King & Wood Mallesons shares insights on managing legal issues in infrastructure development and construction projects at the Sustainable Urban Infrastructure 2013
Regional legal powerhouse King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) partner and infrastructure practice leader Paul Starr will discuss legal challenges faced by parties involved in over HK$2bil worth of development projects currently planned in Hong Kong at the Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Conference on 31 January 2013. Starr, a leading construction and dispute resolution lawyer in Asia, will focus on how the legal landscape has developed in recent years with law firms now advising on new contract and partnership forms, such as NEC, along with innovative and speedy dispute resolution measures.
Recognised as one of the top global infrastructure dispute specialists, Starr’s discussion will touch on the following hot topics:
- Fair allocation of risk
- Proper dispute resolution
- Avoidance of dinosaur contracting
These topics will be raised with a focus on how to develop practical solutions to legal challenges that meet objectives appropriate to the context of the deal, while offering sufficient protection to infrastructure and construction businesses.
Keeping up to date with developments in this area is vital for both public and private sector participants in the infrastructure and construction arena. Attending the conference will give delegates the opportunity to learn from a range of expert speakers, as well as to network with hundreds of other professionals facing the similar challenges.
KWM will be joining a line up of expert speakers that include many government representatives, including top-level speakers from the Development Bureau, the MTR and various other authorities.
With unrivalled experience in major infrastructure projects across all business segments, King & Wood Mallesons’ construction practice is widely regarded as a market leader in Hong Kong, across Asia and beyond. King & Wood Mallesons is the only international legal network to be headquartered in Asia with 21 office globally. Worldwide, the firm has over 380 partners and 1,800 lawyers.
King & Wood Mallesons’ construction team is widely regarded as a regional market leader. The team’s capability includes back-end construction as well as front-end capability, which enables the team to advise clients through the entire project life-cycle of major infrastructure and construction projects.