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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) will join forces again this year for the Conference on International Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution.

The event, on 24-25 March 2015 in Bogota, will unite some of the world’s leading construction practitioners.

Moving from region to region every year – from Europe, Africa to the Middle East – the two-day conference will return to Latin America and bring together internationally renowned engineers, construction arbitration specialists and in-house lawyers of leading companies in the field. Participants will share their practical experience and knowledge on FIDIC contracts and related procedures for claims and disputes, Dispute Boards and ICC Arbitration in construction cases.

Christopher Seppala, Co-chair of the event, Partner, White & Case LLP, France; Vice-President Emeritus, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Legal Advisor, FIDIC Contracts Committee, said: “ICC is the leading organization for dispute resolution worldwide and has extensive experience in construction disputes, especially those involving FIDIC contracts.

“This joint initiative with FIDIC, the recognized international authority on issues relating to consulting engineering best practice, allows both of these internationally renowned organizations to unite members from their respective networks during a high-level conference on construction and dispute resolution.”

Fernando Mantilla-Serrano, Co-chair of the event, Partner, Latham & Watkins, France; Member for Colombia, ICC International Court of Arbitration, will deliver a presentation on the ICC International Court of Arbitration, including an introduction to the 2012 ICC Rules and the ICC International Centre for ADR.

Mr Mantilla-Serano said: “By hosting this conference every year in a different region, FIDIC and ICC recognize that different cultural and legal backgrounds impact construction disputes under FIDIC contracts in many ways.

This event is an opportunity to gather some of the world-renowned engineers and construction arbitration experts from all over the world to get some multi-perspective insight into the particularities of international construction dispute resolution.

This event is an opportunity to gather some of the world-renowned engineers and construction arbitration experts from all over the world to get some multi-perspective insight into the particularities of international construction dispute resolution.”

The conference will also cover the following topics, among others:

  • Comparison between FIDIC contracts and regional model contract
  • Advantages of Dispute Adjudication Boards in international project
  • Complex jurisdictional issues in construction arbitration
  • Case management techniques in construction arbitration
  • Claims management in construction projects

Sessions will take place in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation.

Learn more about the ICC-FIDIC conference on International Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution.

Register for the early bird rate by 20 February 2015.

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