Romano Allione
  Bill Barton
  Charles Blamire-Brown
  Yasemin Çetinel is an attorney at law specialized in international investment and commercial arbitration, with a specific focus on settlement of construction disputes. She holds a postgraduate degree in international commercial arbitration from the Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. She has been involved in numerous ICSID arbitrations, including representation of Turkish contractors against the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Republic of Georgia, the Republic of Yemen (current mandate) and the Republic of Turkmenistan (current mandate). She has represented contractors of various nationalities against state entities and private entities of states including the Republic of Yemen, Romania and the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan (current mandate), at settlement of commercial arbitration disputes. She is the founding partner of Cetinel Law Firm, in Istanbul, Turkey, currently advising Turkish contractors on the disputes arisen out of the unrest in Libya, besides representing clients in several dispute settlement proceedings. She has an extensive experience at execution of FIDIC based contracts concluded with Turkish state entities as well as with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Iran. Her fields of expertise also include providing consultancy to and representation of international companies at public tenders in the Republic of Turkey. Yasemin serves as the DRBF Representative for Turkey and is President-Elect of the DRBF Region 2 Board.
  Stefan Ciobotarenco
  Vlad Ciobotarenco
  Cremona Cotovelea
  Giovanni Di Folco is the President, co-owner and Senior Partner of Techno Engineering & Associates Group, an international techno-legal Consulting Engineering Firm specializing in Integrated Contract Management, Claims and Dispute Avoidance & Resolution internationally, with experience in representing clients in international Adjudication, Arbitration and Litigation. He is a Civil Engineer, Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Expert Witness in Delay and Quantum and a legal arbitration practitioner with more than 30 years’ experience of managing multi-disciplinary civil engineering projects around the world. Mr Di Folco is a past Director and the current President-Elect of the DRBF Region 2 Board of Directors and is listed on the prestigious FIDIC President List of Certified Adjudicators. He is also a FIDIC Accredited Trainer, a FIDIC Certified Adjudicator and an Expert in project & contract management, contract administration, claims preparation and defense, delay analysis and quantum ascertainment. He has gained extensive experience in both international arbitration and adjudication work whilst acting as Arbitrator, Adjudicator, DB, DAB, DAAB and Counsel for a wide variety of clients. In particular, he has represented international clients and been involved in more than one hundred thirty international dispute adjudication procedures and in more than 60 international arbitrations conducted under the ICC and UNCITRAL Rules relating to disputes under the FIDIC Red, Yellow, Pink and Silver Books conditions of contract. Mr Di Folco lectures at various universities, is a Visiting Professor at the Politecnico of Milano University and is a regular guest speaker at several international conferences, seminars and workshops. He is the Vice President of the Romanian Association of Consulting Engineers (ARIC) and a Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Romania. He has authored and published, books and many papers and articles over the years regarding civil engineering, Dispute Boards, adjudication, arbitration, procurement, claims and contract management matters.
  Jeremy Glover is a partner at Fenwick Elliott LLP , the UK’s largest construction law firm and is listed as a leader in his field in Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2020. An accredited adjudicator and member of the CIArb Adjudication Sub-Committee, he advises on all aspects of projects from initial procurement and strategic project advice to dispute avoidance and resolution. Jeremy is the co-author of Understanding the FIDIC Red and Yellow Book: A Clause by Clause Commentary, the third edition of which was published in 2018, and lead editor of Building Contract Disputes: Practice and Precedents. Jeremy is a member of the Board of Examiners on the Construction Law MSc programme at King’s College, and also teaches on the MSc Building Information Modelling Management Programme at Middlesex University. He is the DRBF Past-President for Region 2.
  Nicholas Gould, BSc (Hons), LL.M., FRICS, FCIArb, MCIOB, is Past President of the Executive Board of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation and a partner in the specialist construction, engineering and energy lawyers Fenwick Elliott LLP, where he conducts a mix of international dispute resolution and non-contentious work. He is a solicitor-advocate, chartered surveyor, accredited adjudicator and CEDR Chambers lead mediator. He acts for contractors, employers and governments in the building, construction, engineering, infrastructure, transport, energy, oil and gas, and process engineering sectors. Dispute resolution experience spans litigation, arbitration (domestic and international), adjudication, DAB/DRB, mediation, early neutral evaluation and expert determination. He regularly acts as lead mediator in multi-party multi- million disputes. Nicholas is a certified adjudicator and sits on international dispute boards and as arbitrator. Chamber & Partners 2011 notes Nicholas for his “ability to pre-empt potential problems and provide advice in a clear manner that maintains the individual needs of clients”. Legal 500, 2011 edition list Nicholas as a leading figure for Construction and Mediation who is “extremely knowledgeable and listens carefully to his clients”. The IBA’s 2008 and 2013 editions of International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers Today listed Nicholas as one of the “ten most highly regarded individuals internationally for construction law” and the IBA’s Who’s Who Legal 2015 listed Nicholas in the top five in Europe. He is also Past-President of the DRBF Executive Board of Directors.
