This webinar looks at Dispute Boards from the perspectives of both those seeking to resolve disputes and of the parties to the disputes. We will look at the subtle practical differences between a dispute review board (DRB), which issues informal advice and non-binding recommendations; a dispute adjudication board (DAB), which issues binding decisions; and a combined dispute board, which carries out both functions. It will look at the current Ciarb Dispute Board Rules and assess where modifications may now be appropriate. This is webinar focused on the more practical aspects (including enforcement) and ought to be of tangible interest to all Members of Ciarb.
Please note, times listed are BST (GMT+1). This event is virtual only.
This webinar is part of Ciarb's Ongoing Learning– a range of learning opportunities designed to help you deepen your knowledge and skills, and keep you informed and up to date. Look out for more information about Ongoing Learning in the coming months. Attendees will receive an Ongoing Learning certificate as part of this webinar, which counts towards 1.5 hours of CPD/CLE. Recordings will be available after the event. If you are unable to attend the live event, buying a ticket will still give you access to the recording. This webinar will be moderated by Dr Hamish Lal.
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Dr. Hamish Lal, Partner Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, is ranked Band 1 in both Construction and International Construction Arbitration in Chambers & Partners UK, and in the top tier in the UK Legal 500. He is an Adjunct Professor – University College Dublin (UCD) Sutherland School of Law; Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb); a Fulbright Scholar; Author, ‘Manual of Construction Agreements’ published by LexisNexis; Editor of Construction Law Journal; and Chair of the Oriel Law Society.
Charles is a Partner and Solicitor-Advocate at Pinsent Masons LLP specialising in representing clients in international arbitration and other dispute resolution procedures in connection with major construction, infrastructure and energy projects. He is recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a Future Leader in the fields of both construction and arbitration and is listed in the Legal 500 International Arbitration Power List 2022. As well as representing parties as counsel and advocate in international arbitration proceedings he has advised and represented employers and contractors in dispute boards and enforcing dispute board decisions in respect of a range of infrastructure and energy projects. These include roads, rail, airports, ports, through to power generation and supply (including nuclear, power stations and pipelines) in the UK, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Central America, with a particular focus on Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS States.
Dr. Nicole Mörchen, a Managing Director of FTI, is based out of the companies Munich office. She has worked on engineering and construction projects for more than 20years of professional experience. She worked in disputes both domestically and international in the fields of tunneling, infrastructure, urban development measures, renewable energy, rolling stock and IT. She worked in a position of responsibility in the engineering sector for many years and dealt with claim relevant issues pertaining to the engineering process. Dr. Nicole Mörchen is also familiar with processes and organization structures of different industries due to her work as project manager. Based on her experience linked with the use of forensic engineering investigative techniques she provided reports on design processes related to the performance of designers, design delays and project disruptions. She prepared expert reports on delay and quantum. In addition, she prepared claim documents and position papers supporting clients in negotiations. Nicole has authored and co-authored expert reports on delay and quantum for disputes in Austria, Germany, Macedonia, Switzerland and Turkey and has been cross-examined in arbitral proceedings.
Jim Perry is a member of the District of Columbia Bar (1985) and has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (1981). Based in Paris since 1988, and focused on construction, Jim serves as an arbitrator and dispute board member, but also works as counsel, specializing in the construction industry. Jim has served on numerous ICC, DIAC, ADCCAC, CEPANI, VIAC and ad hoc arbitration tribunals and numerous dispute boards, including in Panama, Peru and Guatemala, Central Europe, Central Asia, Africa, SE Asia, Australasia and the Middle East and has experience with dam construction, bridges, port terminals and marine construction, airports, highways, water supply and treatment, hydro and thermal power plants, oil and gas, rail, factories and the built environment. Jim is member of the FIDIC President’s list of dispute board adjudicators and a Past-president of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF).