Managing Cost in Construction Disputes: Early Resolution and Third Party Funding

15 Oct 2020

Online English
Free of charge, however prior registration is required
15.00 (CEST) 17:00 (Dubai time)

This webinar will feature a line-up of eminent speakers to discuss the management of cost in complex construction disputes. In this respect, the increasingly important role of disputes boards will be examined in an attempt to shed more light on how in practice the best use can be made of this tool to ensure a cost

effective approach to arising construction disputes. The role of third party funders in the current economically challenging times will also be addressed from a claims funding perspective.

This webinar is directed to counsel, in house lawyers, academics and all practitioners interested in arbitration generally, and in construction disputes, particularly.

17:00 - 18:30

1)    What parties can do to avoid and limit the cost of construction disputes;

2)    How dispute boards can be used effectively to avoid disputes or limit cost;

3)    The benefits and risks of third-party funding in construction claims.

*Please include speakers’ names in alphabetical order. Use the format below to include speakers’ details

Hassan Arab, PhD in Law (welcome note)

Chair of ICC UAE Commission on Arbitration & ADR; Regional Head of Dispute Resolution, Al Tamimi & Company, Dubai

Alex Bevan

Member of ICC UAE  Commission on Arbitration & ADR

Partner International Arbitration, Head of Construction, Head of Abu Dhabi office, Shearman & Sterling, Abu Dhabi

Joe Durkin

Head of Special Projects, LCM, London

Alec Emmerson (Concluding remarks)

Member of ICC UAE  Commission on Arbitration & ADR

Owner/ Manager, ADR Management Consultancies, Independent Arbitrator, Dubai

Alain Farhad (Moderator)

Member of ICC UAE  Commission on Arbitration & ADR

Partner, Head of International Arbitration, Mayer Brown, Dubai

Lara Hammoud

Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration


Senior Legal Counsel, ADNOC, Abu Dhabi

Sami Houerbi (welcome note)

Director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services for Eastern Mediterranean, Middle-East & Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Managing Partner, Houerbi Law Firm, Tunis

Lindy Patterson QC

International arbitrator, adjudicator and dispute board member,39 Essex Chambers, London

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