The topic of this event is "Risk driving from ground conditions under civil law and common law jurisdictions and impact of new technologies."
This topic has been analysed by Virginie Colaiuta ACIArb in an article, which will be published on the March 2021 edition of the IBA law magazine “Construction Law International”. It compares the different approaches that are followed by French law and English law in determining the liability of contractors in relation to unforeseeable ground conditions and the mandatory warranties that may be imposed to ensure the structural stability of a construction with respect to the ground conditions.
Cost(s): Attendance to this event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.
Virginie Colaiuta is a partner of the London office of LMS Legal LLP. She acts as counsel, advocate and arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings deriving from construction and energy projects, also based on bilateral or multilateral investment treaties. Virginie is admitted to practise in England & Wales (Solicitor), in New York, USA (Attorney at Law) and in France (Avocat à la Cour).
As a result of her qualifications and experience, she has an excellent understanding of the differences between civil law and common law rules applicable to construction and energy disputes. Virginie also teaches at the Construction Law Centre of King’s College London and is the Chair of the Editorial Board of the law magazine “Construction Law International”, a publication of the International Construction Projects Committee of the International Bar Association.
Virginie is finally a current member of the Executive Board of the Italian Society of Construction Law. Virginie is considered a “Thought Leader” by Who’s Who Legal and is recommended as an expert by Legal 500.