Construction Law International (CLInt) - April 2013


Construction Law International is the magazine of the IBA International Construction Projects Committee.

Launched in March 2006 and published quarterly, Construction Law International is a thought-provoking magazine with a balance of substantive and practical articles and news that anyone involved in the international construction industry will wish to receive.

In addition to feature articles, each issue includes latest updates from around the world, case updates and regular columns from experts across the globe. Construction Law International is sent to all members of the International Construction Projects Committee as part of their membership package. Back issues are available online.

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Experts in construction delay claims
Shona Frame considers the use of expert witnesses in delay claims from a UK perspective.

On-demand bonds: recent English law developments
Rupert Choat and Aidan Steensma on bonds given by financial institutions, the ‘fraud exception’ and cross-border enforcement.


Social licensing in the construction industry: community and government interests
Ricardo E Barreiro-Deymonnaz investigates the ‘social licence to operate’ in jurisdictions around the world.


Notes from the FIDIC Users’ Conference, London, December 2012
Victoria Tyson gives a summary of the main themes from the conference, including dispute boards and the White Book.






From the Editors




Case Updates


The work has been done, but was a contract in place?


David Thomas QC
The 2012 International Arbitration Survey on Current and Preferred Practices in the Arbitral Process


Book Reviews


From the Co-Chairs



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