Construction disputes


14 October 18:00 CEST - 16 October 2021 13:00 CEST

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Construction is one of the most litigious industries. When negotiations and alternative dispute resolution attempts fail, the parties, their employees and counsels, judges or arbitrators as well as experts inevitably become the protagonists of cases that quite regularly are characterised by extraordinary complexity both from a factual and legal perspective.

Vienna, one of the most popular congress destinations in Europe and ranked the world's most liveable city for many years, is the perfect venue to resume to AIJA normality after taking a pandemic break from in-person seminars. The Real Estate, International Arbitration, Litigation and Environmental and Energy Law Commissions are thrilled to welcome you to this lively city with its imperial history.

Our seminar will address those issues that make construction disputes outstanding to the average court or arbitration case. We will look into the sources for many fights between principals and contractors, procedural specifics and the role of individual protagonists in construction disputes. Since dispute resolution is a core topic in the construction industry, our seminar will provide valuable content not only for dispute lawyers, but no less to real estate practitioners, contract attorneys as well as in-house counsels of companies involved in construction projects by any means.

The organising Commissions are looking forward to meeting you at this great event.

AIJA Commissions

  • Environmental and Energy Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate

Full programme

Construction disputes

Thursday 14 October 2021

17:00 » 18:00
Registration at Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof
Address: Herrengasse 10, 1010 Wien
18:00 » 20:00
Welcome cocktail
Location to be confirmed
Optional dinner
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally

Friday 15 October 2021

08:00 » 09:00
Registration at Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof
Address: Herrengasse 10, 1010 Wien
09:00 » 09:15
Welcome address by AIJA President
09:15 » 09:45
Keynote presentation
More information coming soon
09:45 » 10:30
Catch Me If You Can: How to nail down the cause and the causer of delays
10:30 » 11:15
Fight Club: Concurrent delays in construction projects
11:15 » 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 » 12:30
Mr. & Mrs. Smith: Back to back clauses - friend or foe?
12:30 » 13:00
Public Enemies: PPP - do's and don'ts
13:00 » 14:15
14:15 » 14:45
Batman vs Superman: Experts and the battles they fight. Supporting role: the judge/arbitrator
14:45 » 15:30
Mission Impossible: Do I have to prove it all? Standards of evidence
15:30 » 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 » 16:45
Quantum of Solace: Bonds in construction disputes - the ultimate weapon?
16:45 » 17:15
Erin Brockovich: Environmental concerns and new circularity concerns in construction projects
The social programme will soon be announced

Saturday 16 October 2021

08:30 » 09:30
Registration at Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof
Address: Herrengasse 10, 1010 Wien
09:30 » 10:30
Horrible Bosses: When principals extend, reduce or amend the scope of works
10:30 » 11:15
Horrible Bosses 2: Substituting or terminating contractors
11:15 » 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 » 12:15
My Big Fat Greek Wedding: Procedural aspects of multi-party constellations in renewable energy projects
12:15 » 13:00
The Counselor: How to lead your party into and through a construction dispute
13:00 » 14:00
The social programme will soon be announced





Organising Committee

De Berti Jacchia (ITALY)

Advocatenkantoor De Coninck (BELGIUM)

Pitkowitz Foerster Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)

Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS (NORWAY)

Kellerhals Carrard Basel KlG (SWITZERLAND)

Gunnar PICKL
DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)