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)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Other contract experience

  • Frequently assists the legal
  • project and delivery teams in the avoidance and the resolution of disputes relating to the performance of FIDIC Contracts (see CV).

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 dispute resolution lawyer trained in both civil and common law. He is a French qualified lawyer, and he is pursuing a Construction Law and Dispute Resolution MSc at King’s College London. His dual background allows him to understand and navigate the different approaches across common law and civil law jurisdictions within which the FIDIC Contracts operate._x000D_ _x000D_ Having been involved in more than 25 international arbitration proceedings, Yann has a significant experience of dispute resolution. He has been acting under the arbitration rules of major international arbitral institutions, including the ICC, ICSID, CCJA-OHADA and CCAT, in ad hoc arbitrations governed by the arbitration rules of the UNCITRAL, the European Development Fund and the Franco-German Chamber of Commerce, as well as in purely ad hoc arbitration proceedings. Yann often acts as counsel in litigation proceedings before the French Courts in construction, commercial, post-acquisition and shareholders’ disputes, expert proceedings, enforcement and annulment of arbitral awards, as well as recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements in France._x000D_ _x000D_ Yann is regularly appointed as arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings. He is one of the few arbitrators to have already conducted several international arbitrations proceedings governed by the recently-enacted Expedited Procedure Provisions of the ICC Arbitration Rules. He approaches his role as arbitrator with a client mindset, aiming to resolve disputes effectively and pragmatically._x000D_ _x000D_ A FIDIC certified adjudicator, Yann has extensive experience of the FIDIC Contracts. He has been involved in the early settlement of disputes through negotiations and collaborative claim resolution processes in more than a dozen disputes where the FIDIC Contracts applied. In most cases, the FIDIC Contracts were amended, some of them being significantly amended from the original forms. Yann has also attended

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position:
Previous positions: Lawyer at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe


  • Counsel in more than 25 international arbitration proceedings.
  • Counsel in numerous litigation proceedings before the French Courts.
  • Arbitrator regularly appointed in international arbitration proceedings.
  • Frequently assists the legal
  • project and delivery teams in the avoidance and the resolution of construction disputes.


  • Society of Construction Law
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation
  • ICC France (French National Committee of the ICC)
  • Comité Français de l’arbitrage (French Arbitration Committee)

Panel listings

  • ICC 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.