I am heading off today the Sydney for the IBA Conference, which takes place this coming week.
Anyone else going to be there?
The session I am contributing to is on Wednesday. Here is the blurb:
Civil and common law approaches to contract interpretation: a comparison – and do good faith obligations make any difference?
Room C3.6, Convention Centre, Level 3
Wednesday 11 October (0930 – 1230)
International Construction Projects Committee – (Lead)
Session / Workshop chair(s)
|Douglas Oles||Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, Seattle, Washington, USA|
|Jean-Pierre Van Eijck||Spant Advocatuur, Eindhoven, the Netherlands|
Drafters of complex construction contracts (and other commercial agreements) often insert clauses that shift risks from one party to another, and this panel will explore different ways in which some of these clauses are enforced in common law and civil law jurisdictions. Examples include, but are not limited to, clauses relating to changes, delays, differing site conditions, claim notice and indemnity. The session will be useful both to construction practitioners and anyone drafting or arbitrating/litigating complex commercial contracts in the global marketplace.
|Jorge Allende||Carey & Allende, Santiago, Chile|
|Matthew Bell||Melbourne Law School, Carlton, Victoria, Australia|
|Robert Fenwick Elliott||Keating Chambers, Myponga Beach, South Australia, Australia|
|Wayne Jocic||Melbourne Law School, Parkville, Victoria, Australia|
|Anette Kavaleff||Oy Kavaleff Consulting AB, Vantaa, Finland|
|Tuomas Lehtinen||Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Helsinki, Finland; Co-Chair, Project Establishment Subcommittee|