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JAMS Global Construction Solutions Newsletter, Fall 2014

In This Issue: - Can the cost of international arbitration be controlled? - Sealing the deal: critical Issues in the preparation of mediated settlement agreements - Mediation decision-makers need...more

Expo 2020 - part 5: Managing and resolving construction disputes

Introduction - Since Dubai’s successful 2020 Expo bid, development of new and re-invigorated construction projects has increased significantly. Tenders and new contracts are once more being awarded for a wide range of...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - November 2014

DoD Issues Proposed Rule to Amend DFARS Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition- Related Thresholds (DFARS Case 2014-D025) - The Department of Defense (DoD) issued a proposed rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition...more

Expo 2020 - part 4: ignorance isn’t bliss – Taking care to ensure that the contractual arrangements are properly documented

With the upcoming finalisation and the approval process of the Master Planning for Dubai Expo 2020, the early site activities are set to commence in the initial part of 2015 to ensure that the event is well on track for the...more

Nationality of Vessels on Sea Trials Under U.S. Law

In 2013, approximately 1,147 commercial and military vessels were delivered by United States shipyards. This total includes vessels of all types – 8 deep-draft vessels and structures, 219 OSVs, tugs, towboats, passenger and...more

JAMS Global Construction Solutions Newsletter, Winter 2014

In This Issue: The Evolution of Expert Witness Law under U.K. and U.S. Jurisdiction; ConsensusDocs Lists JAMS as One of Two Named Arbitration Providers; Using Attorneys’ Fees to Promote a Better Result; Using...more

e-Disclosure - A guide to your obligations

Developments in technology have revolutionised the way in which business is conducted. The increasing use of cloud services, mobile devices and social media have led to a dramatic rise in the volume of day-to-day business...more

Fast-Track International Construction Arbitrations

Introduction - Perceptions that the arbitral process takes too long and costs too much are at the top of concerns about commercial arbitration generally, including international construction arbitration. A sobering...more

UK Bribery: Construction in the Cross-Hairs

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has made clear that its anti-bribery investigations are focussed on two industries in particular: construction and energy. Construction firms especially are under-prepared for the risks which...more

Doosan v MABE: English Court Injuncts Owner from Calling Performance Bond When Owner Has Failed To Issue a Taking-Over Certificate...

It is quite rare to see a Court hand down a judgment in relation to a FIDIC-based contract. The reason is that most FIDIC-based contracts contain an arbitration agreement resulting in disputes being resolved privately and...more

Australia: Performance Security: Bonds, Guarantees And Letters Of Credit

INTRODUCTION - When considering security requirements to support project contracts, parties often wonder what form of security is appropriate - a performance bond, parent company guarantee, bank guarantee or letter of...more

SAGIA Issues New Rules for Contracting and Construction Activities

The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (“SAGIA”) has recently issued new rules for companies contemplating investment in the Saudi Arabian market to conduct contracting and construction activities. The new rules will...more

The Engineering and Construction Contract (NEC3): A Comparative Analysis – Part 2

Introduction - In our last Alert, we assessed the philosophy of the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (“NEC3”) against the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (“FIDIC Silver”), with a view to...more

The NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract: A Comparative Analysis – Part 1

The Engineering and Construction Contract (NEC3) and FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (FIDIC Silver) are both popular standard forms of engineering and construction contract, used on a variety of projects...more

New Changes to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act

On 16 March 2013, new regulations came into force in relation to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act. Enacted to incorporate a recent EU Directive, these new regulations introduce a maximum payment...more

2013: How Will China's Economy Affect American Businesses?

While many countries today would envy a 7.4 percent economic expansion rate, for China, the world’s second largest economy and the United States' second largest trade partner, that number suggests the lowest economic growth...more

Resolving international construction disputes – litigation or arbitration?

Introduction - As we have discussed in previous alerts in this series, many claims can arise under international construction contracts. Of course, not all those claims end up in a formal dispute. In the last alert we...more

New State Bill to Bring Community-Based Renewable Energy to California

Environmentally minded renters who are unable to install solar panels on their roofs because they don’t own their buildings, will have a new way to take part in the generation of solar power, and benefit as a result, if SB843...more

Autumn 2012 In Site

Welcome to the Autumn 2012 edition of In Site. This edition covers the following topics: - the decision in Trustees of Ampleforth Abbey Trust v Turner & Townsend Project Management Ltd on the liability of project...more

Alternative dispute resolution for energy and infrastructure projects – what are the alternatives?

Introduction - Energy and infrastructure construction projects take time, are technically complex, are of significant value, and involve a spectrum of participants with different interests. It is inevitable that there will be...more

Project Financing in Iraq: Weighing up the risks

Iraq is open for business and investors are lining up. Major infrastructure projects are springing up all over Iraq, as the country is recovering from decades of war, sanctions, and domestic unrest. There is a dire need for...more

Gewerberecht - Gewerberecht in Belgien

Sowohl die Handelstätigkeit, als auch das Handwerk sind in Belgien ausführlich gesetzlich geregelt. Dabei unterscheidet sich das Handwerk von der Handelstätigkeit insofern, als durch das Handwerk vornehmlich...more

JAMS Global Construction Solutions -- Spring 2012

In This Issue: Assessing the Risks of the Use of Interim and Partial Final Awards; Book Review: International Construction Arbitration Handbook Reviewed by Joel Richler, FCIArb; The Advantages of a “Civil” Approach to...more

Iraq Perspectives - May 2012

In This Issue: - Introduction to Iraq Perspectives - Project Finance in Iraq, Part 1: Project Ownership - Iraq’s National Investment Commission Excerpt from Project Finance in Iraq, Part 1... Iraq is...more

Energy Newsletter - April 2012

In This Issue: TRANSACTIONAL - Transactions: FERC’s Pine Prairie Energy Center, LLC Order and Its Implications for Gas Storage Expansion Projects - Corporate/London: Shale Gas in Europe: Today and the...more

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