Jane Davies Evans

3 Verulam Buildings

Jane acts as counsel in international arbitrations, dispute boards and litigation; she also accepts appointments as arbitrator, adjudicator and dispute board member. Jane works extensively internationally, and in particular in the Middle East, Africa, the Russian Federation and CIS, Latin America and Asia Pacific focusing on disputes arising in the energy (oil and gas and power), natural resources and infrastructure sectors. 

Peter Rosher

Reed Smith

Peter Rosher is a dual qualified (English solicitor/French avocat) lawyer with over 23 years’ of experience in advising clients on contentious issues as well as providing extensive advisory services in relation to ‘live’ major projects. He has particular experience in international commercial and investment arbitration and dispute resolution, with specific knowledge in international engineering, construction, energy and infrastructure as well as and general commercial disputes. Peter is on the board of the French Contract Managers Association and has recently been appointed to the board of directors of the French Arbitration Association. Peter regularly sits as an arbitrator and dispute board adjudicator. He lectures on dispute resolution at the Université de Versailles, Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and Sciences Po and regularly publishes and speaks at arbitration and construction conferences.

Keynote Speaker

Michael E. Schneider


Michael E. Schneider is a founding partner of LALIVE. He has practiced international arbitration for more than 40 years as counsel. As an arbitrator he has worked under many different rules and dealt with disputes in various fields, including construction, industrial engineering and infrastructure projects. He is Immediate Past President of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers (IACL), past chairman of the UNCITRAL Working Group II on the revision of the Arbitration Rules and on the revision of the Notes on Organizing Arbitral Proceedings and Vice-chair of the Commission; past Vice chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration until 2014, and member of several of its working groups (1998 and 2012 revisions of the ICC Rules, Construction, Pre-arbitral Referee) and Honorary President of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA).


Mohamed Abdel Wahab

Zulficar & Partners

Zoya Bozkho

Vinson & Elkins

Simon Braithwaite


Stavros Brekoulakis

Queen Mary University, Co-Editor of GAR’s Guide to Construction Arbitration

François Doré

Bouygues Construction

Kim Franklin QC

Crown Office Chambers

Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof

London Court of International Arbitration

Richard Harding QC

Keating Chambers

Maria Hauser-Morel

ICC International Court of Arbitration

Thomas Hofbauer

FTI Consulting

Emma Kratochvilova

Herbert Smith Freehills

Christopher Lau

3 Verulam Buildings

Gillian Carmichael Lemaire

Pinsent Masons (Vario)

Iain McKenny

Profile Investment

Aisha Nadar

Advokatfirman Runeland

Lindy Patterson QC

39 Essex Chambers

James Perry

PS Consulting

Lee Rovinescu

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Christopher Seppälä

White & Case

Roland Ziadé



9.00: Welcome coffee and registration

9.20: Chairs’ opening remarks
Jane Davies Evans, 3 Verulam Buildings
Peter Rosher, Reed Smith

9.30: Keynote address
Michael E. Schneider, LALIVE

10.10: Session one: Ask the Arbitrators

A panel of distinguished arbitrators will discuss questions submitted by the audience and the moderators. Questions will focus on how tribunals deal with the challenges involved when sitting as an arbitrator from both a common and civil law perspective, including enquiries into corruption or forgery.

Jane Davies Evans, 3 Verulam Buildings
Peter Rosher, Reed Smith 

Kim Franklin QC, Crown Office Chambers
Richard Harding QC, Keating Chambers
Christopher Lau, 3 Verulam Buildings
Aisha Nadar, Advokatfirman Runeland 
Roland Ziadé, Linklaters 

11.10: Coffee break

11.40: Session two: Have lawyers ruined dispute boards? Are dispute board members failed construction arbitrators?

Are dispute boards the answer to all our problems? Despite more than 50 years of the dispute board, construction arbitration is still thriving, with some of the biggest projects in the world ending in arbitration. What makes for a successful dispute board? Are lawyers at fault when the dispute board doesn’t work – or are the board members simply not up to scratch?

Peter Rosher, Reed Smith

Simon Braithwaite, BDO
François Doré, Bouygues Construction
Thomas Hofbauer, FTI Consulting
Lindy Patterson QC, 39 Essex Chambers
James Perry, PS Consulting

12.40: Session three: The GAR Live Construction debate: Construction and investment treaty arbitrations: Let’s call the whole thing off…

You say construction, I say supply… In the third panel of the day leading practitioners will take part in a mock hearing, arguing whether involvement in a construction project is an investment or not. Is a dispute board decision, or an arbitration award based on a “construction contract”, an investment?

Jane Davies Evans, 3 Verulam Buildings

Zoya Bozhko, Vinson & Elkins
Emma Kratochvilova, Herbert Smith Freehills
Gillian Carmichael Lemaire, Pinsent Masons (Vario)
Iain McKenny, Profile Investments
Lee Rovinescu, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

13.40: Networking lunch

14.40: An address from Professor Stavros Brekoulakis on GAR’s Guide to Construction Arbitration, followed by Q&A

14.55: Session four: Construction and diversity: Results of the global survey

By looking at the results of the recent global survey, our panel will discuss diversity in construction arbitration. Speakers will look not only at gender diversity, but also cultural diversity; ensuring that arbitration is a representative field for all involved. This panel seeks to ask whether a lack of cultural diversity is causing countries to pull away from arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism – and what can be done to combat this.

Jane Davies Evans, 3 Verulam Buildings 
Peter Rosher, Reed Smith

Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Zulficar & Partners
Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, London Court of International Arbitration
Maria Hauser-Morel, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Christopher Seppälä, White & Case

15.55: Chairs’ closing remarks
Peter Rosher, Reed Smith
Jane Davies Evans, 3 Verulam Buildings

16.00: Close of conference

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  • "Very good. Excellent interaction with the audience" Jeremy Winter, Independent Arbitrator 


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