On June 30, 2021, Noppramart Thammateeradaycho, counsel in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution department, gave an online presentation on the role of arbitration in the construction sector—particularly in reference to disputes arising from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Noppramart’s presentation was part of a webinar titled “Investment Treaty Arbitration in the Construction Sector.” Organized by the Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI) and Thailand’s Court of Justice, the webinar featured insights on navigating disputes that can arise in connection with international construction projects.
During the session, legal experts from Europe and Asia discussed how arbitration can help resolve investment claims in the construction sector that may arise after the COVID-19 pandemic, and explained how host states can benefit from arbitration in settling COVID-19-related disputes involving foreign investors in infrastructure or construction projects. The speakers also shared some of their own experiences related to treaty arbitration in the construction industry and pointed out how investors can benefit from treaty protection.
Following the success of last year’s TAI-sponsored webinar on construction arbitration, this webinar was very well attended, with over 300 participants joining the virtual event to hear from the speakers, all of whom are experienced arbitration practitioners.