International Construction Contracts & Dispute Resolution

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  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Date: 29/03/2016 - 30/03/2016
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Language: English

Attend this ICC-FIDIC joint conference in Istanbul, Turkey, and engage in interactive debates with some of the world’s leading construction practitioners.  

Objective

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.

Topics will include

  • Issues with the use of FIDIC Contracts in Turkey and the Middle East
  • Claims and Dispute Resolution Procedures under FIDIC Contracts
  • Benefits of using Dispute Boards in international projects
  • Settlement of construction disputes and related problems
  • Jurisdictional issues with respect to preliminary stages in multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses
  • Overview of enforcement practices in Turkey, Middle East and CIS countries

Who should attend?

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

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF): Resolution of M&A and JV disputes

The ICC YAF Africa, Middle East and Turkey Chapter is organizing an event in Istanbul on 28 March 2016. Young practitioners will discuss the key issues to consider in joint venture related disputes.
For more information go to www.iccwbo.org/yaf/ .

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DAY 1: 29 March 2016

FIDIC CONTRACTS - CLAIMS AND DISPUTES UNDER INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS

08.00-09.00 Registration

09.00-09.15 Welcome address and introduction by ICC Turkey

  • Ziya Akinci , Founding Partner, Akinci Law Office, Turkey; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Member of the Executive Board, ICC Turkey

09.15-09.30 Welcome by the chair of the first day

  • Christopher Seppälä , Partner, White & Case LLP, France; FIDIC's Observer, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Legal Advisor, FIDIC Contracts Committee, FIDIC

09.30-10.30 Introduction to FIDIC and its forms of contract

- Background and principles of FIDIC
- Description and comparison of the Red, Yellow and Silver Books
- Documents forming FIDIC forms
- FIDIC Procurement Procedures Guide

  • François Baillon , Commercial Director, FIDIC, Geneva
  • Aisha Nadar , Senior Consultant, Procurement and Dispute Resolution, Advokatfirman Runeland, Sweden

10.30-11.00 Questions and answers

11.00-11.15 Coffee break

11.15-12.00 Issues with the use of FIDIC contracts in Turkey and the Middle East

- The interplay between local public works law and FIDIC contracts
- Hardship and " théorie de l'imprévision "
- Public policy and FIDIC contracts
- Issues with the enforceability of FIDIC provisions in Turkey and the Middle East

  • Waleed M. El Nemr , Contracts Director, Africa, Hill International, Egypt
  • Levent Irmak , Principal and Founder, MC2 MODERN Construction Consulting, Turkey
  • Munther M. Saket , Deputy Managing Director, Allied Planning & Engineering Corporation, Jordan

12.00-12.30 Nuclear projects - Distinctive features

  • Christopher Seppälä

12.30-13.00 Questions and answers

13.00-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.30 Claims and dispute resolution procedures under FIDIC contracts

- Notices of claims
- Particulars' of the claim
- Definition of dispute and Dispute Resolution Procedures under FIDIC contracts

  • David Brown , Partner, Clyde & Co, France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Malcom Kelly , Director, M Kelly Consulting Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Ali Yesilirmak , Associate Professor, İstanbul Sehir University Law School, Turkey

15.30-15.45 Questions and answers

15.45-16.15 Coffee break

16.15-17.15 Advantages of Dispute Boards

- Introduction to Dispute Adjudication Boards (DABs) under FIDIC
- The new ICC Dispute Board Rules
- Recent developments and positive results of DABs in Turkey and Middle East
- Overview of recent infrastructure projects opting for FIDIC DABs

  • Murray Armes , Director, Sense Studio Limited, United Kingdom
  • Špela Košak , Manager, ICC International Centre for ADR, Paris
  • Aisha Nadar
  • Jim Perry , Partner, PS Consulting, France

17.15-17.30 Questions and answers

17.30-19.00 Cocktail reception

DAY 2: 30 March 2016

ICC ARBITRATION IN CONSTRUCTION MATTERS

08.00-09.15 Optional breakfast: Let's talk about costs!

The ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR will present its new Report entitled "Decisions on costs in international arbitration". This Report is the Commission's latest initiative to ensure that arbitration continues to be a viable and attractive form of dispute resolution for its users. The Report will create more awareness on how to address and deal with cost issues in arbitral procedures and awards.

