FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Ajit Kumar  Mishra

  Country of residence: India

  Citizenship: Indian


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • East Asia
  • South Asia

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 2nd Ed (2017 Silver Book)
  • 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)
  • Short Form of Contract, 1st Ed 1999
  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works (2019 Emerald book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 5th Ed 2017

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011
  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works, 2019

Other contract experience

  • I am an accredited 'FIDIC Certified Trainer'- FCT Certificate No. CT1.1-1160

CV - Services offered

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

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Building services - Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
  • Building services - lighting/electrical
  • Building services - water
  • Building services - Communications
  • Building services - Acoustics and insultation
  • Building services - Security & Alarm Systems
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • 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)
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy & Power - Geothermal Systems
  • Energy & Power - Pneumatic Systems and Hydraulic Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - Hardware and Software, Control and Monitoring Systems, Equipment and Drives
  • Rail - High Speed rail
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Rail - Operation Control, Passenger Information Display and Entertainment
  • Rail - Signalling and Communications
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Telecommunications
  • Water - Desalination
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects
  • Failure investigations
  • Construction accidents
  • Other Delay and Quantum Analysis

Short summary experiences

Current Assignment: Working as head of Contract Management and Project Management of Design Build Contracts on FIDIC Contract forms, Management of Consultancy contracts. Finalising issues related to Contract Policy and Model Contract Document including DAB & Arbitrations. Finalising Empanelment of Arbitrators and Conciliators in DFCCIL. Dispute resolution for high value contracts- I have been representing and defending the Employer in adjudication of 22 disputes through Dispute Adjudication Board, 32 through Arbitration including 06 International Arbitration, with total claim value of approximately 01 billion USD. Previous Assignment as Head of Project Team: Executive Project head of Project team of Construction of 160 km long double line railway track for dedicated freight transportation to decongest existing Indian Railway routes. I have been the Project Head of the part of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor having part Cost of INR39000million. The work profile involves Project planning, design coordination and progress monitoring during project execution. Project Management of Design Build Contracts on FIDIC Contract forms, Management of Consultancy contracts. Fund and Cash Flow Management- Coordination with multilateral funding agency the World Bank and Ministry of Railways for availability of fund and ensuring timely release of interim payments to contractors to ensure adequate cash flow in project. Interface Management- Close monitoring and management of interface issues among Civil, Track and System Contractors and other stakeholders. Dispute resolution for high value contracts- I have been representing and defending the Employer in adjudication of 07 disputes through Dispute Adjudication Board, 06 through International Arbitration and 04 disputes before Court of Law. Previous Assignment: Management of FIDIC contract, Management of Design Build contract system, coordination with field and corporate office, Interface Management with System Contract, Coordination to resolve Technical and Contractual Issues from Employer side in Design Build Contract. Finalization of alignment, preparation bid documents, framing of employer's requirement for Design-Build contract and assisting in procurement activities for the World Bank funded portion of Eastern DFC. Coordination with the funding agency the World Bank, progress review, managing missions and disbursements. Management of post-contractual issues, dispute resolution through Adjudication and Arbitration. Representing Employer DFCCIL before Dispute Boards and Court of Law. Additional Assignment of Infastrute Project: Executive head of Project team of Construction of 353km long double line railway track- Project planning, design coordination and execution of work. Project Cost INR 66220million. The contract awarded through international competitive bidding with international contractor as JV partner based on FIDIC Contract Form, Management of Consultancy contracts. Use of modern technology for construction, advance project management tools and interface management with several national/international agencies & Experts. Ministry of Railways Assignments: Design & Construction of new line railway track including Bridge Design & Construction, Formation, Preparation of proposal and budgetary estimate for sanction of proposal, planning and arranging for preliminary and detailed engineering survey, alignment finalization for DPR. Preparation/approval of tender documents, finalization of works tenders for execution of works, monitoring and supervision during execution and preparation of closure reports. Defending Railway's interest in Arbitration proceeding an acting as Arbitrator in disputes.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position: Group General Mamager - Contract Management
Previous positions: General Manager - Contract Management, General Manager - Coordination, Chief Project Manager, Additional General Manager, Senior Divisional Personnel Officer, Deputy Chief Engineer, Senior Divisional Engineer, Divisional Engineer


  • Group General Mamager - Contract Management
  • General Manager - Contract Management
  • General Manager - Coordination
  • Chief Project Manager


  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) - FCIArb
  • Fellow of Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution (AIADR)
  • Fellow of Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA) and Dispute Board Member of ICA
  • Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) - FIE
  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) - FCILT
  • Member of All India Management Association (AIMA)
  • Member of Project Management Institute ( - PMP
  • Fellow- Indian Institute of Technical Arbitrators (IITArb)

Panel listings

  • Life Member Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM)
  • Arbitrator - Indian Council of Arbitration
  • Dispute Board Member - Indian Council of Arbitration
  • Arbitrator - Indian Institute of Technical Arbitrators (IITArb)
  • Arbitrator - Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur - India
  • Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from CIARB - London
  • Advance Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution from NALSAR Hyderabad - India
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA) in International Business from Sikkim Manipal University
  • Professional Diploma in Public Procurement (PDPP) from All India Management Institute in collaboration with the World Bank
  • ICC Arbitration online Training Course on ICC Court of Arbitration and the Application of 2021 Rules’ in October 2022