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Vol 23 No 1 Jan/Feb 2018

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The Law of Privilege

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Understanding the FIDIC Red and Yellow Books: A Clause by Clause Commentary 3rd ed

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ISBN13: 9780414034204
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414044609
To be Published: June 2018
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £295.00

This practical text provides clause-by-clause commentary on the FIDIC Red Book, the widely used international construction contract. Reproducing each clause in full, it explains the effect and operation of each clause, considering case law and discussing problems frequently encountered in practice.

  • Enables users of the contract to interpret the clauses correctly and decide whether amendments need to be made to suit their situation
  • Discusses problems frequently encountered in practice in relation to the clauses
  • Considers the latest case law on each clause
  • Compares the contract with previous versions of the FIDIC Red Book and other widely used standard contracts, such as the ICE forms
  • Contains a chapter on claims, disputes and arbitration
  • Features an overview chapter dealing with thematic issues such as the contract's history and purpose, the concept of the engineer, time and money, dispute resolution, and enforcement of arbitral awards
  • Considers in detail the MDB harmonised version of the Red Book, approved for use by the World Bank, and its variations from the standard version of the Red Book

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Construction Law
The Employer.
The Engineer.
The Contractor.
Nominated Subcontractors.
Staff and Labour.
Plant, Materials and Workmanship
Clause 8 – Commencement, Delays and Suspension.
Tests on Competition. Employer's
Taking Over.
Defects Liability.
Measurement and Evaluation
Clause 13 – Variations and Adjustments
Contract Price and Payment.
Termination by Employer.
Suspension and Termination by Contractor.
Risk and Responsibility.
Force Majeure.
Claims, Disputes and Arbitration
General Conditions of Dispute. Adjudication Agreement