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Causation issues in construction disputes in the brave new world

HKA
Panel Discussion
Event Details
Date & Time
30 March 2022 11:30 - 14:30 CET
Location

In-person:
MAISON DE LA CHIMIE
47, rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris

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As part of Paris Arbitration Week, HKA invites you to join this lunch-time panel session discussing the implications of a range of topical issues on major construction and infrastructure projects; including, the ongoing impact of Covid, interruptions to labour forces and supply chains, increasingly scare commodities, upheaval in global energy markets and the likely impacts of the tragic events unfolding in Ukraine. 

HKA will also look at causation factors drawing upon our proprietary integrated research programme, CRUX, which provides valuable insights into the most common causes of claims and disputes on engineering and construction projects worldwide.

Programme

11.30 – 12.00 – Registration/Drinks on arrival
12.00 – 13.15 – Panel session + Q&A
13.15 – 14.30 – Lunch

Moderator:

Gerry Brannigan, Partner and Head of Forensic Technical Services – HKA

Gerry leads a global team of engineering, architecture, scientific, and technical specialists providing expert witness and expert advisory services. He is an expert witness in building services engineering (MEP) and has acted as the lead expert in multi-disciplinary construction disputes. Gerry has given oral evidence at arbitrations, adjudications, and dispute adjudication boards. In addition, he has assisted at mediations and provided a deposition in the USA.

Speakers:

Claire Pauly, Counsel – Jones Day

Claire Pauly practices in the areas of international arbitration and complex disputes. She advises and represents companies and state entities operating in various industries, with an emphasis on energy, distribution (especially in the automotive, pharmaceutical, and wine sectors), aeronautics, and infrastructure (particularly telecoms), before domestic courts and international arbitral tribunals (International Chamber of Commerce [ICC], International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes [ICSID], London Court of International Arbitration [LCIA], and ad hoc arbitration under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law [UNCITRAL] Rules). She also has considerable experience in post-M&A disputes, assists clients in drafting contracts and in mediation proceedings, and acts as secretary to arbitral tribunals.

Andrew Drennan, Partner – HKA

Andrew is a chartered quantity surveyor with over 24 years of UK and international experience in quantity surveying, procurement, commercial, project and contract management. As a testifying quantum expert, Andrew has provided evidence at hearings in mediation, adjudication, arbitration and has been cross examined in arbitration and litigation proceedings including tribunals at the High Court, London (TCC) and in the ICC in Paris. Andrew is regularly instructed to provide analysis of disruption, procurement, tendering, analysis of actual costs and remeasurement of works and his experience spans a wide range of projects such as in the nuclear, power, cabling, buildings, civils infrastructure, highways, rail, and utilities sectors.  

Julia Humpidge, Technical Director – HKA

Julia is a highly experienced project manager and engineer with over 30 years of experience in the global engineering and construction industries. Julia has gathered knowledge and experience on major, complex projects spanning oil and gas, power and utilities and chemicals sectors throughout UK, Europe and the Far East. 

Julia started her career with EPC contractors, initially as a process engineer, before joining a process technology licensor where she travelled to multiple operating sites to trouble shoot and start-up licensed units.  Julia has extensive experience of delivering projects through the design, procurement, construction and commissioning phases including developing and leading multi-disciplinary teams and carrying out project reviews and the successful implementation of stage-gate processes. 

Adam McWilliams, Partner – Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Adam McWilliams is a Partner in Quinn Emanuel’s London office and represents clients in disputes around the world. With extensive experience acting in international arbitration and cross-border cases, Adam has represented energy, infrastructure, construction, and natural resources clients in all manner of complex claims, and he is particularly experienced with major projects in the renewable energy sector. Having previously worked on assignment in the global disputes group at a major international bank in London, Adam also acts in high value finance, commercial, and civil fraud disputes. Adam has been engaged as counsel in cases involving various governing laws before national courts and administered by all the major arbitral institutions, including under the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SIAC, and UNCITRAL Rules.

Jonathan M. Taunton, Partner – Squire Patton Boggs

Jonathan Taunton focuses his practice on construction law and construction disputes.

Jonathan represents US and international clients, including owners, contractors and designers. His disputes practice spans mediation, arbitration and litigation involving projects in the Middle East, Africa and the US. Representative projects include major international airports, highways, mass transit systems, commercial and residential developments, and oil and gas facilities. Jonathan’s clients include governments, developers, manufacturers, design firms, contractors and subcontractors.

Event Details
Date & Time
30 March 2022 11:30 - 14:30 CET
Venue

In-person:
MAISON DE LA CHIMIE
47, rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris

Book Now