Monday 4th to Thursday 7th September 2017
Gonville & Caius College,
Construction Law Summer School
A unique summer school delving into all aspects of international construction law to ensure comprehensive and wide-ranging knowledge
All-inclusive residential event - learn in several different formats during the day… and then reinforce that learning & make new connections at the evening activities
The fundamental event for international construction law
The interactive 4-day residential Construction Law Summer School will provide an insightful review of key developments in international construction law and the legal changes affecting the construction industry.
Experts will discuss international initiatives, legal trends, contract forms and standards in best practice.
Reviewing real cases from across the globe and practical examples, each day of the event will focus on particular topical issues to prepare you for future challenges in your everyday work.
The ideal event for people in a variety of different job roles that are looking for detailed and intensive guidance on all the key aspects of international construction and engineering law.
Get the full picture - hear from a diverse group of experts, including:
Gain essential and comprehensive legal knowledge in the construction sector
- Red, yellow and silver book risk allocation models
- Limitation of liability
- Substantive law / procedural law / local law
- Some recent developments and practical examples
- Key Changes from NEC3
- A common approach to Defined Costs
- A comparison with FIDIC
- What is an EPC contract and why are they used?
- The key features and risk allocation
- Negotiating EPC contracts – getting it right
- EPC v EPCM – is there a difference?
Alternative Dispute Resolution
- What is ADR?
- Types of ADR
- Pros and cons of ADR
- ADR in international construction contracts
- International trends and issues
Taking-over under different jurisdictions of law
- What is “Taking-over, Practical Completion, Abnahme, Réception…”?
- Taking-over in Civil law countries: Germany, Romania, France
- Taking-over under Common law countries and major differences
- Difference in consequences of taking-over between Civil and Common law countries?
Bonds, advance payment bonds and guarantees
- Contracts of surety
- The distinction between bonds and guarantees
- Advance payment bonds – approach to construction
- Practical challenges – invalidity, fraud and bad faith
During the day, delegates will have the chance to learn in a variety of formats including in-depth presentations, interactive group discussions, attention-grabbing case studies and practical workshops – ensuring that the topics are fully understood and covered from multiple angles.
The evenings are devoted to networking activities. Extra time that you can use to connect with the speakers and your international peers, to reinforce your learning, exchange ideas and let's not forget… to relax and enjoy your learning experienc
I would have never imagined learning so much in only 4 days
Studio Legale Padovan
An incredible total immersion in the international construction law planet
Egis Bceom International
Unforgettable, extremely enjoyable mixture of learning and networking
M Abu Hussein
The quality of the speakers and papers presented made this a very good event but being able to network with delegates of such different backgrounds is what made it outstanding
Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción
Suitable for all sorts of levels - the sort of course you get as much from as you wish
Blake Lapthorn Linnall