FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Yann  Schneller

  Country of residence: France

  Citizenship: French


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Gold Book 2008
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book)
  • Plant and Design-Build Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Yellow Book)
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Silver Book)
  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works (2019 Emerald book)
  • Green Book 2021

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 5th Ed 2017

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Other contract experience

  • Frequently assists legal
  • project and delivery teams in the avoidance and the resolution of disputes relating to the performance of FIDIC and other construction contracts (notably EPC and EPCM contracts).

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Facilitator
  • Contract Expert/specialist

Technical expertise

  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Construction law
  • Energy & Power - Solar Systems
  • Energy & Power - Natural gas and LNG Facilities
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Rail - Signalling and Communications
  • Waste Disposal - Solid Waste Management
  • Waste Disposal - other
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time

Short summary experiences

Yann Schneller is a construction lawyer trained in both civil and common law. He is a French-qualified lawyer, and he earned the Construction Law and Dispute Resolution MSc at King’s College London with a Merit. His dual background allows him to understand and navigate the different approaches across common law and civil law jurisdictions within which construction contracts operate. Yann assists Employers and Contractors on the full cycle of construction contracts to help the parties achieve successful project delivery. He represents clients in international arbitration proceedings. Yann regularly acts as arbitrator and dispute board member. A FIDIC Certified Adjudicator, he is included in FIDIC President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Partner at Cartier Meyniel Schneller
Previous positions: Lawyer at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe


  • Dispute board member (under the 1999 and 2017 FIDIC Forms of Contract)
  • Arbitrator regularly appointed in international arbitration proceedings
  • Provides advisory and dispute resolution services throughout the project life cycle: strategic procurement; contract drafting and negotiation; contract performance and interpretation; dispute avoidance; claim management and resolution; contract amendments and settlement agreements; mediation; dispute board; expert determination; formal dispute resolution and enforcement proceedings
  • Counsel in international arbitration proceedings
  • Counsel before the French Courts.


  • ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
  • IBA International Construction Projects Committee
  • ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Society of Construction Law
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation
  • ICC France (French National Committee of the ICC)

Panel listings

  • Comité de Médiation et d’Arbitrage de la Fédération Nationale des Travaux Publics
  • CC France (French National Committee of the ICC)
  • Centre de Médiation et d’Arbitrage de Paris (French Mediation and Arbitration Center)
  • Cour Commune de Justice et d’Arbitrage de l’OHADA

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Lawyer
  • admitted to practice in Paris.