Construction disputes and arbitration in the SEE region

08 Nov 2019

Belgrade English

This conference is organized by the ICC International Court of Arbitration with the support of ICC Serbia and law firms Karanović & Partners and Pinsent Masons. It gathers leading construction practitioners from the SEE region with the aim to provide participants with an update of the latest trends and developments in construction dispute.

Internationally renowned engineers, construction arbitration specialists and in-house lawyers of leading companies in the field will share their practical experience and knowledge on the FIDIC contracts and the related procedures for claims and disputes, Dispute Boards and ICC Arbitration in construction cases.

Furthermore, this event aims to deliver practical tips in preparing and handling construction cases, give some updates on the most important features of "claims management" introduced by the FIDIC 2017 Suite of Contract, as well as offer an exclusive networking platform for the international construction community.

Any practitioner involved in international construction contracts and disputes:

  • engineers, contractors, in-house lawyers from construction companies
  • construction lawyers, arbitrators
  • mediators, experts, contract managers
  • financial institutions and Government entities involved in procurement




Opening Remarks and Keynote Speech by Prof Dr Maja Stanivuković

Panel 1

Milan Lazić (moderator):

Causes of construction disputes and their resolution pre-arbitration


-Common causes of disputes in the construction sector - Charles Blamire Brown;

-Claims procedures under FIDIC - Jovan Nikčević;

-How to use experts efficiently and delay / quantum claims - Gary Kitt and Ewan Maclean;

-The use of ADR (alternative dispute resolution procedures) in resolving construction disputes, including dispute boards and mediation - Luminita Popa.


Coffee break

Panel 2

Živa Filipič (moderator):

Features of and improving efficiency in construction arbitration


Features of and how to improve efficiency in construction arbitration:

-Interim measures commonly used in construction arbitration including emergency arbitration - Milica Savić;

-How to make construction arbitration more efficient: choosing the right and available arbitrators - Milena Đorđević;

-Use of technology and AI - Vladimir Milovanović;

-Expedited procedures for more contained/discrete disputes arising out of construction projects - Živa Filipič;

-What role does investment arbitration have in resolving construction disputes? - Clea Bigelow-Nuttall.


Lunch at the restaurant “Caruso”, top floor of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry premises at 23 Terazije Street.

Clea Bigelow-Nuttall

Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons, London

Charles Blamire-Brown

Partner, Pinsent Masons, London

Milena Đorđević

Assistant Professor, University of Belgrade Faculty of Law, Belgrade

Živa Filipič

Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Gary Kitt

Partner, Arcadis, London

Milan Lazić

Partner, Karanović & Partners, Belgrade

Ewan Maclean

Director, Blackrock Expert Services, London

Vladimir Milovanović

Partner, 3Lite, Belgrade

Jovan Nikčević

Sole Practitioner, NKP Law Office, Belgrade

Luminita Popa

Managing Partner, Suciu Popa, Bucharest

Milica Savić

Senior Associate, Karanović & Partners, Belgrade

Prof Dr Maja Stanivuković

Full PhD Professor, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Law


Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia

23 Terazije Street

Main Hall on the 2nd floor


Travel info: Karanović & Partners has negotiated preferential room rates with the hotel Hilton, hotel Mark, hotel Metropol and hotel Excelsior in the vicinity of the venue. The complete information will be sent upon registration enabling participants to make their reservations directly.

For further information please contact:

Višnja Filipović, Communications Manager


Tel: +381 11 3094 200 



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