The FIDIC Contracts and Construction Law
Free Open Lecture
Professor Dr. Nael G. Bunni

Date: Friday, 1st April, 2011
Time: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm (free admission)
Venue: BUiD Auditorium, 1st Floor, Block 11, Dubai International Academic City

The Lecture will deal with:

  • The FIDIC identity: What, Where, When & Who is FIDIC?
  • A survey of the FIDIC Forms of Contract and their distinguishing features and characteristics,
    better known by assignment of colour, based on the four allocation criteria of the essential functions
    in a construction contract; the risks to which it is exposed; the management role and the method
    and timing of remuneration
  • The role of the Engineer under the FIDIC Forms of Contract and how it compares with the term “Project Manager” that has been borrowed from other forms of contract
  • The framework of contractual and legal arrangements on a FIDIC Construction Contract
  • The role of insurance and how it fits into the construction contract
  • The unique feature of seeking to provide for a specific remedy in the event of any breach of the terms
    of the Contract
  • The procedure set for claims and dispute resolution provisions under the various forms

About the speaker:

Prof. Dr. Bunni is a Chartered Engineer, Registered Chartered Arbitrator and Conciliator/Mediator. He is a member of the Commission on International Arbitration of ICC, Paris, and a number of its Standing Committees; a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre and Chairman of its Executive Committee; and a Special Adviser to the FIDIC Contracts Committee. Between 1994 and December 2007, Dr. Bunni was a member of the Board of Directors of the London Court of International Arbitration; Chairman of The Dispute Resolution Panel of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland. He has acted as dispute board member, conciliator/mediator, arbitrator or chairman of arbitral tribunals in numerous domestic and international disputes involving parties from over fifty jurisdictions. As arbitrator, in over one hundred and thirty cases of dispute, either as sole arbitrator or as a member of a tribunal or as chairman of an arbitral tribunal. Many of these appointments were under the ICC Rules of Arbitration; the LCIA Arbitration Rules; the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules; the Rules of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration; or the Dubai International Arbitration Centre. Over eighty of these cases have led to written and published reasoned awards.


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