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  Iain Aitchison LLM MArch FCIArb FDBF is a Managing Director at Ankura in London. He an internationally recognized delay expert with more than 35 years of experience in the international construction industry. He is regularly appointed as an independent expert on complex and high-value disputes and has expertise in buildings, power and process plants, and major infrastructure projects. He has given expert written and oral evidence in ICC Arbitration on delay and FIDIC contract administration issues. He is a registered Architect in UK and Germany, an accredited dispute board member, trained mediator, and a practicing arbitrator.
  Assen Alexiev is an arbitrator based in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has served as arbitrator and counsel in arbitration proceedings before the ICC, WIPO, the Czech Arbitration Court, KRIB, and in ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL Rules. He is a legal expert on Bulgarian and EU law in international litigations and arbitrations in matters of commercial law, intellectual property, torts, and international private law. He is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, and the ICC Task Force on National rules of procedure for recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards pursuant to the New York Convention of 1958. He also serves as Country Reporter for Bulgaria at the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Dallas, USA, and Vice-Chairman of the KRIB Court of Arbitration, Sofia, Bulgaria. He was a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2008 – 2015. He is a member of the International Arbitration Institute, the Bulgarian Association for International Law, International Law Association, and the Bulgarian Association of Construction Law.
  Romano Allione is a Charter member of the DRBF, past president of the DRBF Executive Board of Directors and is a recipient of the Al Mathews Award for Dispute Board Excellence, the DRBF's top honor. He is a professional engineer, project management consultant, and member FIDIC President’s List of Approved Adjudicators. Mr. Allione has contributed to the construction of major infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He was a party in the first DRB to operate outside the USA in the early 1980s and since then has strongly promoted the DRB/DAB concept and helped in Dispute Board training seminars and in communicating the DB philosophy. On retirement from the largest Italian contractor after more than 30 years of service, Mr. Allione has been active in advising on project management, claim preparation, and Dispute Board implementation. He has and is participating in arbitration proceedings; has been acting as Arbitrator, Member and Chair of Dispute Adjudication Boards according to FIDIC Rules; and Combined Dispute Boards according to ICC Rules. He is a lecturer at the “ Master Contract, claim and delay management in construction

works“ at Milan Polytechnic and for several Seminars for Lawyers and Engineers.

  Dick Appuhn is a consulting engineer based in Rome Italy serving mainly the European design and construction communities. His professional experience covers engineering design and construction management where he has been active since the 1960’s starting in the United States and moving to the international market place in 1970. His affiliations extend to the Society of Construction Law and the DRB Foundation where he served as President of the Executive and Region 2 Boards of Directors and as a member of the International Committee for Training. Dick is a recipient of the Al Mathews Award for Dispute Board Excellence, the DRBF's top honor. He is a member of the Contracts Committee for the European International Contractors Association. Dick is an active arbitrator and adjudicator in Europe, Africa and the Far East. He was appointed to the Standing Committee for ADR of the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration. Dick is an affiliate member of FIDIC and is an accredited trainer and is registered on the President’s List of Approved Adjudicators. He also serves the Task Groups for the drafting of General Conditions of Subcontract to be used with the FIDIC Standard Conditions for Construction and Design-Build Contracts. He graduated with BS and MS Degrees in Civil Engineering and Engineering Geology from the University of California at Berkeley. He was admitted as a Registered Civil Engineer, Geologist and Engineering Geologist in California, USA.
  Gabriel Armanet is a Director for the Construction branch of FTI Consulting, working for the Forensic and Litigation team based in Paris. Gabriel has an academic background in construction law, international procurement, economics and business administration management. He has provided services for the main engineering and construction companies operating in the construction industry across the globe (Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Pacific). Gabriel is experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution (mediation and arbitration). He has been involved in ICC arbitrations, supporting the preparation of the filing submissions up to final hearings, notably on Quantum matters. Gabriel has also been involved in the preparation and participation of mediation at the Singapore International Mediation Centre. In 2017-2019, Gabriel has reinforced its academic background in construction law and dispute resolution at King’s College London. Gabriel won the King’s College UK Society of Construction Law prize for the best MSc dissertation in 2019, and the second prize of the European Society of Construction Law in 2020.
  Brian Barr is a Chartered civil engineer and FIDIC Certified Adjudicator with an

impressive track record spanning over four decades, with extensive work experience in the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Far East. For the past 16 years, he has exclusively worked as an Adjudicator and Dispute Review Expert, while also possessing significant experience as a Conciliator, Mediator, Technical Auditor, Engineer, Engineer’s Representative, Dispute Advisor, and Claims Advisor.

