The Impact of Culture in Resolving International Construction Disputes

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The Impact of Culture in Resolving International Construction Disputes


12:30 PM - 03:00 PM
By request Free

Registration and Lunch for the IPBA/Al Tamimi & Company session from 12:30 pm.

This session will be immediately followed by a session hosted by SIAC/YSIAC/Al Tamimi & Company. Following that, there is a joint networking reception hosted by SIAC/YSIAC/Inter-Pacific Bar Association/Al Tamimi & Company.


The IPBA/Al Tamimi & Company session looks at how a person's cultural world view can impact on the outcome of international arbitration, in particular disputes relating to complex construction projects involving international parties, and why cultural competence and empathy can be important qualities to conduct an effective international arbitration. It also discusses common misunderstandings on how culture impacts decision making, and raises awareness of the impact of culture on advocacy and the psychology of decision making. 



12:30 (pm) to 1:10 (pm)  Registration & Networking Lunch

1:10 (pm) to 1:20 (pm) Opening and Welcome Remarks

Speaker: Dr Hassan Arab

1:20 (pm) to 2:25 (pm) Discussion

Panellists: Peter Chow (Moderator), Dr Crina Baltag, Matthew Christensen, Vivek Kapoor, Khushboo Shahdadpuri, Prof. Mohamed Abdel Wahab

2:25 (pm) to 2:40 (pm) Q&A & Closing Remarks

5:00 (pm) – 6:00 (pm) Joint Networking Session with SIAC


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Mr. Matthew Christensen

Mr. Matthew Christensen

Senior Foreign Attorney

Kim & Chang (Seoul)

Mr. Peter Chow

Mr. Peter Chow

International Arbitrator

Acacia Arbitration Chambers (Singapore/Hong Kong)

Mr. Vivek Kapoor

Mr. Vivek Kapoor

Barrister & Arbitrator

39 Essex Chambers (London)

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab


SCCA24 Scientific Committee

Dr Hassan Arab

Dr Hassan Arab

Partner, Regional Head of Dispute Resolution

Al Tamimi & Company

Khushboo Shahdadpuri

Khushboo Shahdadpuri

EMEA Lead, YSIAC Council, Senior Counsel

Al Tamimi & Company

Crina Baltag

Crina Baltag

Associate Professor

Stockholm Univeristy


Al Tamimi Offices Level 8 Tadawul Tower King Abdullah Financial District Riyadh Saudi Arabia

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