Construction Law International - June 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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Third-party involvement in construction projects: the influence of financiers
Doug Jones examines the influence of financiers in construction projects employing project finance..

Changes to the Swiss law on general terms and conditions: what do construction practitioners need to know?
Dr Bernd Ehle and Samuel Moss analyse how recent statutory changes will impact large construction projects.


Jurisdiction, governing law and impact of mandatory provisions in construction contracts
Nathalie Voser explains Swiss and EU law when parties fail to reach an agreement on the dispute resolution mechanism.


French National List of FIDIC Adjudicators: the background to a fresh new initiative
Vincent Leloup on dispute boards in France and French-speaking countries.






From the Editors

Updates from Around the World
Brazil, Spain

Case Updates

The Canterbury earthquakes – lessons for construction lawyers

From the Construction Law Campus
The critical role of judicial experts in French litigation and arbitration

David Thomas QC
A new edition of a major suite of contracts

Special Report
The IBA Guidelines on Conflicts: is there now a need for revision?

Book Review

From ICP-Net
Local language requirements in public administration contracts

From the Co-Chairs



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