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Ho Chi Minh City International Construction Arbitration Conference HICAC 2024

Oct 25, 2023

The Ho Chi Minh City International Construction Arbitration Conference HICAC 2024 will be hosted by the Society of Construction Law - Vietnam (SCLVN), Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), and the International Law Faculty of Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, with the theme on “Construction contract and International Arbitration – When Legal traditions collide”.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Time: Thursday 25 – Friday 26 April 2024

Venue: Rex Hotel Sai Gon - 141 Nguyen Hue District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

TENTATIVE PROGRAMME

Day 01: 25 April 2024 (Thursday)

Morning (8 am – 12 pm): General session

Afternoon (1.30 pm – 5 pm):  Session A – Construction Contracts

Afternoon (1.30 pm – 5 pm):  Session B – International Arbitration

Day 02: 26 April 2024 (Friday)

Morning (8 am – 12 pm):  Session C – Technical Experts in Construction Arbitration

Morning (8 am – 12 pm):  Session D – International Arbitration

EXPECTED PROGRAM


(*Side Event) Wednesday April 24th, 2024, Afternoon (14:00-17:00)
ASEAN CONSTRUCTION AND ADR ROUNDTABLE

A session hosted by L2 i-CON International (Malaysia) in conjunction and in support of HICAC2024


Thursday April 25th, 2024, Morning (8:00-12:00) - Balllroom
GENERAL SESSION 
08:00-08:30 Opening speeches
08:30-09:00 Keynote speech
09:00-10:30 Panel 1: Conflicts of civil law & common law in construction contracts: Stories from international arbitrators
10:30 - 10:50 Break
10:50 - 12:00 Panel 2: Confidentiality and Transparency in International Construction Arbitration: Views from regional institutions
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

Thursday April 25th, 2024, Afternoon (13:30-17:00) - Balllroom 1
SECTION A: INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT - WHEN CONTRACT CLAUSE CONTRADICTS THE GOVERNING LAW (BY SCLVN)
(13:30-15:00) Panel A1: Delay Penalty and Delay Damages
(15:00- 15:30) Tea Break
(15:30 - 17:00) Panel A2:  Force Majeure, Fundamental Change of Circumstances, and Exceptional Event

2024-April-25 Afternoon (13:30-17:00) - Balllroom 2
SECTION B: AS EAST MEETS WEST IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION (BY VIAC)
(13:30-15:00) Panel B1: Dynamics Of Multiple Legal Systems Regulating An International Arbitration And Implications For Choice Of Laws
(15:00 - 15:30) Tea Break
(15:30 - 17:00) Panel B2:  Inquisitorial Style vs Adversarial Style in International Arbitration & Best Practices

Friday April 26th, 2024, Morning (08:30-12:00) - Balllroom 1
SECTION C: TECHNICAL EXPERTS IN CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION (BY SCLVN)
(8:30-10:00)Panel C1: Practical tips for Tribunals on using Tribunal-Appointed Experts in Civil Law Jurisdictions
(10:00-10:30) Tea Break
(10:30 - 12:00) Panel C2 : Practical tips for Parties on using Party-Appointed Experts in Common Law Jurisdictions

Friday April 26th, 2024, Morning (08:30-12:00) Balllroom 2
SECTION D: THIRD PARTY IN ARBITRATION PROCEEDING (BY FACULTY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW - HCMULAW)
(8:30-10:00) Panel D1: Extension of Arbitration to Non-Signatory Parties to the Arbitration Agreement
(10:00- 10:30) Tea Break 
(10:30 - 12:00) Panel D2:  Joinder and Consolidation in Construction Arbitration

(*Side Event) April 26th, 2024, Afternoon (14:00-17:00)
WORKSHOP AND SITE VISIT AT VIETNAM INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTER (VIAC) - HCMC BRANCH
Workshop on Construction Disputes Resolution through Arbitration at VIAC: Sharing Practices and Experiences

(*Side Event) April 27th-28th, 2024 (08:00-17:00)
SCLVN-DRBF DISPUTE BOARD ADMINISTRATION & PRACTICE TRAINING WORKSHOP
This workshop organized by SCLVN and DRBF to provide training to people on Dispute Boards (DB), with certificate provided by DRBF

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*Registration info will be provided later.

**The participant fee and discount policy will be applied.

The specific details will be provided at a later time, please stay tuned to our online channels (Website, Facebook Fan page, LinkedIn) for updates.


 *Attachments:

 [HICAC 2024] Invitation Letter and tentative agendar

 [HICAC 2024] Sponsorship Invitation Letter 

 

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