Chern on Dispute Boards examines the law of dispute boards and their development internationally, while also covering procedural topics that are of particular concern to those utilising dispute boards. It deals with advanced practitioner issues in the emerging law of dispute boards on an international scale, laying out their methods and methodology not only under the common law, but also under other legal systems such as Civil law and Shari’ah law. Excelling in describing the "how and why", this book also gives samples and/or forms of actual working dispute boards that any practitioner could use and adapt to their own needs.

This updated fourth edition explains the various international formats and types of dispute boards in use today and brings readers up-to-date on the ever-evolving law within the field. The text guides the reader through the complexities of actual commercial and construction disputes and their successful resolution and also presents a way forward for the dispute board members themselves to administer actual dispute boards all over the world.

This book is essential reading for construction lawyers, engineers and dispute board stakeholders worldwide.

chapter Chapter One|34 pages

The Dispute Board Concept and Philosophy

chapter Chapter Two|11 pages

Types of Dispute Boards

chapter Chapter Three|51 pages

Legal Systems – Overview

chapter Chapter Four|12 pages

Case Histories

chapter Chapter Five|48 pages

Appointing and Establishing a Dispute Board

chapter Chapter Six|68 pages

Selection of a Dispute Board

chapter Chapter Seven|18 pages

Referral to a Dispute Board

chapter Chapter Eight|24 pages

Elements of a Referral

chapter Chapter Nine|40 pages

Site Visits

chapter Chapter Ten|62 pages

The Hearing Process

chapter Chapter Eleven|18 pages

Board Member Conflicts

chapter Chapter Twelve|9 pages

Removal of Board Members

chapter Chapter Thirteen|14 pages

Dispute Boards—use, Training and Current Practice

chapter Chapter Fourteen|14 pages

Development Banks

chapter Chapter Fifteen|25 pages

Enforcement Issues

chapter Chapter Sixteen|119 pages

Time-Bar Clauses, Special Situations and Pitfalls

chapter Chapter Seventeen|19 pages

Mistake, Misrepresentation, Uncertainty and Other Issues

chapter Chapter Eighteen|14 pages

New Trends

chapter Chapter Nineteen|54 pages

Additional Forms