  Bill Barton has specialised in construction and non-contentious construction for

over 30 years. He has particular expertise in drafting and negotiating specialist bespoke contracts whether in relation to wind farms, renewable energy such as
solar, biomass, office and industrial developments, colleges or standard
construction projects. As a result, he is experienced in drafting
amendments to and negotiating not only standard forms of contract such
as JCT, NEC and ICE, but also the FIDIC Red and Silver books as well as
IChemE Burgundy, Red and Yellow books. Bill acts for owners and promoters of projects, international contractors, sub-contractors as well as advising other law firms on complex construction issues, in the UK and internationally. Bill is a Fellow of the Institute of Arbitrators, and has substantial experience in conducting adjudications, mediations and arbitrations, as well as litigation within the TCC and ICC. Bill has advised large international contractors on the operation and administration of Dispute Boards, and has drafted submissions and advised on the wider approach required to achieve the best possible outcome.

  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 President of the DRBF Region 2 Board of Directors and is a member of the DRBF Executive Board.
  Cremona Cotovelea is Partner with Tecuci Paltineanu SCPA, where she serves as a construction lawyer, mediator and DB member / FIDIC Certified Adjudicator with over 25 years of experience. She is also trained in project management and public procurement. She is the main author of two FIDIC accredited modules (‘FIDIC Basic’ and ‘FIDIC in Public’) and a friendly reviewer of the 2017 FIDIC Red and Silver books. Cremona is also a FIDIC internationally accredited trainer. Cremona is a founding partner of the first Romanian construction law firm SCPA Tecuci Păltineanu (2001) providing integrated advice: construction law, related public procurement or EU / MDB financing. She is a member of several professional associations (DRBF, ArbitralWomen, ARIC a.s.o.). Cremona is a member of the DRBF Region 2 Board of Directors, representing Europe. 
  Michael Cover is a lawyer by background and has over 30 years of experience in dispute resolution. He is a full time independent third party neutral and a

Member of ArbDB Chambers. He accepts appointments as
arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator and is on the panels of many of the
leading dispute resolution institutions around the world. Michael has undertaken DAAB training with the DRBF and the DBF and has also worked with DAAB’s in Eastern Europe in the preparation and delivery of claims, as well as on the management of major projects.

  Andrea del Grosso Formerly full professor of structural engineering at the University of Genoa, Italy, he authored nearly 200 papers on different research topics from seismic engineering to finite element computation, smart structures and structural health monitoring. As a professional, he has been involved as principal designer or consultant for the construction or rehabilitation of buildings, transportation infrastructures, ports and maritime facilities. He acted as technical expert in several arbitration procedures and courts. He is DRBF member and Country Representative for Italy. He chaired one of the first Italian DB experiment and has been member of ADR committees under Italian law rules.
  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 Past-president of the DRBF Region 2 Board of Directors and is listed on the 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 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.
  Simon Fegen is based near Bath, United Kingdom, and specialises in the dispute avoidance and dispute resolution arena in the construction industry. He is a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) and a CEDR Accredited Mediator. His professional experience spans over 30 years and a variety of projects, including energy, water treatment plants and pipelines, highways, OPRC and airport terminal buildings, in various locations in Africa, Asia and Europe. Simon is a strong proponent of dispute avoidance through sound contract administration and supports the use of Dispute Boards; he currently serves on 2 standing dispute boards in Africa. Simon is involved with various training programmes on dispute avoidance and contract administration; and is currently the Director of Training for the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) Region 2.
  Geir Frøholm is general counsel by one of the largest Norwegian general contractors and real estate developers. He was a partner by Schjødt for almost twenty years developing and heading their construction, infrastructure and PPP department later head in SANDS construction, infrastructure and PPP department. Prior to his law practice Geir has been deputy judge, corporate and later general counsel by Skanska Norge AS. He holds particular expertise in construction contracts, PPP contracts and agreement with public authorities within the building and planning sector. He provides drafting, continuous advice and negotiation support representing mainly domestic and international contractors, advisors, and investors in PPP road projects. In addition to being a law graduate from the University of Oslo Geir has attended post-graduation education in US-law, business/management and mediation/arbitration. He was Co-chair of the Project Establishment Sub-committee, International Construction Project committee, International Bar Association 2008-2012, Chair of The Norwegian Bar Association Committee for mediation 2013-21, Board member of Forum for zoning and building regulation law 2006-2011, Chair Forum for zoning and building regulation law 2012-2014 and Member of Committee for building and regulation law, The post graduate education for lawyers 2006 – 2016. He currently serves as DRBF Representative for Norway.
  Sean Gibbs is CEO of global expert provider Hanscomb Intercontinental. Prior to this he has held directorships and senior positions with contracting and consultancy firms globally. With over 30 years’ experience across the global onshore and offshore construction and engineering industries Sean has worked across all of the worlds continents. He has acted as quantum expert before various dispute resolution tribunals including adjudication, dispute board, expert determination and arbitration. Sean is a member of the DRBF Region 2 Board of Directors.
  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 President-elect for the DRBF Executive Board of Directors.
 

