ICC-FIDIC Conference on International Construction Contracts & Dispute Resolution

New Delhi, India, • English
ICC-FIDIC International Construction Contracts Conference

Attend this ICC-FIDIC joint conference taking place in New Delhi, India on 29-30 June and engage in interactive debates with some of the world’s leading construction practitioners.



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.

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


FIDIC is the French acronym for the International Federation of Consulting Engineers. It was founded in 1913 to promote the professional interests of member associations and to disseminate information of interest to members of its constituent national associations. FIDIC membership represents more than 99 countries and most of the practising consulting engineers in the world. Buy your FIDIC books here.


Day 129 June 2017
FIDIC contracts – Claims and disputes under international construction contracts
09.00 – 09.15Welcome address and introduction by ICC India
09.15 – 09.30Welcome by the Chair of the first day
09.30 – 10.45An Introduction to the FIDIC forms of contract

– Background and principles of the FIDIC and its forms of contract
– FIDIC Procurement Procedures Guide
– Description and comparison of the Red, Yellow and Silver Books
– Key features of new Yellow Book

10.45 – 10:55Questions and answers
10:55 – 11.15Coffee break
11.15 – 12.00The advantages and use of FIDIC contracts in Asia

– How much are FIDIC contracts used?
– Which forms of contract are most used?
– Is a distinction to be made between types of projects, public/private projects and/or any industries in
– What other forms of contract are used in Asia?

12.00 – 12.30Introduction to the key concepts of the future FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Underground Works
12.30 – 13.00Questions and answers
13.00 – 14.30Lunch
14.30 – 15.30Introduction to Dispute Boards

– Key concepts and vocabulary: Disputes Boards, Dispute Adjudication Boards, Dispute Review Boards,    Dispute Avoidance Boards; advantages and disadvantages of these
– Presentation of FIDIC’s DB procedures
– Presentation of the ICC’s Dispute Board Rules
– How to enforce a binding DB decision?

15.30 – 15.55Questions and answers
15.55 – 16.15Coffee break
16.15 – 17.15The ubiquitous Dispute Boards in Asia

– Prevalence of DRBs in Asia– what are DRB’s, where they come from and positive perceptions
– Expert Determinations in India
– Overview of recent infrastructure projects opting for ICC or FIDIC DABs in Asia
– Trends in the construction space, practical issues and difficulties

17.15 – 17.45Questions and answers
17.45 – 19.00Cocktail reception
Day 230 June 2017
09.00 – 09.20Welcome by the Chair of the second day

An introduction to the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the revised ICC Rules and the ICC International Centre for ADR. ICC experience under FIDIC contracts and on construction disputes

09.20 – 10.20The good, the bad and the ugly: Changing landscape of arbitration in India

– Have the recent amendments restored faith amongst users?
– To what extent good arbitration regime foster the “Make in India” programme
– Are Courts in India now more receptive to arbitration? What is expected?
– Commercial Courts – Has that been a game changer?

10.20 – 10.45Questions and answers
10.45 – 11.05Coffee break
11.05 -12.05ICC Expedited Rules in practice

– What are the ICC Expedited Rules?
– Practical examples when they could be chosen
– How do they work for small arbitration claims? And bigger claims?
– How is expedited arbitration the answer to legitimate user concern about time and costs?

12.05 – 12.30Questions and answers
12.30 – 14.00Lunch
14.00 – 14.15ICC Court activities dealing with FIDIC awards

– Report on the position of FIDIC’s official Observer on the ICC International Court of Arbitration

14.15 – 15.15Time is Money: Factors which escalate costs in construction dispute

– Reasons for delays in construction disputes?
– Issues related to Court interventions, Public Interest litigation, Land acquisition
– Dilatory tactics used by one or more parties
– Institutional framework that helps avoiding the delay

15.15 – 15.40Questions and answers
15.40 – 16.00Coffee break
16.00 – 17.00Too many cooks make the broth: Multi-party and multi-contract issues in Asian construction arbitration: a focus on subcontracting

– Issues raised by multi-party/multi-contracts arbitrations
– The 2012 ICC provisions on joinder, multiple parties, multiple contracts and consolidation
– The FIDIC Subcontract for Construction provisions relating to the settlement of multi-party
(employer – contractor – subcontractor) disputes

