Have you provided good consideration for your Guarantee?
01 March 2017, Construction, Newsletter, by Christy Yu,

Introduction The use of a guarantee, whether to be provided by a bank, insurance company or the parent company of the contracting party, is common in commercial contracts, particularly… LEARN MORE


Beware when agreeing special contractual terms

In Grove Developments Ltd v Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 990, England’s Court of Appeal heard an appeal by a building contractor against a decision… LEARN MORE


England’s Court of Appeal holds that employer could not recover interim payment overpayments

The English Court of Appeal decision in Graham Leslie v Farrar Construction Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 1041, is a recent illustration of the application of the law of mistake and unjust… LEARN MORE


Court considers application of the Prevention Principle

Background CMA Assets Pty Ltd v John Holland Pty Ltd [2015] WASC 217, is an Australian case concerning costs, delay and variation. The Plaintiff and Defendant were respectively… LEARN MORE


Stay of proceedings in favour of arbitration and multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses
01 March 2017, Construction, Newsletter, by Justin Yuen,

In the recent case of Lim Choon Hock & Another v Hung Ka Hai Clement & Others (HCA 1282/2016), Hong Kong’s Court of First Instance stayed the proceedings in favour of… LEARN MORE


The danger of suspending works under a construction contract

The recent Hong Kong Court of First Instance decision in Ipson Renovation Ltd v The Incorporated Owners of Connie Towers, HCCT 26/2014, highlights the consequences of wrongfully… LEARN MORE


Court refuses to set aside arbitrator’s decision on grounds of irregularity

In the recent case of A & Ors v D, HCMP 1014/2016, the Plaintiffs applied to Court to set aside an arbitrator’s decisions on the grounds of irregularity, under Section 4 of… LEARN MORE


Development Bureau issues Practice Notes for NEC public works projects in Hong Kong

At the NEC Asia-Pacific Users’ Group annual conference in November 2016, the HKSAR Government announced that it would use the NEC suite of contracts (as far as practicable) for… LEARN MORE


Recent Awards and Recognition
01 March 2017, Construction, Newsletter

KK Cheung awarded Client Choice Award for Excellence in Construction We are delighted to announce that K.K. Cheung has been awarded a Client Choice award for excellence in construction.… LEARN MORE


SFC compliance and licensing hints
24 February 2017, Investment Funds, Newsletter, by Rebecca Yip,

New items in new licensing forms There are a few new items found in the new paper-based licensing forms. Existing licensed individuals applying to become an RO for new regulated… LEARN MORE


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