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Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Management Master Class

Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, UAE,
23rd-25th May 2023

Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Management Master Class

-  A comprehensive analysis of EPC contracts and key considerations in associated projects and disputes

This course provides an in-depth analysis of EPC contracts, their interface with other project documents and their role in the project life-cycle. It discusses key risk allocation issues, the structuring of the contract in a project financing context and examines a contract precedent clause-by-clause. Course participants will be introduced to the key terms and negotiation issues in EPC arrangements, the role and incorporation of technical details, and the impact of project specifications in EPC arrangements.

This course is specially designed to:

  • Give you a comprehensive tool kit of what EPC contracts look like, what are the major terms and perspectives of owners, contractors and lenders
  • Guide you to be familiar with what the major areas of dispute may be during the construction phase and how to manage them
  • Cover the key commercial and technical issues in the construction market today

James has vast experience of EPC contracts and can answer literally any question on the subject – this makes the course extremely interactive for those who want to explore any subject a little further and in any level of detail.

The course, in highly interactive workshop format, will be effectively facilitated through Presentations, Case Studies and Discussions.

Small-sized class to enhance interaction and learning quality!

Led by Internationally Renowned Expert

James Bremen

Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP

  • Chair of Quinn Emanuel’s Construction and Engineering Practice, with over 20 years of experience in the world’s largest and most complex construction projects and disputes
  • Considered one of the world’s leading lawyers in major projects (and project disputes) in emerging markets (IFLR, Chambers Global, Super Lawyers, Guide to the World’s Leading Construction Lawyers)
  • Has worked in over 25 countries on both project documentation and claim resolution in the power, oil and gas, and major infrastructure sectors
  • Has over 40 published articles on construction law issues, and has taught construction law in the LLM degree at the University of Westminster

Pre-Course Questionnaire

The class size will be kept small to ensure interaction and learning results. A pre-course questionnaire will be sent to you through which you can raise your specific areas of interest. The Expert Trainer will review in advance and analyse them during the course, seeking to satisfy your learning needs.

Certificate of Attendance

On successful completion of this course, you will also receive a Certificate of Attendance bearing the signatures from both the Trainer and the Organizer. This Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.

Testimonial on Neoedge’s Training

“I wish to say that Neoedge and their instructor/trainer possess a wealth of information and knowledge on the subject matter, and were very capable in disseminating the knowledge, thus giving the us, the participants, a better understanding and purpose of some of the daily tasks we performed. We appreciate their efforts, and look forward to other sessions with them.”

- Attendee from PetroJam

“In an era where everyone is now drawn to complete their training events virtually, not knowing whether their expectations will be met when compared to face-to-face training workshops, Neoedge exemplified that all training are achievable whether face-to-face or virtual. I would highly recommend Neoedge for all your training needs.”

- Attendee from Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Limited

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

DAY ONE

Session 1: Tips on Contractual Risk Allocation, Bankability and EPC Contracts

Part 1 – Project Delivery Models: risk factors and the structure and specificities of all the major project delivery models used in construction projects

Part 2 – FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Engineering Procurement and Construction / Turnkey Projects: This session will discuss the structure and key clauses of, and risk allocation under one the most commonly used turnkey model form contracts in international projects, the FIDIC Silver Book

Session 2: Discussion on Split EPC Contracts, EPCM Contracts and Multi Prime

Part 1 – EPCM Contracting: structure, key features and specificities

Part 2 – Case study on EPCM Model

Session 3: Administering EPC Contracts

Construction Contract Administration: documents, actors and legal considerations involved in construction projects and with a particular focus on variations to the scope of work

Session 4: Bankability Issues and Project Structuring

Part 1 – Bankability Issues and Project Structuring: the current market on contractual risk allocation and bankability

Part 2 – Export Credit Agencies and their role in construction projects

Part 3 – Interplay between Construction Contracts and Finance and Security Documents in Project Financing: a detailed analysis of the relationship between the contractual framework of construction contracts and the financing of construction projects

DAY TWO

Session 1: Dispute Resolution Options in International Projects

Part 1 – Key Areas of Disputes and Dispute Resolution Options: the key areas for dispute in construction projects, including defective work, cost and time overruns, liquidated damages and calls on performance bonds. It will also look at the characteristics of the all the main dispute resolution forums

Part 2 – Multi-Party Arbitration Agreements and Split Contracts: the mechanisms, characteristics and specificities

Session 2: Dispute Resolution Clause Drafting

Tips and practical examples drafting enforceable dispute resolution clauses for a variety of project types and scenarios.

Session 3: Local Law Issues in Emerging Markets

Cultural and Political Issues in Emerging Markets: key considerations relevant to construction projects in emerging markets

Session 4: Managing Claims

Managing Claims in International Projects: the key considerations to take into account when claims arise in construction projects such as evidentiary issues, enforcement, securities and cross-cultural challenges

DAY THREE

Session 1: Claims Letter Workshop

Participants will study various types of claim letters, receive tips on how to write responses and learn the best strategies for responding to claims.

Session 2: English Law Concepts in the Civil Law Countries

Part 1 – English law concepts: pivotal English law concepts and their application in civil law countries

Part 2 – Key Commercial Terms in EPC Contracts and Bankability Issues: what makes an EPC contract ‘bankable’ and other lenders’ key concerns in construction projects

Session 3: Clause by Clause Discussion of Contract Precedent

This clause-by-clause discussion will be a practical, in depth and informative look at the key issues arising in complex EPC contracts.