17.00 – 17.30Questions and answers
17.30 – 17.45Closing of the Conference


Murray ArmesManaging Director, Sense Studio, United Kingdom; FIDIC President’s List International Adjudicator and Expert Witness
Bennar AydoğduFounder, BennArb Law Firm, Turkey
Lalit BhasinManaging Partner, Bhasin & Co., India; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration; President, The Bar Association of India; President, Society of India Law Firms
Abhinav BhushanRegional Director for South Asia, ICC Arbitration & ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Singapore
Manini BrarDeputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong
David BrownPartner, Clyde & Co., France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
Siobhan FaheyChartered Engineer & Chartered Arbitrator, Ireland; FIDIC Contracts Committee; FIDIC President’s List Adjudicator; FIDIC International Accredited Trainer
Tomohide IchiguchiDirector, Loan Procurement Policy and Supervision Division, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan
Sanjeev K. KapoorPartner, Khaitan & Co, India
Sae Youn KimChair of International Dispute Resolution Practice, Yulchon, South Korea
James P. MonteiroPrincipal Partner, JamesMonteiro (Advocates & Solicitors), Malaysia
Alexis MourrePresident, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Sitesh MukherjeePartner, Trilegal, India
Abhijit MukhopadhyayPresident (Legal) and General Counsel, Hinduja Group, United Kingdom
Aisha NadarMember, FIDIC Executive Committee & Chair of Procurement Policy Sub-Committee
Dhirendra NegiPartner, JSA Advocates & Solicitors, India
Matthias NeuenschwanderFounder, Neuenschwander Consulting Engineers, Switzerland; Chairman, FIDIC-ITA  Task Group 10, Contract Form for Tunnelling and Underground Works
Subhrakant PandaPresident, ICC India, New Delhi
Jim PerryFounding Partner, JS Consulting, France; FIDIC President’s List of Adjudicators
Sherina PetitPartner and Head of India Practice, Norton Rose, United Kingdom
Avinash PradhanPartner, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, Singapore & Christopher & Lee Ong, Malaysia
Jon PrudhoeManaging Director, Singapore & Navigant’s APAC Construction Practice Leader, Singapore
Rohini RoyChief of Legal Operations, International Operations, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, India
Dipen SabharwalPartner, White & Case LLP, United Kingdom
Paul SandoshamPartner, Head Infrastructure, Energy & Resources (Disputes) S.E.A., Clifford Chance, Singapore
Ratan K. SinghAdvocate & Arbitrator, Chambers of Ratan K. Singh, India; Chairman-India, Society of Construction Law, United Kingdom
Ramesh VaidyanathanManaging Partner, Advaya Legal, India
Kunal VajaniPartner, Wadia Ghandy, India; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Logistical notes


Hyatt Regency Delhi, Bhikaji Cama Place, Ring Road, New Delhi 110607, India

Date29-30 June 2017
Registration fees 

Early bird rate until 9 May 2017: $499

After 9 May 2017:
ICC members: $ 599
Non-members: $ 750
Service tax (14%), Swachh Bhara Cess (0.5%) and Krishi Kalyan Cess (0.5%) will be applied to these rates.

Registration fees include all conference documentation, coffee breaks, lunches and cocktail reception.

Special discounts Group rates: Register five persons from the same company and pay for four.
In-house Counsel, full time Academics and Government representatives may benefit from a 30% discount. Please contact events@iccwbo.org for more details.
How to registerRegister online (secured payment by credit card).
Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration fees. To benefit from early bird rates, please note that ICC India must receive the payment before the deadline.
Travel and accommodationParticipants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.
ICC India has however secured a room block at the Hyatt Regency with preferential rates. A link will be sent upon registration enabling participants to make their reservations directly. 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 as soon as possible. All room reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card.
Please note that the room block will expire on 10 June 2017. Hotel reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space and/or rate available basis only.
VisaVisa applications for entry into India can take several weeks to process. If travelers from your country of citizenship require a visa to enter India we highly recommend that you begin the visa application process now.
Working languageEnglish
Partnership opportunities This conference offers you an unrivaled 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 Sandra Sanchez Nery at: sandra.sancheznery@iccwbo.org.
Cancellation policy50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 26 May 2017. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. Subject to agreement from ICC India 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 India 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 India will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.
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Sponsorship Opportunities

This conference offers you an unrivalled opportunity to maximize your visibility to practicing lawyers, corporate counsel, business professionals, and academics.

Learn more about Sponsorship of the ICC FIDIC Conference on International Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution.

For further information, please contact

  • Sandra Sanchez Nery
  • +33 1 49 53 28 42
  • Sponsorship Coordinator