Bertrand H. Prell: International Arbitration: Alternative Dispute Resolution.
International Arbitration
2014-05-07

Adjudication

Adjudication – Alternative Dispute Resolution

The concept of Adjudication it is probably the most recent concept but it has become quite fashionable especially with internationally operating companies working on larger and more time-consuming projects.

This is where adjudication comes into usually in a project covering three four or five years you have problems on the way you need to resolve this problem in the shortest possible time period and as efficiently as possible and if possible less confrontational than in a court dispute.

So the parties have a possibility at the very beginning of the project to appoint three so-called adjudicators: these adjudicators are introduced to this project so that they know what it’s all about and whenever there is a dispute arising between the parties such as between the general contractor and the supplier or a service provider the adjudicators would come into it promptly would seek to settle.

The problem whilst this project carries on so there would not be a penalty at the end which is usually part of a contract now this the purpose of this is not resolve it forever but simply for the purpose of completing this particular project then within the contractual time period.

Once it is completed the parties still have a chance to resort to the courts if they feel aggrieved by this ruling of the adjudicators so it is only for this purpose that you have adjudication it is not a…

Alternative Dispute Resolution

 

Bertrand Prell
Bertrand Prell
Bertrand H. Prell is a German practising lawyer admitted to the Frankfurt Bar as Rechtsanwalt in January 1988 as well as a qualified Solicitor (uncertificated) for England und Wales admitted in 1992. He is specialised in advising medium sized companies in Germany and abroad. In particular he advises companies in the following sectors: Advising infrastructure projects worldwide, particularly in emerging markets IT and telekommunication M&A transactions Aviation, air traffic control and cargo Commercial agents, distributors and joint ventures Publishing Commercial properties He advises companies regarding employment law, company and commercial law, publishing law, aviation la was well as all issues regarding cross-border transactions or disputes between German and Common Law countries. Furthermore, Mr. Prell has experience in International and National Arbitration, Mediation and Adjudication as well as advising companies tendering for EU-projects or under the investigation of the European Commission (OLAF). Business language is German and English. Herr Prell is a member of the Frankfurt Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt as well of the German Institute of Arbitration(Deutschen Institut für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit - DIS).