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Hong Kong | COVID-19 and contractual force majeure: A simple checklist

Whether you're considering a construction claim, worried about receiving one or busy drafting a contract, here's our 10-point, jargon-free checklist on what to do. This note focuses ...

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No pain, no gain – English court finds that interim payments under a joint venture contract should not be adjusted for cost overruns Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment Alert

Construction companies entering into joint venture (JV) contracts should be cautious of entering into agreements where the responsibility for, and timing of cost overruns is not tightly...


English Court of Appeal considers "practical completion" for the first time in fifty years
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The Court of Appeal in Mears Limited v Costplan Services (South East) Limited & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 502, in a judgment published on 29 March 2019, has considered the...

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New Engineering of old challenges Construction and Engineering Alert

In this Talking Point, we look at the legal status of the Project Manager's assessment under the NEC3, as well as the duties and roles of factual and expert witnesses. This case is of...

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Om NOM NOM NOM: Chewing over the Supreme Court's approval of No Oral Modification clauses

If my contract says I can amend it only by agreeing changes in writing with the other party, do agreed informal arrangements have any effect?The UK Supreme Court in Rock Advertising Ltd v ...

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NEC3: Painting the way

Led by the Government, the industry is seeing a steady roll out of the NEC form of contract on major infrastructure projects. Something in the order of 90 contracts have been let by...

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Security of Payment Legislation in the construction industry: get the cash flowing

Payment issues have long been recognised as a key problem causing construction disputes in Hong Kong. Employers, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and consultants alike are all...

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Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge gets the go ahead

On 27 September 2011, the Court of Appeal ("CA") overturned the earlier ruling by the Court of First Instance ("CFI") in a judicial review of the approval of the environmental impact...

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Process Plant Construction: the ENAA Model Form of Contract – Comments and Comparisons International Construction Law Review

Nearly 25 years have passed since the appearance, in 1986, of the first English language model form of contract for process plant construction published by the Engineering Advancement...

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