Pace Oddity: An exploration of the risks and opportunities associated with slowing down works (Pacing Delays)

The Society of Construction Law Hong Kong invites you to an evening webinar on Pacing Delays. In this seminar, our speakers, one a lawyer and one a delay expert, probe the potential consequences of a Contractor's decision to decelerate some or all of its Works in response to a delay event for which the Employer is responsible. While in some cases deceleration is likely to be a 'no-brainer', there are risks associated with such a decision, for example, if another delay event occurs or a dispute arises. In current circumstances, where global supply chains have been impacted by COVID-related measures, it is likely that the question of pacing and deceleration will be raised more frequently. In particular, this seminar will consider some of the ways Employers and Contractors might gain or lose from 'pacing delays' as well as the contractual provisions that might come in to play when pacing occurs. It will also consider how critical path analysis, and treatment of concurrent delays, may be impacted by a decision to pace.

Our speakers are:

Peter Harris Based in Tokyo, Peter Harris is Counsel in the Dispute Resolution Group at Clifford Chance. Peter regularly advises clients in the construction and engineering industry on prosecuting and defending claims arising out of delay events including claims for extension of time, prolongation costs and liquidated damages. Peter also publishes regularly in the field and, in 2021, Peter's article 'Pacing Delays – A Legal Perspective' was published in the Construction Law Journal (Vol 37, Issue 5). Peter also has experience of cross-examining delay experts before international tribunals. Having practised as a lawyer in England, Singapore, Perth and Japan, Peter has comparative experience of a range of projects around the world.

Chris Clark. Based in Perth, Australia, Chris Clark is a Senior Managing Director in Ankura’s Construction Disputes and Advisory practice. A chartered civil engineer with 30 years of experience with civil engineering contracting and consulting organisations, Chris has been appointed as delay expert in numerous dispute resolution proceedings providing expert opinion on issues such as delay, disruption, concurrency and pacing. Chris has gained project management experience with major civil engineering contractors on large infrastructure projects including road, rail, airport and energy projects. As delay expert, Chris has been involved in projects as diverse as transport infrastructure, high-rise construction, oil and gas, energy and resources.

March 8th, 2022 6:30 PM
Online by Zoom
Hong Kong
Event Fee(s)
Members of SCLHK HK$0.00
Non-Members HK$200.00