Topic: Construction

UK appeal court rules on duties of experts

The Court of Appeal in London has ruled that expert witness firm Secretariat breached a contractual duty to avoid conflicts of interest when it accepted appointments from different parties in related ICC construction cases – while refusing to hold that experts owe a fiduciary duty of loyalty to their client.

11 January 2021

Abdel Wahab to lead Chinese construction law group

Mohamed Abdel Wahab has been appointed chair of the international expert advisory committee of the Permanent Forum on China Construction Law, during its latest congress in Beijing.

11 December 2020

Fraud award upheld in fight over failed construction venture

A Singaporean businessman based in India has failed to overturn a SIAC award that found he made serious fraudulent misrepresentations to his partners in a failed construction business.

10 December 2020

Hill Dickinson hires in Hong Kong

Richard Lyons has joined Hill Dickinson’s construction and commercial arbitration team in Hong Kong after nearly three years working in-house at one of the largest infrastructure contractors in the Middle East.

07 December 2020

Panama Canal arbitrators under fire over "cross-appointments"

The consortium that oversaw the expansion of the Panama Canal has applied to set aside a US$265 million ICC award in favour of the canal authority, alleging that the arbitrators failed to disclose “multiple cross-appointments and inter-relationships”.

27 November 2020

Libya overturns treaty award in Paris

The Paris Court of Appeal has set aside a French construction company’s €452 million ICC award against Libya after finding it was based on a fraudulent settlement agreement.

18 November 2020

Ukraine faces claim over cancelled road project

A Chinese state-owned company is preparing to launch an international arbitration against Ukraine over the termination of a road repair contract.

13 November 2020

Ramsey “wrong” in Hong Kong rail case

A Hong Kong court has affirmed that the UK's Sir Vivian Ramsey QC erred in law in a dispute over an express rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China.

09 November 2020

Vietnam threatened over housing project

A Korean real estate investor has threatened Vietnam with a US$79 million investment treaty claim over the alleged expropriation of its stake in a Ho Chi Minh City housing project.

22 October 2020

Egyptian investor can’t join ICSID claim against Kuwait

An ICSID tribunal has refused to allow an Egyptian businesswoman to be joined as co-claimant in an investment treaty case against Kuwait over a failed project to build a heritage site in the country’s capital.

16 October 2020

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