Arbitration Week: Mitigating sovereign risk in international construction projects

Presented by Sean Marriott (Clifford Chance) and Professor Doug Jones AO (Arbitrator). Hosted by Clifford Chance, Perth.


International construction projects present a further layer of risk for contractors than is typically encountered in domestic projects. In addition to grappling with the usual challenges arising on major domestic projects, changes in the political landscape or regulatory environment of the host country can prejudice or hinder the performance and economics of the project.

In some cases, in addition to contractual protections, further legal protections may be available to a contractor under international investment treaties, including Bilateral and Multilateral Investment Treaties (BITs and MITs) and/or Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). These treaties may provide relief to contractors in the event that their contractual remedies against governmental interference (in contracts with Government entities or private owners) prove to be inadequate.

This seminar will discuss how BITs, MITs, and FTAs may make a difference in managing key risks in international construction projects, including risks of project termination, lack of access, permit denials, non-payment, and other interference.

The event will commence at 11:30 am AWST (registration opens at 11:15 am).

There will be time for attendees to ask questions at the conclusion of the discussion.

CPD Points: 1 point in Substantive Law.

This event is free to attend. Please register using this link (via Clifford Chance’s website).

We look forward to seeing you there. Places are limited, so get in quick to avoid disappointment.

Registrations close on 22 September 2023.

For further details about the speakers at this event, please see the flyer below.

October 12th, 2023 from 11:30 AM AWST to 12:30 PM AWST
Clifford Chance
Ground Floor
235 St Georges Terrace
PERTH, WA 6000
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City Perth
State or location WA
Flyer SoCLA_Event_Flyer_AAW_Sovereign_Risk_12_10_2023.pdf