Reviewing the wealth of commentary on the use of letters of intent in construction contracts, one might speculate that at the time the pyramids were being built some well-intentioned Egyptian lawyer was earnestly hammering out hieroglyphics warning his contemporaries of the potentially dire consequences of commencing construction works without a concluded contract in place. Nevertheless,…

One of the most interesting aspects of working in different jurisdictions is seeing how different regions approach the same issues in different ways – both legally and commercially. An example of this in the context of PPP transactions, is the differing approach taken in the UK and the Middle East in respect the inclusion of delay liquidated damages regimes in Project Agreements.

Recap The previous blog on this topic considered the potential for liability to be unwittingly assumed by parties to construction contracts. This was highlighted by the example of decennial liability under the UAE Civil Code. This blog considers another perhaps unknown liability: strict liability for harmful acts under UAE law, and considers whether parties are…