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Expert Profile

Darren Bernardo

Darren Bernardo

Quantum Expert

Qualifications

LLM
MBA
QS (cert)

Memberships & Associations

MCIArb

Contract Experience

Bespoke
CCDC
FIDIC
ICE
JCT
NEC3
NEC4

Regional Experience

Americas
Asia Pacific
Middle East

Cross-Examination Experience

Yes

Highlights

  • Over 10 years’ industry experience
  • Quantum Expertise
  • Fluent in English and Korean
  • Advanced understanding of entitlement through international standardised construction contracts.
  • Extensive experience in Asia Pacific

Summary

Darren has more than 10 years experience in claims/contract management on some of the world’s largest and cutting-edge power project including coal, gas, oil, hydro and geothermal plants. The majority of Darren’s experience has been onsite in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. He is familiar with onsite construction practices and the importance of utilising the related documentation for quantum claim substantiation.

Darren has experience in various types of claims including but not limited to, prolongation, disruption, termination, change orders, re-measurement, force majeure and change in law events. Claims vary in value up to more than 1 billion USD.

Darren has played a leading role in project litigation, including arbitration proceedings in Asia and Europe. Recently, Darren testified as the quantum expert witness on a geothermal arbitration in Turkey. Darren is comfortable presenting his reports to a tribunal and remains professional and impartial when addressing opposing views and cross examination.

Due to Darren’s lengthy experience working with major Korean contractors, and more than 20 years spent in Asia, Darren is a competent cross-cultural communicator with bilingual (English/Korean) language ability.

This expert has the following cross-examination experience:

  • International Arbitration
  • Successfully completed external cross examination courses

This expert has recently been instructed by:

  • King & Spalding
  • SLCG
  • White & Case
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