It is prudent to first assess if the exclusive jurisdiction of the CIAC will not be a stumbling block to the enforceability of the arbitral award if the arbitral award is sought to be enforced outside Philippine jurisdiction.
Philippine law has vested the CIAC with exclusive jurisdiction to arbitrate construction disputes. This course will examine the relationship between the exclusive jurisdiction of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC) over construction arbitration disputes and the obligation of the Philippines under the New York Convention to recognize arbitration agreements and arbitral awards involving other jurisdictions.
This course will present a certain measure of caution which the stakeholders in construction arbitration – parties and counsel – must be aware of when they submit to CIAC jurisdiction.
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
ATTY. ARTHUR AUTEA
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.