FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Anton  van Langelaar

  Country of residence: South Africa

  Citizenship: South African


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Central Asia
  • North Africa
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Other languages spoken: Flemish

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)
  • 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
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 1st Ed 1992

Specialist contract experience

  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works, 2019

Other contract experience

  • Construction Contract MDB Harmonised Ed May 2005

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Facilitator
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness
  • Educational qualifications

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - High Speed rail
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Rail - Signalling and Communications
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Rock Anchors & grouting Tunnels and Shafts
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Waster Water - treatment/distribution
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

Project Experience High Speed Rail (US$ 19,000mil), Commuter and Freight Rail Immersed Tube, Tunnels and Stations (US$ 2,200mil), Intercity, Commuter and Freight Rail (US$ 1,800mil) (rail projects inclusive of TBM, NATM, D&B and C&C tunnels; heavy civil works; bridges, viaducts and other structures; track, stations and depots, incl. buildings and roads; core systems, incl. rolling stock, traction power, signalling, wayside E&M, OCS, OCC, SCADA, MMS, PIS, EFCS, etc.), River Bridge Project (US$ 282mil), Bulk Water Supply (US$ 2,600mil) (large diameter steel pipelines, pump stations, WTW, dams, tunnels), Acid Mine Drainage (US$ 210mil), Roller Compacted Concrete and Earth Fill Dams (US$ 100mil), TBM, D&B Water Transfer Tunnels and Weir (US$ 220mil), Clear and Waste Water Treatment Works (US$ 100mil), National, Provincial and Major Municipal Roads (US$ 150mil), Mining Project (inclusive of ancillary works) (US$ 350mil), One-Stop Border Post (US$ 30mil), various road and airport maintenance and rehabilitation projects, public buildings, shopping malls, property development and municipal construction projects. DB, programme and project manager for dealing with heavy civils, dam, tunnel, road, railway, pipeline, pump station and building specific claims/variations for additional payment and extension of time totaling some US$ 2,300mil. Jurisdictions of experience include Roman-Dutch Law, Common Law, Civil Law and State of New York Law.DB MEMBER / ADJUDICATOR / MEDIATOR / CONCILIATORDB member and adjudicator (FIDIC accredited) for international and domestic projects which include rail, road reconstruction and rehabilitation, bridges, tunnels, significant buildings, dam, steel pipeline, waste and clear water treatment works and border post facilities. CEDR/CD/ACDS Accredited Commercial Mediator. Strategic advice and preparations for US$ 60mil successful mediation. Successful mediations of engineering (roads and buildings) and commercial disputes.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position: Self employed
Previous positions: Contracts Expert / Specialist, FIDIC "Engineer", Programme and Project Manager, Director and Head of Claims Section for US$ 19,000 million high speed rail project, Regional Manager, Senior Associate, Associate, Principal Engineer, Resident Engineer, Site Agent, Senior Engineer, Engineer in Training


  • Rail - High Speed Rail; Intercity Commuter and Freight Rail and Appurtenant Works
  • Tunnels - TBM and D&B Water Transfer Tunnels / Immersed Tube TBM D&B NATM C&C Rail Tunnels
  • Bridges - River and Road Bridges; Rail Bridges and Viaducts
  • Dams - Roller Compacted Concrete and Earth Fill Dams and Weirs
  • Water - Bulk Water Supply / Clear and Wastewater Treatment Works / Steel Pipelines and Pump Stations
  • Mining - Acid Mine Drainage / Pit-to-Port
  • Roads and Highways - National and Provincial / Major Municipal
  • Buildings – Rail Depots Stations TPS One Stop Border Post Commercial and Office
  • DB Member / Adjudicator / Mediator / Conciliator / Dispute Management Avoidance and Resolution
  • Tutoring / Lecturing / Training / Mentoring / Coaching


  • FIDIC – Accredited Adjudicator President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators (Geneva) / FIDIC – Affiliate Member (Geneva)
  • FAArb - Accredited Arbitrator and Fellow Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) (RSA)
  • CEDR - Accredited Commercial Mediator (UK) / CD & ACDS - Accredited Commercial Mediator (RSA)
  • MCIArb - Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
  • PMP® - Certified Project Management Professional (USA)
  • Pr. Eng – Professional Engineer Engineering Council of South Africa (Reciprocity with ICE UK) / ECSA - Registered Training Mentor Engineering Council of South Africa (RSA)
  • MSAICE - Member SA Institution of Civil Engineers (RSA)
  • PMI - Member Project Management Institute (USA and RSA)
  • DRBF – Member and Country Representative for South Africa Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (USA)
  • SCL – Member Society of Construction Law (UK) / CEDR– Member CEDR Exchange Network (UK)

Panel listings

  • FIDIC Presidents List of Approved Adjudicators
  • SAICE President's Panel of Mediators/Arbitrators/Adjudicators (RSA)
  • CESA Presidents Panel of Mediators/Arbitrators/Adjudicators (RSA)
  • AoA Arbitrator Adjudicator & Mediator Panel (RSA)
  • Engineering Professions Association National Adjudicators - Senior Adjudicator
  • CEDR Mediation Panel
  • Conflict Dynamics Mediation Panel (RSA)
  • Member of DB panel for Multinational Water Transfer Project
  • Panel of Expert Advisors for Dispute Resolution of Large Engineering Projects (RSA)
  • MCC/MCA Bid Challenge Appeals Committee/master list of Independent reviewers

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Commercial Mediation Training Conflict Dynamics / African Centre for Dispute Settlement (CD/ACDS) & Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) 2013
  • Certificates in Financial Management (distinction) and Personal Financial Management (distinction) University of South Africa 2003 & 2002
  • Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) - Fellowship Certificate in Arbitration (2002) Certificate in Specialisation in Construction Law (2001) Certificate in Arbitration (2000)
  • MSc (Project Management) (distinction) Cape Town University South Africa 2001
  • Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification (distinction) Project Management Institute (USA) 2000
  • CMP (Construction Management Programme) presented by four South African universities 1991
  • B Eng Hons (Structures) cum laude Stellenbosch University South Africa 1980
  • B Eng (Civil) Stellenbosch University South Africa 1979