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Offshore Construction: Supreme Court Reverses Court Of Appeal Decision And Holds MT Højgaard Liable For Failure Of Foundation Structures Of Offshore Wind Turbines At Robin Rigg
We have reported in the past on this long running litigation and the decisions in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
UK
11 Dec 2017
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English Commercial Court Enforces Obligation To Resolve Disputes By Friendly Discussion Prior To Arbitration
The English courts have previously grappled with the extent to which agreements to negotiate are unenforceable.
UK
19 Nov 2014
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Implied Duty Of Cooperation In Shipbuilding And Offshore Construction Contracts – A Change In The Law?
It is common to provide expressly in a construction contract for the ways in which the parties will cooperate with one another.
UK
13 Nov 2014
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The Importance Of Clear Allocation Of Contractual Risks And Liabilities
The UK offshore wind energy sector has come a long way since the first offshore wind farm was completed in 2000 at Blyth Harbour in the northeast of England, with just two turbines totalling 4MW.
UK
11 Jan 2013
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The Smart Contracting Bulletin January 2013
As is" sales of rigs and vessels – sellers (and buyers) beware!
UK
11 Jan 2013
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Courts Refuse To Help Buyers In Preventing Shipyard Exercising Its Power To Sell Under A Shipbuilding Contract
The Arbitration Act 1996 contains powers for the English courts to make orders where the matter is urgent and the arbitration tribunal has not yet been fully appointed.
UK
6 Sep 2011
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Buyer Entitled To Refund Of Advance Payments Under Shipbuilding Contract: Seller’s Claim Time-Barred
In this shipbuilding contract dispute, the Commercial Court judge, Mr Justice Steel, reinforced that "it is vital from the buyer’s viewpoint to ensure that the contract incorporates a mechanism by which his advances can be recovered simply and quickly should the builder default on the performance of his obligations".
UK
21 Feb 2011
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Court Concludes Advance Payment Guarantees Were Performance Bonds
It is not always evident on the face of an instrument whether it is a demand guarantee imposing a primary obligation on the guarantor or whether it is a contract of suretyship that brings with it only a secondary obligation.
UK
7 Jan 2011
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