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A recent decision by the High Court in Singapore emphasises the high bar which applicants must be able to meet in order to set aside an international arbitral award on public policy grounds, an expert has said. 22 Mar 2019
A new construction-industry specific mediation centre has been established in Singapore, offering contractors an alternative means of resolving disputes to costly and time-consuming court action. 20 Mar 2019
When construction projects are delayed contractors can be liable to pay liquidated damages to the company they are working for, the employer. But they can claim that the delays have been caused by the employer, backed up by their contract or by Qatari law....
Adjudication is a form of dispute resolution that is fairly unique to the construction industry.
The legal test for penalty clauses has recently changed, meaning that more clauses may be unenforceable and ineffective under English law.
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.
A contractor has won a case in England over payment for work which was valued at nil by an adjudicator, after bringing new evidence to a later adjudication which the High Court said that the second adjudicator had jurisdiction to consider. 19 Mar 2019
The High Court in England has granted an anti-suit injunction blocking litigation of a construction dispute in Jordan, as the contract provided that the dispute must be referred to arbitration. 13 Mar 2019