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London-based Construction & Infrastructure Disputes partners James Doe and David Nitek have authored the chapter on 'Construction Arbitration and Turnkey Projects' in the second edition of Global Arbitration Review’s Guide to Construction Arbitration.

Launched last year, The Guide to Construction Arbitration is an in-depth review of construction disputes internationally – from preparing contracts and guarantees, to setting up dispute boards, organising arbitration proceedings, analysing documents and evidence, and navigating within particular industries and regions.

The 2018 edition of the Guide has been updated to address the suite of contracts published by FIDIC in 2017, and has been substantially expanded, including six new chapters, for example on 'Expert Evidence in Construction Disputes',  'Construction Arbitration in the context of China's Belt and Road Projects' and 'Comparative Approaches to Concurrent Delay'.

This guide is the only book that offers a detailed discussion and commentary on both the principal features of international construction contracts and the dispute resolution methods they typically contain, with chapters addressing key issues in the following general topics:

  1. International Construction Contracts
  2. International Arbitration for Construction Disputes
  3. Select Topics on Construction Arbitration
  4. Regional Construction Arbitration

Herbert Smith Freehills' chapter, ‘Construction Arbitration and Turnkey Projects’ is available to download as a PDF. The full guide can be accessed online at: The Guide to Construction Arbitration - Second Edition.

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Partner and Joint Global Head of Construction & Infrastructure Disputes, London

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