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  • As simple as it seems? – an analysis of the prolongation costs clause in the FIDIC Green Book 2021

    This article reflects on the introduction of an automatic contractual mechanism for calculating prolongation costs into the Green Book 2021 and will consider whether it will remove the expense of experts and lawyers from the

  • Risks in the Construction of Hydropower Projects: Unforeseen Ground Conditions under FIDIC

    The construction of hydropower projects is highly dependent on the ground conditions, for both the design and for the construction of dams, tunnels and power stations. But the unique site-specific characteristics of each hydropower project

  • Panther Pounces on Late Notice: Dubai court disagrees with Obrascon on time-bar under Sub-Clause 20.1 of FIDIC 1999

    Contractors who fail to issue their FIDIC 1999 Sub-Clause 20.1 notices on time are easy prey. In a brutal decision for contractors, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Court of Appeal has revisited the question

  • The Role of the FIDIC Observer in ICC Arbitrations on FIDIC contracts

    The ICC informed a recent FIDIC Conference that draft awards dealing with FIDIC Contracts were routinely passed to the 'FIDIC Observer' for comment. The stated purpose being to ensure consistency of awards on FIDIC. In

  • Be Nice to the Kid in the Corner: Brussels Cour de Cassation provides Charter for Overworked and/or lazy arbitrators

    In a recent and unique case, the chair of an ICC Arbitral Tribunal admitted that his Administrative Secretary drafted lists of questions for him to ask the technical experts; and also drafted the decision-making parts

  • Soaring global construction costs under FIDIC: whose risk?

    This article first appeared in IBA Construction Law International, Vol 18 No 1, March 2023. It is well documented that construction and engineering projects around the globe are being affected by extreme and sometimes unprecedented

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