10 September 2020: James Howells QC on “contested issues following a termination” – KCL International Construction Law Conference

11th Aug 2020


9:30 am

Virtual conference

James Howells QC will join a panel on ‘Life after death – contested issues following a termination’ at the International Construction Law Conference hosted by King’s College London’s Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution in collaboration with the Academy of Experts on Thursday, 10 September 2020.

Speakers at the conference represent the foremost international construction law practitioners from 24 leading law firms, chambers and expert consultancies, along with a number of senior in-house lawyers and industry experts.

The conference will overview London as a centre of excellence for the resolution of international construction disputes and aims to provide delegates with a series of interesting and topical sessions on aspects of construction law and dispute resolution.

The keynote speech will be provided by Dame Finola O’Farrell DBE QC, Judge in Charge of the Technology and Construction Court.

The event is open to all practitioners globally with an interest in construction dispute resolution including general counsel/corporate in-house legal departments and educational, professional and not-for-profit organisations within the legal industry.

The topics and speakers are set out below.

All sessions are free to attend. Tickets are available from Eventbrite by clicking here.

Conference schedule

Advanced technologies and the role of the expert: Vivek Kapoor, 39 Essex Chambers; Howard Gendler, Partner, HKA; and Tanya Gross, Senior Managing Director, Ankura

Life after death – contested issues following a termination: Tony Dymond, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton; James Howells QC, Atkin Chambers; James Bowling, 4 Pump Court Chambers; and Jane Jenkins, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Can’t we just sort this out nicely? Contractual and non-contractual strategies for avoiding or amicably resolving disputes: Adrian Bell, Partner, CMS; Charles Blamire-Brown, Partner, Pinsent Masons; David Pliener, Hardwicke Chambers; and Steve Abrahams, Partner, Baker McKenzie

The increasing role of dispute boards in the international arena: Nicholas Gould, Partner, Fenwick Elliott; Lindy Patterson QC, 39 Essex Chambers; and Nelson Ogunshakin, CEO, FIDIC

New technology = fewer disputes?: Emma Schaafsma, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills; Julian Bailey, Partner, White & Case; Angus Rankin, Partner, Hogan Lovells; and Ewen Maclean, Partner, Blackrock Expert Services

Ensuring that arbitration meets the needs of each case: Philip Clifford QC, Partner, Latham & Watkins; Anna Mills, Partner, DLA Piper; Professor Renato Nazzini, Kings College London; and Jonathan Hosie, Partner, Mayer Brown

How differing international norms and practices in respect of disclosure and factual witnesses is embraced in the alternative forums for construction dispute resolution in London: James Clarke, Partner, BCLP; Krista Lee QC, Keating Chambers; Hamish Lal, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; and Arjun Agarwal, Senior Legal Counsel, Chevron Corporation

Client perspectives and experiences on international arbitration arising out of major projects:
James Pickavance, Partner, Jones Day; Karin Griggel, General Counsel, Linde Engineering; Sevag Panossian, Senior Legal Counsel, Consolidated Contractors Company; and Tim Williams, Global Head of Disputes, Wärtsilä


The video of this event is now available to view here:

The full playlist from this event is available to view on You Tube – please click here.



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