FIDIC ‘launched’ the FIDIC 2022 reprints at the FIDIC International Construction Users’ Conference 2022, in London. The reception to the changes was mixed – some embraced the clarity; others questioned the significance and cost. This article draws your attention to 10 of the key areas of change in respect of the FIDIC Red Book 2017 including the definition of Claim, matters to be agreed or determined, the definition of Dispute and Exceptional Events.
This Practice Note is an introduction to the FIDIC Green Book 2021 (the Short Form of Contract). It is not a fully detailed clause-by-clause commentary. This article was first published by LexisPSL
The College of Independent Trainers has been launched and FIDIC training organisations and individual trainers at CIFT are already offering a variety of public and in-house courses for 2023 in person or online.
In her article, Victoria writes about the likelihood of growing legal challenges and how best to prepare, amid the ongoing global shocks of the pandemic, war, escalating costs and skills shortages, among other challenges.
Corbett & Co. Counsel, Taner Dedezade spoke at the FIDIC International Contract Users’ Conference Forum & Workshop
Corbett & Co. Counsel, Taner Dedezade was a speaker in a forum on dispute avoidance and adjudication forum as well as running a FIDIC Claims Workshop at at The Official FIDIC International Contract Users’ Conference.
Edward Corbett was part of a panel discussing how Covid-19, war and rising inflation have had an impact on the construction industry and how companies have navigated through economic uncertainty and rising inflation.
Edward Corbett is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers and Partners for Construction: International Arbitration
Edward is described as a distinguished construction disputes lawyer with extensive experience of international arbitration proceedings. He is especially well known for his expertise in matters involving Europe and Africa, and is also adept at handling disputes arising out of construction projects in the Middle East and Asia.
Corbett & Co. Director Joanne Clarke to present MBL Webinar on International Construction & Engineering Disputes – Dispute Resolution Clauses & Boards
Corbett & Co. Director Joanne Clarke is presenting an MBL
Corbett & Co. Counsel, Taner Dedezade at the ICC FIDIC Conference on International Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution in Dubrovnik
Corbett & Co. Counsel, Taner Dedezade, spoke at the ICC FIDIC Conference on International Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution in Dubrovnik
Corbett & Co. Counsel Taner Dedezade to speak at Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) annual Central and Eastern Europe Conference in Romania
Corbett & Co. Counsel, Taner Dedezade, will be speaking at DRBF's annual Central and Eastern Europe Conference and Workshop in Cluj, Romania 26-28 October.
Corbett & Co. Counsel Taner Dedezade to deliver a FIDIC Claims Workshop following The Official FIDIC International Contract Users’ Conference and Awards.
Taner Dedezade will deliver a FIDIC Claims Workshop on 1 December 2022 (09:00 – 16:30 UK time) in London on behalf of FIDIC following their International Contract Users’ Conference, sharing his knowledge and insights of the claim management and dispute resolution provisions under the FIDIC Conditions of Contract, 2017 Edition.
Corbett & Co. has once again been ranked highly in the Legal 500 UK, in Tier 2 for its contentious construction expertise. The Legal 500 is one of the leading legal directories ranking law firms based on research and client feedback.
Construction costs are escalating. Under existing contracts, an employer will not want to pay more for the works. But forcing a contractor to perform works that are unprofitable or causing a massive loss is unlikely to be in the best interests of the project. It may result in the insolvency of the contractor forcing the employer to abandon the contract or re-let it, probably at a premium. Is a mechanism for cost adjustment, such as FIDIC 1999 Sub-Clause 13.8 [Adjustments for Changes in Costs], an answer?
Could provisions in FIDIC contracts giving relief for ‘Force Majeure’ or ‘Exceptional Events’ provide relief to contractors suffering as a result of price escalation? It is well documented that construction and engineering projects around the globe are being affected by extreme and sometimes unprecedented price escalation. This is for many reasons including the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russo-Ukrainian conflict.
Corbett & Co. Director Joanne Clarke to present MBL Webinar on International Arbitration in Construction & Engineering Disputes – An Introduction
Corbett & Co. Director Joanne Clarke is presenting an MBL
Corbett & Co. has once again been ranked highly in
Up until the spring of 2020, a FIDIC 1999 Sub-Clause 13.7 [Adjustments for Changes in Legislation] claim was just one of many issues to be resolved, for example, in a delay and disruption claim or a Cost claim. However, the focus it receives in the context of Covid-19 is drastically different. Many in the industry are using the changes in legislation provision to seek financial compensation in a situation that would otherwise potentially only attract an extension of time. Awarding Cost for Covid-19 events regardless of the circumstances may seem to some (Contractors mostly, though there are Employers and Engineers who agree) like the appropriate thing to do, but whether it is correct according to the Contract is a different question.
In March 2019, in the English Court of Appeal, Sir
The last year or two has seen changes in arbitration rules and procedures, caused in no small part by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are new LCIA, DIFC-LCIA and ICC arbitration rules. The Seoul Protocol on Video Conferencing in International Arbitration is being regularly used and the Africa Arbitration Academy Protocol on Virtual Hearings has been issued. There have also been revisions to the IBA Rules on Taking Evidence in International Arbitration. This short update looks at the key take-aways from these changes.
This article considers the label ‘subject to contract’ in English law and two recent English court decisions which consider the effect of this label in different factual circumstances. Parties who are negotiating a contract may use the label ‘subject to contract’ to ensure that they do not enter into a binding agreement before they are ready to do so. This can be particularly important in English law when a binding agreement can be reached (with a few exceptions) without any particular formalities. However, the label is not unassailable and whether it has the required effect will always depend on the circumstances.