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Surety bonds: direct claims v derivative claims who knew?
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2015

The debtor made claims against a surety that issued a performance bond in connection with a construction contract. The surety contended that it was

First things first: registration and licensing requirements for contractors working in foreign jurisdictions
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • March 2 2015

Construction companies’ increasing opportunities to perform work across state lines poses unique challenges and requirements, not the least of which

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

Minimize the inherent risk in “scope bidding” by amending your form subcontract
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • August 7 2014

Subcontractors must exercise particular care if the project specifications are performance specifications or otherwise described by so-called "scope"

Pennsylvania Superior Court rejects fraud requirement for UTPCPL catchall liability
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2012

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently departed from a settled line of cases in holding that “misleading conduct,” as opposed to fraud, could support a violation of the catchall provision of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (“UTPCPL”

Not your average bond - design services in alternative project delivery methods
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • May 5 2015

The rise in popularity of alternative project delivery methods that combine design services complicates the already opaque world of surety bonds. As

Contract interpretation - 10 things you need to know
  • Eversheds
  • USA
  • 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

Tips for dispute avoidance in the current oil price environment
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2015

Oil prices, which held below $50bbl in August 2015, are projected to remain below $60bbl through 2016.1 As a result, the conventional belief is

Bid Shopping Bid Peddling: What It Is, Why It Hurts, and What Can Be Done About It?
  • Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter
  • USA
  • December 7 2015

Eric Travers presented "Bid Shopping Bid Peddling: What It Is, Why It Hurts, and What Can Be Done About It?" at the LMCIFIF Convention in Las

General Counsel Update - June 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 21 2013

The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013 (Regulations) to amend the structure of UK annual reports have