  • Bennar Balkaya , Partner, BennArb Law Firm, Turkey
  • Alexander Fessas , Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Alexis Mourre , President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

09.30-09.45 Welcome by the chair of the second day

  • Alexis Mourre

09.45-10.45 Jurisdictional issues in construction arbitrations

- Issues related to multi-party/multi-contract arbitration in the context of construction disputes
- Jurisdictional issues with respect to multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses in the context of construction disputes
- Application of the 2012 ICC provisions on joinder, multiple parties, multiple contracts and consolidation to the FIDIC contracts

  • Philip Dunham , Partner, Dechert LLP, France
  • Ziva Filipic , Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Murat Karkın , Co-Managing Partner, YukselkarkinKucuk Attorney Partnership, Turkey

10.45-11.00 Questions and answers

11.00-11.15 Coffee break

11.15-12.15 Roundtable: Effective management and settlement of construction disputes prior to and during the arbitration

Pre-arbitration:
- Strategic considerations and the role of claims management
- Pre-arbitral options: dispute boards, settlement negotiations, adjudication, mediation, ICC Emergency Arbitrator

Effective case management in arbitration:
- Early determination of issues and bifurcation
- Cost/benefit analysis in production of evidence

  • David Brown , Partner, Clyde & Co, France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Kurtcebe Noyan Göksu , Partner, Göksu Avukatlık Bürosu; Pinsent Masons LLP, Turkey
  • Wolfgang Kühn , Senior Partner, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Germany
  • Marianne C Ramey , Founding Member, Project Advisors International LLC, United States

Moderated by:

  • Alexander Fessas

12.15-12.45 Questions and answers

12.45-14.15 Lunch

14.15-15.15 Hot topics related to construction cases

  • Yasemin Çetinel , Founding Partner, Çetinel Law Firm, Turkey
  • Paul-A. Gélinas , Independent Arbitrator, France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Başar Şahin , Director, ICM Consulting, Turkey

15.15-15.30 Questions and answers

15.30-15.50 Proposed changes to the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts to deal with long-term contracts

  • Christopher Seppälä

15.50-16.15 Coffee break

16.15-17.15 Enforcement of awards in Turkey, Middle East and CIS countries

  • Ziya Akinci , Founding Partner, Akinci Law Office, Turkey; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Member of the Executive Board, ICC Turkey
  • Gordon Blanke , Partner, DWF LLP, United Arab Emirates
  • Ilya Nikiforov , Managing Partner, Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners, Russian Federation

17.15-17.45 Questions and answers

17.45-18.00 Closing of the conference

  • Sami Houerbi , Director for Eastern Mediterranean, Middle-East & Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Tunis; Partner, Houerbi Law Firm, Dubai / Tunisia
  • Christopher Seppälä

*Invited

FIDIC Training, 28 March 2016

S1605 FIDIC workshop 2

Chairmen

Day 1:

Christopher Seppälä , Partner, White & Case LLP, France; FIDIC's Observer, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Legal Advisor, FIDIC Contracts Committee, FIDIC

Day 2:

Alexis Mourre , President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Speakers

Ziya Akinci , Founding Partner, Akinci Law Office, Turkey; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Member of the Executive Board, ICC Turkey

Murray Armes , Director, Sense Studio Limited, United Kingdom

François Baillon , FIDIC Commercial Director, Geneva

Gordon Blanke , Partner, DWF LLP, United Arab Emirates

David Brown , Partner, Clyde & Co, France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Yasemin Çetinel , Founding Partner, Çetinel Law Firm, Turkey

Philip Dunham , Partner, Dechert LLP, France

Waleed M. El Nemr , Contracts Director, Africa, Hill International, Egypt

Alexander Fessas , Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Ziva Filipic , Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Paul-A. Gélinas , Independent Arbitrator, France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Kurtcebe Noyan Göksu , Partner, Göksu Avukatlık Bürosu; Pinsent Masons LLP, Turkey

Sami Houerbi , Director for Eastern Mediterranean, Middle-East & Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Tunis; Partner, Houerbi Law Firm, Dubai / Tunisia

Levent Irmak , Principal and Founder, MC2 MODERN Construction Consulting, Turkey

Murat Karkın , Co-Managing Partner, YukselkarkinKucuk Attorney Partnership, Turkey