Nigel Grout FCIArb, FCIHT, DipICArb is an experienced construction professional specialising in the resolution and avoidance of disputes and contentious issues on international infrastructure projects. He provides expert opinion and findings on such matters as interpretation of contract documents, entitlement under the contract and applicable law, quantum, extensions of time, delay and disruption, variations and contractual claims. Having spent 40 years as a practising Quantity Surveyor, Nigel now works exclusively as a Dispute Board member. He has been on the FIDIC President’s List of Approved Adjudicators since 2012 and has extensive expertise and experience of Dispute Boards practice and procedures, including serving as Chairman and as a Sole Member DB. Also an accredited Adjudicator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited Expert Determiner with the Academy of Experts. Particular expertise in the various FIDIC and MDB contract conditions. Regularly tutors worldwide on construction claims and the operation of international Dispute Boards. Nigel has worked on projects in the UK, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia.

 

Leo Grutters, BSc (civil) MBA DipArb FCIArb FDBF, is a Civil Engineer and a Dispute Resolution Expert with over 30 years of professional experience. He holds an MBA and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. As a Member of FIDIC's President's List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators he has been involved as an independent neutral expert in many large prestigious international engineering projects involving such wide-ranging sectors as roads, power generation & distribution, off-shore, marine, renewable energies, etc. He is a forensic analyst focused on the logical and fair resolution to contractual disputes. Due to his extensive participation in international contractual dispute resolution procedures such as Adjudication, Dispute Boards and Arbitration, he is a project-focused expert who understands the interaction between complex engineering methodologies and the unavoidable legal and commercial implications when seen in a contractual environment. He also regularly lectures on dispute resolution methodologies, proactive contract administration systems & procedures and he is a regular speaker at related international events. He routinely conducts training and coaching events on the entire FIDIC Rainbow Suite of Contracts, as well as other construction management related topics. He is a Past President of the DRBF Region 2 Board of Directors.

 

Thomas Hofbauer, a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting. He is a member of the Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice and is based in Munich. Thomas works in the Constructions Solutions practice and is a civil engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the construction and engineering industries and act as both delay and quantum expert, in English and German language disputes. Thomas has a background is in design/engineering, strategic procurement and claims management for industrial and process, power, and civil engineering projects across Europe, the Middle East and USA. Thomas specializes in project and risk analysis and the assessment of delay, disruption, and damages for projects up to €2 billion with disputed values in excess of €500 million. Thomas has given evidence in arbitral proceedings at the DIS in Germany, ICC in Paris, the VIAC in Vienna and the SCAI in Zurich and acted as delay and quantum expert for disputes in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and the United States. In international arbitrations he acted as a tribunal appointed expert witness as well as a party appointed expert witness for national and international claimants and respondents.

