9 Nov 2021: Mathias Cheung to participate in DLA Piper’s Global Construction Conference

14th Oct 2021


1:45 pm BST


Mathias Cheung will participate in DLA Piper’s inaugural Global Construction Conference taking place on 8-11 November 2021. The theme of this year’s event will be “The future of construction: What the future holds and how to prepare for it”. The event will be held online.

Mathias will join a panel discussion to discuss “Barristers’ and Arbitrators’ Insights into what the future holds for global construction arbitrations” chaired by Caroline Pope, partner, DLA Piper UK alongside Marion Smith QC, 39 Essex Chambers and Gourab Banerji, Essex Court Chambers. The session will take place on Tuesday 9 November 2021 at 1:45pm to 3pm.

Mathias will join DLA Piper speakers from the Americas, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Asia and Australia, and panels of experts, barristers, arbitrators and construction practitioners from across the world who will discuss important topics in the current climate relevant across all sectors and will give a global perspective on the future of the construction sector. Robert Guest, The Economist’s Foreign Editor, and Henry Olonga, former test cricketer and human rights activist, will join as guest speakers.

Conference details

8 – 11 November 2021
12:30 PM – 10:45 AM

For further details please click here. 


Day 1 – 8 November 2021

12:30pm – 12:45pm – Welcome by Paul Giles, DLA Piper, UK and Richard Edwards, DLA Piper, Australia

12:45pm – 2pm – Construction for a Green Future


  • Anna Mills, DLA Piper, UK – Chair
  • Gabriel Freitas, GE Renewable Energy
  • Alistair Day, Aecom
  • Tobias Griesshaber, Energy Infrastructure Partners
  • Hugh Brennan, Hive Energy

2pm – 2:15pm – Break

2:15pm – 2:45pm – Keynote address by Robert Guest, The Economist

Day 2 – 9 November 2021

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Construction Technology for the Middle East and Africa


  • Suzannah Newboult, DLA Piper, UAE – Chair
  • Gurminder Sagoo, WSP
  • Petar Mladenovic, Disperse
  • Tumisang Mongae, DLA Piper, South Africa

1:30pm – 1:45pm – Break

1:45pm – 3pm – Barristers’ and Arbitrators’ Insights into What the Future Holds for Global Construction Arbitrations


  • Caroline Pope, DLA Piper, UK – Chair
  • Mathias Cheung, Atkin Chambers
  • Marion Smith QC, 39 Essex Chambers
  • Gourab Banerji, Essex Court Chambers

Day 3 – 10 November 2021

4pm – 5pm – Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Construction Claims


  • Brian Fielden, DLA Piper, USA – Chair
  • John Ducat, DLA Piper, USA
  • Howard Krupat, DLA Piper, Canada

5pm – 5:15pm – Break

5:15pm – 6:30pm – Standards for Expert Schedule Analysis – a Global Perspective


  • Anthony Meagher, DLA Piper, USA – Chair
  • Robert D’Onofrio, Capital Project Management
  • Amit Garg, Secretariat

Day 4 – 11 November 2021

8:30am – 9:45am – The Future of EPC Projects – Opportunities and Challenges


  • May Ng, DLA Piper, Hong Kong, China – Chair
  • Richard Edwards, DLA Piper, Australia
  • Alyson Eather, DLA Piper, Australia
  • Vincent Seah, DLA Piper, Singapore
  • Graham McNeill, FTI Consulting

9:45am – 10am – Break

10am – 10:30am – Henry Olonga, former test cricketer, human rights activist

10:30am – 10:45am – Closing by Paul Giles, DLA Piper, UK and Richard Edwards, DLA Piper, Australia

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