25 November 2021 - 11:00AM GMT
"How to Stay Away From Lawyers"
Martina Hess has over 23 years of experience in planning and design, tendering and supervision of IFI-financed water supply and sanitation infrastructure programs and projects in numerous developing countries within Africa and Asia. For the past 10 years she has specialised in construction supervision and management, contract preparation, procurement, claims management as well as in dispute avoidance. Her experience covers various countries including Germany, Cape Verde, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zambia.
Paul Darling OBE QC has established a formidable reputation as an advocate in all types and levels of tribunals all over the world. He specialises in complex cases which feature multiple parties, large teams, and high volumes of material, and is often brought in by clients at short notice, late in proceedings. An ability to work with colleagues from any jurisdiction, and to grasp detail, strategy, and tactics quickly has allowed Paul to develop a practice which has taken him to every major jurisdiction, appearing in a wide variety of construction, energy, and commercial matters. Adaptability and focus have contributed to Paul’s reputation as a gamechanger, brought in to direct some of the construction and commercial world’s most difficult cases. Paul has represented diverse clients in tribunals such as the Commercial Court, the Technology and Construction Court, and the Court of Appeal in London, the High Court and the Supreme Court in Dublin, the High Court in Northern Ireland and Arbitration Tribunals globally. Since the early 1990s he has conducted many arbitrations in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Middle East. He has acted in ICC, LCIA HKIAC, SIAC and DIAC Arbitrations.