UAE Construction claims

The practical obstacles in leading UAE construction claims

The practical obstacles in leading UAE construction claims Construction claims are arguably the most complex claims in the legal sector. This is mainly due to the complexity and the technicalities of the project in question. It is well-known that the more complex the project, the more complex the potential dispute. Considering their complexity, in litigation, the counsel…

Antonios Dimitracopoulos talks at Society of Construction Law (Gulf) Event

Speaker at the Society of Construction Law (Gulf) Hosted by Society of Construction Law (SCL) at API Auditorium, Dubai on 13 January 2015 Pay-when-paid-clauses-in-the-UAE Speaker: Antonios Dimitracopoulos Key Discussion Points: • Differences between ‘pay-when-paid’ clauses and ‘pay-if-paid’ clauses; • Effects, obligations they impose on the main contractor; and • How subcontractors can pursue payment when faced with…

Construction Law

Construction Law Overview The Middle East construction market is moving again. Following the boom years in the 2000s, when it was said that 20% of the world’s cranes could be found in Dubai, building work slowed dramatically in the aftermath of the global economic downturn and oil crash of 2014. However, with the economy recovering…

UAE Bankruptcy Law

UAE Bankruptcy Law Amendments: Directors’ and Managers’ Personal Liability

UAE Bankruptcy Law Amendments The UAE Federal Decree-Law No. 9 of 2016, known as the Bankruptcy Law, has been amended pursuant to Federal Decree-Law No. 35 of 2021, to clarify the circumstances under which a debtor’s directors and managers may be held personally liable for the company’s debts if they cannot be repaid. Bankruptcy Law…

Construction dubai, pay-when paid clause

Testing the legal basis of the lack-of-purpose argument

One of the most daunting prospects for an MEP sub-contractor – or, indeed, any sub-contractor – is the possibility of being held ransom to a pay-when-paid clause. Quite commonly included in MEP sub-contracts, this clause effectively dictates that the MEP sub-contractor will receive payment only within a given period of time, usually around 14 days,…

Yasin Chowdhury

Working as an associate in the corporate team of our Muscat office, Yasin has extensive experience in representing various Omani and foreign companies, including major real estate developers, funds and construction companies, on issues relating to real estate and construction laws in Oman. His real estate and construction experience includes advising on various aspects of…

What FIDIC’s New Green Book Holds

The following article was originally published in Climate Control Middle East.    The FIDIC suite of construction contracts is written and published by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers. The FIDIC acronym stands for the French version of the Federation’s name (Federation Internationale des Ingenieurs-Conseil). FIDIC’s Contracts Committee produces standard forms of contract for civil…

Recent Legal Developments in Business Interruption Insurance – Coverage Issues and Wider Implications perhaps for the Middle East

The English High Court has recently handed down a judgement in a test case related to “Business Interruption” insurance in the context of the COVID19 pandemic, which provides an interesting angle in respect of coverage issues and general English law [insurance] contract interpretation. The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch and Others[1] essentially addressed the legal…

Recent Legal Developments in Business Interruption Insurance – Coverage Issues and Wider Implications perhaps for the Middle East

The English High Court has recently handed down a judgement in a test case related to “Business Interruption” insurance in the context of the COVID19 pandemic, which provides an interesting angle in respect of coverage issues and general English law [insurance] contract interpretation. The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch and Others[1] essentially addressed the legal…

Ahmed Elsayed

Ahmed is an Associate within the Litigation practice based in Dubai. He advises clients in relation to civil, and commercial law, with a main area of expertise in construction and infrastructure disputes. He has extensive experience in drafting all kind of submissions at the three tiers of litigation. Ahmed also advises clients on establishing contracts,…