October 16-17, 2018, Moscow State University

The ICLA Moscow Conference 2018

the 5th bi-annual ICLA Conference

ICLA Moscow Conference 2018

The 5th bi-annual ICLA Conference from October 16 to 17 in Moscow, Russia

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Why Attend the ICLA Conference?

The ICLA Moscow Conference 2018 will be a rare opportunity to compare and contrast the approaches of a diverse range of legal jurisdictions and families (including Russian, Chinese, French, German, English) to a wide range of topics, including The Employer’s Role and Obligations to the Contractor, General Contractor Contracts, Improving Value through Collaboration (following on from the joint ICLA and King’s College Conference in February 2018), Contract Interpretation and more. Our topics and keynote speakers include:

Role Duties and Responsibilities of a Contract Administrator

Stanislav Duryagin (Senior Legal Counsel, SIBUR, Russia), Professor Kanayama (Professor, Keio University Law School, Japan), Dr. Martin Eimer (Partner, Pinsent Masons)

Employer’s Role and Obligations to the Contractor

Kaori Sugimoto (Associate, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Japan), Nikolay Shcherbakov (Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Law, Russia), Louis Thibierge (Professor (agrégé) of Law at Aix-Marseille University, France)

General Contractor Contracts: Nature of the Performance Obligation

Dr Wolfgang Breyer (Founding Partner, Breyer Rechtsanwälte, Germany), Marc Frilet (Founder, Frilet Société d'Avocats, France), Nikolay Shcherbakov (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Law, Russia), Dongfeng Zhao (Managing Partner, JustFaith Law Firm, China)

Improving Value through Collaboration

Anthony Lavers (Counsel, White & Case), Hiromi Ando (Associate, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Japan)

“Pay-when-paid” & “pay-if-paid” Clauses

Alfons-Schulze Hagen (Founding Partner, Schulze-Hagen, Horschitz, Hauser Rechtsanwälte, Germany), Raeesa Rawal (Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton, England), Nikolay Shcherbakov (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Law, Russia)

Third-Party Claims and Indemnities

Francois Muller (Partner, Altana Law, France), Alexandre Aroeira Salles (Aroeira Salles Advogados, Brazil), Alexander Yagelnitsky (Assistant of the Chair of Civil Law and Lecturer, Lomonosov State University, Faculty of Law Russia)

Contract Interpretation: “Unfair” Contract Terms/The Good Faith Principle; Justice Vs Stability

Dr Wolfgang Breyer (Founding Partner, Breyer Rechtsanwälte, Germany), Stefan Leupertz (Founder of Leupertz Baukonflikt Management and former Judge at the German Federal Court of Justice, Germany), Joseph Moore (Partner, Hanson Brigett LLP, US), Nikolay Shcherbakov (Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Law, Russia).

International Construction Law Association (ICLA)

The ICLA was established in May 2015 and informs on and debates Construction Law issues from all legal families around the world bringing together renowned lawyers, barristers, construction professionals, judges, academics, universities and institutions, which specialize in International Construction Law. More information about the ICLA on http://www.icl-assoc.com.

Who Should Attend?

If you are an industry professional, law student or academic, interested in contemporary issues of construction law around the globe, then you shouldn’t miss the ICLA Conference in Moscow. Worthwhile presentations, workshops and discussions will give you the chance to get in touch with experienced experts from around the globe and allow you to profit from the unique expertise of the ICLA and its members.

Tickets are currently available. Join us in Moscow on October 16 to 17 for the ICLA Moscow Conference 2018.

Conference Schedule

Full schedule of speakers, topics and sessions

9:00 am


9:30 amNikolay Scherbakov

Word of Welcome

9:35 amWolfgang Breyer

Opening Address

9:45 amJanet Walker

Conflict of Laws – Introduction to Private International Law Principles

TOPIC 1: Improving Value Through Collaboration

10:15 amAnthony Lavers

UK Common law

10:55 amHiromi Ando

Japanese Law

11:15 amWolfgang Breyer

German Law

11:35 am

Tea Break

TOPIC 2: Employer’s Role and Obligations to the Contractor

12:00 pmKaori Sugimoto

Japanese Law

12:20 pmNikolay Scherbakov

Russian Law

12:40pmLouis Thibierge

French Law

1:00 pm

Lunch Break

TOPIC 3: General Contractor Contract: Nature of the Performance Obligation

2:15 pmWolfgang Breyer

German Law

2:35 pmMarc Frilet

French Law

2:55 pmNikolay Scherbakov

Russian Law

3:15 pmDongfeng Zhao

Chinese Law

3:25 pm

Coffee Break

TOPIC 4: Role, Duties and Responsibilities of a Contract Administrator

3:40 pmDr. Martin Eimer

English Law

4:10 pmStanislav Duryagin

Russian Law

4:40 pmProfessor Kanayama

Japanese Law

5:10 pmGuillaume Sauvaget

French Law

6:00 pm

Closing Remarks for Day 1

Workshop 1: Case Study: “pay-when-paid” & “pay-if-paid” Clauses

9:00 amAlfons Schulze-Hagen

German Law

9:30 amRaeesa Rawal

UK Common Law

10:00 amNikolay Scherbakov

Russian Law

10:30 am

Tea Break

Workshop 2: Case Study: Third-Party Claims and Indemnities

11:00 amFrancois Muller

French Law

11:30 amAlexandre Aroeira Salles

Brazilian Law

12:00 pmAlexander Yagelnitsky

Russian Law

12:30 pm

Discussion and Summary

1:00 pm


TOPIC 5: Contract Interpretation – “Unfair” Contract Terms/The Good Faith Principle; Justice vs Stability

2:15 pmWolfgang Breyer


2:30 pmStefan Leupertz

German Law

3:00 pmDavid Brown

UK Common Law

3:25 pmNikolay Scherbakov

Russian Law

3:50 pm

Plenum Hall. Discussion, Summing-up and Closing Words of the Chairman

5:00 pm

Small Standing Buffet

The ICLA welcomes new members from all sectors of the construction industry.

Conference Speakers

Well known industry leaders and professionals

  • Scherbakov



    Moscow State University

  • Walker



    Arbitration Place, Toronto

  • Eimer

    Dr. Martin


    Pinsent Masons

  • Leupertz

    Prof. Stefan


    Leupertz Baukonfliktmgmt.

  • Breyer

    Dr. Wolfgang


    Breyer Rechtsanwälte

  • Kanayama

    Prof Naoki


    Keio University Law School

  • Duryagin




  • Sugimoto



    Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

  • Thibierge



    Aix-Marseille University

  • Frilet



    Frilet Société d'Avocats

  • Zhao



    JustFaith Law Firm

  • Ando



    Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

  • Lavers



    White and Case

  • Schulze



    Schulze-Hagen | Horschitz | Hauser

  • Rawal



    Debevoise & Plimpton

  • Muller



    Altana Law

  • Salles

    Alexandre Aroeira


    Aroeira Salles Advogados

  • Yagelnitsky



    Moscow State University

  • Moore



    Hanson Brigett LLP


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Conference Venue

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Moscow State University - LF building, Leninskie gory, 1, bld.13
Start Date: Monday, October 16, 2018
Start Time: 9.00 am

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Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia MSU LF building, Leninskie gory, 1, bld.13


Our venue is a short walk away from the underground railway stations for lines 8a and 1.

Places To Stay

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ICLA Contact Information

99 Bishopsgate London EC2M 3XD Telephone: +44 20 3355 7078 Fax: +44 20 3355 7095 info@breyer-rechtsanwaelte.de