  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 DRBF Region 2 Board of Directors, and is a member of DRBF, FIDIC, EFCA, ATCEA (Association of Turkish Consulting Engineers and Architects) and ISTAC (Istanbul Arbitration Center) Construction Committee. He previously served as 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.
  Lubomir Katchamakov
  Dimitar Kondev is an Associate in the International Arbitration Group at White & Case LLP in Paris and a Lecturer in International Construction Law at the Aarhus University in Denmark.  Dimitar has experience in advising and representing clients in DAB and arbitration proceedings in relation to construction projects in Europe, Central Asia, Central America, South America and East Africa.  Dimitar is the author of the book “Multi-Party and Multi-Contract Arbitration in the Construction Industry” published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2017.  He is registered as dispute adjudicator under the Bulgarian list of FIDIC dispute adjudication experts.  Dimitar has participated in the legal review of the 2017 FIDIC suite of contracts, the FIDIC Emerald Book (2019), the FIDIC Green Book (2021), and the FIDIC Bronze Book (forthcoming publication).  He is also a member of FIDIC Task Group 22 for the development of an EPCM Form of Contract.
  Pablo Laorden, Managing Partner at Lámbal Abogados (Spain), is a FIDIC

Accredited Trainer and Adjudicator (President list). DRBF Country
Representative for Spain. He provides legal and contractual advice to the engineering and construction industry, drafting and negotiating contractual documents, advising during the construction period and assisting in claims and dispute resolution including Dispute Boards, mediation, litigation and arbitration. He participates in all types of projects including building, civil works, energy, oil & gas, ship construction, and utilities around the world. Mr. Laorden acts as Dispute Board member and arbitrator. He has participated in more than 40 DB disputes and has written more than 30 DB decisions.

  Thierry Linares is a Managing Director in the construction practice of FT Consulting's Forensic and Litigation team in Paris. He has 17 years of experience managing the various components of project controls, both on the contractor and client side. Thierry has been extensively involved in the set-up, management and development of activities of project control: budget and cost control, planning, contracts and subcontracts administration, risk management, and analysis of key performance indicators. As such, Thierry has developed a comprehensive knowledge of issues relating to cost, scheduling, procurement, risk and contract management within the construction industry, and applied those in claims writing, review and expertise. Thierry has been focused on dispute resolution for the last four years, has experience testifying in ICC arbitrations as delay and quantum expert and has been selected by the Who's Who Legal as being among the world's leading Consulting Expert and Expert Witness yearly since 2018. He serves as DRBF Representative for France.
  Boyana Milcheva is a partner at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. (DPC) Law Firm and leads its Construction Law Practice Group. She has specialized in construction, real estate, and tax law for more than 18 years. Boyana possesses in-depth expertise in construction law and has advised local and regional market participants on major transport infrastructure projects – road, railway, highway and airports construction and rehabilitation. Boyana is a board member of the Bulgarian Society of Construction Law (BSCL) and Bulgarian representative at the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF). She has actively contributed

to the BSCL initiatives of compiling the first Bulgarian Construction Law Handbook and translating the latest edition of the FIDIC Yellow Book in Bulgaria. She is regularly invited as a speaker at construction law seminars and training courses for both lawyers and industry representatives. Her proficiency in the area of construction law is highly praised by all leading global legal guides - Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500, Chambers Europe, and IFLR 1000, which also recognizes her in the elite Woman Leader category.

