Dispute resolutions in the construction industry were the focus of discussions yesterday during a courtesy call by a delegation of world renowned Arbitrators on the Prime Minister, Sir, Anerood Jugnauth, at the Treasury Building in Port Louis.
The delegation which comprised of Sir Vivian Ramsey, UK Supreme Court Judge, Mr Charles Brown, President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and Mr Peter Collie, are currently in Mauritius in the context of the 10th International Conference on Construction Law and Dispute Resolution to be held on 10 and 11 December in Mauritius.
In a statement, Sir Vivian Ramsey, UK Supreme Court Judge, spoke of the position of Mauritius which over the years has developed into one of the centres for international dispute resolutions in the region. In addition to arbitration, he underlined that the issue of dealing with complex cases of construction disputes at international level was raised whereby he mentioned a quicker way to deal with such cases in Mauritius.
It will be recalled that the Government of Mauritius has declared an objective of developing and promoting Mauritius as a leading venue for the settlement of international commercial disputes by arbitration. The two-day conference which will see the participation of world renowned Arbitrators will has as theme: Claims and Disputes in Construction Projects under the International Federation of Consulting Engineers contract.
The International Conference on Construction Law and Dispute Resolution has been designed to look at the management of claims and modern approaches to dispute resolution in construction projects. The conference also aims at promoting maximum interaction between the participants and the speakers.