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Dispute Resolution in Complex Construction Projects
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Date: Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 5.00pm - 7.30pm

Venue: Intellioffices, 146 Robinson Road, Singapore 068909 (CHANGE OF VENUE)

Dual Track Proceedings In Arbitration And Litigation: 
Reducing the Peril of "Double Jeopardy" By Consolidation, Joinder and Appellate Arbitration

About this Seminar:-

Modern construction projects frequently involve a high degree of complexity, with multiple parties carrying out differing roles under a range of different contracts.  

Traditionally, arbitration has served the construction industry effectively in the case of disputes involving only two parties, such as between contractor and sub-contractor.  However, when disputes arise on complex projects, all too often parties are not amenable to resolving their disputes in the same forum because some parties have agreed contractually to arbitrate with different parties in separate arbitrations, while other have no obligation to arbitrate at all.  The result is the risk of "double jeopardy" – that is, decisions on essentially the same facts, but in different forums and with different results.

In this seminar, Mr Bruner will discuss ways in which the risk of double jeopardy on major multi-party construction projects can be mitigated, and will address issues surrounding joinder, consolidation and the use of appellate arbitration.

Seminar Programme:-

5.00-5.30pm Registrations & Networking for Delegates
5.30-5.45pm Opening Remarks by Chairperson


Dispute Resolution in Complex Construction ProjectsReducing the Peril of "Double Jeopardy" By Consolidation, Joinder and Appellate Arbitration

Mr. Philip L. Bruner, ESQ. - Arbitrator and Mediator

7.00-7.30pm Q&A Session facilitated by Chairperson

About the Speaker:-

Mr. Philip L. Bruner, ESQ. - Arbitrator and Mediator Philip L. Bruner, Esq. is a full-time arbitrator, mediator and resolver of engineering and construction disputes, and is Director of JAMS Global Engineering and Construction Panel of Neutrals. He has served as chair or as an arbitrator on many U.S. and international arbitral tribunals hearing complex construction and commercial disputes, and has mediated many complex multi-party disputes. Prior to joining JAMS on January 1, 2008, he was a trial lawyer with law firms in Minneapolis for 40 years, the last 17 of which as a senior partner and founding head of the Construction Law Group of the international law firm of Faegre & Benson (now Faegre Baker Daniel) with offices then in Minneapolis, Denver, Des Moines, Boulder, London, Frankfurt and Shanghai. Mr. Bruner is a Founding Fellow and past President of The American College of Construction Lawyers, Honorary Fellow of The Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, Fellow of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers. He also is a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London), Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, Overseas Member of Britain’s Society of Construction Arbitrators (London), Fellow of The American College of Civil Trial Mediators, Fellow of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

About the Chairperson:-

Mr. Robert Palmer Rob Palmer is a Partner in Ashurst's Singapore office. Having been based in Southeast Asia since 2003, Rob has worked throughout the region, including in Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. He is listed in legal directories as one of Singapore's leading construction lawyers. Rob has extensive experience in a wide range of dispute resolution procedures, including arbitration, litigation, mediation and expert determination, especially in international energy, construction and infrastructure projects. He has conducted arbitrations under the rules of all the major regional and international arbitral institutions in the region and has also drafted and negotiated construction contracts for major projects in the transport, utilities, power and oil & gas sectors. Rob is qualified in New Zealand, New South Wales and England, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. He is a member of the panel of arbitrators of the KLRCA and the ACICA.

Register ONLINE below or download the REGISTRATION FORM to register today.


Location Intellioffices, 146 Robinson Road, Singapore 068909 (CHANGE OF VENUE)

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