  Blagomir Minov
  Gerard Monaghan is a Chartered Arbitrator and Director of Nicholas O' Dwyer Ltd and serves as DRBF Representative for Ireland. He a Chartered Engineer with some 30 years’ experience in the delivery of major construction projects in Ireland and internationally. Gerard is a Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a CEDR accredited mediator and a member of the Engineers Ireland Arbitration, Conciliation and Adjudication panels. He is an experienced ADR professional and is appointed regularly as arbitrator, adjudicator, mediator/conciliator. Gerard is a member of the Minister’s Panel of Adjudicators established in accordance with the provisions of the Irish Construction Contracts Act 2013. Gerard is former Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Irish Branch). He serves as DRBF Representative for Ireland.
  Henry Musonda, FCIArb, is a Civil/Structural Engineer an Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), and the listed on the FIDIC and DRBF Presidents’ lists of Adjudicators. He has more than 35 years of practical and professional experience in the design, administration and project management of building and civil works and service contracts and providing advisory support on infrastructure projects to FIDIC and various forms of contract. He has international experience as an Arbitrator and Adjudicator and has strong knowledge and background of Application of alternative dispute resolution methods and Dispute Boards to infrastructure projects. He is a FIDIC listed trainer and has conducted training in Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  Aisha Nadar has been actively involved for over 30 years in all phases of the negotiation and implementation of large-scale cross-border infrastructure and defence programs. Her procurement and international contract management experience includes holding senior level positions in the US, the Middle East and Europe. She regularly advises clients on strategic procurement planning, contract drafting, contract management and dispute resolution and acts as arbitrator, mediator and dispute board member and has experience of ICC, LCIA, SCC, DIAC, AAA, UNCITRAL and FIDIC rules. Aisha has carried out assignments related to dispute resolution for organizations such as the World Bank, USAID and US DoD and is a regularly invited speaker at universities and specialized conferences on construction contracts and dispute resolution. Aisha is a member of FIDIC’s Executive Committee, the Chair of FIDIC’s Procurement Policy Sub-Committee, is listed on FIDIC President’s List of Accredited Adjudicators and served as one of the principal drafters of the updates of the FIDIC 1999 Suite. She is an officer of the International Construction Projects Committee of the International Bar Association and has previously served as a member of the Standing Committee of ICC International Centre for ADR. Aisha holds a BS Electrical Engineering from University of Nebraska, an MBA from University of Texas-Austin and an LL.M. in International Commercial Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary, University of London and completed the CIArb Diploma Course in International Commercial Arbitration, Oxford in 2005. She currently serves as DRBF Representative for Sweden.
  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 (www.abinitio.ro), 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.
  Cristina Olariu is a Partner at Oglinda & Partners Law Firm and founder and CEO of IUS (Infrastructure United Solutions). She is a lawyer and consultant specialized in construction law (especially infrastructure projects). Cristina assisted Romanian and foreign Contractors in continuous matters related to tender procedures, contract management and dispute resolution projects for roads, highways, railways, bridges and water supply systems. Cristina has 10 years of experience in construction and arbitration, gaining her expertise by being involved and coordinating more than 160 infrastructure projects (contract management, consultancy, assistance, DAB procedures, ICC arbitrations, CICA-CCIR arbitrations, UNCITRAL arbitrations, Romanian National Courts cases). Most commonly, she coordinates the combined team of lawyers and engineers assuring full coverage of all issues related to every project.
  Roberto Panetta has been a lecturer in Civil Law (Works contracts) at the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan since 2013. Since 2016 he has also been a lecturer of Civil Law (Business Contracts) at the Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome. He was a lecturer at the Master in International Construction Management at the Politecnico di Milano. Since 2020 he has been Vice Chairman of the European Society of Construction Law, a permanent member of the Council, and Secretary General of the Italian Society of Construction Law. He is a member of the Swiss Arbitration Association Below 40 and is also a member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation and of the International Bar Association. Roberto Panetta is the author and co-author of numerous works on civil law and arbitration. He regularly speaks at conferences and seminars in Italy and abroad on matters pertaining to civil law, arbitration, and dispute boards. Furthermore, he collaborates with the Italian national newspaper, Il Sole 24 Ore on the Law and Taxes section and SKY TG24.
  John Papworth is a FIDIC Certified Adjudicator, practicing as a Dispute Board Chairman or Member, International Arbitrator, Mediator and Expert. His working life of 53 years has taken him to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. He has worked on projects in the fields of oil and gas, civil, marine, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and nuclear engineering as well as building. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors and the Association of Cost Engineers. John is pleased to be working in partnership with Svetlana Borisova, who is also attending the Conference, in the fields of International Dispute Avoidance and Dispute Resolution.
  Lindy Patterson KC is a full time independent arbitrator and adjudicator with 39 Essex Chambers. She is recognised as a “go to" arbitrator and adjudicator for complex energy, infrastructure and construction disputes in both civil and common law systems. Recent arbitrations have concerned disputes arising from nuclear power plants; LNG terminals; hydro power; solar power; offshore wind

and oil and gas. She also arbitrates in general commercial contracts and real estate disputes. She operates in many jurisdictions, both civil and common law, and with a variety of governing laws with appointments from ICC; LCIA; DIAC; NAI and ADCCAC. She is a chartered arbitrator; FIDIC President’s List member and honorary fellow of RICS ( Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and CICES ( Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors). In 2021 she was appointed to the Standing Committee of the International Centre for ADR of ICC.
She is a member of the FCL Certification Board and Chair of its Adjudication Programme Committee which certifies dispute board members for inclusion on the FIDIC List of International Adjudicators. She is on the following UK lists of adjudicators:-TeCSA; RICS and RIBA.

