Trainer details

FIDIC Trainer

Cremona  Cotovelea

  Country of residence: Romania

  Citizenship: Romanian

  www.tp-law.ro

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Countries with experience

Other countries with experience: Belgium, Bulgaria, Morocco, Moldova, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Italy, UAE, UK

Global regions

  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • Central Asia
  • North Africa

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Romanian

Trainer Professional qualifications and discipline

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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 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
  • FIDIC Procurement Procedures Guide 1st Ed (2011)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 5th Ed 2017
  • Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement, 1st Ed 1992
  • Model Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement 2ND Edition (2017)
  • Model Representative Agreement, 1st Ed 2013
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 1st Ed 1992
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 2 Ed 2017

Specialist contract experience

  • FIDIC Guide to Practice, The Business of a Professional Services Firm (2015 Edition)

Other FIDIC contract experience

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Experience with FIDIC contracts modules

  • Module 0: Professional Service Agreements
  • Module 1: Practical Use of FIDIC Conditions of Contracts (1999 Edition)
  • Module 1: Practical Use of FIDIC Conditions of Contracts (2017 Edition)
  • Module 1 Advanced: Practical Use of FIDIC Contracts Advanced course (1999 Edition)
  • Module 1 Advanced: Practical Use of FIDIC Contracts Advanced course (2017 Edition)
  • Module 2: Management of Claims and Disputes Resolution under the FIDIC Contracts (1999 Edition)
  • Module 2: Management of Claims and Disputes Resolution under the FIDIC Contracts (2017 Edition)
  • Module 3: Understanding DABs (1999 Edition)
  • Module 3: Understanding DAABs (2017 Edition)
  • Module 4: Management and Administration of FIDIC Contracts (1999 Edition)
  • Module 4: Management and Administration of FIDIC Contracts (2017 Edition)
  • Module 5: FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (1999 Edition)
  • Module 5: FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (2017 Edition)

Training experience with FIDIC Business Practice modules

  • Risk management
  • Integrity management
  • Environment management

Services offered

  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Others

Technical expertise

  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - commercial
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Chemical Engineering - other
  • Construction law
  • Defence
  • Environmental issues
  • Energy & Power - Solar Systems
  • Manufacturing and Process Plant
  • Metals and Mining
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Rail - other
  • Waste Disposal - Solid Waste Management
  • Waste Disposal - Hazardous Waste Management
  • Waste Disposal - 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
  • Waste Water - treatment/distribution
  • Waste Water - Other
  • Claims and variations
  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects
  • Construction accidents

Short summary experiences

Certified lawyer -1997, Certified Mediator – 2012, Certified Public Procurement Expert 2012, Certified Project Manager -2014, Certified Trainer -2014, Adjudicator (ARIC 2016), FIDIC Internationally Accredited Trainer (and author of) FIDIC Basic and FIDIC in Public (including IFI) modules (2015) and for 1999/2017 edition Works Contracts and Services Agreements modules (2018).
As a partner of Tecuci & Paltineanu law firm, I specialise in construction law and administrative/procurement law. In 2002 I became part of the team developing the national framework for adaptation and implementation of the - then new - FIDIC standards to Romanian Legislation and MDBs requirements under the EU ISPA Programme. Working for over 20 years with FIDIC contracts and agreements, I have accumulated a vast experience in publicly and IFI financed construction projects as: environmental projects (WTP/WWTP, marine discharge; solid waste management a.o.), road infrastructure (new and rehabilitation), mining, green energy a.s.o. I also have extensive knowledge in terms of: circular (green) public procurement, PPPs, ethics and integrity and other construction related fields.
I represent the Employer (predominantly), Contractors but also Engineers, therefore I have a full view and understanding of the participants’ different approach regarding FIDIC contracts/agreements. My participation is as a legal adviser (during the pre-contractual stage, contract execution, adjudication / arbitration phase), but also as claim expert/ contract expert - part of the consultant team, adjudicator’s assistant and adjudicator/mediator/conciliator/facilitator/neutral. I work in various regions with a rich cultural diversity and collaborate very well with all professionals, irrespective of their professional/educational background.
In addition to being a speaker in various international events related to FIDIC, adjudication and construction, I have also authored numerous training courses. I authored the Romanian chapter in ‘The International Application of FIDIC Contracts. A Practical Guide’, edited by Donald Charrett, December 2019.

Position and experience

Employment status: Self employed
Present position: Managing Partner
Previous positions: please, see CV
Are you a fully FIDIC certified trainer: Yes
List the types of certification you have:

Certificate of Accreditation "FIDIC Basic" - special module related to the FIDIC Conditions of Contracts
Certificate of Accreditation "FIDIC in Public"- special module related to the FIDIC Conditions of Contracts


Are you a FIDIC interim certified trainer: Yes
List the types of certification you have:

AGREEMENT BETWEEN FIDIC AND THE FIDIC INTERIM ACCREDITED TRAINER ON UNDERTAKING TRAINING EVENTS RELATING TO THE FIRST AND SECOND EDITIONS OF FIDIC’S CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT AND SERVICE AGREEMENTS

Affiliations/Memberships

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Panel listings

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