A Guide to Controlling Your Costs in a Volatile Market

Following on from our successful webinars on Construction Contracts in a Changing World, we are pleased to bring you our latest session.

We will be holding a webinar about how to protect your construction project against price fluctuations in today's volatile market conditions. In this webinar, our expert panel will discuss real-life examples of issues they have encountered and examine what options are available when parties are faced with cost escalation dramatically above the contractual rates and prices. It will include practical advice around how we should be drafting contracts with unpredictable markets in mind and also a question and answer session led by our experts in the field.

Date: Monday 28th March 2022 Time: 12pm UK time / 7am EST/ 2pm AST

Please see the webinar recording here.


Chris Soffe - Global Supervisory Board at Gleeds, Vice Chairman Gleeds Americas

Chris Soffe heads up Gleeds' global dispute advisory offering. He is a Past President of the Chartered Institute of Building, a Fellow of the RICS, a Member of the CIArb and a national panelist of the American Arbitration Association. He has 50 years of diversified project and cost management experience in the USA, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Chris worked for regional and international construction companies prior to specializing in professional construction consulting. From 1991 to 2019, Chris was President and CEO of Gleeds Americas, forging growth and worldwide relationships with Gleeds' global partners. He is a strong advocate of conciliatory and collaborative dispute solutions and settlement. 

Alex Johnson - Partner, Freeths LLP 

Alex specialises in international engineering and construction disputes at Freeths LLP. He has a track record in advising clients on major engineering and construction projects around the world particularity in the UK, Europe and Middle East. Alex's CV includes some of the largest projects in the world advising owners and contractors. His experience covers the entire project lifecycle—Alex specialises in dispute management including international arbitration, but he also carries out contrary advisory work and assists clients in avoiding disputes. Richard Begby - Director, Gleeds Dispute Advisory Richard has worked on contractual, delay and quantum claims and disputes across a wide variety of construction sectors including infrastructure, mining/oil and gas projects, engineering, retail, commercial, leisure and military grade security projects. The majority of his experience has been on major international projects around the globe. He is also a fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

If you have any questions or would like more information with regards to this event, please email Rebecca Pearson.


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