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Is the credit crunch an event of force majeure or frustration?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 30 2009

We have received a number of enquiries in recent months about the extent to which contractors can argue that a construction contract should be renegotiated (or even terminated) to take into account the increased cost, or reduced availability, of finance for major projects as a result of the global financial crisis

Ignore notice requirements at your peril

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 15 2009

Most construction and engineering contracts require the contractor to give notice to the employer of events or circumstances when they happen as the first step in the process of claiming an extension of time andor additional cost

The City Inn decision a common sense approach to concurrent delays?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 30 2010

On 22 July, the Scottish Inner House (appeal court) in City Inn v Shepherd Construction handed down a significant judgment on an important issue relating to the assessment of concurrent delays in awarding extensions of time

Letters of intent recent cases

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 30 2010

Letters of intent often form the foundation for construction works, but they also often form the basis for disputes

Fitness for purpose obligations take precedence over specification

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 30 2014

In the recent case in the English High Court of MT Hojgaard v E. ON1, it was held that a fitness for purpose obligation in a construction contract

Excluding liability for consequential loss and loss of profits

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 15 2009

In construction and engineering projects, the financial consequences of a breach of contract may be considerable in the worst case an employer may suffer extensive losses, including loss of profits, loss of business and loss of revenue

English Court of Appeal: The valuation of omitted works should not account for any breach of contract

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 29 2014

This is the second case between MT Hojgaard AS ("MTH") and E.ON concerning the construction of the Robin Rigg East offshore wind farm in the Solway