Maria Fisentzou is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. She has acted as a party appointed delay expert on several projects in public building construction, including high rise buildings, shipbuilding, oil & gas, wind and nuclear power industries, and infrastructure. Maria’s expert witness work has involved carrying out delay and culpability analyses, preparation of independent expert reports, and liaising with counsel and instructing solicitors.
Maria has given oral expert evidence in international arbitration proceedings, and domestic adjudication and mediation. Additionally, she has been appointed to provide advice and independent expert opinion to clients on a variety of planning/programming, forensic scheduling and contractual issues in building, hotel construction, shipbuilding, infrastructure and tunneling projects, and FPSOs. She has gained extensive experience in adjudication and international arbitration and has advised clients on dispute resolution processes, including case management.
Maria commenced her professional career as a site engineer on building and civil engineering projects. She progressed to Planning Engineer, Senior Planning Manager and Commercial Manager before becoming a Delay Expert. Throughout her career she has gained extensive experience in the preparation of construction programmes using critical path analysis techniques, resource scheduling, and programme and cost monitoring for major building and civil engineering projects.
Maria prepares delay and disruption analyses for claims for extension of time, loss and expense, and acceleration measures. Her work is applied not only to formal dispute resolution proceedings but also for risk assessment and negotiated settlements. She has been instructed by solicitors, contractors, subcontractors, developers and architects.
Maria’s extensive international experience includes working with a variety of contract forms including FIDIC, ICE, JCT, NEC. She also has expert knowledge of a variety of planning tools including Primavera P6, Primavera P3, Asta Powerproject.
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