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  How to Build on Success and Avoid Pitfalls  
Date: 2018-02-01
Time: 6pm for 6:30pm
Speaker: Paul Darling, Stuart Catchpole, Adrian Hughes, David Bateson
Quota: 3 / 60


This presentation will be given by Paul Darling OBE QC, Stuart Catchpole QC, Adrian Hughes QC, David Bateson from 39 Essex Chambers.

About the speakers:

Paul Darling OBE QC has been instructed in an extremely wide range of cases in the construction and engineering and sector. He has appeared in Courts and tribunals throughout the British Isles, in Ireland, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. He has worked on cases in all areas of construction engineering and energy. Approximately a hundred of his cases have been reported. He is particularly known for his advocacy and his cross examination. He has very considerable experience in the commercial world and as a government appointed regulator which he brings to his cases.

Stuart Catchpole QC is recognised as one of the leading  advocates at the modern Bar, both internationally and in the UK. He has been consistently identified in the domestic and international legal directories as one of the best dispute lawyers in a variety of different fields including energy & natural   resources, international commercial arbitration, construction & engineering, insurance and professional negligence. He is a formidable and highly persuasive advocate who can simplify and explain the most complex issues to a Tribunal. He has a well-deserved reputation as being highly effective in cross-examination, particularly of experts. Clients appreciate the fact that he takes ownership of their problem at an early stage, understands the bigger picture and gives clear advice based on a thorough review of the relevant material. The majority of Stuart’s practice involves and has always involved substantial and complex litigation, arbitrations or mediations principally concentrated in the construction, engineering, mining, energy (mainly power generation, oil and gas, LNG and renewables) and infrastructure sectors, together with related areas such as shipbuilding (generally fixed production platforms, FPSOs an  Semi-Submersible Drilling rigs), and insurance / reinsurance and commercial disputes (again mainly connected to the principal areas of his practice). Stuart also has extensive experience as an arbitrator (as Chairman, party-appointed arbitrator and sole arbitrator) in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations world-wide.

Adrian Hughes QC acts as counsel and arbitrator with a broad international and UK construction and commercial practice. Recent international construction work as advocate has involved arbitrations arising from energy and infrastructure projects in North Africa, the Middle East and all parts of Asia. Domestic work has focused on PFI, PPP and NEC contracts in the road, rail, education, health and defence sectors. He sits regularly as international arbitrator and is currently appointed in cases across Asia. Adrian has a leading practice relating to China, acts as expert adviser to the UK Foreign Office on UK China dispute resolution and is on the Advisory Board of the Oxford University Belt and Road Institute. He is a recent Chairman of the UK SCL and is a regular speaker at international SCL events.

David Bateson is a leading international arbitrator, with extensive experience in over 100 arbitrations worldwide. He has acted as Chairman, party-appointed arbitrator, or sole arbitrator under the auspices of the HKIAC, KLRCA, SIAC, CIETAC, ICC, PCA, AAA and LCIA, or in ad hoc arbitrations. Chambers Asia 2016 say “an accomplished arbitrator, who is getting more and more cases in Asia, and worldwide”.
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