NEC Asia Pacific users’ group workshop, Hong Kong

16 June, 2017 | 09:00 - 18:00

A full days workshop on contract law.
A full days workshop on contract law.

About this event

This full day workshop is composed of two different sessions:

  • Morning session: the Schedule of Cost Components (SCC) and Shorter Schedule of Cost Components (SSCC)
  • Afternoon session: mock adjudication and mock mediation

Morning session:

The Schedule of Cost Components (SCC) and Shorter Schedule of Cost Components (SSCC) are used in the assessment of Defined Cost when using the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC).

This workshop is designed to help delegates understand the provisions of the SCC/SSCC in the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC).

Afternoon session:

Using extracts of NEC3 ECC, we will showcase a mock adjudication and mock mediation using the same material/statements of case from the parties. Delegates will be sent the statements of case a week before the workshop to familiarise themselves with the positions of the parties. Further information may be presented on the day.

In view of the forthcoming legislation in Hong Kong, delegates will get an idea of what the adjudication process might look like alongside a mediation process to help understand the differences and what each dispute resolution process offers.

Why attend?

  • Check and refresh your knowledge and use of the provisions of the SCC/SSCC in the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC)
  • Learn about adjudication and mediation via the NEC3 ECC in readiness for forthcoming legislation in Hong Kong in an interactive environment
  • Hear an overview of what is new in the forthcoming NEC4 contract suite

Who should attend?

Offered to both NEC Users' Group members and non-members, these workshops are ideal learning and professional development experiences for:

  • Project Managers and Supervisors
  • Clients and their advisers
  • Contractors and their supply chain
  • Consultants

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Robert Gerrard, NEC Users' Group Secretary and NEC4 drafter

Robert Gerrard

Rob specialises in procurement and project management and is also involved in extensive NEC training and consultancy work.

Rob is experienced in financial control, contract preparation and administration, including the consideration, evaluation and resolution of contractual claims mainly in civil engineering projects.

He is an Examiner for the ICE Law & Contract Procedure he has also held the position of NEC Users' Group Secretary from 2006 to date.

His publications include NEC2 and NEC3 Compared, 2005, as well as drafting the NEC3 Professional Services Short Contract guidance notes, some of the flow charts and 'How to…' guides.

Robert was also a part of the working group who drafted the NEC3 April 2013 suite of contracts and the recently announced NEC4 suite.

Ivan Cheung, NEC Asia-Pacific Users' Group Secretary

Ivan Cheung

Ivan is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with 24 years' experience in cost management and contract advisory services.

He is an NEC Accredited Project Manager and is a leading member in projects using NEC. Since 2006, he shared cross border experience from the UK and has been involved in over 25 NEC contracts for Government Works Departments, CLP, HKJC and private organisations in Hong Kong. He has given numerous well-received public seminars and in-house training workshops on NEC to employer organisations, contractors, consultant firms and professional institutions.

Ivan also practises as Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator, Dispute Resolution Advisor and Expert Witness to facilitate resolution of construction and engineering disputes. He is a practising mediator accredited by the HKIAC and HKMAAL, a member of the HKIAC's Panel of Adjudicators, the HKIAC's List of Arbitrators and the HKIS-HKIA Joint Panel of Arbitrators. Since 1999, he has specialised in providing expert services for construction and engineering project disputes. His specific experience has included the provision of contract advice, acting as technical adviser on contractual and quantum issues and acting as expert witness on quantum issues for the purpose of arbitration or court proceedings on numerous construction and engineering disputes.

Peter Clayton, Pinsent Masons

Peter Clayton

Peter is a partner in Pinsent Masons' Construction team. He lives and works in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience of advising and representing clients on NEC contracts both in Hong Kong and in the UK including advising the Hong Kong Government on preparation of contract documents for two pilot NEC PSC projects.

Peter has also acted on a number of disputes and adjudications arising on NEC contracts in the UK where he worked for Pinsent Masons for 16 years prior to transferring to Hong Kong. Peter also advised and represented a contractor on its successful tender for a major framework contract for the 2012 Olympics.

Peter's transactional and dispute resolution experience extends well beyond the NEC form. He is currently advising the Hong Kong Government on the planned introduction of security of payment legislation which will introduce improved payment practices and provide a right for disputes to be resolved by adjudication.

Peter regularly lectures on a variety of construction related topics including providing training on the NEC to a variety of clients and institutions. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors in Hong Kong.