Construction Law International - September 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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Major infrastructure projects in EU private international law: jurisdiction and conflict of laws
Guido Carducci gives a concise description of the application of Rome I and Brussels I.

Fehmarn Belt – an understanding of Danish construction law
Jacob C Jørgensen explains the latest developments on this vast submerged transport tunnel linking Denmark and Germany.


A report from the 2013 ICP Committee’s Working Weekend in Oslo
From Friday 10 to Sunday 12 May 2013, 39 ICP members from 18 jurisdictions invaded former Viking territory for this year’s Working Weekend at Holmenkollen near Oslo. Topics discussed included force majeure, ‘consequential’ damages, disruption and its proof, whether there is a speciality in construction arbitration and the oil and gas industry in Norway.








From the Editors

Case Updates
England, Ireland, Scotland

Updates from Around the World
 India, Spain

Sheep, wolves and vegetarianism – international arbitration Down Under

From the Construction Law Campus
Ethics and the expert witness in international arbitration

David Thomas QC
Letters of intent: the far-reaching implications of the Ampleforth case

From the Co-Chairs



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