  Alfonso Pelosi holds an MSc degree as a civil hydraulic engineer, he has 40+ years of experience in Contracts Management and Construction of infrastructures, Roads, Highways, Railways, Bridges, Viaducts, Tunnels, Dams, Hydroelectric Power Plants, Water and wastewater systems in 24+ countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, New Zealand, and Central America. Projects financed by EU, WB, ADB, and Italian government. He also has 11 years of experience as a Tender specialist and Tender dept. Manager, with practical knowledge in preparation of tenders for international and Italian work contracts. In his career he acted for engineers, contractors, and employers as a designer, construction manager, quality control and quality assurance manager, project manager, contracts manager, and as Fidic Engineer. Alfonso has a comprehensive knowledge of the Fidic Conditions of Contracts and is a trainer and a regular lecturer at a postgraduated master classes in “Contracts claims and delay management” held at Politecnico of Milan. He is a member of a Fidic sub-group for drafting contracts. Alfonso is a chartered member of the Institution of Engineers (Italy), a member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF), and a member of the Society of Construction Law (SCL).
  James (Jim) Perry is a member of the District of Columbia Bar (1985) and has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (1981). Based in Paris since 1988, and focused on construction, Jim serves as an arbitrator and dispute board member, but also works as counsel, specializing in the construction industry. In 2003 Jim opened PS Consulting, a founding member of the Leading Construction Lawyers International Alliance (LCL). Jim has served on numerous dispute boards, including in the Baltics, Central Europe, Central Asia, Africa, SE Asia, Australasia and the Middle East and Latin America and been appointed on ICC, DIAC, ADCCAC, CEPANI, VIAC and ad hoc arbitral tribunals.  Jim has experience with dam construction, bridges, port terminals and marine construction, airports, highways, water supply and treatment, hydro and thermal power plants, oil and gas, rail, factories and the built environment.  Jim is member of the FIDIC President’s list of dispute board adjudicators and a Past-president of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF). Jim received the Al Mathews Award for Dispute Board Excellence in 2016, the DRBF's highest honor.
  Dinu Popescu Manager of Search Corporation SRL, and President of ARIC (Romanian Association of Consulting Engineers)
  Marco Ruggiero holds an MSc in Civil Engineering and has over 20 years’ of experience in the implementation of large construction projects. His main fields of expertise are Underground Works, roads, rails, and hydraulic structures (dams, hydropower plants). His experience spans all stages of construction (from site installation up to commissioning). He is specialized in Contract Management, Claim Management, dispute avoidance and resolution, negotiations, and mediation between the Parties, usually in the role of Employer’s Representative in Dispute Adjudication Boards and in litigation proceedings. Marco is a FIDIC-certified Adjudicator and on the FIDIC President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators. He is also listed among the Swiss International Experts as FIDIC Adjudicator and Neutral Expert.
  Evgeny Smirnov is an associate director, policy advisor, working at the EBRD Procurement Policy and Advisory Department. He coordinates the policy dialogue with the governments of the Bank's countries of operation in respect of public procurement. He also provides policy and specific project implementation and risk management advice to the Bank's operational teams and clients across all sectors and countries of the Bank’s operations. He is a member of EBRD-UNICTRAL Taskforce, OECD/DAC MAPS Working group as well as OECD/ACN monitoring teams for selected countries. He was a reviewer of the Second Edition of FIDIC standard forms of contract. Evgeny reads lectures on contract management, procurement and construction law at Rome University Tor Vergata, University of Stuttgart and European Academy for Taxes, Economic and Law in Berlin. After joining the Bank in 2000, for ten years he worked at the Infrastructure Business Group on numerous projects in many of the Bank's countries of operation, being responsible for developing project delivery strategies, advising and assisting clients during projects implementation on the associated risk management issues. Prior to joining EBRD, Evgeny was a procurement consultant on a number of World Bank funded projects in Russia in different sectors, including transport, environmental protection, agriculture and health sector, working closely with different Federal Ministries and Agencies of the Russian Federation. Before that, since 1993 for four years Evgeny worked at the Ministry of Foreign Economic Affairs of Russia on large construction and irrigation projects in the Middle East and Africa. He possesses a master’s degree (with honors) in water sector management and environmental engineering from Moscow State University of Environmental Engineering. He also holds a diploma in government procurement management from the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow.
