Henrique Frohnknecht


Henrique is a mechanical engineer with more than 25 years of experience in project and contract management. He has acted as an expert witness in delay, quantum and technical matters.

Henrique has more than ten years of hands-on project experience primarily working on projects in the power generation and transmission, mining, civil works, telecom, power distribution, marine terminals and oil and gas plants and platforms (including FPSOs). With both practical and theoretical and experience, his expertise includes assessment of engineering services and orientation to solve technical, operational and administrative issues.

Henrique’s commercial and contractual experience encompasses claim substantiation, analysis, negotiation and management; schedule analysis and management; bond, insurance and PCG negotiation and management; insurance claims regulation and negotiation; and technical and commercial negotiation for contracts of up to US$ 4 billion.

Henrique has extensive experience in litigation, expert reports and arbitration. He has acted as expert witness on eight occasions, has been cross-examined six times, including delivering concurrent evidence (hot-tubbing), and has also acted as technical assistant in 12 arbitrations.

Henrique is qualified in engineering, law and business and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the American Association of Cost Engineers and the Dispute Review Board Foundation. He is named as a recommended expert witness in Leaders League 2017 and is fluent in both English and Portuguese, with advanced skills in Spanish and basic Italian.


Qualifications BSc Mechanical Engineer
Post-graduated in Business Administration
BSc Law School
Professional Memberships AACEi, MRICS, CBar, ICC Court of Arbitration, Inovarb, DRBF, CAIC, CREA, OAB
Contract Specialities EPC, Unit Price, Maximum Total Price, FDIC, Lump Sum, Open Book
Consulting Experts 2018
Expert Highlights
  • Widely educated and experienced mechanical engineer.
  • Over 10 years of live project experience.
  • Has delivered varied commercial, scheduling and technical advice for projects up to US$4 billion.
  • Tri-lingual expert – Portuguese, English, Spanish.
  • Proven as a credible expert under cross-examination.
Expert Details
Location São Paulo, Brazil
Services Quantum, Technical, Delay
Sectors Infrastructure, Industrial, Power & Utilities
Expert Statistics
Years of Experience 25
No. of Expert Commissions 8
No. of Cross Examinations 6
No. of Depositions 2

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