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2019 AAA Construction Conference, 'International Construction Mega-Projects'

Speaker: Albert Bates Jr.

8:00 AM-5:00 PM (ET)
2019 AAA Construction Conference, 'International Construction Mega-Projects'

Pepper Hamilton is a sponsor of the 2019 AAA Construction Conference on "Techniques for Managing the Growing Complexities of Construction Disputes."

Albert Bates, Jr., a partner in the Construction Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton who leads the group's international construction arbitration team, will be speaking on the following panel at 4:00 PM:

International Construction Mega-Projects – Understanding the Issues, Challenges, Cultural Differences and Conflict Management Options

This session will explore the various issues and challenges when the project involves international arbitration and mediation. What is the cultural impact on the process of the interplay between the common law and civil law traditions? Some parties may not be used to the limited exchange of information in civil law jurisdictions where discovery is not common and is limited in the ICDR’s Arbitration Rules, consistent with international arbitration practice. Other areas where the parties’ expectations may differ include witness examination, experts, written submissions, privilege concerns and the allocation of costs. Challenges may also arise when dealing with language and logistical issues and mediating with foreign parties.


  • Albert Bates, Jr., Partner, Pepper Hamilton, LLP
  • Ed Diggs, Manager of Claims, OG&C, Bechtel Corporation
  • Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, Head, Atkin Chambers;
  • Wendy K. Venoit, Partner, Hinckley Allen
  • Luis Martinez, Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution® (moderator)

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