7th Biennial Conference on Construction Projects from Conception to Completion

1 Nov - 2 Nov 2019 Hotel de Rome, Berlin, Germany

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7th Biennial Conference on Construction Projects from Conception to Completion

31 October – 2 November 2019, Hotel de Rome, Berlin, Germany

A conference co-presented by the IBA International Construction Projects Committee of the Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL) and the IBA Young Lawyers’ Committee, supported by the IBA European Regional Forum

Proposed topics include:
  • FIDIC’s 2017 vs. FIDIC’s 1999 Conditions
  • Defects Liability Periods (and the like): what are the pitfalls?
  • Smart contracts: how might technology disruption change construction contracts as we know them?
  • The importance of the applicable law. How far do lawyers from civil law and common law backgrounds view the same construction law issues differently?
  • Hardship laws in times of uncertainty: when might contractors successfully rely upon such laws?
  • The (in)applicability of liquidated damages for delay and the relevant factors that drive their reduction in many jurisdictions
  • The IBA Rules vs. the Prague Rules in construction arbitrations
  • Arbitrator selection: ethics and considerations
  • Prospective vs. retrospective assessments under construction contracts

Important Dates


Early bird deadline

Friday 20 September

Delegate search

Friday 20 September

Cancellation deadline (subject to 25 per cent admin charge)
After this date, no refunds can be made for registration fees.

Friday 4 October

Online amendment deadline

Friday 25 October

Online registration deadline
After this date, registration will still be possible, subject to availability. Please complete the hard copy registration form, which can be found in the conference programme and return it to confs@int-bar.org.

Friday 25 October

Headline conference sponsors

Driver Group

Headline social event sponsor

Masin Hydrocarbon FZC

Associate conference sponsor


Conference dinner sponsors

Sense Studio
Wagemann & Associates

Conference reception sponsor


Conference Supporters