NEC Global Reach: Use of NEC in legal jurisdictions other than English Law Product code: L07111

Mar 16 th

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When: Tuesday 16 March; 1pm - 2:30pm
Where: Teams
About: Collaborative contracting continues to be recognised around the world as delivering best project outcomes, and as such NEC Contracts have been selected as the contracts of choice to deliver many mega projects in and outside of the UK; most recently and notably: the Lima 2019 Pan-american games and the Sydney Water Partnering 4 Success programme (2019)
Organisations, public and private, across the world are wanting to use NEC contracts for all the good reasons that explain why, for example:
  • they are specifically endorsed for use by the UK, South African and Hong Kong governments
  •  they have been used successfully in more than 20 countries in the private and public sectors
  •  after more than 25 years of use for billions of dollars worth of projects, no challenge to the drafting of NEC contracts has been upheld 
Peter Higgins, NEC4 Board Chair and Richard Patterson, NEC and Procurement Specialist at Mott MacDonald and NEC4 Drafter will deliver this interactive and engaging webinar to demonstrate how and why NEC is well placed to be the contract of choice for delivering projects construction and infrastructure projects around the world.  

Read an article by the two webinar speakers about using NEC outside of the UK - click here.
Richard Patterson, NEC4 Drafter and Procurement and NEC Specialist, Mott MacDonald
Richard is a chartered civil engineer and procurement and NEC specialist with global development, engineering and management consultant, Mott MacDonald.

Richard advised on possibly Mott’s first use of the NEC when he moved to their contracts/procurement team in 1996 and has worked with the NEC ever since. He supports Motts teams and their clients in all sectors including the Halley VI research station on the Antarctic, Transnet in South Africa and the Jumeriah Golf Estates in Dubai. In Hong Kong, he has supported the Mott MacDonald’s Hong Kong team on its commissions advising various departments of the Government of Hong Kong first on their trial projects using NEC and is happy now to see NEC as ‘business as usual’ in Hong Kong.

Through Mott MacDonald, Richard delivers in-house and client training and training for NEC Training, including the 4 day ECC Project Manager accreditation course. He was also a member of the NEC4 drafting team.
Richard has contributed to two NEC books, had 7 NEC papers published in ICE’s Proceedings and sat on the Editorial Advisory Panel of the ICE’s journal, Management, Procurement and Law. He is a also a frequent contributor to the NEC Newsletter.
Peter Higgins, NEC Board Chair, Director pdConsult
Peter Higgins is a director of pdConsult. Before starting pdConsult in 2000, he was responsible for the worldwide civil engineering work of a major UK consultancy. He has a background in civil engineering, building and landscape.

Peter Higgins was Chairman of the New Engineering Contract Panel for the Institution of Civil Engineers and now sits on their New Contract Board. He has been involved in the development and implementation of NEC contracts since the initial preparation of these contract forms, and has provided advice and training to many contract users.

Peter was a council member and subsequently was awarded honorary membership of the Society of Construction Law, and has served as a branch chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and as chairman of the ICE Dispute Resolution Panel.
Richard Patterson: 1pm – 1:30pm
  • Introductions
  • Contract structure, language, dispute resolution practices
  • Adopting the right cultural mindset
Peter Higgins: 1:30pm  – 1:45pm
  • Concept and drafting for legislative requirements
  • NEC published jurisdiction-specific Y Clauses
Audience questions and answers: 1:45pm  – 2:30pm
Why attend
  • Benefit from expert guidance on NEC Contracts and their Y Clauses
  • Understand how the NEC structure is designed for global applicability
  • Participate in an interactive online Q&A session
Who should attend
  • Clients and their advisers
  • Legal sector representatives
  • Contractors and their supply chain
  • Project Managers
  • Consultants
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