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(08:30 Registration, 09:00 - 12:30 Workshop)
This interactive workshop is designed to focus on the key issues commonly faced by owners and contractors who are involved in major development, infrastructure and other projects in Africa and who wish to employ sound strategies for avoiding, managing and resolving disputes in an effective manner. Particular areas of focus include the commercial setting for development, claims strategy and DAAB and ADR options, arbitration and investment treaty protection for major projects.
(13:00 Registration, 13:30 - 17:30 Workshop)
According to a South African proverb, “when two elephants meet on a narrow bridge, they get nowhere until one of them backs down or lies down”. Like elephants on a narrow bridge, when making or defending construction claims, parties to a construction contract will likely not back down or lie down and agree to resolution until claims and defences are properly made and considered. Based on case studies and real world examples, this workshop will help participants avoid such impasses by explaining how to: