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Monday 13 - Friday 17 September 2021
Downing College,
Cambridge, UK

Construction Law Summer School

A unique summer school delving into all aspects of international construction law to ensure comprehensive and wide-ranging knowledge

Learn in several different formats during the day… and then reinforce that learning & connect with your peers during the social activities

Thank you to all those who attended in 2020!


We're currently putting the 2021 programme together - if you'd like to know once it's ready then please register your interest by downloading the 2020 brochure here

The fundamental event for international construction law

The interactive 5-day Construction Law Summer School will provide an insightful review of key developments in international construction law and the legal changes affecting the industry.

Experts will discuss international initiatives, legal trends, contract forms, and standards in best practice.

Reviewing real cases from across the globe and practical examples, each day of the event will focus on particular topical issues to prepare you for future challenges in your everyday work.

The ideal event for people in a variety of different job roles that are looking for detailed and intensive guidance on all the key aspects of international construction and engineering law.


Gain essential and comprehensive legal knowledge in just five days with this construction law course - 2020 topics included:


Compare and Contrast Jurisdictions
Compare and Contrast Jurisdictions
  • Explore key jurisdictional differences across the globe
  • Dedicated day focused on international construction law
  • Gain insight from global experts on how to tackle differences in legal codes and practices
  • Learn the best negotiation practices for international projects
  • Explore key emerging markets and taking over across jurisdictions
Understand the Difference Between the Contract Forms to Gain an Advantage
Understand the Difference Between the Contract Forms to Gain an Advantage
  • Find out about the new FIDIC contracts
  • NEC4 is coming - what will this mean for you?
  • Discover how to negotiate EPC contracts
  • A look at FIDIC alternatives - are they viable?
  • Understand the issues surrounding terminations under FIDIC and differing legal codes
  • Experience an in-depth workshop on time & delay led by a globally recognised expert
An Authoritative Take on Dispute Resolution
An Authoritative Take on Dispute Resolution
  • Hear about hot-tubbing and the international possibilities within the modern Technology and Construction Court
  • Understand the contractual possibilities (and learn which one to choose)
  • Garner insight into the status and procedures of dispute boards
  • Discover alternative dispute resolution and what it means for your construction projects

Make Sure You Understand Procurement and Payment Options
Make Sure You Understand Procurement and Payment Options
  • Gain a firm understanding of international procurement regulation and best practices
  • Understand the differences between bonds, advance payment bonds, and guarantees
  • Master the key insurance law issues you need to know
  • Find out the key differences between Construction Acts around the world and how they affect your payments
Learning Mechanics for Everyone
Learning Mechanics for Everyone
  • Experience presentations designed to impart the knowledge you need using real-life examples
  • Get involved in hands-on workshops moderated by experts
  • Ask questions throughout and participate in debates
  • Use case studies to see what happened and what could have been done differently

Pupil Barrister

Keating Chambers

Informative, insightful and highly rewarding. More than just a “crash course” in construction law.