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3 Top Tips for Contractors to Understand and Manage the Design Risk in their Contracts & Avoid Claims

3 Top Tips for Contractors to Understand and Manage the Design Risk on their Projects under FIDIC Contracts, English Law and Middle East Laws (more…)

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Suspension & Termination under FIDIC Contracts, English & Middle East Laws: Get it wrong and it’s a Costly Mistake!!!

Can I Suspend and/or Terminate my Construction & Engineering Contract? Key Grounds under FIDIC Contracts and Important Considerations under English & Middle East Laws (more…)

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5 Top Tips for Contractors to Obtain Relief from Increase to Project Costs

5 Top Tips for Contractors to obtain relief under FIDIC, English and Middle East Laws from the exponential increase to a Project’s costs (materials/labour) in relation to (1) Ongoing Project’s and (2) New Projects. (more…)

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Key Strategies to obtain Relief from Increase in Project Costs under FIDIC, English & Middle East Laws

The global increase in demand and the consequential increase in the cost of construction materials and labour is adversely affecting Construction and Engineering (C&E) Projects across the globe including (1) Ongoing C&E Projects and (2) New C&E Projects, being planned and negotiated. (more…)

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Contractor’s Key Mistakes and Best Solutions to Manage Design Risk in C&E Contracts

Key Mistakes Contractors should avoid and the Best Solutions to Ensure they Identify and Manage the Correct Design Risk on their Projects and Avoid Disputes under FIDIC, English Law and Middle East Laws (more…)

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Is the Contractor liable for the Employer’s design being incomplete and/or incorrect?

The Construction & Engineering (C&E) industry will be at the forefront of the global economic recovery as the vaccines are supplied across the globe to protect individuals against COVID-19. (more…)

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What’s “Design Risk” and what does “reasonable skill and care” & “fit for purpose” mean?

Generally, each Construction and Engineering (C&E) project commences with a concept which leads to the Employer instructing Architects/Engineers etc (Design Professionals) to develop into a design. A design and build Contractor develops, either in house or engaging a design subcontractor (Design Subcontractor), develops the design and builds the project. (more…)

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FIDIC, JCT & NEC Contracts provide relief from COVID-19’s adverse impact, including a Second Wave, on your UK C&E Projects

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Director General categorised the new coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic. (more…)

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Key Grounds to Suspend and/or Terminate FIDIC Contracts & Important Considerations under English and Middle East Laws

A Party to a Construction and Engineering (C&E) Contract may wish to terminate their Contact for a variety of reasons including the other Party’s failure to perform the Contract or they are of the view that the Contract is no longer commercially beneficial, which leads to the conclusion that termination appears to be a viable option. (more…)

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Practical Tips for EOT/Cost Claims under FIDIC & Middle East Laws

COVID-19 has had a significant adverse impact on global business including the Construction & Engineering (C&E) Industry where it is potentially causing delay to the completion of a significant percentage of the C&E Projects across the globe, including those in the Middle East (ME). (more…)

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FIDIC Contracts and Qatar Law provide relief from COVID-19’s adverse impact on Construction and Engineering Projects in Qatar

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Director General categorised the new coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic and its recent “Situation Reports” indicates that it has infected over 1.7 million people globally. (more…)

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FIDIC Contracts and the Governing Law, whether Civil or Common Law, provide relief from COVID- 19’s adverse impact on Construction and Engineering Projects across the Globe.

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Director General categorised the new coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic and its recent “Situation Reports” indicates that it has infected over 350,000 people globally. (more…)

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FIDIC’s Contracts and the law of the countries in the Middle East provide Contractors with relief from the adverse impact of the Coronavirus

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) “Situation Report-34” indicates that the new coronavirus (formally named COVID-19) (Coronavirus) has infected over 78,000 people globally and has caused the death of over 2400 people in China. (more…)

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Is correcting the Employer’s errors in its design “design development” or a “Variation”?

Reports indicate that countries within the Middle East (ME) will continue to procure a significant volume of construction and engineering projects to fulfil both event specific milestones, such as Expo2020 in Dubai and the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, and the long term objectives, generally including transforming the country’s economy to become less reliant on fossil fuels, set out within each country’s development plan. (more…)

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Comparative Analysis of the Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in the “FIDIC Red Book 2017” and the “AIAC Standard Form Building Contract 2019”

Earlier in the year the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) invited me to provide a Construction and Engineering Law training seminar at its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). (more…)

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English Court’s decision (Oct. 2019) in the Sidra Arbitration highlights the importance of understanding/applying Qatar’s Law

The English Commercial Court’s recent public Judgment ([2019] EWHC 2539), regarding the ongoing arbitration relating to the Sidra Hospital Complex in Qatar, is essential reading for all Construction and Engineering stakeholders operating in the State of Qatar. (more…)

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Update on Common Terms in C&E Contracts

John Coghlan provides a legal update on the use of “Reasonable Endeavours” and “Fit for Purpose” terms within construction & engineering contracts.

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How does Qatar Law impact my Construction & Engineering Contract?

We are pleased, to assist Construction and Engineering industry stakeholders, to share our summary of Qatar Law and insights as to how it may impact a Construction and Engineering contract. (more…)

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