WFO Offshore Dispute Resolution Committee

The World Forum Offshore Wind announced on Thursday, May 27, at a press release in HAMBURG, the creation of the Offshore Dispute Resolution Committee (ODRC) as an Offshore Alternative Dispute Resolution implement.

According to the official press release, which was published by Mr. Gunnar Herzig, manging director of the WFO, the creation of the said ODRC is part of the desire to contribute to the impetus of the development of the offshore wind industry through a leading role played by ODRC in the promotion of the ADR mechanisms within the industry.

The objective is also to disseminate the culture of ADR and more specifically expert determination and adjudication as alternative means to settle disputes between contracting parties acting within the offshore wind cosmos.

According to the press release, the Committee embraces experts, academics, and lawyers with a particular know how. The Committee has an international vocation as it deals with international dispute resolution between several local and international parties.

It aims to “promote ADR at the level of the Offshore Wind Industry and to strengthen awareness of the importance of this Mechanism in alleviating the resolving of claims”.

Tobias Voigt, international lawyer, adjudicator, and expert in offshore wind, who will chair the committee together with the WFO General Counsel Christian Knütel, said that ODRC aims to ensure opportunities for different practitioners and actors of the market to engage and participate in such project which is made-to-order for the suppose of replying to the specific and particular imperatives of the Industry.

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