  Clive Horridge has a career in Civil Engineering spanning almost 50 years. Most of his experience in the industry has been gained with Corderoy on numerous major Motorway projects in the United Kingdom under the ICE 4th and 5th Editions and the various CESSM Conditions of Contract, and further experience on major projects in the Middle East while with Parsons Group working in Romania and in Middle East. Since joining Techno Engineering & Associates in 2006, Clive has, over the last 11 years, become specifically involved with Dispute Resolution procedures on Motorway, Road and Rail Rehabilitation projects under the FIDIC Conditions of Contract in its various forms. Over the years, Clive has developed an in-depth knowledge of Construction Contract generally, not only under the Forms of Contract above, but an understanding of working practice, interpretation and of course, project specific application of contract.
  Levent Irmak is a Civil Engineer with over 25 years of experience. He has a MSc degree in construction management from Northeastern University in Boston, USA. He is an independent consulting engineer and Managing Director of MC2 MODERN International Construction Consultancy Corporation. He has been appointed as Dispute Board member (both sole and 3-member and as DB chair) in various construction projects such as wastewater treatment plants, transportation projects (railway construction and modernization and road construction and rehabilitation) and power plant construction and also served as Expert Witness in international arbitration cases (both as tribunal-appointed and party-appointed) and as Contract Advisor in various construction projects in various countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa, the Caucasus, and Asia. He is Past-President of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) Region 2 Board of Directors and member of DRBF, FIDIC, EFCA, ATCEA (Association of Turkish Consulting Engineers and Architects) and ISTAC (Istanbul Arbitration Center) Construction Committee. He previously served as President of the DRBF Executive Board of Directors, DRBF Representative for Turkey and is currently serving as Chair of the DRBF Region 2 Pupillage and Mentoring Committee.
  Volker Jurowich is a civil engineer, Technical University, Aachen, Germany. He worked for a major German international contractor for 35 years, the last 15 as an Executive Director. His responsibilities were part of the local business and all of the international business outside of the European Union. Projects under his direct responsibility include major infrastructure works, hydroelectric projects, harbour construction, drill and blast as well as TBM tunneling and building works. He has experience in dispute resolution by negotiation, by mediation, by Dispute Boards and by arbitration. Mr. Jurowich is now working as a contract consultant and in dispute resolution. He was member of the Executive Board of Directors of the DRBF from October 2006 to May 2010, President of DRBF Region 2 from October 2008 to May 2010 and President of the Executive Board from Oct. 2011 to Oct. 2012. He holds the diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. He served on the ICC task force for Dispute Boards. Presently Mr. Jurowich serves as chair and as member on Dispute Boards in the Far East, in Central Asia, in Africa and in Europe. He is lecturer at the University of Stuttgart on international construction. Mr. Jurowich is listed on the FIDIC President’s List of Approved Adjudicators. He is Chairman of the Assessment Panel for the German National List of FIDIC Adjudicators. Volker is a recipient of the Al Mathews Award for Dispute Board Excellence, the DRBF's top honor.
  Thierry Linares
  Boyana Milcheva is a partner at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm, Bulgaria, heading its Construction Law and Tax Law Practice Groups. She specializes in construction, real estate, projects and PPP, tax, and corporate law. Boyana is a regional influencer and a prominent expert who represents and advises companies in major real estate and infrastructure projects, financed by the European cohesion and structural funds, as well as by government and private funds. She is recommended as a top expert in the area of construction law by the most prestigious legal guides - Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500, Chambers Europe.
  Gerard Monaghan
  João Mora is the founding partner of Andrade & Mora. João has over 20 years of intense national and international professional experience in the infrastructure sector, advising clients on the preparation, implementation, and legal-contractual management of relevant projects in Portugal, European markets and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and Asia. He also has extensive experience in mediation, conciliation, dispute boards, litigation, and national and international arbitrations. He has been involved in several international and cross-border transactions involving various jurisdictions, whether in the context of setting up and developing infrastructure projects and their respective financing, or in the corporate domain, notably mergers and acquisitions. João is the DRBF Representative for Portugal.
  Florin Niculescu has over 25 years of experience in the field of civil engineering, having worked in the field of design, works supervision, works execution, International Financing Institution and procurement. He now also works in the field of contracts administration and particularly, in the field of construction dispute adjudication, resolution and arbitration. He has dealt with several types of construction projects, such as roads, railways, ports, airports, industrial and civil buildings, wastewater treatment plants, sewage and water supply and sewage networks, irrigation networks and solid waste. He works as a freelance consultant, running his own enterprise, SC Ab Initio SRL (, and collaborating with numerous world recognised companies, both in the country and abroad. Florin is also an excellent trainer in procurement, Conditions of Contract, Works Contracts implementation and Works Contracts Disputes Resolution. He specialises in dealing with contentious issues and particularly, avoidance and resolution of disputes. He is a member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation.
