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11 October 20232 minute read

DLA Piper Global Construction Bulletin

October 2023

In this Autumn 2023 edition of the global construction disputes bulletin we focus on the UK construction, engineering and infrastructure disputes team. With five partners, one consultant, five legal directors and fourteen associates, we operate as a “one UK” team out of offices in London, Manchester, Sheffield and Edinburgh. Our work encompasses disputes in the UK and throughout the world on major infrastructure projects including power (with a particular emphasis on renewables), transport, waste, water and PPP/PFI projects. In this edition, we focus on renewable energy, with a report on the hydrogen industry and FIDIC’s proposals to issue a new contract for offshore wind farm projects, as well as amendments to the Arbitration Act 1996.

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FIDIC aims to publish new contract for offshore wind farm project

Sarah Thomas, Partner in DLA Piper’s London office, discusses FIDIC’s recent announcement of its intention to launch of a new “offshore form of contract”, specifically directed at offshore wind projects. Set to launch in 2025, FIDIC aims to provide a “robust, fair and equitable contractual framework” which will aid the global energy transition in the face of the global climate crisis.
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Ireland: Can procurement changes deliver growth in a constrained environment?

With a large pipeline of major infrastructure projects on the way, including Metrolink (Dublin metro), Luas extensions (Dublin tram), Dart+ (Dublin commuter train), roads, social housing and more, Ireland is an intriguing growth market for global infrastructure and PPP investors.

Seán McGrenaghan, Legal Director, Dublin, provides his thoughts on the opportunities for contractors, operators and investors, and the challenges that remain.
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Our new vlog series: Navigating ESG in the Middle East construction industry

Go-to resource for staying updated on the latest trends, insights and best practices surrounding ESG in the Middle East construction industry.
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