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This year’s ICC/FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) conference on resolving disputes in international construction deals will be held for the first time in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a special focus on Africa, on 9-10 June 2014.

Internationally renowned engineers, construction arbitration specialists and in-house lawyers of leading companies, with the support of ICC South Africa, will offer unique insight on how ICC and FIDIC respond to the needs of the international construction industry in dispute resolution across the continent, as well as abroad.

“This year’s special conference will afford participants an opportunity to learn for themselves how much international commercial arbitration has changed, how much perceptions need to change and how much has yet to be done in Africa. Among the subjects of particular interest will be an update on the new International Arbitration Act in the course of preparation in South Africa”, said John Beechey, President of ICC International Court of Arbitration.

The two-day conference will include a presentation and analysis of the use of FIDIC contracts worldwide and their impact in Africa, insight into the practical experiences of Dispute Adjudication Boards, and a day-long study of ICC Arbitration in construction cases.

“We’re proud to be offering an opportunity for people to gather and discuss the practical issues and difficulties in resolving inter-cultural African construction disputes under FIDIC contracts,” said Francois Baillon, FIDIC Commercial Director, Geneva.

Any practitioner involved in international construction contracts and disputes is invited to attend.

Save up to €300 by registering with the early-bird special before 11 April 2014.

To view full brochure and to register today visit ICC Events & Trainings

For further information, please contact

  • Katharine BERNET
  • +33-1 49 53 28 91
  • Project Manager , ICC Training & Conferences / ICC Institute of World Business Law