Context and aim
Disputes arising from EPC projects are usually complex and expensive. The best way to resolve disputes is to avoid their occurrence in the first place by inter alia drafting a clear specification, implementing an effective project management plan and adhering to the project plan together with effective contract management. However, this is not always sufficient and disputes can nonetheless arise. Although this is something where engineers do not feel themselves at ease, their involvement in the resolution is non neglectable. The conference will highlight the role engineers can play in multi-tier dispute resolution procedures (litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation). The following early identification methods will be highlighted: Conflict Avoidance Panels (CAP), Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE), project based Dispute Board (DB) and Evaluative Mediation. Finally, the ICC Dispute Board Rules will be explained with a focus on the role of engineers.
This event is intended for consulting engineers, project directors, project managers, construction managers, expert-witnesses, dispute resolution board members, arbitrators, claim managers, in-house legal counsels, lawyers specialized in construction etc. acting on national and international projects involving civil works, infrastructure, industrial plants, equipment, and other endeavors related to engineering, covering the complete project cycle from front-end engineering till commissioning, acceptance and hand-over.
All documentation will be made available in English.
Q&A: Dutch, French and English.