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Global Construction OCAJI Seminar

King & Spalding invites you to join its OCAJI Seminar “Pre-Contractual Works: Managing The Risks” open to non-members on Thursday, 7 December.

The speakers – Chris Bailey, Rupert Lewi, Glen McAskill and Oliver McEntee – are four of our leading construction and energy lawyers.

King & Spalding’s Engineering and Construction Disputes Practice
King & Spalding’s Engineering and Construction Disputes Practice is internationally recognized for its ability to try the most difficult, high-stakes cases and win. We specialize in energy-related projects and represent some of the world’s largest enterprises in disputes concerning pipelines, gas plants, power plants, refineries, offshore platforms, wind farms, LNG facilities, and other oil and gas infrastructure projects. We have over 50 construction lawyers in the firm based in our worldwide network of offices, giving King & Spalding one of the broadest and deepest benches of construction and engineering lawyers in the world. King & Spalding lawyers also work as “Project Counsel” with clients during the execution of their projects to manage issues as they arise, ensuring that our clients’ interests are fully protected and they are in the best position possible to amicably resolve issues.

We help our clients achieve the resolutions that are most beneficial to their business goals. We are trusted with bet-the-company disputes ranging from $10 million to beyond $10 billion by some of the world’s largest enterprises in international litigation, arbitration and mediation and before dispute boards.

The afternoon’s programme will be as follows:

Session 1 – Managing Early Works on a Major Construction Project

  1. Insights into MOUs, LOIs and other types of Preliminary Agreements
  2. Strategies for effectively managing Early Works on a Major Construction Project

Session 2 – Contentious Issues arising out of Early Works on Major Construction Projects

  1. Acceptance by conduct: when ‘no signature’ does not mean ‘no contract’
  2. Interim contracts and agreements to agree
  3. Quasi-contract
  4. Liabilities arising out of Early Works
  5. Jurisdictional and enforcement issues

3:00 pm - Registration, Coffee and Light Snacks
3:30 pm - Session 1 Start
4:15 pm - 20 Minute Interval
4:35 pm - Session 2 Start
5:20 pm - Questions
5:30 pm - End & Refreshments with the Speakers

Speakers will give presentations in English without simultaneous interpretation.

Please contact Haruka Ishihara at 03 4510 5652 or if you have additional questions.

Event Details

Date: December 7, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm (Tokyo)


Please register soon!