Malcom Kelly , Director, M Kelly Consulting Ltd, United Kingdom

Špela Košak* , Manager, ICC International Centre for ADR, Paris

Wolfgang Kühn , Senior Partner, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Germany

Aisha Nadar , Senior Consultant, Procurement and Dispute Resolution, Advokatfirman Runeland, Sweden

Ilya Nikiforov , Managing Partner, Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners, Russian Federation

Jim Perry , Partner, PS Consulting, France

Marianne C Ramey , Founding Member, Project Advisors International LLC, United States

Başar Şahin , Director, ICM Consulting, Turkey

Munther M. Saket , Deputy Managing Director, Allied Planning & Engineering Corporation, Jordan

Ali Yesilirmak , Associate Professor, İstanbul Sehir University Law School, Turkey

Karim Youssef , Partner, Amereller Legal Consultants, Egypt; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

*Invited

Logistical notes

Dates

29-30 March 2016

Venue

Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul
Gumussuyu Mah. Inonu Cad. No:8
34437 Taksim/Istanbul

Registration fees

The registration fee includes all conference documentation, coffee breaks, lunches and cocktail reception. Travel and hotel expenses are not included.

Early bird rate until 29 January 2016: €690

After 29 January 2016:
ICC members: €792
Non-members: €990

VAT exemption - French Tax Code, Article 259A5°

Special discounts

  • ICC Members may benefit from an extra 5% discount. Please contact your local NC to obtain your discount code.
  • Group rates : Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for 4.
  • In-house Counsel , full time Academics , Government representatives may benefit from a 30% discount. Please contact events@iccwbo.org for more details.

How to register

Easier and faster: register online (secured payment by credit card) or return the registration form indicating method of payment to:
E-mail : events@iccwbo.org
Tel : +33 1 49 53 28 67
Fax : +33 1 49 53 30 30
Post : ICC Services, Training and Conferences, 33-43 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration form and registration fees.
To benefit from early bird rates, please note that ICC Services must receive the payment before the deadline.

Travel and accommodation

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations. A hotel reservation form/unique group code for online reservations at the " Park Bosphorus Hotel ", with which ICC has negotiated preferential rates of €165 or €185 (+8% VAT) will be sent upon receipt of the registration form and registration fees. Please note that the number of rooms reserved with the ICC rate is limited. As they will be distributed on a "first-come, first-served" basis, we recommend that you make your reservation ASAP. All room reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card.

The pre-reservation cut-off date is Monday 29 February 2016 . Hotel reservations received after 29 February will be accepted on a space and/or rate available basis only.

Visa

We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration form and full payment of your registration fees.

Working language

English

Credits and hours

ICC Training and Conferences is eligible for CLE credits under New York 's approved jurisdiction procedures, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and is accredited by the Bar Standards Board to provide CPD for barristers at the Bar of England & Wales . French Bars : This training will be sent for CNB approval. Lawyers practising in France may apply for reimbursement from the FIFPL (Fonds Interprofessionnel de Formation des Professionnels Libéraux), subject to terms and conditions.

Cancellation policy

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before 26 February 2016 . Cancellations after this date are not refundable. Subject to agreement from ICC Training and Conferences prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Updated registration information will be required.


Please note that ICC Services reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC Services will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.

Disclaimer

The photos and audiovisual recordings taken at this meeting/event may be used and published by ICC, its subsidiaries or affiliates, for informational or promotional purposes in printed materials or online, including on ICC websites and in social media. Participation in the meeting/event implies agreement to such use of photos or audiovisual recordings in which the participant may appear unless ICC Services receives written notification to the contrary.

Partnership opportunities

This conference offers you an unrivalled opportunity to build worldwide partnerships. Partnering will get you visibility with the major decision makers in global business and/or within the international construction network.

For sponsorship information, please contact Luz Rodriguez

Contact us

Programme and logistics : Emma Dannevik, Project Officer, Email Emma Dannevik , Tel: +33 1 49 53 33 96

Registration issues : Thomas Wilson, Sales Assistant, Email Thomas Wilson , Tel: +33 1 49 53 28 67

Sponsorship : Luz Rodriguez, Global Partnerships Manager, Email Luz Rodriguez , Tel: +1 646 699 5702

Event registration fees

ICC Member rate €792

Non-member rate €990

Hours and credits

  • CLE credits15

  • MCLE credits12.5

  • CPD hours12.5

  • CNB hours, awaiting approval12.5