|In depth review of standard form engineering and construction contracts and dispute avoidance/resolution mechanisms |
About this course
This webinar will provide an in-depth review of standard form engineering and construction contracts and dispute avoidance/resolution mechanisms under each of these.
On day one we will look at the different suites of standard form engineering and construction contracts and explore the differences between each of these contracts to provide a better understanding of how to choose the most appropriate contract for a particular project. These contracts are often made up of various clauses and annexures , some of which can be incredibly complex. The webinar will cover the basic structures and key risk regimes of each of these contracts. The aim of this session is to provide a basic understanding of how these contracts are made up and how they function.
Day two will focus on dispute avoidance and dispute resolution mechanisms available under each of the standard form contracts, including an in-depth look at key provisions such as claim processes and time-bars. The aim of this session is to provide a better understanding of how claims are dealt with under each contract and the mechanisms provided to avoid disputes. Further, to provide in-depth knowledge of how the various dispute resolution mechanisms under each contract function.
Lize-Meré is a partner at Bowmans in Johannesburg. She leads a team of specialised construction lawyers with expertise in commercial and litigious matters related to infrastructure and construction projects. Her practice focuses on contentious construction matters arising from standard form construction contracts, including advice on dispute avoidance strategies. She also advises various clients on renewable energy projects, including the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme, and other public-private partnership agreements. She is a qualified mediator, an Associate of the Association of Arbitrators and holds memberships with the International Chamber of Commerce’s Young Arbitrator & ADR Forum, the Society for Construction Law, the Construction Adjudication Association of South Africa, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and the International Bar Association.
Diana Burger is a senior associate in the construction team at Bowmans in Johannesburg. She advises on contentious and commercial matters in the construction, infrastructure and renewable energy sectors on various projects, with a particular focus on contract negotiations, dispute avoidance strategies and dispute proceedings. She is a member of the Construction Adjudication Association of South Africa.