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Take care when drafting liquidated damages clauses in your multi-jurisdictional contract

Australia, Singapore, United Kingdom - February 18 2021 The Supreme Court of Singapore, in the judgment of Denka Advantech Pte Ltd and another v Seraya Energy Pte Ltd and another and other appeals [2020]…

Alan Maguire, Andrew Fry, Chris Slocombe, Clive Luck, Dale Brackin, David Lester, Frank Bannon, Frazer Moss, Graham Read, James Kendal, Joanna Pugsley, Joanne Teagle, Jonathan McTigue, Lina Fischer, Margaret Michaels, Mark Spain, Natalie Speranza, Sergio Capelli, Steve O'Reilly, Steven Klimt, Steven Murray, Stuart Cosgriff.

A tale of two implied terms: term implied in fact trumped by inconsistent express term, but implied duty to cooperate provides remedy

Australia - August 17 2020 In Adaz Nominees Pty Ltd v Castleway Pty Ltd [2020] VSCA 201, the Victorian Court of Appeal considered principles of interpretation and implied terms…

Alan Maguire, Andrew Fry, Chris Slocombe, Clive Luck, Dale Brackin, David Lester, Frank Bannon, Frazer Moss, Graham Read, Joanna Pugsley, Joanne Teagle, Jonathan McTigue, Lina Fischer, Margaret Michaels, Mark Spain, Philip Dawson, Sergio Capelli, Steve O'Reilly, Steven Klimt, Steven Murray, Stuart Cosgriff.

Nominal liquidated damages ($1 per working day) opens door to claim for further delay damages for breach

Australia - August 17 2020 The case of Cappello v Hammond & Simonds NSW Pty Ltd [2020] NSWSC 1021 concerned a construction contract under which the first defendant agreed to…

Alan Maguire, Andrew Fry, Chris Slocombe, Clive Luck, Dale Brackin, David Lester, Frank Bannon, Frazer Moss, Graham Read, Joanna Pugsley, Joanne Teagle, Jonathan McTigue, Lina Fischer, Margaret Michaels, Mark Spain, Philip Dawson, Sergio Capelli, Steve O'Reilly, Steven Klimt, Steven Murray, Stuart Cosgriff.

Major projects & construction 5 Minute Fix 56: Security of payment cases wrap

Australia - July 9 2020 In East End Projects Pty Ltd v GJ Building and Contracting Pty Ltd [2020] NSWSC 819, the NSW Supreme Court held that a contractual obligation to…

Alan Maguire, Andrew Fry, Chris Slocombe, Clive Luck, Dale Brackin, David Lester, Frank Bannon, Frazer Moss, Graham Read, Joanna Pugsley, Joanne Teagle, Jonathan McTigue, Lina Fischer, Margaret Michaels, Mark Spain, Naomi Kelly, Philip Dawson, Sergio Capelli, Steve O'Reilly, Steven Klimt, Steven Murray, Stuart Cosgriff.

Construction contracts may be declared void when entered into under economic duress

Australia - September 3 2020 Get your 5 Minute Fix of major projects and construction news. This issue: priority infrastructure projects identified by Infrastructure Australia…

Alan Maguire, Andrew Fry, Chris Slocombe, Clive Luck, Dale Brackin, David Lester, Frank Bannon, Frazer Moss, Graham Read, Joanna Pugsley, Joanne Teagle, Jonathan McTigue, Lina Fischer, Margaret Michaels, Mark Spain, Philip Dawson, Sergio Capelli, Steve O'Reilly, Steven Klimt, Steven Murray, Stuart Cosgriff.