Wednesday , 3rd May 2017
11:30 – 12:00 – Coffee and registration
12:00 – 1:30 – Presentation and Q&A
1:30 – 2:30 – Light lunch and networking
Sheikh Nasser bin Khaled Hall, 2nd Floor,
About the Series
The ICC Qatar Commission on Arbitration and ADR is hosting a monthly series of seminars from January to May 2017 on Arbitration and ADR in Qatar.
This series follows the Commission’s charge to foster the development of trade and investment between Qatar and the international business community. The series is not only aimed at arbitration practitioners, but intended to help inform professionals across the entire Qatari community from businesses, governmental agencies and public and private sectors to students.
The seminars are presented by Commission members and distinguished colleagues, and will address the changes and developments in foreign and domestic arbitration in Qatar, how Qatari professionals might prepare for arbitration and ADR proceedings, and discussion of how arbitration in Qatar links to the international business community and investments.
Persuading the Tribunal
By the time Parties have initiated the arbitration process they will have (should have) exhausted all other means of finding a solution. At this juncture the Parties will be looking for early closure. More importantly, the Parties will be seeking outright victory – or at the very least an award they can live with. Wayne Clark of HKA (Hill International) will suggest ways in which the Parties and their Legal Counsel may persuade the Tribunal to find in their favour.
Presentation will be conducted in English with Arabic Translation
Wayne Clark is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Arbitrator and Mediator with over 40 years international experience, having worked in the capacity of consultant to the client, contractor and sub-contractor on major building and infrastructure projects in twelve countries across three continents; Africa, Europe and Asia.
For the past 25 years Wayne has focused on dispute and risk management – primarily dispute avoidance – in parallel with day-to-day contract administration and management. Wayne’s role in dispute management has been mainly case-managing arbitration and/or court cases and has been appointed as arbitrator and mediator on various international construction disputes. In undertaking contract administration and management tasks, Wayne’s main function is advising on and participating in settlement negotiations (claims, disputes, etc.) and guiding project teams towards sensible and clear communication, nurturing relationships and seeking early solutions to problems, the primary goal being preventing and avoiding unnecessary conflict.
In addition to Wayne’s experience in the field of construction risk and dispute management, he has lectured at the Universities of Hong Kong and Natal (South Africa), presented conference/seminar papers in Greece, Thailand and Qatar, run in-house workshops and training programmes for organisations based in Great Britain, Thailand, Bulgaria and Qatar and has had articles published in construction journals in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Topics covered by Wayne in his lectures, conferences, workshops and articles include, among others, dispute management, mediation, dispute boards, risk and construction management.
Wayne is currently a Vice President and Head of Dispute Management with HKA (Hill International) based in Doha, Qatar and is responsible for managing client disputes with the objective of achieving early amicable settlement. The role includes management of claims, settlement negotiations, mediation, arbitration and litigation. Wayne has in recent years been appointed as sole and co-arbitrator as well as expert witness on several construction disputes in Qatar.