IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Parkside Ballroom 2, Convention Centre, Level 2

Session information

Projects under pressure: is there any escape?

Thursday 12 October (0930 - 1230)

Parkside Ballroom 2, Convention Centre, Level 2


International Construction Projects Committee (Lead)


This will be an interactive session concerning a project that is in distress due to the development of severely adverse conditions unanticipated by the parties (eg, unexpected price falls or rises and labour shortage epidemic). It will begin with a look at relief that may be available in such circumstances, viewed from both a civil and common law standpoint: suspension, termination, force majeure arguments, and concepts of fairness and equity, including the teoría de la imprevisión, good faith, unjust enrichment and economic equilibrium.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Oscar Aitken Carey y Cia, Santiago, Chile
Erin Louise Miller Rankin Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Virginie Colaiuta LMS Legal, London, England; Publications Officer, International Construction Projects Committee
Paul Cowan 4 New Square Ltd, London, England
Shelly Lynn Ewald Watt Tieder Hoffar & Fitzgerald, McLean, Virginia, USA
Hugh Arthur Meighen Borden Ladner Gervais, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dong-Seok Johan Oh Kim & Chang, Seoul, South Korea
Andreas Roquette CMS Germany, Berlin, Germany
Lip San Soh Rajah & Tann Singapore, Singapore, Singapore