Torsten SchäferSenior Legal Counsel; Tunneling Division at WAYSS & FREYTAG INGENIEURBAU AG
Torsten Schäfer has been employed as Senior Legal Counsel in the Tunneling Department of Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG (W&F) for over 15 years. Before joining W&F, Mr. Schäfer gained 7 years’ litigation experience in external law firms. He has extensive experience in legally administering W&F´s international tunneling projects from the tendering phase, throughout the execution of the work until the final settlement of the project. His duties comprise the establishment and winding up of foreign branches / joint ventures, procurement law, contract and claim management as well as dispute resolution. In the past 14 years, Mr. Schäfer has conducted various arbitration cases. His FIDIC experience primarily comprises the Red, Yellow and Silver Books. The case study will present an infrastructure project in South East Asia applying the FIDIC Red Book, 1st Edition 1999. It will highlight some selected FIDIC aspects and the benefits of having DAB on site on a regular basis.