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“Challenges for the Construction Supply Chain Resulting from Climate Change and the Energy Transition” with Jessica Crow (Arbitra)
Jessica began our webinar by discussing how the energy transition, including the impact of regulatory instruments, has caused challenges for the construction supply chain. She also discussed the need for supply chain actors to consider the regulatory environment in relation to climate change and the possibility of disputes regarding the allocation of emissions reduction risk and cost along the value chain.
“Good Faith in NEC3” with Andrew Singer QC (4-5 Gray’s Inn Square)
Andrew then discussed good faith obligations in the NEC suite of contracts, how they have or haven’t been interpreted by the Courts and other tribunals and what the future outlook is in English law.
Andrew Singer QC, Deputy Head of Kings Chambers, practices in the ﬁeld of construction and associated professional negligence actions and appears regularly in the Technology & Construction Court and in construction-related arbitrations . Andrew’s practice consists of specialist work derived throughout England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Andrew is an accredited mediator with the ADR Group, an arbitrator and adjudicator. He also sits as a part-time Judge in the TCC and is a County Court Recorder. His practice now involves significant numbers of claims relating to cladding issues and the interaction between Government Regulation and Professional/Industry Practice.
Jessica is an independent arbitrator who specialises in Energy and Natural Resources, Climate Change and the Environment, General Commercial Disputes and Public International Law, based out of London and Washington DC. She has particular expertise in matters relating to the energy transition and the international climate change regime. Jessica has more than ten years of experience in international commercial and investment arbitration in both civil and common law jurisdictions. She has served as Sole Arbitrator, Co-Arbitrator and Counsel, and has broad experience resolving high value, complex disputes under most arbitral institutions, numerous governing laws, and arbitral seats.