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Webinar: An application re the conduct of a construction arbitration in light of COVID-19: For and Against

Our Chairman, Calvin Cheuk, on behalf of the Society of Construction Law Hong Kong, cordially invites you to our evening webinar to be given by John Beechey and Mark Lloyd-Williams on Thursday, 29 October 2020. This webinar will be an interesting presentation, given by two very-well respected arbitrators taking each side of the debate in relation to an application about the proper conduct of a construction arbitration in light of COVID-19.

About the speakers:

John Beechey CBE.  John is among the best-known arbitrators in the world. He has served as chairman, party-appointed arbitrator, or sole arbitrator on international arbitral tribunals in both ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and institutional arbitrations under the Rules of all major arbitral institutions including, inter alia, the EDF, ICC, ICDR/AAA, ICSID, LCIA, PCA, SIAC and SCC. John is a past President of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC (2009-2015). His term of office at the ICC is regarded as one which brought about significant reform to, and the reinvigoration of, the ICC Court. He had previously served on the Executive Committee of the Board of the AAA in New York and as a Vice-President and member of the Board of the LCIA. He is the current Chairman of the Board of the BVI International Arbitration Centre. In March 2018, John was elected to serve a four-year term on the Governing Board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). Before his retirement from private practice in the City of London, he was the founding partner and Head of the highly regarded International Arbitration Group of Clifford-Turner (subsequently, Clifford Chance LLP) (1983-2008). In June 2016, John was appointed CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to international arbitration.

Mark Lloyd-Williams.  Mark is a full-time arbitrator and mediator specializing in complex construction and engineering and energy disputes, in which he has nearly 40 years of experience. He has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for over 25 years. Mark has recently been appointed as president and sole arbitrator under the rules of several major arbitral institutions including the ICC, HKIAC and DIFC-LCIA in arbitrations relating to projects in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He has particular experience of disputes arising from airports, roads, bridges, dams, tunnels, railway projects, power stations, oil refineries, LNG projects, pipelines, container terminals, sea outfalls and dredging, water diversion and treatment schemes, piling and geotechnical matters, hotels, and residential and commercial development projects.  Prior to joining Chambers, Mark was the global head of construction and infrastructure disputes at Herbert Smith Freehills in London, before which he spent over 15 years in Hong Kong as the head of the firm’s Asia construction and arbitration practices. Over that period, he worked on matters under all of the major international arbitration rules, including those of the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, UNCITRAL and LCIA. Mark's expertise is recognised by his listings in both Chambers UK and the Legal 500.

October 29th, 2020 6:30 PM
Hong Kong,
Hong Kong
Event Fee(s)
Event fee HK$ 200.00
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