Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution

24 Nov 2019

Cairo English
Early Bird Registration Fee before 7th November 2019

The conference will address the recent fast paced developments, during the past couple of years, in construction contracts, claims management and construction dispute resolution.

The conference will also address alternative improved approaches for preparing for arbitration under the ICC Rules of Arbitration, including, among others, the use of experts in construction dispute resolution.

This year’s speakers and renowned arbitration and ADR practitioners will provide an in-depth exposé on the recent developments in the Arbitrations seated in the region .

This programme will benefit practicing lawyers, arbitrators, magistrates, engineers, planners, academics, corporate counsels and LL.M. students.

08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00-09:30

Introductory Remarks

Alexis Mourre

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Moustafa Bahabety

Chief Justice, Assistance Minister for Arbitration and International Disputes, Ministry of Justice, Cairo

Ahmed Al Mansoury

Chairman, SCL-Egypt

Managing Partner, Al Mansoury For Contracts Management Egypt and Inshield International, Dubai

09:30-10:45

Session 1: Use of the FIDIC form of contract and the recent developments in the 2017 version

  • Engineer’s failure to perform its duties under FIDIC contracts – A new path for disputes between the parties.
  • Rigorous contract administration, a higher threshold.
  • The Dispute Avoidance and Adjudication board.
  • Planning and progress monitoring, a practical perspective.
  • Variations and adjustments to the contract price.
  • Claims and dispute resolution mechanisms.

Moderator

Prof. Tarek Fouad Riad

Managing Partner, Kosheri, Rashed & Riad law firm, Cairo

Professor of Law and Head of Commercial Law Department, German University in Cairo

 

Speakers        

Dr. Waleed El Nemr

Contracts Director, Hill International, Inc., Cairo

Dr. Sherif El Haggan

Managing Partner, Haggan CAB, Cairo

 

10:45-11:15

Coffee Break

11:15-12:30

Session 2: Recent trends and developments in complex construction disputes in the region
  • Multiparty and multi-contracts
  • Damages quantification
  • The innate complexity of construction arbitrations versus the demands of speed and  cost- effectiveness: a new pitfall endangering the arbitral process and the award?

Moderator

Nagla Nassar

Managing director, NassarLaw, Cairo

Speakers

Mark Demitry

Deputy counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Philip Dunham

Partner, Dechert (Paris) LLP, Paris

Johanne Cox

Arbitrator & Of Counsel, Dentons, Cairo

12:30-14:00

Lunch Break

14:00-15:15

Session 3: How Technology is reshaping the Construction Industry
  • Lean Construction as an Innovative Approach for Minimizing Risks in Mega-Construction Projects in developing countries
  • Contractual and Commercial implications of the application of the BIM in construction projects
  • The use of technology in identifying Contracts Risks in the Construction industry

Moderator

Ahmed N. Nasreldien

SCL- Egypt International Liaison

Partner, Al Mansoury For Contracts Management Egypt, Cairo

Speakers

Dr. Ahmed Helmy

Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Solutions Consultancy, London

Dr. Engy Serag

Contracts Director, Orascom Construction, Cairo         

Dr. Nima Shirazi

Senior Commercial; Contracts & Project Control Manager, Besix-Orascom JV. GEM Project, Cairo

Dr. Ahmed Fathi Waly

Partner, Waly Arbitration & Contract Administration, Cairo

15:15-16:30

Session 4: Tools for a more effective dispute resolution of complex construction disputes
  • The availability of emergency, provisional and interim measures
  • The use of ADR mechanisms: mediation, expertise, dispute boards etc
  • Dispute managing techniques in construction arbitration in the region

Moderator

Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab

Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Founding Partner and Head of Arbitration Group, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, Cairo

Speakers

Aisha Nadar

Senior Consultant, Advokatfirman Runeland AB, Stockholm

Natasha Shirazi

Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate Legal Department Manager, Orascom Construction, Cairo

Tarek Badawy

Partner, Shahid Law Firm, Cairo

16:30-17:00

Closing speech by:

Alexander Fessas

Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Sami Houerbi

Director, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Eastern Mediterranean, Middle-East & Africa,

Founding Partner, Houerbi Law Firm, Tunis, Paris, Abu Dhabi

Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab

Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Founding Partner and Head of Arbitration Group, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, Cairo

Ahmed Al Mansoury

 

Chairman, SCL-Egypt

Managing Partner, Al Mansoury For Contracts Management Egypt and Inshield International, Dubai

Tarek Badawy

Partner, Shahid Law Firm, Cairo

Moustafa Bahabety

Chief Justice, Assistance Minister for Arbitration and International Disputes, Ministry of Justice, Cairo

Johanne Cox

Arbitrator & Of Counsel, Dentons, Cairo

Mark Demitry

Deputy counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Philip Dunham

Partner, Dechert (Paris) LLP, Paris

Sherif El Haggan

Managing Partner, Haggan CAB, Cairo

Waleed El Nemr

Contracts Director, Hill International, Inc., Cairo

Alexander Fessas

Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Ahmed Helmy

Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Solutions Consultancy, London 

Sami Houerbi

Director, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Eastern Mediterranean, Middle-East & Africa,

Founding Partner, Houerbi Law Firm, Tunis, Paris, Abu Dhabi

Alexis Mourre

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Ahmed M. Nasreldien

SCL-Egypt International Liaison

Partner, Al Mansoury For Contracts Management Egypt, Cairo

Aisha Nadar

Senior Consultant, Advokatfirman Runeland AB, Stockholm

Nagla Nassar

Managing director, NassarLaw, Cairo

Tarek Fouad Riad

Managing Partner, Kosheri, Rashed & Riad law firm, Cairo

Professor of Law and Head of Commercial Law Department, German University in Cairo

Engy Serag

Contracts Director, Orascom Construction, Cairo

Natasha Shirazi

Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate Legal Department Manager, Orascom Construction, Cairo

Nima Shirazi

Senior Commercial; Contracts & Project Control Manager, Besix-Orascom JV. GEM Project, Cairo

Ahmed Fathi Waly

Partner, Waly Arbitration & Contract Administration, Cairo

Venue:

The Nile Ritz-Carlton

1113 Corniche El Nil, Cairo

Travel info: Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.

Cancellation charge:
50% of the contribution to costs will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before 11 November, 2019. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. However, registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge, provided that notice is sent to info@sclegypt.com before 22 November, 2019.

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Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration form and contribution to costs.

For more information about the event, please contact:

Dania Fahs

Merehan Ismail

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