Knowledge Center

The Vision 

GcilA Knowledge Center Vision

“Information is not knowledge” – “The only source of knowledge is experience”

These famous sayings from Albert Einstein have been the main rationale for the development of GcilA Knowledge Center aggregating the experience of the GcilA member firms when this experience has given rise to an in-depth analysis by GcilA senior practitioners who have made the additional effort to publish or to write conference papers or power points in leading publication conferences and seminar around the world. As very well put by Marek Belka (Executive Secretary United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) as an introduction to leading publication Compendium of Good Practices in Promoting Knowledge-based document:


“The 21st century is marked by the dominance of the intertwined processes of globalization and knowledge-based development. The world economy is now predominantly knowledge-driven in the sense that the production, distribution, and use of knowledge are the main drivers of growth, wealth creation and employment. The emergence of global knowledge-based value chains as the key drivers of global economic growth is both a challenge and an opportunity for businesses and countries, for national and international policymakers.”Marek Belkam Executive Secretary United Nations Economic Commission for Europe


With such a background, GcilA has made a unique effort to organize an integrated Knowledge Center addressing the most important issues in each area of practice by aggregating the experience of GcilA practitioners on a number and diversity of questions which mirror the diversity of their expertise. Indeed, the “GcilA brand” is a global and integrated approach for advising on most complex projects going beyond the traditional divides for instance between Common law and civil law, between up front advice and litigation, between developed and developing countries, etc.


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GcilA's Geoffrey Smith will be speaking at the 4th Global Procurement Conference in Rome on July 8 & 9.
GcilA's Shelly Ewald (Watt Tieder), Wolfgang Beyer (Breyer Rechtsanwälte) and Guillaume Sauvaget (PS Consulting) wi…
We are excited to share the news that GcilA's Jim Perry has been elected to the position of President-Elect of the…
We congratulate GcilA member firm @WattTieder on their 40 year anniversary. The next 40 years will be even more suc…
GcilA's Marc Frilet recognized by @whoswholegal as one of the leading #construction #lawyers in France.
Seminar 24 June: Intl. #Construction #Law: Bridging Common And Civil Law; is standardisation possible? More at:
Take a look at Watt Tieder's most recent newsletter including a two-page spread about GcilA.
ICLA holds it's inaugural seminar in Paris. Speakers include GcilA's Marc Frilet, Jack Tieder & Wolfgang Breyer.
New Project Spotlight: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. #litigation #construction
GcilA developed a unique Knowledge Center that aggregates over 600 documents, files and presentations. Read more:
Join us for our workshop in November. Speakers include Michel Démarre, Marc Frilet, Wolfgang Breyer, and more. #law
Take a look at the upcoming events with #GcilA participation. #construction #training
Breyer Rechtsanwälte joins the Global Construction & Infrastructure Legal Alliance! - #construction #law #Alliance
Our member firm Karila Société d’Avocats launched its brand new website, available in English and French.
New Project Spotlight: Watt Tieder represented SWAI in arbitration proceedings in Taiwan | | #disputes #arbitration
The @MEDEF_I hosts the formal launch of the International Centre of Excellence on PPP policies, law and institutions.
CBIC & CICA conference on infrastructure/PPP in Brazil. GcilA's Marc Frilet and Chris Wright were expert speakers.