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Featured Articles: Construction

Realistic and achievable productivity?


Conrad Bromley, HKA

Does the second edition of the SCL Delay and Disruption Protocol clarify the measure of disruption?

The changing face of dispute resolution in construction


Shona Frame and Adrian Bell, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

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 Australia, 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 therein, facilitated by technology making it ever easier to create, copy and store documents. Large projects can easily generate tens of millions of documents.

The New 2017 FIDIC Suite of Contracts

Nicholas Gould

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).

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Analysis: Construction

Construction 2019: Analysis

In this year’s edition of WWL: Construction we present 837 of the world’s elite construction practitioners from nearly 400 firms. They have been selected for their outstanding experience and expertise in resolving complex multi-jurisdictional construction disputes through litigation, mediation and arbitration.

Construction 2019: Future Leaders

For the first time, we present our Future Leaders in construction law, featuring 53 partners and 43 non-partners who stand out for their excellence across the sector. Their expertise runs the gamut of construction-related matters, from contracts and regulatory issues to project development and complex commercial disputes.

Construction 2019: Expert Witnesses

This year’s guide highlights 190 expert witnesses in the field of construction. The individuals stand out for their impressive work on disputes across a range of industry sectors, with claims arising from both quantum and delay issues on major projects.

Construction Future Leaders 2019: Expert Witnesses

Our inaugural guide to the world’s most prominent Future Leaders in the field of construction sees 30 expert witnesses highlighted for their excellent work across quantum and delay analysis in a range of industry sectors.

Construction 2019: Trends & Conclusions

On the face of it, it would appear that the tale of the global construction market is one of old versus new. The “old” are the traditional western markets of Europe and the US, where fewer new construction projects are starting. The “new”, by contrast, is characterised by change and breakneck-speed development: markets in the Middle East and Asia have seen colossal state-sponsored projects proliferate at an accelerated rate in the last five years. China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has turbo-charged construction projects across four continents, while in the Middle East, law firms continue to set up offices in order to take part in the construction boom seen in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. That is not to say, however, that all is well in the world of the “new”. With the BRI turning five years old in 2018, the projects that sprang from it are now reaching completion, and disputes arising from them abound. Meanwhile, in the Middle East, there are cash-flow issues surrounding projects, and an explosion of arbitration proceedings to resolve construction disputes. Finally, as with many sectors, technological innovation continues relentlessly in construction practice as well as those who provide legal advice, with exciting developments in imaging and design software, as well as blockchain implementation.

Construction 2018: Analysis

In this year’s edition of WWL: Construction 799 lawyers from nearly 400 firms are recognised as the leading names in construction law worldwide. Their expertise includes M&A and transactional matters, regulatory issues, and disputes including complex litigation and multi-jurisdictional arbitration. The foremost practitioners in each region are highlighted.

Construction 2018: Expert Witnesses

This year we highlight 173 outstanding construction experts, who provide assistance to clients as expert witnesses in major construction disputes as well as advising on an array of quantum and delay issues.

Construction 2018: Trends & Conclusions

Construction has continued apace in both established and developing jurisdictions, despite uncertainty in traditional markets like the US and the UK. Lawyers in big firms acting on big projects have found no shortage of work, but in the US an industry that used to be booming has seen a squeeze owing to a labour shortage, commodity prices remaining below average and government intervention, either as increased regulation or as a corollary of geopolitical issues. Disputes remain strong however, with arbitration in particular increasing its footprint, from the UK and Canada to China and Malaysia.

The inflation on global construction costs was 3.7 per cent in 2016, while 24 out of 43 markets were reported as suffering skills shortages. Despite this, construction was aided by a commodities market that bottomed out in 2016 and is now rising, with steady growth in general.

Construction 2017: Analysis

785 practitioners from 399 firms are identified as the leading practitioners active in construction law worldwide. They handle a range of matters, from contentious disputes requiring resolution in national courts or international arbitration, to contractual and regulatory issues requiring specialist expertise. The leading practitioners in each region are highlighted in turn below.

Construction Experts 2017: Analysis

For the third time, we also identify the leading construction experts, who provide assistance to clients as expert witnesses in major construction litigation as well as advising on an array of quantum and delay issues.

This year, 128 individuals from over 50 firms are highlighted for their exceptional expertise in the sector.

HKA remains the foremost firm in the field, achieving an impressive 24 listings across Europe, Asia and the US. Other global construction specialists include FTI Consulting and Navigant Consulting who also perform well in this edition. Both firms are noted for their expertise throughout North America, Asia and EMEA, illustrating their strong international presence. 

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