Twickenahm, England, 1974-present: Private practice, based in England, , , ,


  • Collaborative work in establishing adjudication provisions.
  • Advising clients on adjudication clauses in their contracts and on seletction of adjudicators.
  • Assisting clients in working with adjudictors.
  • Training and writing for publications on adjudication.
  • Service as adjudicator


  • Founding Member of FIDIC’s three-person Assessment Panel for Adjudicators (“APA”)
  • charged with assessing applicants for listing on FIDIC’s President’s List of Approved Adjudicators.
  • Member
  • Task Force on Dispute Boards
  • ICC Commission on Arbitration. This Task Force prepared the original ICC Dispute Board Rules. Served
  • by invitation
  • on the update to the present Rules.
  • Recipient of the DRB Foundation’s Al Mathews Award for outstanding service to the development of Dispute Boards internationally. This is the Foundation’s highest honour.
  • Fellow
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • London
  • since 1974
  • and Member of International List of its Registered Chartered Arbitrators.
  • Recommended Arbitrator
  • European International Contractors.
  • Member
  • Permanent Arbitral Tribunals
  • Construction Disputes Division
  • European Court of Arbitration.
  • Approved List of Arbitrators
  • The Arbitration System of the Euro-Arab Chambers of Commerce.
  • Affiliate Member of FIDIC; Member
  • initial Task Force on Dispute Resolution; invited commentator on FIDIC Conditions of Contract.
  • Charter Member
  • DRB Foundation.
  • Honorary Fellow
  • American College of Construction Lawyers (Fellowship by invitation only).
  • Founder Member
  • Major Projects Association
  • Oxford University
  • England.
  • Board Member Emeritus
  • International Development Law Organisation
  • Rome
  • an International body formed by nation States which trains developing countries
  • both in Rome and in developing countries.
  • International Bar Association: Chairman Emeritus
  • Committee on International Construction Projects.
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association; Founding Chairman
  • Committee on International Construction Projects.
  • Forum Committee on Construction
  • American Bar Association.
  • Founding Council Member of Asia Pacific Forum and Arab Regional Forum of the International Bar Association.

Panel listings

  • President’s List of Dispute Adjudicators
  • Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs Conseils (“FIDIC”).
  • Roster of Dispute Review Board Members
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (American Arbitration Association).
  • Fellow
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • London
  • since 1974
  • and Member of International List of its Registered Chartered Arbitrators.
  • Approved Panel of Arbitrators
  • Asia Pacific Center for the Resolution of International Business Disputes; Panel of Construction Arbitrators
  • American Arbitration Association.

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Lawyer
  • admitted to practice in California and Washington
  • and in Federal Courts
  • USA. Based in England. Practice exclusively on international engineering and construction projects.
  • Academic qualifications: A.B. Whitman College; LL.B. University of Washington (Editorial Board
  • Washington Law Review); Academic Postgraduate Diploma in Law (International) University of London (UCL).