23 October 2018

Construction contracts & Dispute Resolution

Gasheka, 6, Moscow, Ducat Place III, Clifford Chance

9:30–10:00         Registration. Welcome coffee

Welcome addresses: Tatiana MonaghanICC Russia Secretary General

10:05–11:30 Session I.

Moderator: Roman Butenko, PhD, Associate, Baker McKenzie, Moscow, Washington

Topics for discussion:

  • An introduction to the FIDIC and its Forms of Contracts 

  • How to effectively complete a project and avoid a dispute?

  • The role of dispute boards in resolving disputes

  • Enforcement of decisions and arbitral awards

  • Dispute Boards Russia: challenges and prospects of applying


Adriana SpassovaPartner, EQE Control OOD, Company of ABS Consulting, FIDIC Accredited Adjudicator & Trainer, Sofia
Roman Butenko,  Associate, Baker McKenzie, Moscow, Washington


11:30–12:00 Coffee break
12:00–13:45 Session II. 
  Moderator: Timur Aitkulov, ICC Court member, Partner, Clifford Chance, Moscow

Topics for discussion:

  • What is more appropriate for the resolution of civil disputes: state courts or arbitration? 

  • How to choose the right expert in construction disputes? Opinions of experts appointed by the court vs. opinions of specialists involved by the parties.        

  • The role of dispute boards decisions when a case is submitted for arbitration.

  • Emergency arbitration as a new opportunity for prompt dispute resolution.

  • Resolution of construction disputes under English law.


Rob Lambert, Partner, Clifford Chance, London
Natalia Golovchenko, Director, Construction project management, Deloitte, Moscow
Timur Aitkulov, Partner, Clifford Chance, Moscow
Olga Semushina, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance, Moscow


13:45 Closing remarks