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ANALYSIS: A recent decision under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) by France's highest court appears to signal a return to a literal interpretation by the French courts of international treaties. 13 Apr 2018
The High Court has handed down a judgment deciding that a sub-contractor on a construction project was not entitled to coverage from the project insurance policy. 28 Mar 2018
While the law in the United Arab Emireates (UAE) generally recognises parties' freedom to contract as they see fit, there are mandatory provisions of the UAE Civil Code that will override any agreed risk allocation for adverse ground conditions.
The fact that the underlying contract was never signed will not always be fatal. Whether a contract has been formed will require close consideration of the facts.
English and Scottish courts have taken a different approach to disputes about delays in construction projects with more than one cause. Recent cases have not resulted in a unified approach.
Pre-action protocols govern the actions and conduct of parties to disputes in England and Wales before court proceedings begin.
Until relatively recently companies doing business in Shanghai had very little choice about where to refer disputes for arbitration.
This guide was last updated in September 2013.
LEGAL UPDATE: An adjudicator who rules on payments due in respect of work covered by the 'mining exclusion' under the Western Australia Construction Contracts Act (CCA) has committed a jurisdictional error, the majority of the Western Australian Court of Appeal... 23 Mar 2018
The employer under a standard form construction contract is not under an absolute obligation to obtain planning permission or conservation consent before the works can go ahead, the Court of Appeal has ruled. 22 Mar 2018
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