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We are very pleased to announce that we have promoted ten lawyers to our partnership, with nine based in the UK and one in the US.
We are pleased to announce that international arbitration specialist Celine Abi Habib Kanakri has joined our Dubai office as a partner. Joining from Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, Celine’s practice is focused on complex UAE and international arbitration across a range of industry sectors.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has seen us build on our 2018 success. Kennedys has been ranked in 14 practice areas, including three new rankings for our Paris office (dispute resolution, healthcare and life sciences and insurance), and a ‘top tier’ ranking for aviation in Belgium.
Case review 05-04-2019
Kennedys’ construction team recently succeeded in the enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision in the Technology and Construction Court on behalf of the claimant whereby Mrs Justice O’Farrell granted Summary Judgment in DIA’s favour despite several (unsuccessful) jurisdiction challenges from the defendant.
We were pleased to help secure a 50-year lease for the development of a regional expansion project in the Philippines for Hong Kong business jet operator Metrojet
We are pleased to confirm that we have become the first international law firm to establish a presence in each of the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Panama as we continue to increase our global footprint through three new Associations.
For construction damage claims, it is necessary to clarify the type of damage and to fit it into the classification established by the law. As a result of this interpretation, the potential cover for damage will be determined as well as the possible liabilities of the different construction agents (architects, developers, constructors etc.).
We are pleased to confirm that we will be attending MIPIM 2019, the premier real estate event taking place from 12 - 15 March in Cannes, France, as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting clients in relation to real estate and construction matters.
Case review 13-02-2019
An appeal in this case was due to be heard in the Court of Appeal at the end of January, where the market were hoping for some clarification on the issue of sub-contractor’s rights under a project policy in circumstances where the sub-contract required the sub-contractor to take out its own CAR/public liability insurance. The case settled prior to the hearing and for the present therefore, the judgment of Mr Justice Fraser stands.
Following a major development boom in Australia, recent events have highlighted significant issues in the building and construction industry.