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Prevention is better than cure for building defects in the UAE

by Niall Clancy

Deciding upon the appropriate remedy for defective works is an issue that frequently arises during construction disputes and is often hotly contested. This note considers the position under UAE law and how a Court (or Arbitral Tribunal) might approach this issue where a contractor cannot (or will not) implement the option selected by the employer. (Read more..)

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How to make the most of FIDIC when working in the Americas?

We all know that each region has its own challenges and unique regulations that need to be followed. Help make sure that you’re doing it right in the Americas by attending FIDIC’s 3rd Americas Contract Users’ conference. (Read more..)

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There are many risks in any construction project. The majority of these risks are usually assumed (and priced) by the contractor during the construction phase, who typically covers this exposure by taking out various insurance policies.

Insurance in construction contracts can be complicated and the purpose of this article is to provide an overview of some key issues to be aware of in this intricate area. (Read more..)

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The use of experts in construction disputes in the UAE

by Dean O’Leary
Those familiar with construction disputes in the UAE will know that it is not unusual for experts to be involved in the dispute resolution process.
This article seeks to discuss where, when and which types of experts are used in the UAE. The article also touches on some of the criteria a party should consider when looking to retain an expert. (Read more..)

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Construction Contractors & Engineers in Saudi Arabia: Protect Your Innovation

by Ahmad Saleh & Daniel Goodwin

When a technology is a novel and inventive process, machine or composition (“invention”), contractors and
engineering consultants in the construction industry in Saudi Arabia should ask.
‘Is this invention valuable to my business?’ If the answer is ‘Yes’, then they should consider seeking patent
protection to protect their rights. (

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An ideal choice for anyone looking to strengthen their international construction law skills…

 IBC Legal’s most comprehensive construction law event is your team’s annual opportunity for 4 days of intensive learning and networking…

Construction Law Summer School – 14th Annual Conference

1st to 4th September 2014 – Downing College, Cambridge University, UK (Read more..)

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Hiring a consultant? Check these points


PROFESSIONAL consultants are engaged on construction projects to provide specialist advice. The type of consultants appointed can range from architects, mechanical and structural engineers and surveyors to specialist consultants in fields such as safety, planning and traffic management.

Yet the terms of the professional appointments under which each tends to be engaged are very similar, with only the services schedules being truly distinct. (Read more..)

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Dubai Expo 2020 work starts on Mega Projects

By Parag Deulgaonkar
Dubai developers have commenced work on mega projects and are set to complete their developments much before 2020.

The aim is to deliver their iconic projects (tourist attractions) ahead of Expo 2020, which will run from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021, and aims to draw more than 25 million visitors to the country. (Read more..)

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Projects boom will pose challenges


Dubai will become the first Middle Eastern city to host the World Expo, when it stages the event in 2020. These international showcases of technology, architecture and culture, which are held every five years, are large public exhibitions that attract millions of visitors.

The event is expected to attract billions of dollars in investment to the UAE. It is projected that the six-month-long exhibition will attract approximately 25 million visitors. The government has budgeted for at least $8 billion worth of new projects for the event, in addition to existing plans for mega projects in the emirate. (Read more..)

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