Expert Profile

Mark Castell

Mark Castell

Regional Head of Diales (Europe) - Quantum and Delay Expert

Qualifications

MBA
DipQS
FRICS
ACIArb

Memberships & Associations

Fellow of the RICS
Associate of the CIArb

Contract Experience

Bespoke
BIMCO
FIDIC
ICE
IChemE
JCT
Logic
NEC
UAV dutch

Presentations & Training

Over 100 training courses on subjects including commercial awareness, management of contracts, claims management, risk management and FIDIC.
Speaker at CIArb Netherlands chapter meetings and CIArb European branch conference.
Guest speaker at various conferences.

Sectors

Building
Energy
Infrastructure
Marine
Oil & Gas
Process & Industrial
Transportation

Regional Experience

Africa
Americas
Asia Pacific
Europe
Middle East
United Kingdom

Highlights

  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor
  • Over 30 years of construction contracts and dispute experience
  • Extensive domestic and international arbitration and litigation experience
  • Numerous expert appointments including ‘hot tubbing’ experience (witness conferencing) experience
  • Appointed to undertake expert determination
  • Can communicate in Dutch and French languages

Summary

Mark trained as a quantity surveyor with large contracting organisations in the UK principally working on civil engineering projects with an increasing involvement in disputed contractual matters, claims, delays and formal dispute proceedings. His first international experience came when he was appointed as Contract Administration Manager for a major international contractor on a large telecommunications project connecting the UK, France and the Netherlands.

After moving to contract and commercial consultancy in 1999 and then relocating to the Netherlands in 2003, Mark’s experience has broadened with involvement in projects in the building, energy, infrastructure, marine and offshore; and process and industrial sectors in Europe (including Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania and the UK), Africa (including Egypt, Gambia, Libya, Kenya and Nigeria) the Far East, the Middle East, USA and the Caribbean.

Mark has been appointed as expert witness more than 20 times on delay and quantum matters covering re-measurement; variations / changes to work scope; disruption; delays and extensions to completion dates; acceleration and claims related to defects and incomplete work. These appointments have concerned projects with disputed values up to € 100 million. He has been cross examined by counsel on a number of occasions in arbitration.

Mark has also undertaken binding expert determination and has been appointed by the Dutch courts as an expert. Three of these concerned quantum disputes in the Netherlands, one a quantum dispute in the Middle East; and the other an appointment by IChemE for a delay dispute on a project in the UK.

Mark can communicate in the Dutch and French languages.

This expert has been recently instructed by:

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • Egyptian Media Production Company / Kosheri, Rashad & Riad
  • European Investment Bank/Holland van Gijzen Advocaten
  • Fenwick Elliott
  • GDDKiA / Clifford Chance
  • Gide Loyrette Nouel
  • IREM / Coccia De Angelis Pardo & Associati
  • Popovici Nitu & Asociatii
  • Ministry of Transport and Communications – Sultanate of Oman
  • Severijn Hulshof Advocaten
  • White & Case
  • Vinson & Elkins

“We have been impressed by the professionalism, rigorousness, experience and the independent and impartial judgment of Mr. Mark Castell, as well as his knowledge and familiarity with the arbitral proceedings. We will thus recommend Mr. Mark Castell wholeheartedly for similar proceedings.”

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