Tehran Regional Arbitration Center
Training Course on "International Construction Contracts & Dispute Resolution"
  August 16, 2017
The Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (TRAC) and Arbitration Center of Iran Chamber (ACIC) are pleased to announce that a one day course on "International Construction Contracts & Dispute Resolution" will be held on September in Tehran.

Date: September 6, 2017 (9:00 - 17:00)
Venue: Iran Chamber of Commerce, Tehran

Three leading experts in the field of construction disputes will present both theoretical and practical aspects of international construction contracts and dispute resolution of related contracts.

The subjects covered in this course are as follow:

- Introduction to construction industry
- Construction contracts
- Type of disputes
- Preparing and presenting claims
- Arbitration process

About instructors:

Richard Harding QC has been described as “without a doubt the leading English barrister practicing in the field of international arbitration of construction disputes in the Middle East and [Persian] Gulf regions.” He is the only English commercial Queen’s Counsel to have studied Persian, having gained his degree in Arabic and Persian from Oxford University. He then studied law and was called to the English Bar. He acts as counsel for governments, private employers, contractors and professionals, and is regularly appointed as an arbitrator in international commercial matters.
His cases have related to: oil and gas projects (on and off shore); railways; airports; roads; civil engineering; factories and process engineering; power generation; water infrastructure; hospitals; hotels; residential property; high rise buildings; mining; marine structures and ports; dredging; IT systems; and a theme park. He has a working knowledge of Arabic, German, Spanish, French, and some Persian. He regularly acts in cases, as either counsel or arbitrator, under the laws of the Middle East, and has particular experience of the laws of the UAE, Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait and Jordan.

Mark Blanksby is a leading construction and projects lawyer. He has over twenty years' experience of advising on the legal aspects of construction projects, many of which relate to projects across the GCC region. Since 2004 he has been based in Dubai. Mark advises main contractors, employers, subcontractors and suppliers in the construction, infrastructure and oil & gas sectors. Within the GCC, he has advised clients in relation to projects in the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman.
Mark has a masters' degree in Construction Law and Arbitration. He has extensive experience of advising on contractual and commercial matters in relation to significant international projects, in the role of "project counsel" as works progress and in relation to dispute avoidance and dispute resolution. Mark has significant experience with EPC, FIDIC, DBFO, O&M and concession based contracts as well as arbitrations conducted under ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA and DIAC Arbitration Rules.

Paul Tracey is a dual qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor with 30 years experience of international construction projects in Africa, CIS, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and South America.
An experienced Claims Manager and Expert Witness, with extensive international experience and a proven track record of successfully leading claims teams on high value international construction projects.
Paul has been instructed on complex disputes in the nuclear, offshore, oil and gas, petrochemical, power, process, rail, renewable energy, water and wastewater sectors. Most recently he acted as a quantum expert witness in the matter of an arbitration administered by the LCIA relating to the construction of a manufacturing facility in the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia.

Language: English (Translation not available)

Registration Fee: 100 Euros (4,500,000 Rials)

Participants can receive Certificate of Attendance.

Please register via TRAC Secretariat (secretariat@trac.ir) or +98 (0)21 88324182-3, as limited seats are available.