Building energy projects; how to negotiate a successful construction agreement in the energy industry
Construction disputes are frequently technically complex and require fact-intensive investigations, which necessitate efficient management of the claim process. A further complication is that construction projects invariably involve multiple parties from different jurisdictions with different cultural approaches and legal traditions. In a recent research that comprised 365 energy megaprojects, 64 per cent faced costs overruns and 75 per cent delays.
This panel will address current developments on construction agreements for major oil and gas and energy projects including: determining contract price, scope of work/performance duty, financial losses and delays, implied/express warranties, indemnification clauses, intellectual property issues, decommissioning, special contractual agreements such as floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO), permitting, and others.
Cecilia Vidigal Motta Fernandes Rocha Advogados, São Paulo
Sara Beiro Farabow Seyfarth Shaw, Washington DC
Helmut Johannsen Singleton Urquhart, Vancouver, British Columbia; Co-Vice Chair, IBA International Construction Projects Committee
Wendy Kennedy Venoit Vice-President and General Counsel, Suffolk Construction, Boston, Massachusetts
Paul Harricks Gowling WLG, Toronto, Ontario
Kristiina Leppänen Senior Advisor, Borenius Attorneys, Helsinki