NEC Asia Pacific Users' Group Workshop - Understanding the Professional Services Contract Product code: L06330

Jun 27 th

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Following the launch of the Professional Services Short Contract, the How to Write the PSC Scope and the How to use the PSC Communication Forms as part of the NEC3 April 2013 suite of contracts, there is more information available than ever before to those wishing to use the NEC for the appointment of project managers, architects and other professional services.

In tandem with these new launches, government interest in the NEC3 suite continues to grow across the Asia Pacific region.

This informative one day workshop guided delegates through the PSC, enabling them to better apply it in their own businesses. A mixture of case studies and extended question and answer sessions will allow you to really make the most out of this session as you will be able to learn from our expert tutors as well as share common challenges and solutions.

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Ivan Cheung , speaker for NEC Asia Pacific Users' Group Workshop 2014

Ivan Cheung

Director, Driver Trett (Hong Kong) Limited; NEC Asia Pacific Users' Group Secretary

HKIAC & HKMAAL Accredited Mediator
HKIAC List of Arbitrators, HKIS-HKIA Joint Panel of Arbitrators
HKIAC Panel of Adjudicators
ASD/HKHA Panel of Dispute Resolution Advisors

Ivan is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with 22 years’ experience. He leads a specialist team based in Hong Kong to provide strategic procurement and contract advice, dispute management services and NEC consultancy services. Since 2006, he shared cross border experience from the UK and has been involved in over 25 NEC contracts for Government Works Departments, CLP, HKJC and private organisations in Hong Kong. He has given numerous well-received public seminars and in-house training workshops on NEC to employer organisations, contractors, consultant firms and professional institutions. Being an active NEC specialist and Users' Group member, he has been appointed by the CIC as a committee member of its NEC Task Force and has been appointed by the NEC to be the Secretary of Asia Pacific Users' Group from July 2012.

Ivan also practises as Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator, Dispute Resolution Advisor and Expert Witness to facilitate resolution of construction and engineering disputes. He is a practicing member of the Academy of Experts, a practising mediator accredited by the HKIAC and HKMAAL, a member of the HKIAC’s Panel of Adjudicators, a member of the HKIAC’s List of Arbitrators and a member of the HKIS-HKIA Joint Panel of Arbitrators. Since 1999, he has specialised in providing expert services for construction and engineering project disputes. His specific experience has included the provision of contract advice, acting as technical adviser on contractual and quantum issues and the preparation of expert reports and giving evidence at hearings on quantum issues for the purpose of arbitration or court proceedings on numerous construction and engineering disputes. He has acted as Arbitrator in several construction disputes and has been appointed as Adjudicator through HKIAC’s nomination. He has been appointed as Mediator on a variety of commercial disputes.

Ivan held various committee memberships including being the chairman of the construction group and council member of the Hong Kong Mediation Council, a sub-division of the HKIAC, promoting the development and use of mediation as an alternative dispute resolution forum in Hong Kong. He is an experienced trainer in the field of construction contracts, dispute management and mediation. He has been appointed as part-time teacher or guest lecturer on the mediation practice course with a number of institutions including the HKU SPACE, University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Peter Clayton

Partner, Pinsent Masons

Peter is a partner in Pinsent Masons' Construction Advisory and Disputes team based in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience of advising clients on contract terms and live project issues as well as specialising in dispute resolution including adjudication, mediation, arbitration and litigation. His clients have included main contractors, construction managers and government departments involved in a variety of road, rail, dock and nuclear projects as well as major residential and commercial schemes.

Peter has particular expertise and experience in relation to the NEC forms of contract having acted on a number of disputes and adjudications (both for government and main contractors) whilst practicing in the UK where he worked for Pinsent Masons for 16 years prior to transferring to Hong Kong in mid-2011. Peter also advised and represented a contractor in its successful tender for a major framework contract on the Olympic 2012 project. He has also advised on an NEC contract in Hong Kong.

Peter has provided training on the NEC to a variety of clients and for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in the UK and also to the Hong Kong Construction Association. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors in Hong Kong.

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