Construction Law International - June 2016



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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Streamlining the arbitration process through innovative methods of handling fact witnesses
Dr Patricia Galloway explores the potential advantages of using written witness statements and conferencing to present the testimonies of fact witnesses in international arbitration.


The roles of technical engineering experts in construction disputes
Dr Sean Brady examines the two very different roles that engineering experts can play in construction disputes involving defects.


Nigeria and the effective means standard
As the effective means standard is increasingly relied upon as an alternative to securing enforcement of arbitration awards, Ngo-Martins Okonmah investigates how it may be relevant for Nigeria.






From the Editors

From the Co-Chairs

FIDIC Initiative

Updates from around the World


David Thomas QC
Conflict of interest can be enough for appearance of bias – sometimes

Book review
Construction Law in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf: ‘practical, sensible, and based on unrivalled research’, says Richard Harding QC.