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CIArb’s Taiwan Chapter Conference: Introduction to FIDIC forms of contract

29 Jan 2021

CIArb’s Taiwan Chapter on 16 January 2021 was honoured to co-host along with the Chinese Construction Industry Arbitration Association (CCIAA), the Taipei Professional Civil Engineers Association, the Taipei Architects Association, the New Taipei City Professional Civil Engineers Association, the New Taipei City Architects Association, the Taiwan Professional Civil Engineers Association, the Taiwan Regional Engineering Contractors Association, the Construction Law Committee of the Taipei Bar Association, and the iADR® a conference focusing on the topic of an “Introduction to FIDIC Forms of Contract and an Analysis of Construction Arbitration Cases” in Taipei.

In her welcome note, Dr. Helena Chen FCIArb (Convenor of CIArb’s Taiwan Chapter) gave an overview of FIDIC forms of contract and FIDIC recent important publications, and also introduced various types of contract structures for offshore wind farms, the FIDIC Golden Rules, the applicable timing and key points of the FIDIC Yellow Book Subcontract, and future works planned by the FIDIC Contracts Committee.  

Over a span of three hours, Dr. Pijan Wu FCIArb and Ms. Annie Liao introduced the important clauses of and the major 2017 amendments to the FIDIC model contracts, supplemented with numerous examples of domestic and international arbitration cases for the resolution of various construction disputes.  The speech provided valuable lessons to the participants and will aid greatly in the further development of alternative dispute resolution in the construction sector in Taiwan.  

Dr. Helena Chen FCIArb (Convenor of Taiwan Chapter)

From Right to Left: Ms. Annie Liao, Dr. Helena Chen FCIArb (Convenor of the Taiwan Chapter), Ms. Laurie Chou (President of CCIAA), Ms. Alison Chang FCIArb (Partner of iADR®); and Dr. Pijan Wu FCIArb.

Ms. Laurie Chou (President of the CCIAA)

Mr. Ti-kuang Hung (President of the New Taipei City Architects Association)

A full house of more than 70 professionals from diversified backgrounds, including architects, in-house counsel of state-owned-enterprises, insurance brokers, and accountants.

 

Monica Wang FCIArb

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Roebuck Lecture 2022 delivered by the Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey Vos

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