Construction Law International - June 2017




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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Arbitration in the Gulf: anything new?
Richard Harding QC considers the history of arbitration in the Gulf and how it has developed over time.


Construction contract dispute resolution in the Sultanate of Oman
David Thomas QC gives an overview of construction contracts, arbitration and dispute resolution in Oman.


The concept of ‘time at large’ in the United Arab Emirates
Samantha Lord Hill explains the concept of ‘time at large’ from the English perspective and considers the various principles of UAE law that a contractor may rely upon.


Contracting in the Middle East: risk management and dispute avoidance in the present market
Raid Abu-Manneh and Joseph Otoo give an overview of the legal and contractual landscape of contracting in the Middle East.


Productivity-based disruption claims in the Middle East
Paul Thornton and Faisal Attia consider disruption claims in the construction industry, and how to make them in the Middle East.






From the Editors

From the Co-Chairs

FIDIC Initiative

Updates from around the world
LEBANON – Construction contracts in Lebanon: a call for reform
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DIFC Courts: proposed new technology and construction division
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – The UAE’s criminal code and the position of arbitrators
QATAR – The new Arbitration Law of Qatar
SAUDI ARABIA – Enforcement of arbitration awards in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
ISRAEL – Constructing Israel’s rail infrastructure