Dispute Boards

Dispute Boards are increasingly common features of major projects

The term 'Dispute Board' is a general usage of international construction law and practice that connotes the form of dispute resolution or appraisal in which a panel of between one and three people, usually technical rather than legal in their qualifications, is convened (either at the outset of a project on a standing basis or on an ad hoc basis when a dispute arises) to conduct first (or second) instance review of disputes that arise between the project participants, and depending on their mandate make either a non-binding recommendation or a binding interim determination in respect of the issues in dispute.