March 1, The Great Hall, King’s Building, London

4th Bi-annual International ICLA Legal Conference:

Improving Value Through Alliances, BIM & Collaborative Contracts

Bi-annual ICLA Legal Conference 2018

Improving Value Through Alliances, BIM & Collaborative Contracts: integrating procurement, digital technology and the law

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Why Attend the ICLA Conference?

This conference provides a unique opportunity to evaluate how construction procurement can deliver better value through the use of alliances, BIM and collaborative contracts. We bring together leading practitioners and thinkers from the UK and from around the world to assess the latest developments and to present case studies explaining how their models work, how they fit with legal requirements and what they can deliver.

Experts debate construction law issues between different families of law.

Speakers include lawyers, judges, academics, Arbitrators, ADR Practitioners, and more.

Networking opportunities with leading construction law professionals from around the globe.

International Construction Law Association (ICLA)

The ICLA was established in May 2015 and informs on and debates Construction Law issues from all legal families around the world. Dr. Wolfgang Breyer gathered renowned lawyers, barristers, construction professionals, judges, academics, universities and institutions, which specialize in International Construction Law. More information about the ICLA on We are kindly hosted by King’s College London; A detailed schedule for the conference to follow.

Who Should Attend?

If you are an industry professional, law student or academic, interested in contemporary issues of construction law around the globe, then you shouldn’t miss the ICLA Conference in London. Worthwhile presentations, workshops and discussions will give you the chance to get in touch with experienced experts from around the globe and allow you to profit from the unique expertise of the ICLA and its members.

Tickets are currently available. Join us in London on March 1st for the ICLA Legal Conference.

Conference Schedule

Full schedule of speakers, topics and sessions

9:00 am

Registration, Tea and Coffee

9:30 amThe Great Hall, King's Building


9:35 amThe Great Hall, King's Building

Chair’s Introduction and Overview

Professor David Mosey, Director, Centre of Construction Law, King’s College London
9:45 amThe Great Hall, King's Building

Procuring for Value and the UK Construction Sector Deal

Ann Bentley, Lead on Supply Chain and Business Models, Construction Leadership Council
10:10 amThe Great Hall, King's Building

BIM and UK Housing after the Grenfell Tower disaster

Terry Stocks, Digital Built Britain, BIM Level 2 Group Delivery Director
10:35 amThe Great Hall, King's Building

Improving Value Through Strategic Procurement: the FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract

Antony Silk, Optivo Housing Association and Neil Thody, Cameron Consulting
11:15 am

Questions and Answers

11:30 am

Tea and Coffee

11:50 amThe Great Hall, King's Building

Contractor Leadership and Whole-Life Collaboration: Supply Chain Alliance case study

Nigel Owers, Kier Services Highways and Jason Russell, Surrey County Council
12:30 pmThe Great Hall, King's Building

Assessing the NEC4 options: the NEC Alliance Contract and NEC cost reimbursement

Assad Maqbool, Trowers & Hamlins and Ronan Champion, Champion Pearce
1:10 pm

Questions and Answers

1:25 pm


2:10 pmThe Great Hall, King's Building

Alliance procurement, BIM and German civil law

Wolfgang Breyer, Chair of ICLA and Prof. Stefan Leupertz, ex- German Supreme Court Judge
2:50 pmThe Great Hall, King's Building

BIM, the law and alliances in Italy

Prof. Sara Valaguzza, University of Milan and Prof. Angelo Ciribini, University of Brescia

Questions ans Answers

3:45 pm

Tea and Coffee

4:10 pmThe Great Hall, King's Building

Funders’ views and the potential for alliances in Eastern Europe

Evgeny Smirnov, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Adriana Spassova, Bulgarian Society of Construction Law
4:50 pmThe Great Hall, King's Building

Integrated project delivery and BIM in the USA and alliances in Brazil

Howard Ashcraft, Hanson Bridgett USA and John Oyama, Aroeira Salles, Brazil
5:30 pm

Questions and Answers

5:45 pm

Chair’s Closing Remarks

6:00 pm

Drinks Reception

The ICLA welcomes new members from all sectors of the construction industry.

Conference Speakers

Well known industry leaders and professionals

  • Stocks



    Faithful and Gould

  • Champion



    Pearce LLP

  • Ashcraft



    Hanson Bridgett USA

  • Leupertz

    Prof. Stefan


    Leupertz Baukonfliktmgmt.

  • Breyer

    Dr. Wolfgang


    Breyer Rechtsanwälte

  • Oyama



    Aroeira Salles, Brazil

  • Russell



    Surrey County Council

  • Maqbool



    Trowers & Hamlins

  • Ferreira



    Aroeira Salles, Brazil

  • Thody



    Cameron Consulting

  • Bentley



    Construction Leadership Council

  • Silk



    Optivo Housing Association

  • Owers



    Kier Services Highways

  • Spassova



    Bulgarian Society of Construction Law

  • Smirnov



    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

  • Mosey

    Prof. David


    King's College London Centre of Construction Law

  • Valaguzza

    Prof. Sara


    EAPPP (European Association of Public-Private-Partnership), University of Milan

  • Ciribini

    Prof. Angelo


    EAPPP (European Association of Public-Private-Partnership), University of Brescia

ICLA Legal Conference 2017 in Beijing, China

  • It was a pleasure to have leading lawyers and other professionals from around the world attend the One Belt One Road Conference at Peking University Law School. Not only did we get to see their perspective about OBOR, but we had the chance to discuss with them the challenges that we were facing in implementing OBOR and hopefully devise some solutions.

    Jingchun Shao

    Jingchun Shao

    Peking University Law School Professor

Conference Tickets

Tickets for students, members and others

King's College Rate

  • Only for: KCL MSc Construction Law students
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Student Rate

  • Only for University Students
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  • Only for members of ICLA, ACA Alliance Steering Group, KCCLA and SCL
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Standard Rate

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Cancellation policy: A full refund minus administration fee of £25.00 if received no later than 7 days before the 28 February 2018.

Register for the ICLA Conference

Lock at the price list for the ICLA Conference in London 2018. A limited number of seats are available. Free access and reduced access are only available to students and members. The price for all other participants is £400.


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Conference Venue

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Date: Thursday 1st MARCH 2018
Time: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm

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King’s Building – King’s College London, Strand, London, UK


Our venue is a short walk away from Temple underground railway station.  It is on the Circle and District lines between Embankment and Blackfriars, and is in fare zone 1.

Places To Stay

Make the most of your visit and stay the night. If you want to be near the conference venue then use Hotels Scanner to find a hotel nearby. Or you could find an apartment via AirBnB.

ICLA Contact Information

99 Bishopsgate London EC2M 3XD Telephone: +44 20 3355 7078 Fax: +44 20 3355 7095