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Monday 4th to Thursday 7th September 2017
Gonville & Caius College,
Cambridge University

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

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
EPC Contracts
  • 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

presentations on the most important areas of construction law
key legal minds
unmissable days of knowledge and networking