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The Projects and Construction Review
Dec 03, 2020

This book has been structured following years of debates and lectures promoted by the International Construction Law Committee of the International Bar Association, the International Academy of Construction Lawyers, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Society of Construction Law, the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, the American Bar Association’s Forum […]

Doing Business in Civil Law Countries
Dec 03, 2020

Globalization of the construction industry is a reality and one that may afford many U.S. contractors significant profit opportunities abroad. Emerging countries often lack the financial resources required to support needed infrastructure projects. As a result, they rely on export credit agencies, the World Bank, or foreign investors who insist upon reputable construction contractors. U.S. […]

Construction Management in Russia, Guillaume Sauvaget
Dec 01, 2020

Guilaume Sauvaget has an extensive experience in the construction industry: 25 years as senior in-house legal counsel and as legal manager for major companies in France and internationally (Bouygues, Suez, Colas..).

Post covid-19, le Droit de la construction
Nov 24, 2020

Christophe Lapp, spécialiste du droit de la Construction, et Pascal Bénédit, président de la section Hauts-de-France de la CFE-CGC BTP, s’interrogent sur l’impact de la crise sanitaire sur la poursuite de l’activité dans le BTP.

The Evolution of Global Claims and John Doyle Construction Ltd v. L...
Nov 24, 2020

It is almost 40 years since the English courts opened the door to global claims, recognising that a complex interaction between the consequences of the various causes of loss might make it extremely difficult or even impossible to ascertain with accuracy the effects of any single causative event. However, the door was only slightly ajar […]

Introduction to Dispute Boards and all Its Forms
Nov 24, 2020

This paper reviews the workings of an alternative dispute resolution mechanism broadly known as a Dispute Board. Dispute Boards are a form of adjudication, or conciliation, featuring a panel of experts named at the outset of the project. The Board visits the job site regularly during construction and keeps current on the project’s progress, even […]

A Review of Impacts, Responses, Challenges for Construction Sectors
Sep 15, 2020

Regional maps of Latin America with COVID-19-related information show a multi-colored tapestry reflecting different impacts from the pandemic and conditions in different countries, not unlike the multiple colors on maps of the United States used to reflect COVID-19-related conditions in various states and regions.

How justice makes the bed of alternative justice
Jul 09, 2020

S’il est un domaine sinistré par la crise, c’est bien la justice ! Le Covid-19 a jeté un cruel coup de projecteur sur son incapacité technique à s’adapter aux contraintes du confinement. Après un hiver marqué par la grève des avocats, la mise sur « pause » des juridictions pendant deux mois a engendré un […]

Un Règlement ICC Propose Trois Options
Jul 01, 2020

L ’Histoire nous apprend que le premier comité de règlement des différends (CRD) a été mis en place entre l’administration du roi Louis XIV et les guildes des artisans qui construisirent le palais de Versailles. À la fin du siècle dernier, le concept est réapparu en France, probablement à l’initiative de l’ingénieur américain Jack Lemley, […]

Construction contracts and insurance in USA
Jun 30, 2020

Many different form contracts are utilised. The most widely used form contracts are those published by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), which has developed contracts not only for architectural services, but also forms commonly used by owners, contractors and construction managers.

Lawyers “Post-Covid-19 “: how firms bounce back
Jun 24, 2020

« La crise a fait exploser les besoins de droit. Pour les cabinets qui sauront les identifier, ce sera comme découvrir un puits de pétrole au fond de leur jardin. » Thierry Wickers est un incorrigible optimiste. Sans nier les inquiétudes d’une partie de la profession, et, en particulier, de celle dont le malaise s’est […]

The MARD option reinforced by the Covid-19 crisis
May 29, 2020

Les conséquences de la crise sanitaire actuelle se sont abattues soudainement sur la justice civile, que le Rapport d’étape de la commission des lois du Sénat du 29 avril 2020 sur la mise en œuvre de l’état d’urgence sanitaire décrivait comme à l’arrêt, du fait de plans de continuité d’activité allant au-delà de ce qu’imposeraient […]

What do the Words mean: Different approaches to the interpretation ...
May 19, 2020

Disputes about the meaning of contractual clauses are a common issue on construction projects. This is the case when dealing with bespoke contracts, but even standard forms of contract can give rise to such issues. All the more so in an international context when the parties’ own native languages are not the ones used to […]

What developments for the MARD option in the health crisis
May 19, 2020

Les conséquences de la crise sanitaire actuelles se sont abattues soudainement sur la justice civile, que le Rapport d’étape de la commission des lois du Sénat du 29 avril 2020 sur la mise en oeuvre de l’état d’urgence sanitaire décrivait comme à l’arrêt, du fait de plans de continuité d’activité allant au-delà de ce qu’imposeraient […]

Sanitary crisis / consequences on the building and public works sector
Mar 27, 2020

Les échanges entre le gouvernement et les fédérations du BTP ont mis la construction sur le devant de la scène ces derniers jours. Christophe Lapp, avocat associé d’Altana, détaille pour Décideurs les implications de la crise sanitaire sur le droit du secteur et, par extension, sur le marché*.

Dispute Prevention and Settlement Through Expert Determination and ...
Jul 24, 2017

The use and growth of dispute boards internationally has been fueled by the support of many factors and institutions working together. Obviously, the promulgation of dispute board rules by the ICC since 2004 and the support services offered through the ICC International Centre for ADR have been one important contributor to growth and of course […]