Construction Law International - September 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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UK versus Swiss law on contract interpretation: which approach is best suited to international construction contracts?
Shona Frame and Sam Moss debate the benefits offered by each jurisdiction.


Privity of contract in the UAE: more power to the third parties
As the privity of contract doctrine is slowly eroded, Scott Lambert and Kanishka Singh examine its application under UAE law and in construction contracts.


International contracting: when economic sanctions bite
In this article, Jane Davies Evans examines the interaction between economic sanctions, bank guarantees and bonds.






From the Co-Chairs

From the Editors

Updates from around the World

England and Wales
The Philippines

From the Construction Law Campus
1215 and all that: the origins of (and a possible solution to) the common law/civil law divide in taking evidence in international construction arbitration

David Thomas QC
Costs budgeting – the way of the future?