From the Editors – Construction Law International – January 2024

China Irwin and Thayananthan BaskaranWednesday 24 January 2024

Dear readers,

We are pleased to introduce the January issue of Construction Law International (CLInt).

In this issue, we continue our FIDIC around the world series with a contribution from Kuwait. Our country updates span the globe, looking at recent developments in India, Poland, Korea, Uganda and Turkey. Our feature articles consider the interoperation of setoffs and liability caps in construction disputes, the way in which the Chilean Technical Concessions Panel has addressed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in its recommendations, and the assessment of disruption claims under German law and English law.  We are also pleased to include in this issue reviews of recent books concerning FIDIC Contracts and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts.

We thank our contributors for their efforts and hope this edition provides enjoyable and informative reading. 

We note that China Irwin’s term as Committee Editor will come to an end at the end of the month, as will Thomas Denehy’s term as Chair of the Editorial Board. We’d like to thank Thomas for his time and dedication to CLInt over the past years, first as a member of the Editorial Board, then as Deputy Committee Editor and later Committee Editor, and most recently as Chair of the Editorial Board over the last term. CLInt would not be the thriving publication it is today without his extensive efforts in his various roles and his invaluable guidance to the CLInt team. We look forward to introducing the new CLInt editorial team in the March 2024 issue.

Lastly, we take the opportunity to extend our best wishes for the new year.

China Irwin
Committee Editor, IBA International Construction Projects Committee
LALIVE, Geneva

Thayananthan Baskaran
Deputy Committee Editor, IBA International Construction Projects Committee
Baskaran, Kuala Lumpur