As the world begins to adjust to the catalyst that is COVID-19 the construction industry finds itself at the forefront of this uncertainty. This webinar hosted by Masin will focus on how the law in UAE can support construction claims and delays.
The following topics will be covered in this webinar:
- Unforeseeable ground conditions
- Changes in quantities in unit rate contracts
- Practical completion concept under UAE law
- Concurrent delays under UAE Law
- Liquidated damages on sub-contractors
- Covid-19 claims
Chief Executive Officer
Rohit Singhal is the Chief Executive Officer of Masin, which is one of the leading international construction arbitration expert firms. He has over 23 years of international experience involving construction contract disputes, expert testimony and project management. Rohit has extensive arbitration and expert appointment experience and has been appointed as expert witness more than 50 times on delay, technical and quantum matters for construction arbitrations. He has presented and published numerous articles and undertaken several speaking assignments on claims, schedule and damage analyses and claims prevention in construction and engineering projects. He has been awarded ‘Outstanding Expert of the Year Award 2019’ by International Arbitrators & Experts in Engineering Sector (IAEE), UAE.
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Antonia Birt is a partner in the international arbitration practice based in Dubai with a focus on avoiding and resolving commercial and construction disputes in the Middle East and Africa. Antonia advises on the full cycle of complex, high-value disputes, including with respect to settlement negotiations, various ADR methods, formal dispute resolution processes and enforcement.
Shourav Lahiri is a barrister with Atkin Chambers and a specialist construction and international arbitration lawyer with over 20 years of experience advising on energy and infrastructure disputes. He represents clients from the GCC region, India, Southeast and East Asia in onshore and offshore oil and gas, petrochemicals, power, infrastructure and building sectors on the procurement, design, engineering and construction of major projects. He has practised as a lawyer for over 20 years in Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Beijing and Dubai. He has full rights of audience in the courts of England and Wales, DIFC and Singapore. Shourav is also on the panel of arbitrators of DIAC and BANI and on the advisory council of India’s Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre’s New Delhi Centre. Shourav teaches arbitration law at the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and at Hong Kong University’s LLM programme on Alternative Dispute Resolution. The leading legal directory Chambers & Partners describes Shourav as “first-rate”, “a very experienced construction disputes lawyer”, “well-read and articulate, with substantial knowledge of construction-related legal issues”.