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Negotiations and the conclusion of a contract
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 10 2017

The High Court has recently given judgment in a case where the parties failed to reach agreement on the terms of a commercial contract. C V Buchan

How effective are ‘anti-oral variation’ clauses?
  • EdwinCoe LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 14 2017

As the UK moves closer and closer to the triggering of Article 50, the impacts of Brexit on the construction industry (including concerns over labour

Fraud and Performance Securities
  • White & Case LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 15 2017

Performance securities are an everyday feature of construction and engineering projects. It is increasingly common to see calls on performance

Mistake and rectification of contracts: two recent cases
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 13 2010

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

Post-termination calls on on-demand securities: Court of Appeal guidance
  • CMS
  • United Kingdom
  • January 31 2017

Earlier this month we reported on a Commercial Court decision enforcing the payment of demands made under Standby Letters of Credit after the

General Counsel Update - November 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • November 24 2016

The outcome of the June 2016 Brexit referendum raised many significant questions of concern to business. We began our Brexit analysis 18 months before

Gross negligence in construction contracts - law and practice
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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

Top three construction cases: May 2016
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2016

In Stellite Construction Limited v Vascroft Contractors Limited 2016 EWHC 792 (TCC), Carr J in the Technology and Construction Court severed part

Contract interpretation - 10 things you need to know
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 2 2015

A common cause of disputes in EPC Contracts can be conflicting or ambiguous wording in the contract. The process of agreeing the terms of an EPC

Oil & Gas Shipping: Excluding ‘consequential loss’ can restrict ‘direct’ damages
  • CMS
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2016

The Commercial Court was recently asked to consider the correct construction of the phrase “consequential or special losses or expenses” in a clause