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The SCL(Gulf) debates

Guest Speaker
Event Details
Date & Time
15 November 2021 15:30 - 19:30 GST
Location

VOCO Hotel
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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HKA Partner and Head of Asia, Benjamin Highfield will be joining the Society of Construction Law (Gulf) debates on 15 November 2021 during Dubai Arbitration Week. He will be participating in the second debate.

The motion for the first debate is: This house believes notice and claims provisions in standard form contracts are not fit for purpose.

For the second debate, the motion is: This house believes the involvement of lawyers with construction claims promotes disputes.

Speaker

Benjamin Highfield
Partner and Head of Asia
HKA

Benjamin Highfield is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a claims and disputes specialist at HKA. He has more than 15 years’ major project experience in the construction industry, spanning buildings, transportation infrastructure, oil and gas, power and water markets. Additionally, he regularly advises clients on commercial and contractual matters, as well as claims management and dispute resolution.

Benjamin has led teams on multiple oil and gas, water and power projects and has negotiated high value settlements with major governmental organisations. With his extensive experience of many of the major standard forms of contract, he has been employed by government bodies and large private companies to advise on a range of broad and diverse matters.

Benjamin is an experienced delay and quantum analyst and has prepared multiple claims for extension of time, disruption, prolongation and acceleration. He has drafted detailed contractual arguments for disputed variations, termination, suspension and arbitration amongst others. He is a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Should you have any questions please contact CrystalLim@hka.com.

Event Details
Date & Time
15 November 2021 15:30 - 19:30 GST
Venue

VOCO Hotel
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Book Now