International Construction Law
This intensive course deals with the legal aspects arising under international construction projects based on the FIDIC Conditions of Contract which are widely used throughout the world. The application of the FIDIC contracts will be examined from both a civil law and a common law perspective. Relevant case law will also be quoted. The course will deal with all major stages of implementation of international construction projects, starting from the formation of the contract, going through its performance up to its completion or termination. Dispute resolution will also be discussed with an emphasis on adjudication and arbitration.
The course is suitable for both students and practitioners in the field of law, business, engineering, construction and/or project management. Prior knowledge of construction law is not required. By completing this course participants will have an excellent opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of this specialised area of law and its interaction with commerce in a time of globalization. Participants will acquire a legal basis that will enable them to conduct and communicate legal analysis in relation to key topics in the field of international construction law. Moreover, by the end of the course they will acquire enhanced problem solving skills when it comes to the settlement of construction disputes. It is also expected that the course will enhance the contract drafting skill of the participants.
The teaching approach to the topic will be both academic and practical. The course will focus on the most important problems that may occur in practice. Thus, the course aims to bridge the gap between theoretical thinking and its practical application.