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Main Conference: 2 & 3 October 2018
Introduction to 1999 and 2017 FIDIC Suite of Contracts Workshops: 4 October 2018

Panama Marriott Hotel,
Panama City

FIDIC LATIN AMERICA CONTRACT USERS' CONFERENCE 2018

Official FIDIC conference: guidance from the FIDIC Contracts Committee and leading construction law minds on successfully using the FIDIC suite of contracts, managing major projects, handling claims, dispute avoidance & resolution and more...

La conferencia se llevará a cabo en idioma inglés; sin embargo, habrá interpretación simultánea al español - los asistentes recibirán un certificado de asistencia homologado por FIDIC (The conference will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish available - attendees will receive a certificate of attendance approved by FIDIC)

Just some of the unmissable sessions at this essential FIDIC event:

FIDIC Rainbow Suite - 2017 Edition Update

Gain an in-depth understanding of the newly launched FIDIC Suite of Contracts 2017, by learning directly from key members of the FIDIC Contracts Committee responsible for drafting the new editions, and getting a free copy of the Red Book 2017 (with every registration). This will be the first opportunity for Asia users to truly understand how these changes might impact current projects as well as how the new tools and capabilities of the new suite might enhance and help manage risk in future projects.

Case Studies of FIDIC Application Delivered by Latin America Experts

Experienced FIDIC Contract Users from the region will once again share lessons learnt in using FIDIC forms of contract to underpin some of the most challenging infrastructure projects in Latin America. We have assembled a number of new case studies from different industries and countries to help bring the benefits to life and to help you understand the practical challenges of FIDIC application in practice. Projects under review to be announced soon. Watch this space for more information!

FIDIC's Official Guidance on Modifying FIDIC Conditions

This session will offer an exclusive insight into new FIDIC philosophy and official guidance on safely modifying FIDIC Conditions of Contract by maintaining the integrity of some of the "core" or Golden FIDIC Clauses in order to minimise disputes. The presenter will be drawn from the newly formed Task Group 15 on Golden Clauses whose remit it is to determine the limits of acceptable modification of clauses. Case studies on critical Do's and Dont's will be provided in the content of this session.

Comparison Between FIDIC and Other Contracts Used in LatAm

Delegates will get an in-depth understanding of the main clauses of some of the most important FIDIC forms in the FIDIC suite of Contracts, and how these compare with major clauses in the most common contracts presently used in Latin America. Our panel of experts will also offer practical advice on how to adopt FIDIC Contracts with a view to optimizing contract administration, as well as a step by step guide on adopting FIDIC Contracts for those new to FIDIC.

Managing Claims Under FIDIC Forms of Contract

A comprehensive session discussing how to minimise claims and, if the claims are disagreed, how to avoid contested claims from becoming disputes. Speakers will focus on claims and procurement, the different approaches to claim quantification in Civil and Common Law, the requirements for notices of claim, and much more besides. This will be of essential attendance for all those involved in projects underpinned by FIDIC forms of contract.

DAABs' Role Under FIDIC Conditions - Current Practices & The New Rules

Along with the ongoing review and update of the FIDIC Yellow Book, Red Book and Silver Book, FIDIC are reviewing and updating their Dispute Adjudication Rules with a view to reflect current best practice for Dispute Boards. The main changes and improvements introduced will be explained and discussed during this session. These will include, among others, the reformulation of the current 20 clauses of the FIDIC contracts, with a new Clause 21 dedicated to dispute avoidance and resolution.

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