ADR or alternative dispute resolution is the new thread in the post pandemic time

Agenda

ADR or alternative dispute resolution is the new thread in the post pandemic time

  • Introduction on ADR and impact of Covid-19

    • The different ADR mechanisms with a concentration on the most popular; Arbitration and Mediation.

    • Advantages of ADR over Litigation.

    • The impact of COVID-19 on the performance of ongoing contracts in the construction sector.

 

  • Post pandemic transformation and digital evolution of ADR

    • Overview on the current progress on the ecosystem for digital litigation in the region (UAE and Saudi Arabia)

    • The efficiency of arbitration combined with its technological adaptability

    • How the pandemic has promoted Online Dispute Resolution

    • Impact on accelerated digital litigation mode in the Middle East (including expert session, cross-examination), and the adaptation of digital transformation on courts (UAE and Saudi Arabia)

 

  • Covid-19 and Force Majeure

    • Remedies that contractors can seek under UAE law and standard contract to get relieved from the onerous impact of COVID-19.

    • Is COVID-19 Pandemic a Force Majeure event under UAE law and Indian law.

    • How COVID-19 reshaped force majeure disputes

Speakers

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Karim El Helaly

IP & Law Technology Expert

Dubai, UAE

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Said Maher

Head of Contracts

Larsen & Toubro

Dubai, UAE

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Divyam Agarwal

Partner

J. Sagar Associates

India

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Justina Lewa

Partner,

Chapitre LLP

Lagos, Nigeria