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ArbDB Members Take Part In Dispute Board Awareness Training At The Chartered Institute Of Arbitrators

ArbDB Members, John Wright, Wolf von Kumberg, Mark Appel and Michael Cover acted as the faculty at a day of Dispute Board Awareness Training at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in London on 6 October 2016. The Course was an introduction to the Dispute Board Process and covered distinguishing the dispute board process from other conflict/ dispute resolution processes, drafting the tripartite dispute board agreement, selecting the members of the Dispute Board and a session bringing the Dispute Board to Life. The programme was rounded off by a session led by Les Mosco, a former Commercial Director of the UK Ministry of Defence, on The Dispute Board- an Ideal Tool for Government.

The programme had a particular focus on the use of Dispute Boards on non-construction related projects, such as IT, outsourcing and procurement contracts. This was all in the context of the recently-promulgated CIArb Dispute Board Ruleshttp://www.ciarb.org/docs/default-source/ciarbdocuments/das/ciarb-dispute-board-rules-practice-amp-standards-committee-august-2014.pdf?sfvrsn=2

ArbDB Chairman, Tony Marks, commented: ‘We were delighted to have the opportunity to present this programme and to seek to raise the awareness of and familiarity with Dispute Boards, particularly in the non-construction area. We will be looking to plan further programmes with the CIArb and other leading institutions, including in the Middle East and Asia’.

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