Construction Law International March 2011

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Single line accountability! Proportionate liability and joint and several liability (FEATURE)
Phillip Greenham, Kate Morrow and Shelley Naylor

The last decade has seen a wave of reforms in both Australia and overseas in the area of proportionate liability. The changes in this area have been precipitated by issues spanning from soaring insurance premiums to large corporate collapses such as Enron in the United States and HIH Insurance in Australia.

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Defects in construction projects – current issues: Part 2 (FEATURE)
Donald Gavin

Following on from Part 1 of Donald G Gavin’s article, which was published in the December 2010 edition of Construction Law International, this concludes his study of current issues in construction defects, as presented at the IBA Annual Conference in Vancouver in October 2010.

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Project financing of alliance-based projects (FEATURE)
Troy Edwards, Michael Jordan, Arent van Wassenaer and David Wilkie

Construction project delivery in China raises issues that may be unfamiliar to many in the West. This article helps demystify the process by identifying 10 distinctive features of doing construction work in China that the newcomer should appreciate in order to avoid misunderstandings and frustrated expectations.

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Updates from around the world 

New developments in construction law across jurisdictions.

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David Thomas QC: International arbitration: where we are now

Regular column by David Thomas QC.

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Notes from the FIDIC Users’ Conference, London, December 2010
 Edward Corbett

The FIDIC faithful gathered in London in December 2010 to hear what’s new and to trade experiences. Edward Corbett discusses some of the more salient issues that emerged from the conference.

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Case updates

From the United Kingdom

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Book reviews

Reviews of important construction law books.

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