Africa Construction Law Week – Presentations and recordings now available

HSF is proud to have supported the work of Africa Construction Law (ACL) by hosting and participating in the West Africa sub-regional session of the ACL’s inaugural virtual conference, Africa Construction Law Week. The virtual conference brought together experienced construction law professionals from across the continent (West, East, North, South, Francophone and Lusophone) to discuss … Read more

Case Digest: TCC adjourns application for strike out/summary judgment in relation to combustible cladding class action leaving (among other things) the calculation of diminution in value for consideration at trial

Elaine Naylor & Others v Roamquest Limited and Galliard Construction Limited [2021] EWHC 567 (TCC) concerned a class action brought by leaseholders of a mixed residential and commercial development against the developer/freeholder and contractor. In these proceedings, the Defendants applied to strike out (or for summary judgment to be granted in relation to) the Claimants’ claim … Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills to participate in London International Disputes Week

London International Disputes Week 2021 (LIDW21) comes at a significant period for the UK legal sector, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, post-Brexit and amid an uncertain global political environment. With its theme: “Looking forward: change, challenge and opportunity”, LIDW21 will provide crucial insights on the business and law of international dispute resolution. The programme draws … Read more

Construction Regulatory Regime – Indonesia

In recent years, Indonesian construction law has gone through many changes and most recently, it has been impacted by the enactment of Omnibus Law which is one of the most significant regulatory reforms since Indonesia’s independence. In this article, we give a short description of the regulatory regime as it now applies to the construction … Read more

Africa Construction Law Week: West Africa Sub-Regional Session

HSF is proud to support the work of Africa Construction Law (ACL) and will be participating in the West Africa sub-regional session of the ACL’s upcoming inaugural virtual conference, Africa Construction Law Week. The virtual conference will bring together experienced construction law professionals from across the continent (West, East, North, South, Francophone and Lusophone) to … Read more

Case Digest: TCC enforces adjudicator’s decision notwithstanding that relevant construction contract included exclusive jurisdiction clause in favour of foreign court

Motacus Constructions Limited v Paolo Castelli SPA [2012] EWHC 356 (TCC) concerned an application for summary judgment to enforce an adjudicator’s decision, which raised an apparently novel question as to whether the inclusion of an exclusive jurisdiction clause in favour of a foreign court in a construction contract for works in England precluded the English … Read more

A cautionary tale on sub-optimal termination

The termination of a contract is a serious matter that can arise all too commonly in the construction industry. It is an area fraught with risk and the consequences for wrongfully terminating a contract – even where you think you have the right to do so – can be severe as an employer learned in … Read more