  Sorina Olaru is a highly experienced litigator with over 21 years of experience in representing clients before the Romanian courts of all levels and specializations (civil, commercial, labor, or administrative), including the High Court of Cassation and Justice and the Constitutional Court of Romania. Sorina often sits as an arbitrator in domestic arbitration proceedings (CCIR rules and ICC arbitration). She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania and a member of the ICC Romania National Committee. Sorina is a member of the team involved in drafting of the new set of arbitration rules of the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania. Her expertise also includes the representation of clients before domestic and international arbitration panels, in cases solved under various rules of arbitration (ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, Swiss Arbitration Act).
  Ana Maria Olteanu
  Beatrice Onica Jarca
  Alina Oprea
  Ignacio Palacios holds a BSc (hons), MRICS, MCIArb and is a member of the DRBF Region 2 Board of Directors. He has extensive experience in the construction industry after being involved in multimillion-dollar projects in Asia, Europe, Australia and Latin America. He currently works as a Regional Director for Quantum Global Solutions a large, global and independent claims consultancy.
  Laurentiu Plosceanu
  Irina Pongracz has a solid civil-law and common-law background after accomplishing legal studies both in France and the United States. Originally trained as a mechanical and aerospace engineer, she presently develops her practice in international (commercial and investment) arbitration with a particular emphasis on engineering and construction disputes. Irina’s arbitration practice covers matters conducted under the rules of numerous arbitration centres (notably ICC, LCIA, DIAC, ICSID, CRCICA, AFA, French-Arab Chamber of Commerce, the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, etc.) and on ad hoc international arbitration proceedings (usually applying the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules). Irina acts as Counsel and legal advisor in complex arbitration proceedings with high-value claims involving both international corporate clients and State entities. Her arbitration experience includes various business sectors (in particular project development, infrastructure, technology - water treatment and power plants, telecommunications, aeronautics, banking, oil and gas) with a focus on construction and industry arbitration in Central and Eastern Europe as well as the MENA region).
  Dinu Popescu
  Giovanni Rigoni
  Ann Russo is Executive Director of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, the non-profit association dedicated to the use of Dispute Review Boards worldwide. She is co-editor of the Dispute Board Manual: A Guide to Best Practices and Procedures. Prior to joining the DRBF, she served as Public Relations Manager for J.A. Jones, Inc., an international construction and engineering firm based in Charlotte, NC, USA. She received the DRBF's President’s Distinguished Service Award in 2005.
  Yann Schneller
  Geoff Smith
  Oana Soimulescu is a Romanian construction lawyer and the founder of Soimulescu & Partners, established in 2005 as the first Romanian law practice focusing exclusively on construction projects. Oana deals regularly with public infrastructure projects such as road, railway, airport and water/environmental projects, in Romania and in the South Eastern Europe. She has extensive experience in dealing with various forms of construction contracts with specific focus on FIDIC forms of contract. She has been regularly involved as counsel since 2005 in complex construction arbitrations under the ICC and CCIR Rules. Oana lectured between 2008 and 2011 as an associate professor of the Technical Construction University of Bucharest, teaching FIDIC Contract Management and Construction Legislation to graduates from the Roads and Railways Construction Department in a MSC programme. She is an alumna of the ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
  Cătălin Şomode was the Romanian Deputy General Director at Municipal Company for Streets, Bridges and Passages. He has over 10 years' experience in the rehabilitation of roads and construction of highways and over 9 years' experience in FIDIC Red Book contracts ed. 1987 rev. 92 FIDIC Red Book Yellow Book 1999 and 1999. He is also expert in financing by the European Investment Bank and the preparation and evaluation of claims / disputes. He is a member of the Romanian Society of Construction Law, the Romanian Society of Consulting Engineers and Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF).
  Athanasos Stigas
  Paul Taggart is a Past President of the DRBF Executive Board of Directors. He has some 40 years experience in contract management and disputes settlement in construction. He is a FIDIC Presidents List of Approved Adjudicators member. Paul has acted as DB member, a disputes settlement manager, a Contractual Manager, and as advisor for a number of reputable major international companies effectively managing complex contract cases on a broad range major infrastructure and building works. In this regard he has been actively involved in the submission and successful settlement of some US$ 4.7 billion worth of disputes to Dispute Adjudication and Recommendation Boards globally per FIDIC, ad hoc and ICC DB rules. His project experience includes Mosul Dam (Iraq), Second Bosphoros Bridge (Turkey), The Channel Tunnel (UK - France), The Panama Canal expansion, Copenhagen, Qatar and Riyadh Metros, Xiaolangdi MPD China, and Bujagali HPP the first PPP hydro project in Africa. Mr. Taggart holds a BSc, MRICS, FCIArb and Post Graduate Diplomas in International Commercial Arbitration (QMUL) and Business Administration (SGBS). He a sustaining member of the DRBF.
  Giorgiana Tecuci is an international lawyer with over 20 years' experience in construction law and procurement. She is actively involved in FIDIC contracts, with particular emphasis on dispute resolution in both the public and private sectors. As an adjudicator, arbitrator and trainer, Giorgiana regularly contributes to the organization and running of both FIDIC related activities and those of DRBF, where she is a board member for Region 2, representing Europe, and the DRBF Representative for Romania.
  Marcus Theil
  Emilian Traista
  Nina Tsaturova
  Arent van Wassenauer
  Sina Velioglu