FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Ugo  Galli

  Country of residence: United Arab Emirates

  Citizenship: Italian


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book)
  • 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

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Other contract experience

  • Acted as the Engineer or Contract/Claims Expert on several projects where FIDIC forms were used

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness

Technical expertise

  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Civil Engineering - Land Drainage & Dewatering
  • Civil Engineering - River & Flood Control
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Environmental issues
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • 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 - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Rail - other
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Water - Flooding and Drainage
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Waster Water - treatment/distribution
  • Claims and variations

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

Short summary experiences

I have experience in dispute resolution acting as a neutral as well as representing one of the parties to the dispute as counsel or advisor. I have worked with a range of Dispute Board processes, including DAB as sole-member or member of a three-member panels, as well as counsel representing one of the parties, and DAAB, under the 2017 Red and Yellow books. I have sat as arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings under arbitration rules issued by the KCAB. I have also acted as counsel in International Arbitrations under the ICC Rules, and my experience is entirely related to disputed arising out of projects where the construction contract was based on the FIDIC forms. I have also been involved in Court Litigation acting as technical expert for one of the parties, either the Employer or the Contractor.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position:
Previous positions: Managing Director, General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Vice President Operations, Technical Director, Regional Director Middle East


  • DAB member (1999 Suite)
  • DAAB member (2017 Suite)
  • DAB (as Counsel)
  • International Arbitration (party-nominated arbitrator)
  • Arbitration (as Counsel)
  • Court Litigation (as Expert Witness)


  • Register of Professional Engineers - Italy
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF)
  • Society of Construction Law
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International

Panel listings

  • UK Adjudicators
  • International Centre for Arbitration and Mediation in Kampala (ICAMEK)

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Master's Degree - Italy - Civil Engineering
  • Master of Laws
  • UK
  • Construction Law and Arbitration
  • PG Diploma
  • UK Forensic Schedule Analysis
  • PG Certificate
  • UK The Mechanics of Project Financing