Construction Law International - June 2015



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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Challenges in achieving successful megaprojects
An estimated 65 per cent of megaprojects ­– those with a capital cost in excess of US$1bn – are failures. Dr Donald Charrett and Philip Loots explore how outcomes can be improved.


Proposals for a subcontractor’s escape from a condition clause
In this article, Antonios Dimitracopoulos assesses the potential risk for main contractors delegating work to subcontractors and how to mitigate those risks.








From the Co-Chairs

From the Editors

Updates from around the World

Australia, India, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the Dubai Torch fire

From the Construction Law Campus
Has your project been expropriated? P3 construction and investment treaty arbitration

David Thomas QC
A year in a modern specialist court