Singapore Convention on mediated settlements a welcome development for the construction sector

On 7 August 2019, Singapore hosted the signing ceremony for the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation. Now known as the Singapore Convention, 46 countries have signed the convention to date. The Singapore Convention applies to settlement agreements resulting from mediations resolving cross-border commercial disputes. It provides a standardised framework for … Read more

CASE DIGEST: Court rejected narrow interpretation of guarantee issued by parent company which sought to limit extent of guarantor’s on demand liability to those claims where liability was admitted and only quantum was disputed

In Rubicon Vantage International PTE Ltd v Krisenergy Ltd [2019] EWHC 2012 (Comm), the court determined that the fact that a parent company, and not a financial institution, issued the guarantee was no reason to limit the terms of the guarantee.  The wording of the guarantee was the key consideration when determining the scope of … Read more

Construction Contract & Claims Management Podcast Series: How to Navigate Settlement Discussions and Prepare Settlement Agreements

When should a party start to think about settlement in the context of a construction dispute? How should settlement discussions be conducted, and what needs to be considered when preparing a settlement agreement?  The fifth and final episode of the London Construction & Infrastructure Group’s ‘Construction Contract & Claims Management’ podcast series explores how to … Read more

The importance of assignments

If you are purchasing a site for development, would you rely on a report your seller obtains in its favour then gives to you, stating that you can rely on it; the seller accepting no liability for its contents?This blog post explores why purchasers should take an assignment or insist on other protection before relying on reports provided to them by others. Read more

Better late than never? Some more reaction to Triple Point Technology

This blog may be rather late in the day. Perhaps that’s appropriate, as it touches on the consequences of delay. Also, I’m happy to admit that the Court of Appeal’s decision in Triple Point Technology, Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 230 has already rightly received much comment from others. So one … Read more