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Managing Construction Disputes in the Mining & Petroleum Industries Conference

Informa Resources brings together a new conference initiative to specifically address issues...

The inaugural Managing Construction Disputes in the Mining & Petroleum Industries Conference will be held in Brisbane on the 10th and 11th of November 2015.

Australia hosts a high number of resource operations and projects, including major capital projects in development in the mining and oil & gas sector. Market uncertainties and a challenging price environment have contributed to an increase in engineering and construction disputes currently in evidence in the mining, petroleum and LNG industries across the country, and the conference will provide a timely opportunity to analyse the challenges associated with the construction of high capital resources energy projects.

As the resources boom comes to a close, we are seeing more focus on this area of dispute resolution and the meeting will provide a platform for industry experts to share knowledge and comment on current project management issues and dispute resolution trends. Discussions will also provide a key opportunity to analyse industry preferences and procedures suited to the energy and resources industries.

The forum will features presentation from industry experts and researchers on the current trends and changes impacting the dispute resolution sector (including contracting, management of project, costs, risk allocation), how to manage contract variations, anticipate and manage disputes and analyse the current practices in use to resolve disputes. A number of roundtables will provide opportunities to share perspectives on investigation trends, dispute resolution models, dispute resolution boards, and arbitration and international best practices.

We are delighted to have confirmed expert contributions from:

  • Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive, Scottish Arbitration Centre, and Secretary General, International Centre for Energy Arbitration
  • Georgia Quick, Vice President, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and Partner,Ashurst
  • Wendy MacLaughlin, Senior Vice President, McLachlan Lister Pty Ltd, Hill International (Australia)
  • Andrew Stephenson, Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Ian Briggs, Chief Legal Counsel, Downer EDI Mining
  • Stephen Callaghan, Principal Consultant, AMEC Foster Wheeler – Australia East, Member, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation
  • Professor Gabriel Moens, Curtin University
  • Michael Feutrill, Board Member, Perth Centre for Energy and Resources Arbitration (PCERA)
  • Karyn Reardon, Partner, HWL Ebsworth
  • Campbell Jackson, Partner, Ernst & Young
  • Jeremy Chenoweth, Partner, Ashurst, and Director, Society of Construction Law
  • Frazer Moss, Partner, Clayton Utz
  • Khory McCormick, Vice-President, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Dr Sean Brady, Managing Director, Brady Heywood Pty Ltd
  • John Cooper, Partner, Jones Day
  • Paul Roberts, Director Contract Commercial & Dispute Services, Aquenta Consulting Pty Ltd
  • Robert Holt QC, Queensland Bar
  • Sarah Leonard, Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Jeremy Quan-Sing, Partner, Allens
  • Kevin Nash, Deputy Registrar, Singapore International Arbitration Centre

Who should attend?

The conference is targeted to all stakeholders involved in resources construction projects to receive general information on international dispute resolution procedures, discuss technical aspects of contracting strategies, and learn from eminent experts who will share their views and knowledge on the complex and fascinating area of dispute resolution.

The conference will provide the opportunity to network with legal and accounting specialists, mining and petroleum corporates, engineering and construction firms, resources industry OEMs and suppliers, State and Federal Government representatives and international arbitration and dispute centres representatives.

Features & Benefits

  • Analyse contracting issues to reduce project development impact
  • Hear from arbitrators and dispute resolution experts to understand dispute resolution procedure and implications
  • Explore a range of resolution options and latest innovations
  • Assess the specific features of mega projects to evaluate current opportunities in your sector
  • Discuss how Australia can adopt international best practices
  • Share your views on existing preventative strategies that limit disputes

The program is currently in the development. Please fill in your details here to receive the program upon completion.


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