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HKA G&S: joint society hybrid seminar on evidence preparation in construction arbitration

Event organised by ICE

Date
16 January 2024
Time
18:30 - 20:30 HKT (GMT+8)
Location
Chan Ma Ching Heung Lecture Theatre
Hong Kong Metropolitan University (Jockey Club Campus)
81 Chung Hau Street
Ho Man Tin
Kowloon,
Hong Kong

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Overview

It is common to see the production of the voluminous and vast array of evidence in construction arbitration such as expert evidence in programming, quantum and engineering, various kinds of documentary evidence from design and construction works, and evidence from factual witnesses.

It will often be too late and unsatisfactory to wait until the commencement of arbitration to start preparing evidence. Engineers can play an influential role in preparing a good record of evidence.

ICE HKA G&S and CIArb EAB YMG will co-organise the seminar on evidence preparation in construction arbitration. In this seminar, a panel of construction practitioners, including Mr David Feehan, Mr James Johnson, Mr Warren Suen and Mr Richard Poon will discuss how to properly prepare evidence before arbitration, how the parties will make engineers of their evidence and challenge the other side’s evidence and how the arbitral tribunal will consider the evidence.

  • Event mode: Hybrid (attend the event via Zoom online or in person)
  • Capacity: 100 seats at HKMU (50 seats for ICE members), 500 seats via Zoom broadcast
  • Registration deadline: 09 January 2024 (Tuesday)

To book your place, simply click the book now button and follow the onscreen instructions. 

Notes:

  • The number of participants is limited to 50 for ICE members (100 quotas shared by two societies).
  • Registration will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis, with priority given to ICE Graduate, Student and CIArb EAB members.
  • Only successful applicants will receive confirmation emails.
  • The event will be conducted in English.
  • Attendance certificates will be provided within two weeks of the event only if attendees participate for the entire duration of the event.
  • Applicants with no-show records will be given lower priority in future G&S events.
  • The above is subject to change without prior notice.

Adverse weather arrangements:

The event will be cancelled or rescheduled to another date in the case of a red or black rainstorm signal, or typhoon signal no. 3 or above is issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at or after 16:00. The organiser reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the event in view of safety or other considerations.

Disclaimer:

The Institution of Civil Engineers (Hong Kong Association) shall not under any circumstances be liable or otherwise for death, any injury, any damage to, loss or destruction of property or otherwise, in any such case arising from any accident or mishap, whether during or after this event, in preparation for it, travelling to or from it or otherwise.

Organised with:

CIArb East Asia Branch

CIArb East Asia Branch

The Institute was founded in 1915 with the aim of promoting Arbitration as an alternative method of dispute resolution to litigation. It was incorporated in 1924, granted a Royal Charter in 1979 and charitable status in 1990.

Supported by:

Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Hong Kong Metropolitan University

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Speakers

David Feehan

David Feehan

Contract Dispute Consultants HK Ltd

director

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David Feehan

Mr David Feehan is the owner of Contract Dispute Consultants and a chartered civil engineer with over thirty years’ experience on infrastructure and building mega-projects in Hong Kong, North America, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

He specialises in claims and dispute management, negotiation and dispute resolution and advises contractors on contractual and claim issues throughout the construction cycle. He has successfully represented contractors in the resolution of large-scale multi-million-dollar disputes through negotiation, mediation and arbitration, managing large multi-disciplinary teams in the claims and dispute process.

He is an accredited NEC4 project manager.

James Johnson

James Johnson

The Contracts Group Ltd

director

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James Johnson

Mr James Johnson, a seasoned chartered quantity surveyor with over 25 years in the construction industry, is a distinguished expert in quantum matters. Specialising in contract and commercial issues, dispute resolution, and legal intricacies, James is an accomplished professional. His extensive background includes quantum expert witness consulting on international projects and playing pivotal roles in court cases and arbitrations.

With an unwavering commitment to integrity and a knack for navigating complex legal landscapes, James brings a wealth of experience. As he delves into evidence presentation for construction legal cases, anticipate a blend of expertise, practical insights, and a proven track record.

Richard Poon

Richard Poon

OLDHAM, LI & NIE

associate

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Richard Poon

Mr Richard Poon is a dually qualified lawyer in Hong Kong and New York, Chartered civil engineer, Fellow of CIArb, HKMAAL accredited general mediator, and members of ICE and HKIE. He has experience in dealing with various kinds of construction disputes in litigation and arbitration, as well as advising and drafting construction contracts. He is also a member of the Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings) of the HKSAR.

Warren Suen

Warren Suen

Pacific Chambers

barrister

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Warren Suen

Mr Warren Suen is a dual-qualified professional who is both a barrister and a registered architect. With his expertise in both legal and architectural fields, Warren specialises in handling buildings and construction disputes at various levels of courts and tribunals.

He has been appointed to various public service roles and committees related to alternative dispute resolution (ADR). For instance, he currently serves as a member of the Appointment Advisory Board of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Joint Dispute Resolution Committee under the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS), where he provides advice on matters concerning the appointment of arbitrators.

For more information please contact:

Cecilia Lai

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