How to handle arbitration disputes with government

You can’t fight city hall. But if the fight is inevitable, you might as well prepare.


Alternative Dispute Resolution

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June 2020


It is an understatement to say that, of all contracting parties in the Philippines, the government is that one contracting party which has entered into the largest number of contracts, bar none.

Under the Government Procurement Reform Act, government projects falling within its coverage are required to include an arbitration clause in the contract.

This course will discuss the arbitration mechanism in settling disputes involving government contracts. After the content discussion, you should be able to:

  • Identify the legal basis of settling disputes involving certain government projects through arbitration instead of the courts
  • Determine the jurisdiction of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission
  • Distinguish the available directions for the arbitration of disputes arising from government contracts
  • Identify the steps for the arbitration of construction and non-construction related disputes
  • Determine the exception to the general and exclusive jurisdiction of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission
  • Differentiate enforcing an arbitral award against a private party and enforcing one against the government

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Course Price


when you avail the Full Compliance (36 Units) bundle


Regular price for 1 credit unit course



Founding Partner, Arthur Autea & Associates / ADR Lawyer

Atty. Arthur P. Autea is a graduate of the University of the Philippines, where he took up his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Cum Laude), as well as his Bachelor of Laws Degree. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1987. 

As a legal practitioner, he has fully devoted his time to dispute resolution and related practice areas. In 1996, he co-founded the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. where he has served as Secretary General and as Vice President and Chairman of the Committee for Drafting and Revision of Rules.