November 8, 2016
Fenwick Elliott Annual Review 2016/2017
Our Review focuses on the ever-increasing importance of the impact of artificial intelligence and the digital big bang. We look at the continued march forward of BIM and the contractual safeguards that need to be put in place to work with BIM. We review the impact of the Arnold v Britton and Marks & Spencer v BNP Paribas cases and look at the outcome of the Supreme Court’s review about liquidated damages. We reflect on the question of whether or not a prohibition on oral variations can ever be overridden and we remind you of just how easy it is to sign up to personal guarantees, but how hard it is to try and extricate yourself from having done so. To complement our office in Dubai, the Review has an international flavour and we comment on the Dubai courts which have been considering whether or not an Engineer’s Decision under the FIDIC form is a contractual precondition to the right to bring an arbitration claim. We also provide an update on adjudication, take a look at the impartiality of adjudicators and arbitrators, consider guarantees and look at the extent to which the UK courts embrace the principle of good faith.
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