In the year 2017, ANT Lawyers, a law firm in Hanoi has been participating in the event of GRS Rail Extension Summit and Thomas Giglione presented about Alternative Dispute Resolution in executing contracts. In the year of 2019, ASEAN Rail Infrastructure & Expansion 2019 will bring to Hanoi the most exclusive and influential railway gathering in ASEAN region on May 30th -31st, 2019.
Asia is seeing rapid growth and urbanization, and there is an increasing need to develop transport services to match. And rail is an increasingly viable option to meet the demand for both urban commuting as well as long distance travel. Throughout Southeast Asia, countries are making upgrades to increase freight and passenger rail capacity, extending and rehabilitating existing rail infrastructure, developing urban rail, and pursuing cross border rail and transport linkages.
Vietnam is a country with a relatively complete and early railway system in the Southeast Asia region. On 16 June 2017, the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam officially approved the Revised Railway Laws which supplements many preferential and breakthrough mechanisms and policies. This is the opportunity for Vietnam Railways to open a new page, the period of construction and development so that the railway sector can play its rightful role as the backbone of transport sector, contributing to the reduction of logistics expenses and enhancement of national competitiveness. At the same time, the Vietnamese Government is also planning to allocate a medium-term capital package of USD 350-450 million to Vietnam Railways in order to improve and upgrade the existing infrastructure network to increase railway interval capacity.
➢ Forecast the Future Plans of the ASEAN Government in Rail Expansion
➢ Provide New Partnership Opportunities with Governments and Project Developers
➢ Feasibility of Rail Project Financing and Investment Opportunities
➢ Focus on Highly Technical Sessions on Track& Infrastructure Upgrades, Rolling Stock, Signals and Communications from Key Solution Providers
➢ Discuss Design and Construction Challenges for ASEAN Rail Projects from Leading Consultants and Engineers
At the event, among other speakers, Mr. Giglione, a Mediator and Mediation Trainer of ANT Lawyers shall be presenting about APEC’s New (O.D.R) Online Dispute Resolution Framework for Resolving Cross Border Construction Disputes. It is obvious that, any contracts would involve potential disputes. Court or arbitration litigation is always the last resort while resolving dispute through mediation could be utilized to encourage parties to maintain relationship and continue the business. Since 2012, ANT Lawyers has been promoting mediation to resolve.