National law firm Freeths has advised Kingsbridge Estates on the acquisition of a Siemens 10.7-acre site for £7.75m. The deal will see Kingsbridge work with the current occupiers and stakeholders to bring forward proposals for a phased development of the site. The Freeths legal team was led by Managing Partner of Freeths Bristol Adam Watson […]
The world’s showcase men’s football tournament, the 2022 FIFA World Cup, is coming to the Gulf region later this month. In order to host football’s main event, the State of Qatar has invested substantial sums in construction projects in the years leading up to the tournament. Once the football is finished, it will be interesting […]
The Building Safety Act 2022 (the “BSA”) received Royal Assent on 28th of April 2022. Although, the government has already published some guidelines and secondary legislation there will be further guidance and more secondary legislation in due course. The BSA will have a transitioning period of up to 18 months as set out in the […]
In litigation or arbitration, the strength of a party’s case may depend on the nature and quality of the available factual evidence. As we discussed in a previous article, a study by the ICC Commission in 2021 revealed the extent to which human memory is often subjective and easily distorted during the resolution of complex […]
Parties involved in international construction and engineering projects are dealing with highly volatile market conditions resulting from the pandemic and its knock-on effects. The situation in Ukraine has further exacerbated pressures on the prices of materials, labour, commodities, shipping, fuel and energy, leading to inflation. Contractors experiencing cost escalation need to check their contracts but […]
The Court of Appeal confirmed in S&T (UK) Ltd v Grove Developments Ltd  EWCA Civ 2448 that where an adjudicator has issued a decision ordering payment of a notified sum arising under an interim application for payment, that sum must be paid before the payer can commence a true value adjudication. Section 111 of […]
Join Freeths’ Alex Johnson and Gleeds for a free webinar on disruption claims in international engineering construction projects. As part of an ongoing series of events on disruption claims in the international construction and engineering industry, we are excited to be partnering with global property and construction consultants Gleeds once again to deliver valuable insight around contracts, […]
The risk of ‘smash and grab’ claims if your contract relies on invoices to fix the final date for payment A recently published judgment from the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has cast doubt on whether a final date for payment in a construction contract can be linked to the submission of an invoice (by […]
Under a long term contract involving property, planned preventative maintenance (PPM) carried out properly is key to ensuring an asset operates efficiently and is in the appropriate condition when it comes to handing it back at the expiry date. It can be easy to forget how important record keeping can be as part of this. […]
It is perhaps premature, but at least optimistic, to consider a world ‘post-pandemic’. The dust is slowly starting to settle on the disruption caused to international engineering construction projects, and works are recommencing. Now is a good time to pause for thought. Will the industry return to something like pre-pandemic ‘normality’ or is there an […]
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