  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 Southeastern 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.
  Adriana Spassova, MSc Civil Engineering; MSc Construction Law & Dispute Resolution King's College London; Partner EQE Control OOD, ABS Group; FIDIC Accredited Adjudicator and Trainer; Member of BACEA Control Board, member of FIDIC and EFCA; DRBF Country Representative; Founder and Chair of the Bulgarian Society of Construction Law. Spassova is a Civil Engineer with over 30 years professional experience as a designer, construction manager and consultant. As head of logistics department, construction manager, later head of tender and contracts department in the biggest steel structures contractor in Bulgaria, Metalni Construczii for more than 10 years, she managed international contracts in Bulgaria, Israel, Serbia, Russia and Greece. From 1998 she started her career as consultant in the supervision of works under the first FIDIC contracts implemented in Bulgaria in Kozloduy NPP. In 2000, she founded EQE Control and continued her career as Partner and Managing Director of EQE Control, company of ABS Group, licensed Bulgarian consultant for design and construction supervision. She has managed the licensed consulting services for the biggest project in Bulgaria: 600 MW TPP AES Galabovo, St Nikola Wind Park Kavarna 156 MW, 176 m high Europe Tower Sofia, Business Park Varna, 6 World Bank Cross-Border projects. She has 18 years FIDIC experience: preparation of tender documentation; resident engineer/engineer in nuclear safety/waste management/infrastructure EC financed projects; claims consultant; presently DAB. In 2013, she changed her position to marketing manager in order to allocate more time to construction law. She focuses on training, claims management and dispute resolution under FIDIC contracts.
  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 President-elect for the Region 2 Board of Directors and the DRBF Representative for Romania.
  Marcus Theil is a graduate Civil Engineer (M.Sc.) with 30+ years of experience and has worked mainly in infrastructure (rail, road, airports) and industrial projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Since October 2005 he is Managing Partner of CCM Consulting GmbH, a specialised consultancy for Contract and Claims Management and based in Vienna, Austria. His fields of activity comprise Expertise, Contract and Claims Management, Dispute Boards, Due Diligence, Project Monitoring, Project Evaluation, Technical – Economical consulting and Project Management. Marcus is an FIDIC certified contract trainer, a member of the Austrian Chamber of Chartered Architects and Engineers, and of the Austrian Society for Construction Law. He is the DRBF Representative for Austria.
  Arent van Wassenauer specialises in PPP, construction projects, and real estate and public procurement, both contentious and non-contentious. He focuses on DB, DBM, EPC, DBFM, Concession and Alliancing contracts. Arent primarily works for clients in the projects and utilities sector: investors; contractors; owners; lenders; and consultants. He frequently lectures on innovative aspects of construction projects. Arent is The Netherlands’ Chair of the IPFA Council. He was Chair of the Section on Energy, Environmental, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law of the International Bar Association from 2010 to 2012. Arent is DRBF Representative for the Netherlands. 
  Stefan Weissmann Graduate Engineer (M.Sc.) in Civil Engineering (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna), from 1998 to 2000 railway and road design (Eggenfellner & Partner, Vienna), from 2001 to 2006 project management and contract management, project controlling, administration issues, authority proceedings, budgeting and financing plans (Administration for public roads of the country of Lower Austria) 2007 coordination of proceedings for authority-approvals for highways S1 East, S1 West, S2 and A5 South (Alpine Bau, ARGE PPP Ostregion), from 2008 to 2019 process management & process development, resource management, asset management and lifecycle management, project monitoring, cost controlling, site logistics, operation and maintenance, Lenders Technical Advisor (PPP-Projects), research projects in infrastructure-asset management (horizon 2020 - In2Smart) – all in the field of road and railway infrastructure (Fritsch, Chiari & Partner ZT GmbH), since 2019 Independent Senior Consultant (Consulting Engineer)