CPD Online Construction Dispute Resolution Workshop

July 6, 2021
  • Venue
  • Time

    06 July 2021 | 09:00 – 12:00 (GMT+1) 

This is an online event jointly hosted by CIArb’s Pakistan Branch and the Institute of Engineers Pakistan.


We all know that misunderstandings, disagreements, disputes are events of common occurrences, and many of us can curb them before things get serious and settle them through arbitration when they do. The basic need is a particular mindset and professional training in this field. Construction dispute resolution, ways of conciliation and arbitration are established professional practice these days, specially, when international collaboration is availed.


There is a systematic knowledge of the subject today, acquiring which, the young professionals can, not only serve the construction industry, but can also find a means of employment for themselves. The contractors, business professionals, planners, architects, engineers and government officials can acquire this knowhow for better organizing these programs.         


You will be pleased to know that we have organised a half a day, free online video conference CPD Workshop on Zoom. It will start at 9.00am UK time/1.00pm PKS on Tuesday, July 06,2021, and will have on board dialogue with international experts from CIArb, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London United Kingdom.


The engineers, who have the PEC registration will get ½ CPD credit points on attending this Workshop.


The topics that will be covered are:

  • Introduction on Current and common misunderstanding, disagreements and disputes, and their resolution in Construction industry by Barrister Mian Sheraz Javaid.
  • Pakistan Engineering Council’s rules and procedures on conciliation and arbitration by Dr Javed Uppal President IEP.
  • Lessons learnt from Pakistan’s First Construction Dispute Report prepared by MK Consultus LLP Pakistan in collaboration with Currie and Brown UK.
  • Introduction of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, United Kingdom by Tom Cadman Deputy Director General CIArb.
  • Courses offered by CIArb, introduction about different pathways to train and become Associate, Member and Fellow of CIArb.
  • Panel discussion and Q/A session.


Cost(s): Attendance to this event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.

Event Speakers

A “non-traditional” construction lawyer in Pakistan who began his professional career as a civil engineer. Skilled and dynamic leader with 17+ years of demonstrated capacity in all aspects of construction litigation and contract drafting/negotiation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), Mediation, Adjudication, Neutral Evaluation, Arbitration, licensing, and other construction issues. Mr. Javaid’s core area of expertise is dispute avoidance with special emphasis on the role of Dispute Resolution Advisor (DRA) for commercial entities involved in large to medium scale construction projects both in private and government sector, devising the right procurement method for a construction project along with the appropriate standard form of contract and training & development of the enterprises both public and private sector to equip for dispute avoidance and standard forms. Mr. Javaid was admitted to the Punjab Bar Council, Lahore Pakistan as an advocate in 2003, as an Advocate High Court in 2005 and has recently been admitted as a Barrister in England and Wales. Mr. Javaid is a Partner of MK Consultus Limited.


Nasir is a skilled and dynamic leader with 20 years’ experience providing total solutions of procurement, commercial, dispute avoidance, management and resolution through effective pre- and post-contract management.


He is an engineer, chartered quantity surveyor, chartered procurement specialist and is legally qualified. He has fellowship of various institutions and acts as an expert, mediator, adjudicator and arbitrator.


He is versatile and well-versed in the successful delivery of major projects including energy, utilities, commercial property, oil and gas, manufacturing, ports, highways and rail. Nasir has led large and complex procurement programmes, as well as claims on quantum, delay and engineering issues.


Nasir co-founded Muslims in Rail and was awarded an MBE for his services to equality, diversity and inclusion.