Leo Grutters - Vita

Leo Grutters is a Civil Engineer and a Dispute Resolution Expert with nearly 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 that understands the interaction between complex engineering methodologies and the unavoidable legal and commercial implications when seen in a contractual environment. He strongly believes in a common sense approach and will always strive to achieve the optimum result acceptable by all involved. He also regularly lectures on Dispute Resolution Methodologies, Proactive Contract Administration Systems & Procedures and he is a regular speaker at related international events. He also routinely conducts training and coaching events on the entire FIDIC Rainbow Suite of Contracts, as well as other construction management related topics. He further co-authored the following publications:

  • "ARCUS Guide to FIDIC Red Book 1999" App (Apple and Android)
  • "FIDIC User's Guide to the Red, Yellow, MDB and Subcontract Books, 3rd Edition" (Publication by Thomas Telford / ICE)


brian-barr-testimon"Leo's knowledge and experience of international construction contracts and contract law is considerable and extensive. I would welcome the opportunity to work with him again."


Brian S Barr CEng FICE FDBF

(short term colleague in Dubai 2010)