19Sep 18

Seminar: ‘Avoiding and solving conflicts in the construction and engineering sector’

The Hague, The Netherlands, • English

In 2016, approximately 20 percent of the cases before the ICC International Court of Arbitration were disputes from the construction and engineering sector. Why are there so many construction and engineering cases in ICC Arbitration and ADR? What is the nature of these conflicts?


Contracts in the construction and engineering sector regularly contain multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses, as is the case in the ICC model contracts and the FIDIC suite of contracts. These clauses aim to avoid disputes or to resolve them at an early stage. Disputes that are not settled through the preliminary tiers are often resolved through ICC Arbitration

During the seminar, the nature of these disputes will be discussed. Secondly, this seminar will provide insight into the dispute avoidance and resolution mechanisms often adopted in the construction and engineering sector, particularly in light of the 2017 update of the FIDIC suite of contracts and the ICC model contracts. Attention will be given to the various preliminary tiers, including decisions of engineers, dispute boards and an amicable settlement period. The seminar will also provide insight into different perspectives on conflicts in construction and engineering projects,


13:00 -13:30Registration



13:30 – 17:30

 Characteristics of construction and engineering conflicts in ICC Arbitration and ADR mechanisms

By Mr. Alexander Fessas

Multi-tier dispute resolution clauses

By Mr. Stan Putter and Mr. Eric Eggink

Best and worst practices in the avoiding and solving of conflicts

By Mr. Arent van Wassenaer,

A business vision on complex engineering projects

By Mr. Pierrick Le Goff

Rijkswaterstaat, a government perspective

By Mr. Obbe Wassenaar

18:30End of programme


Alexander FessasSecretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services
Stan PutterCounsel at Conway & Partners
Eric EgginkDirector at Technip Ships (Netherlands)
Arent van Wassenaer,Founder of The Faithful Goose and writer of ‘A Practical Guide to Successful Construction Projects’
Pierrick Le GoffGeneral Counsel and Executive Committee Member at Alstom
Obbe WassenaarRijkswaterstaat.

Logistical notes


The Hague Hearing Centre,
Anna van Buerenplein 29,
2595 DA The Hague, The Netherlands


Please register via the registration form on the website: http://icc.nl/activiteiten

For further information, please contact

  • Annemarie van der Knijff
  • +31 70 383 66 46
  • Intern

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