Construction Law International - March 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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The future of domestic arbitration: new acts, new rules and new attitudes
Michael Heaton QC discusses the benefits and impact of the new national Commercial Arbitration Acts in Australian and the wider benefits of using arbitration to deal with any disputes.

Floating production, storage and offloading units: some legal issues
High oil prices and the need to exploit ever more challenging reserves have fuelled an increase in the conversion and construction of FPSOs. Lionel Persey QC and Stewart Buckingham report.


A welcome decision from Singapore: the second Persero case
In this article, Christopher Seppälä presents the importance and significance of the Singapore High Court decision in PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) TBK v CRW Joint Operation (Indonesia).


Use of the UNIDROIT Principles by arbitrators in international construction projects
Juan Eduardo Figueroa Valdés considers the role of the UNIDROIT Principles in dealing with disputes arising from international construction projects – especially when part of a civil law system.






From the Co-Chairs

From the Editors

Updates from Around the World
Canada and Brazil

David Thomas QC
David Thomas QC explores the interpretation and operation of self-imposed restrictions on the commencement of disputes.

Book Review
Claus H Lenz reviews the second revised edition of International Construction Arbitration Law.