Construction in the Middle East: Conflict resolution and new approaches to avoidance and resolution

On Demand Webinar

HKA, in conjunction with the WBEF and RICS, hosted this webinar which focused on the findings of HKA’s Crux Insights 2020.

The construction sector is worth an estimated US$1.5tn to the Middle East economy and, like elsewhere, is hamstrung by costly and avoidable disputes. How do trends in dispute prevalence, causation and resolution in the region compare to the rest of the world? What are the key commercial and cultural considerations for businesses seeking to break into the Middle East market? And how has the COVID-19 crisis inspired new, digitalised approaches to conflict avoidance and resolution?

The panel of experts discussed:

  • a regional analysis of the current dispute resolution climate;
  • actionable advice to pre-empt recurring problems; and
  • viable routes forward for the industry over the next year and beyond.

Video compliments of RICS WBEF.


Shamila Neelakandan
Partner, Head of Operations Malaysia & Singapore, HKA

Julian Haslam-Jones
Director, HKA

Martin Burns
Head of Alternative Dispute Resolution Research and Development, RICS

Event Details
Date & Time
10 March 2021
Event Details
Date & Time
10 March 2021
Profit margins need to be maintained, against very tight schedules; parties need to push boundaries and embrace new technologies. That is another reason why parties need to have a grip on how to manage disputes. Non-adversarial approaches are often better.”
Shamila Neelakandan, Partner and Head of Operations (Singapore and Malaysia), HKA

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