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Projects, Construction & Infrastructure

09 September 2019
Jocelyn Yean Tse Lim 2018 developments in statutory adjudication

Malaysia - SKRINE

In 2018 Malaysia saw considerable developments in case law on statutory adjudication. Stakeholders' use of this form of dispute resolution mechanism continues to grow exponentially with no sign of abating. This article examines some of the significant decisions that the Malaysian courts handed down in 2018 and their impact on statutory adjudication under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act.

Author: Jocelyn Yean Tse Lim
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Thomas D Franklin Blockchain and smart contracts could solve unsolvable construction problem

USA - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Every construction project, from contract negotiation through to the payment of the final pay application, involves the issue of the exchange of lien waivers for payment. In particular, the issue is that parties lower in the construction chain must provide unconditional lien waivers as part of their request to be paid. There are a number of imperfect solutions to this problem, including a conditional release. However, blockchain and smart contracts could be the perfect solution.

Authors: Thomas D Franklin, Brian Gaudet
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Recent updates

Simon Tolson TeCSA launches LVDs adjudication service

United Kingdom - Fenwick Elliott Solicitors

Author: Simon Tolson
China Irwin Model for dealing with geotechnical uncertainty: FIDIC Emerald Book for underground works

Switzerland - LALIVE SA

Authors: China Irwin, Sam Moss
Whitney Judson Timing is everything: how early retention of expert consultants can make or break construction claims

USA - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Author: Whitney Judson

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