From the Co-Chairs – Construction Law International – September 2022

Joseph Moore and Jean-Pierre Van EijckMonday 26 September 2022

Dear ICP Committee members,

We are pleased to report that planning for the 2022 IBA Annual Conference in Miami is well underway. The Conference will take place from 30 October to 4 November. Our last annual gathering in Seoul seems a long time ago, and it will be good to be in Miami to see old friends and make new ones. We are both very much looking forward to seeing you all there.

This year the ICP will have the honour of hosting five sessions. The moderators for each session have been working diligently with their respective panels to create the high-quality discussions we have come to take for granted. Our sessions will be:

• Infrastructure projects in developing countries: challenges, opportunities and the role of multilateral agencies and their model contract forms

Monday 31 October, 1115–1230, moderated by Aisha Nadar

• A new era of collaboration? The rise of multi-party and alliance contracting

Monday 31 October, 1430–1545, moderated by Bill Barton;

• Sustainable project decommissioning – reality or utopia?

Tuesday 1 November, 1615–1730, moderated by Doug Oles;

• Riding a slippery slope: the balancing act of risk allocation in major construction and infrastructure projects

Wednesday 2 November, 0930–1230, moderated by Bruce Reynolds; and

• Impact of ESG in construction and infrastructure projects – implications for financing, procurement strategies and delivery

Thursday 3 November, 1430–1545, moderated by Aarta Alkarimi.

Each session promises to be dynamic and informative. In addition to our substantive sessions, we will hold our annual dinner on Wednesday 2 November and our ICP excursion on Friday 4 November.

We are also happy to announce that our biannual conference is planned to take place in Berlin in early 2023. Rouven Bodenheimer and Rupert Choat are once again coordinating what is always a worthwhile conference. Further details will follow.

We would like to recognise all of the contributors to this month’s issue of CLInt. You are all indispensable to this publication. We extend special recognition to the editors, China Irwin, Thayananthan Baskaran and Tom Denehy. Thank you for the efforts.

We look forward to seeing you all next month.

Joseph Moore
Hanson Bridgett, San Francisco

Jean-Pierre Van Eijck
Spant Advocaten, Eindhoven

Co-Chairs, IBA International Construction Projects Committee