Construction Disputes under
Arab Civil Law
One of the most important aspects of any construction contract, the governing law and dispute mechanism, is often underappreciated where a construction contract utilizes standard, form agreements (such as FIDIC). In Kuwait, for example, the rules of contract interpretation and application include key principles that differ with other jurisdictions, which heavily impact the meaning and application of certain key provisions of contract. Principles like good faith, honorable dealing, and equity all play into the reading and interpretation of a contract governed by Arab Civil Laws.
In this complimentary webinar co-hosted by GLA & Company and Thomson Reuters, we will present an overview of key legal issues worth considering with a construction contract governed by a GCC state, such as the relationship among employers, contractors and subcontractors, rules of contract interpretation, including discussion on the enforceability of certain standard provisions such as delay penalties or time-bars, the meaning and applicability of principles of good faith and honorable dealing, and dispute resolution.
Key takeaways from this online panel discussion will include:
- An overview of key legal issues governing construction contract issues in the key GCC states.
- Provisions governed by Arab Civil Law may have slightly different meanings or levels of enforcement as compared with other jurisdictions, such as England or the United States.
- Enforcement of foreign awards awarded outside a GCC state.
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