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Good faith obligations under NEC3

  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 1 2014

Parties to NEC3 contracts must act in a spirit of mutual trust and co-operation. We consider what that means under English law and in other

General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

A summary of major developments in key areas - general counsel update - July 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 15 2014

Legislation, in the form of a Regulation and Directive, has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union which will substantially

Parent Company Guarantees - is there an alternative?

  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 27 2013

Parent company guarantees are a common feature of construction and engineering projects. Their purpose is simple: to provide one party with security

Causes of action in tort - Linklaters Business Services v Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd & Others

  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 16 2010

In 1996, Linklaters took a 25-year tenancy of the building at One Silk Street, London EC2, which had been refurbished the previous year

Buyer beware (of your own standard terms)

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 2 2010

The case of Yuanda (UK) Co Ltd v WW Gear Construction Limited (2010 EWHC 720 (TCC) 13 April 2010) provides a stark reminder that companies need to take into account the Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 when setting interest rates for late payment

Negotiating a bond or guarantee

  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 23 2011

This month in our sister newsletter Dispatch, we reported on the case of Kookmin Bank v Rainy Sky SA & Others where the Supreme Court preferred the Buyers’ construction of a bond because it was consistent with the commercial purpose of the instrument

Mistake and rectification of contracts: two recent cases

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 13 2010

Two recent cases have highlighted when the court will allow rectification of a contract following mistake

Building company that failed to remove scaffold which caused the death of a seven-year-old fined £75k

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 24 2010

As an extension of the duty of site owners to people who enter their site as trespassers, Lovell Partnerships have been fined £75k after a seven-year-old gained access to a flat roof of a development via scaffolding which had been left in place for too long at a development in Tyne and Wear

A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update September 2013

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • September 19 2013

The Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 and changes to the Companies Act 2006 made by the