Andrew Goddard QC is speaking at the Third National Procurement forum hosted by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) in Abuja, Nigeria between the 26th and 27th of July, 2010.The forum will address best procurement practices and review economic and infrastructure development. The bureau hopes to take stock of the gains and challenges of the implementation of the Public Procurement Act, 2007 three years after its operation.
Andrew specialises in the law of commercial obligations and professional negligence, particularly in the context of disputes concerning major construction and engineering contracts and IT projects. He has had much involvement in energy, infrastructure and telecommunications disputes and has acted for main contractors, sub-contractors, professionals and employers, including national and foreign governments.
He has significant experience in international commercial arbitration and has appeared in many disputes referred to arbitration under the auspices of the ICC, the HKIAC, the LCIA and the LMAA.
Andrew has a developing interest in international investment disputes and is currently instructed in an Investor-State arbitration proceeding before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
He was recently admitted on an ad hoc basis to the Hong Kong Bar and is also called to the Bar in Trinidad and Tobago.Andrew is listed as a leading silk by The Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession in the fields of Construction, Information Technology and International Arbitration.