Peter Cassidy

Peter Cassidy

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Prepare the ground for effective contract administration: the UK’s Privy Council looks at termination risks and the employer’s...

Introductory remarks - The UK’s Privy Council recently considered the interpretation of two clauses in the FIDIC Red Book 1999, concerning the obligations of an employer to evidence financial arrangements and to notify...more

8/28/2015 - Appeals Arbitration Compliance Construction Industry Engineering FIDIC Contracts Government Contractors Hospitals

Interaction between on-demand bonds and the underlying contract revisited by the English High Court

Introduction - From our previous alerts, which can be found here and here, we know that bonds and guarantees are complex instruments, the consequences of which depend not on what they are called, but their terms, the...more

5/21/2015 - Bonds Construction Disputes Construction Industry Liquidated Damages Surety & Fidelity UK Waste Disposal Waste Treatment Facilities

Termination for convenience clauses revisited. Can they limit potential claims?

The nature of termination for convenience clauses - As mentioned in our alert of last year, click here to read, it is increasingly the case that contracts provide one and, sometimes, both of the parties, with the...more

9/2/2014 - Contract Disputes Contract Drafting Termination for Convenience UK

Contracting with the Ghanaian government or government entities – some guidance for the international community from the Supreme...

Introduction - In its recent decision in the case of Felix Klomega v The Attorney General and others, the Supreme Court in Ghana has provided much needed guidance to the international community when looking to contract...more

10/3/2013 - Africa Contracting Procedures

I’ll go first. The Obama Administration Issues Executive Order on Chemical Safety in the Aftermath of the Tragedy in West, Texas

In the aftermath of the April fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, that killed 14 people, the Obama Administration has taken the first steps toward a regulatory response aimed at strengthening the oversight of chemical...more

8/15/2013 - Chemicals DHS EPA Executive Orders Hazardous Substances Obama Administration Risk Management Safety Precautions

Termination for Convenience - An Unfettered Right. Discuss.

Does there need to be a reason for termination? In addition to a party’s right to bring a contract to an end at common law, most engineering and construction contracts contain provisions allowing the parties to terminate...more

7/30/2013 - Construction Contracts Engineering Good Faith Notice of Default Pre-Termination Notice Termination Termination Clauses Termination for Convenience

Chemical Plant Safety: Will There Be Renewed Demand for Federal Regulation?

Introduction - The global demand for natural resources continues unabated. As revenues increase and profits soar in the face of this demand, there has been a resurgence of “resource nationalism” with resource-rich host...more

5/27/2013 - Chemicals EPA Natural Resources Safety Precautions

Resource nationalism and its impact on infrastructure projects

Introduction - The global demand for natural resources continues unabated. As revenues increase and profits soar in the face of this demand, there has been a resurgence of “resource nationalism” with resource-rich host states...more

5/19/2013 - Bilateral Investment Treaties Choice-of-Law Dispute Resolution Energy Charter Treaty Foreign Investment ICSID Infrastructure International Arbitration Natural Resources New York Convention Oil & Gas

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