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

Learn from Internationally Renowned Expert 

James Bremen

Partner

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP

James has over 20 years of experience in the world’s largest and most complex construction projects. He has worked in over 25 countries on both project documentation and claim resolution (including as Counsel in some of the world’s largest construction arbitrations under all the procedural rules) in the power, oil and gas, and major infrastructure sectors.

He is considered one of the world’s leading lawyers in major projects (and project disputes) in emerging markets (IFLR, Chambers Global, Super Lawyers, Guide to the World’s Leading Construction Lawyers) and has over a decade’s experience in advising on major infrastructure projects and disputes, as well as regularly representing clients in other emerging markets, in particular the State of Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and the CIS countries.

Awards and Accolades

He is “first-class, he’s our preferred lawyer on arbitrations” (Chambers Global 2020) and is an “exceptional litigation lawyer” whose “reputation spreads widely throughout the Middle East” and who is “formidable wherever he goes” (Chambers Global, 2017).

He is “peerless in his knowledge and tactical awareness” (Legal 500 UK 2022). “Market observers affirm James Bremen’s prodigious construction disputes practice and praise his skills in litigation. One source describes him as the most experienced and skilled construction litigator in Qatar, if not the region” (Chambers Global, 2016). Who’s Who Legal, 2016 notes his “vast experience on the international scene” and “breadth of expertise”. Who’s Who Legal has ranked him in the area of Construction for a decade and as a Global Thought Leader in Construction in 2020.

Selected Credentials

  • A Gulf state entity in an ICC arbitration against two international construction contractors, and related proceedings in the Commercial Court in London, concerning the design and construction of a USD 6 billion high-profile public works project in the state’s capital city, with the parties’ claims and counterclaims totalling over USD 2 billion.
  • Maersk Oil in relation to their US$2 billion Chissonga FPSO project in offshore Angola (EPC contracts)
  • A Gulf state-owned energy company in relation to the resolution of very significant construction claims (across multiple contracts) related to an extensive a port expansion project.
  • The project sponsors on the construction contracts (including EPCM, EPC contracts and contract mining agreement) on a US$2.5 billion alumina refinery, bauxite mine, port, railway and captive power plant in Guinea
  • Orascom Construction Industries (as developer) on the EPC and O&M arrangements for the financing and construction of cement plants (including captive power plants) in Nigeria, Iraq and the UAE
  • China Road and Bridge Corporation on the engineering, procurement and construction of the new airport in Luanda, Angola
  • The project sponsors on the bankability of the EPC contract for the Nigeria LNG project
  • A major Egyptian construction company on a split EPC contract for a 1200 MW CCGT power plant in Algeria
  • A major Middle Eastern state entity in relation to construction issues and claims (including an arbitration arising from a dispute under an EPC contract) arising from a major social infrastructure project
  • The project sponsors on the EPC, O&M and LTSA arrangements of its bid for three greenfield industrial steam and electric co-generation plants in Saudi Arabia

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com

Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

The course has been designed specifically for the professionals, management and legal officers of entities in the energy, mining and construction industries, and anybody who has a current or planned infrastructure project or an interest in the same (such as financial institutions or project sponsors), including:

  • Executive Directors, Commercial Directors
  • General Counsel and legal department
  • Heads of department: Contract management and administration; Project finance; Procurement; Operations and facilities management
  • Government agencies
For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

Gain maximum value on these vital issues:

  • Learning, in detail, the issues to be addressed when negotiating EPC contracts
  • Developing an awareness of the procurement options for projects and the associated risks and opportunities
  • Considering alternative pricing, incentivisation and risk allocation approaches and learning about current market trends
  • Developing an understanding of the current EPC market and the legal risks associated with such forms of contracting
  • Learning what the major areas of dispute may be in construction projects and how to manage them
  • Developing an understanding of the key specificities of construction projects in emerging markets

Learn from World’s Leading Lawyer in Major Projects

James has vast experience of EPC contracts and can answer literally any question on the subject – this makes the course extremely interactive for those who want to explore any subject a little further and in any level of detail.

Course Format

The course, in highly interactive workshop format, will be facilitated effectively via Presentations, Case Studies and Discussions.

Small-sized class to enhance interaction and learning quality!

Pre-Course Questionnaire

The class size will be kept small to ensure interaction and learning results. A pre-course questionnaire will be sent to you through which you can raise your specific areas of interest. The Expert Trainer will review in advance and analyse them during the course, seeking to satisfy your learning needs.

Certificate of Attendance

On successful completion of this course, you will also receive a Certificate of Attendance bearing the signatures from both the Trainer and the Organizer. This Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.

Testimonial on Neoedge’s Training

“I wish to say that Neoedge and their instructor/trainer possess a wealth of information and knowledge on the subject matter, and were very capable in disseminating the knowledge, thus giving the us, the participants, a better understanding and purpose of some of the daily tasks we performed. We appreciate their efforts, and look forward to other sessions with them.”

- Attendee from PetroJam

“In an era where everyone is now drawn to complete their training events virtually, not knowing whether their expectations will be met when compared to face-to-face training workshops, Neoedge exemplified that all training are achievable whether face-to-face or virtual. I would highly recommend Neoedge for all your training needs.”

- Attendee from Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Limited

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

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For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

The training will be hold at the hotel stated below. The course fee does not include accommodation or travel costs.

It is recommended to book the hotel rooms early as there are only limited rooms available at discounted corporate room rate.

Kindly contact or email to the following for guest room reservation, quoting “Neoedge Training EPC” for discounted corporate rate:

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek

Baniyas Rd, Deira

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 4 205 7508

Email: bryan.saveret@radissonblu.com

 

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

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