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…

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,…

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…

Revised Central Bank Guidance regarding Saving and Investment Insurance

Pay-when-paid clause can be defeated

Written by Antonios Dimitracopoulos for MEP Middle East    The often-dreaded pay-when-paid clause in subcontracts has deterred many from pursuing what is an otherwise legitimate claim. The common concern has always been that a defence would almost certainly be raised by the main contractor that no corresponding payment has been made by the employer and, as such,…

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP are Expanding at a Rapid Rate with Promotions and Strategic Additions Across the Firm

Promotions Arsalan Tariq has been named Partner at BSA Al Rashdi & Al Barwani Advocates and legal consultants. Practicing since 2009, Arsalan specializes in Islamic and conventional finance, bilateral and syndicated project finance, acquisition finance, Islamic product development, cross-border financing and financial restructuring. Arsalan will continue working from BSA’s DIFC office in Dubai, attending events…

Guest speaker at British University in Dubai (BUiD)

Speaker at British University in Dubai (BUiD). Held on campus grounds in Dubai on 3 May 2016. Topic: Proposals for a subcontractor’s escape from conditional clauses Speaker: <a href="http://www.bsabh project management tasks.com/lawyer/antonios-dimitracopoulos/” target=”_blank”>Antonios Dimitracopoulos, Partner The talk was attended by post graduate MSc students, most of whom were from the construction industry which was followed by a…

SAGIA Implements A Fast Track Registration Process In A Bid To Attract Sizable Foreign Investments

In an attempt to address recent criticisms targeted at its complex and time-consuming registration procedures and in order to attract significant foreign investments, perceived as a means of counterbalancing a decrease in oil prices and deficit in budgets, the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (“SAGIA”), has embarked upon a comprehensive overhaul of the framework governing…