Managing partner of NKP law office Jovan Nikcevic participated at The ICC Construction disputes and arbitration in the SEE region conference that took place on 8th November 2019 in Belgrade.  The conference was organized for the first time by the ICC International Court of Arbitration with support of ICC Serbia and law firms Pinsent Masons from London and Karanovic & Partners from Belgrade.

The first panel, moderated by Milan Lazic of Karanovic & Partners, discussed the Causes of construction disputes and their resolution pre-arbitration. The panelists shared their practical experience on the FIDIC General conditions and related procedures for claims and dispute resolution touching upon the most controversial changes of FIDIC conditions introduced in 2017 editions. The speakers of this panel were Charles Blamire Brown of Pinsent Masons on Common causes of construction disputes, Jovan Nikcevic of NKP Law office on Claim procedures under FIDIC contracts and differences between “claims” and “disputes”, Garry Kitt of Arcadis and Ewan Maclean of Blackrock Expert Services on How to use experts efficiently and delay/quantum claims, Patricia Palmitessa Savric of Palmitessa Limited and Luminita Popa of Suciu Popa on The use of ADR in construction disputes.      

The second panel moderated by Ziva Filipič of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, debated on Features of and improving efficiency in construction disputes.   The attendees had the opportunity to hear practical tips on what exactly to do when the dispute arises, what the common features of construction disputes are and how to make the dispute more efficient. The speakers of this panel were Milica Savic of Karanovic & Partners, Milena Djordjevic of Faculty of Law of University of Belgrade, Vladimir Milovanovic of 3lite Belgrade, Ziva Filipič of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Clea Bigelow-Nuttall of Pinsent Masons.

Key notes speaker of the event was prof. Maja Stanivukovic.

The event was held at the Serbian Chambers of Commerce and was attended by more than 100 participants.