FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Zoran  Veselinovic

  Country of residence: Turkey

  Citizenship: Serbian, Australia

  Not applicable


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • Pacific
  • South Asia
  • East Europe
  • Middle East
  • Central Asia
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • French
  • Potuguese

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)
  • Plant and Design-Build Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Yellow Book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Facilitator
  • Independent expert

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Airports - other
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - River & Flood Control
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Construction law
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Rail - other
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

I am a dual-qualified civil engineer and lawyer, specialising in construction law and dispute resolution across various jurisdictions. I have more than 36 years of experience in the international construction industry, spanning all stages of the construction process – from project procurement, construction supervision and contracts administration, construction management for contractors, and dispute resolution through the FIDIC Engineer, Dispute Boards and international arbitration. As the FIDIC Engineer, I determined disputes on approximately 30 projects in South and Central Asia, which were predominantly based on the FIDIC Conditions of Contract 1987 (4th edn), with a cumulative value in excess of $2 billion. Over the last 11 years, I have been involved in more than two dozen Dispute Board proceedings as counsel, advisor and consultant to both contractors and employers. The proceedings included disputes over the valuation of variations, value engineering, delay analysis, entitlement to extensions of time and prolongation costs, responsibility for the design, errors in the design, unforeseeable ground conditions, price adjustment, force majeure, termination and entitlement to payment of costs upon termination. My dispute resolution experience also includes the mediation of disputes between FIDIC Employers and international road construction contractors in Central Asia over the termination of contracts, as well as the drafting of settlement agreements for the parties. I am currently engaged as counsel in an ICC arbitration over a wrongful termination dispute in an Eastern European country (EUR 42 million). I have also acted as counsel in an ICC arbitration between an international contractor and the Ministry of Transport in a Central Asian country (USD 30 million). Similarly, I have advised an Employer in a Central Asian country in an ICC arbitration against a major European contractor (USD 138 million).

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position: Priincipal, ViaLex Consulting FZ-LLC, United Arab Emirates (2018-Present)
Previous positions: FIDIC Legal Expert - IMC Worldwide Limited (UK), International Procurement and Contracts Management Expert – Individual Consultant of the Asian Development Bank , Director, Construction Supervision (Asia), The Louis Berger Group Inc. (USA), Project Manager/Team Leader - The Louis Berger Group Inc. SMEC International; Kocks Consult GmbH; Roughton International, Construction Site Manager - Partizanski Put, Road Construction Company (Serbia), Planum Building Company (Serbia), , , , ,


  • Counsel for the Contractor/Claimant in an ICC arbitration in connection with a contract termination dispute (FIDIC)
  • Counsel for the Contractor/Claimant in an ICC arbitration regarding payment for variation works (FIDIC)
  • Advisor to a FIDIC Employer in an ICC arbitration in connection with a contract termination
  • Counsel for major international contractors in Dispute Board proceedings for contractual disputes (FIDIC)
  • Consultant to FIDIC Employers
  • defending claims submitted to Dispute Boards by international construction contractors
  • Consultant to Asian Development Bank
  • assisting FIDIC Employers in Central Asia in the procurement of works
  • goods and consulting services
  • and in the negotiation of disputes
  • including contract termi
  • Engineer FIDIC
  • determining claims and disputes
  • including the Engineer’s Decisions under Sub-Clause 67.1 of FIDIC Conditions of Contract
  • 4th Edition 1987.


  • CIArb Accredited Mediator
  • Fellow
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Corporate Panel Member
  • Dispute Board Federation (DBF)
  • Chartered Professional Engineer
  • Institution of Engineers Australia

Panel listings

  • Corporate Panel Member
  • Dispute Board Federation (DBF)

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration
  • University of London
  • Queen Mary and Westfield College
  • UK (2012)
  • LLB
  • University of New England
  • Australia (2010)
  • Professional Certificate in Arbitration
  • University of Adelaide
  • Australia (2008)
  • CIArb Accredited Mediator
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • UK (2014)
  • MSc in Project Management
  • University of New South Wales
  • Australia (2001)
  • BSc Civil Engineering
  • University of Belgrade
  • Serbia (1983)