FIDIC appoints legal head

26 November 2019

International – The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) has appointed Daduna Kokhreidze as its new head of legal and compliance. The role for includes advising the chief executive and president on FIDIC by-laws and statutes, risk management and compliance requirements for the organisation and its operations, as well as contribution to drafting development to FIDIC’s contracts and management of relevant FIDIC committees.

Kokhreidze is a lawyer with experience in the global construction consultancy and engineering sector. That experience includes advising on procurement, drafting and negotiating construction contracts, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution in all forms including litigation and arbitration and acting as the adjudicator under FIDIC rules. She is used to dealing with FIDIC contracts and was responsible for the translation of the FIDIC Red Book 1999 into her native Georgian.

Her early experience was gained in the insurance market working for an insurance company. She has a degree in law from Tbilisi State University and gained a master’s degree in construction law and dispute resolution from Kings College London. She was previously a partner at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners construction law practice in Georgia and also a president of the Georgian Association of Consulting Engineers. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK, an overseas member of the UK Construction Law Society and a member of the Dispute Resolution Board Federation. Kokhreidze is also a regular speaker at construction industry and arbitration events.

FIDIC chief executive Nelson Ogunshakin said, “This area of our operations is absolutely critical in ensuring that we are able to grow and move forward in a sustainable way and I’m looking forward to her input on implementation of our corporate governance, reviewing FIDIC contracts, working with our various committees and other stakeholders, ensuring that our intellectual property rights are protected and that we provide knowledgeable and timely legal advice and guidance to the FIDIC board, members and stakeholders when it is needed.”

Daduna Kokhreidze joins FIDIC as the head of legal and compliance