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Gross negligence in construction contracts - law and practice

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 2 2015

The starting point has remained the same for almost 200 years: the tort of gross negligence is not a concept that is recognised by English law

International quarterly - issue 12, 2014

  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
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  • Global, United Kingdom
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  • December 24 2014

Of all the provisions to be found in the FIDIC form, those of clause 20 have attracted by far the most comment. One of the potential hurdles that

D&K Drost Consult GmbH and another v Foremost Leisure (Holdings) Ltd 2015 EWCA Civ 73

  • Clyde & Co LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2015

In this decision, the Court of Appeal upheld a decision at first instance that the project managers and architects (together Drost) should receive

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

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

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

General counsel update September 2014

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

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

Preview 2013 (UK law)

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 15 2013

2013 will herald some significant changes to the UK legal arena, notably in the corporate area in relation to executive remuneration and narrative

A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update - May 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Australia, European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • -
  • May 23 2014

Scottish independence referendum - The referendum will take place on 18 September 2014. Scottish independence raises many complex legal and political

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