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Construction 2018: Roundtable

Who’s Who Legal brings together Michael Stokes at Navigant, Patrick McGeehin at FTI Consulting and Amit Garg at Secretariat International to discuss issues facing construction experts and the industry today. 

Protection and Certainty: Are The English Courts Getting The Balance Right?

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Liz Cohen and Amy Cullen, Bristows LLP Many of the cases before the English courts over the past year have dealt with the availability and scope of patent protection, in their attempt to achieve a fair protection for patentees while achieving sufficient certainty for third parties to enable them to go about their business free from the threat of patent infringement proceedings. How have the English courts approached this and have they got the balance right?

Life Sciences: Q&A

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Liad Whatstein, Liad Whatstein & Co Law Office In an interview with Who’s Who Legal, Liad Whatstein discusses the internationalisation of sector-related disputes, the increasing importance of data protection and security matters and upcoming challenges facing lawyers in the area.

The Evolution of Collaboration in Building Construction, Disputes and Expert Services

Gerry Brannigan, HKA What does the future hold for the building construction industry and what are the implications for the associated dispute market?

The New 2017 Fidic Suite of Contracts

Nicholas Gould, Fenwick Elliott LLP The new FIDIC 2017 suite of contracts was launched in London at the FIDIC International Contract Users’ Conference in December 2017. The first edition of the suite was issued in 1999, and so 18 years have passed without revision. A pre-release version of the Yellow Book was unveiled on 6 December 2016 at the Users’ Conference in London, which resulted in further consultation, discussion and amendment before the 2017 second editions were concluded. The second edition contracts include the Red Book (a traditional build contract, so for construction only with design by the employer), the Yellow Book (a design and build contract) and the Silver Book (for EPC/Turnkey Projects).

Managing Big Data - The Constant Challenge For A Construction Lawyer

Andrew Stephenson and Dado Hrustanpasic, Corrs Chambers Westgarth Complex engineering and construction projects, particularly relating to energy, resources and public infrastructure, are often valued in multiple billions of US dollars. In the Australian jurisdiction, in excess of US$200 billion has been invested since 2011 in the oil and gas sector alone. With the ever-increasing size and complexity of projects has come a massive increase in the volume of documents involved in such projects, facilitated by technology making it ever easier to create, copy and store documents. Large projects can easily generate tens of millions of documents.

Construction & Real Estate Review 2018

Wolfgang Müller, Alexander Vogel and Walter Häberling, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd Although the general economic outlook for the world economy in 2018 is seen as very positive by most economists, the Swiss real estate markets are fighting vacancies in the housing and office space markets.

An Era of Exclusion: Ongoing US Immigration Policy Changes Under the Trump Administration

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Bernard P Wolfsdorf, Matthew Beatus, Robert Blanco & Joseph Barnett, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP In this article, Bernard P Wolfsdorf, Matthew Beatus, Robert Blanco and Joseph Barnett at Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP give an insight into recent developments in US immigration policy under the Trump administration. 

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