AMPLA‘s October Lunch & Learn webinar series will take the place of the Association’s postponed 2020 Annual Conference. The program will provide six opportunities to connect online and learn from industry experts working in energy, resources and renewables law. Presentations will include those on climate change impacts, project financing, dispute issues in renewables projects, contract law, due diligence and new energy, this is a lunch that should be firmly penciled into your diary.
International commercial law barristers Nicholas Andreatidis QC and Angus O’Brien will be joined on Thursday 22 October 1430-1600 AEDT by solicitors Simon Bellas (Jones Day, Singapore) and Cameron Sim (Debevoise & Plimpton, Hong Kong) for the session ‘Caution, Contract Under Construction: Recent Developments in the Construction & Application of Dispute Resolution Clauses’.
The panel will address how commercial contracts frequently contain clauses governing the parties’ rights in the event of a dispute and how the application of these clauses is an area of continuing vitality, reflecting an ongoing appetite for “litigation about where to litigate”. This session will address recent developments in this area with a focus on three aspects. First, the principles governing the construction of dispute resolution clauses, particularly agreements for arbitration and expert determination. Second, the law governing an arbitration agreement; in particular, when it may differ from the governing law of the contract. Third, the application of dispute resolution clauses in multi-party disputes, particularly the import of the doctrine of privity of contract.