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Octavian  Dan

Octavian Dan

Delay Expert

  • Project Manager
  • Over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry
  • More than 25 appointments in adjudications and arbitrations
  • Has been cross-examined
  • Specialises in delay analysis across various sectors
  • Fluent in English, French and Romanian

Recognised by


Master of Architecture
Post-Graduate Diploma
Project Management (RICS)

Memberships & Associations

Practising Member of The Academy of Experts (MAE) Member of the Society of Construction Law UK Member of the Society of Construction Law Romania

Presentation & Training

Octavian has presented topics including ‘Time and Schedule Management’, ‘Methods of Delay Analysis’, and also delivered a Masterclass on ‘Demonstration and Valuation of Disruption’.


  • Delay


  • Building
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Oil & Gas
  • Process & Industrial
  • Transportation

Regional Experience

  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • United Kingdom

Cross Examination Experience


Octavian is a Project Manager with over 30 years' experience in the construction industry. He has been appointed as a delay expert on more than 25 occasions, including French language disputes, and has been cross-examined in arbitration.

Octavian is trilingual (English, French, Romanian) completing his architectural degree in Romania, its equivalency in Belgium, and a project management diploma in the UK. He has worked on a wide variety of project sites across Europe, including high-rise offices, retail and residential buildings, a railway station, a prison and industrial plants.

He is specialised in forensic delay and disruption analysis, resolution of time-related issues and uses various recognised analysis techniques based on the critical path of the project. One of the matters he worked on was referred for enforcement to the High Court Mr Justice Akenhead (Cantillon Limited –v- Urvasco Limited [2008] EWHC 282 (TCC)).

He has acted as expert in arbitrations and adjudications as well as providing independent assessments and monitoring, contractual and audit support and project management services across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He has undertaken expert commissions for project disputes ranging from buildings, petrochemicals, offshore oil rigs to water treatment, and power plants.

Octavian is a respected expert in his field and clients consistently commend him for both the quality of his analysis and reporting, but also in his ability to work quickly to identify relevant details in a dispute and bring clarity to those who need to be able to present the facts in concise and robust manner. Octavian published articles in Construction Law Review and in International Construction Law Review.

This expert has the following cross-examination experience:

  • Domestic Arbitration
  • Adjudication/Mediation
  • Successfully completed external cross examination courses

This expert has recently been instructed by:

  • Andritz Hydro GmbH
  • Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd

"Mr Dan criticised Urvasco’s programming evidence. Much of his criticism was upheld by the Adjudicator. The reply and supporting evidence was very substantial." Mr. Justice Akenhead (in TCC Judgement on ‘Cantillon v Urvasco’).

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