An engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract is an all-inclusive contract framework, which requires the contractor to complete an agreed scope of work by an agreed completion date, in return for an agreed lump-sum contract price.
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Figures from The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) suggest a growing trend towards disciplinary complaints. We previously considered why this trend exists. Here, we take a look at what steps to take when responding to a complaint.
This update includes a round-up of recent court decisions raising issues relating to payment provisions, enforceability of ADR clauses, the meaning of “construction contract”, approved inspector duties, contract amendments, and adjudication and insolvency.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (the BRI) promises an economic and commercial development strategy that is unmatched by any other global trade programme. Cooperation between China and the Emirates is of great importance to the success of the BRI.
Case review 06/11/2019
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that approved inspectors do not owe a duty under section 1 of the Defective Premises Act 1972 (the Act) in the exercise of their building control functions.
Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable resources. The Directive is arguably the most ambitious initiative of the European Union (EU) in an attempt to promote the production and use of energy from renewable resources, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
We are pleased to announce that we have strengthened our insurance and disputes practice with the hire of partner Jamie Kellick to our Dubai office from Addleshaw Goddard.
In this briefing, we consider the latest significant court decisions impacting claims arising from professional liability and financial lines policies and products. Issues covered include: heads of terms in mediation; Approved Inspectors’ duties; limitation periods; jurisdiction disputes; business transfer schemes; insolvency exclusions; Ponzi schemes; and solicitors’ duty to point out procedural irregularities.
Case review 18/09/2019
For many years, the courts of England and Wales have not had a chance to consider the role and responsibilities of Approved Inspectors.
Development finance presents one of the more hazardous areas for lenders, due to the risks associated with providing funding at the outset of a project when redeveloping or erecting a new building.