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Construction Insights May 2024

22 May 2024

The construction industry is one of the largest in the world and plays a critical role in driving economic growth, creating communities and jobs, and developing essential infrastructure. 

In this edition of DWF's international Construction Insight, we explore some of the key factors influencing the global construction industry and share insight from leading lawyers in DWF's construction team and our exclusive associate firms.

Australia | Sydney | DWF


The rise in building and construction company insolvencies in Australia over the last 2 years has focused attention on the intervention in contract arrangements by various governments.
UAE | Abu Dhabi | DWF


Building upon previous discussions on the KSA Civil Law from a construction law perspective, this article delves deeper into key provisions that directly impact heads of claim in construction contracts.
France | Paris | DWF

France & Italy

In both Italy and France, the issue of waterfall subcontracting in public procurement is a matter of concern. In the building and public works sector, this practice is on the increase. 
DWF India


While SM REITs present a promising investment avenue, it is prudent for investors to exercise caution, given the novelty of this asset class. Nonetheless, this regulatory stride by SEBI heralds a new era of accessibility and transparency in real estate investment for investors.
Poland | Warsaw | DWF


What is Poland's government doing to intercept the continuing issue of 'spatial chaos'? How can they best improve the quality of life for residents and take care of the environment?
Lisbon Portugal


The real estate sector in Portugal has known over a decade of strong growth and investment but where does that leave us now and what changes will the new government bring?
Singapore | DWF


A recent case has reaffirmed Singapore’s pro-arbitration stance and the long-standing principle of minimal curial intervention in international arbitration proceedings even where a party has perceived an arbitral award to be less than satisfactory.
Turkey | Ankara | DWF


Turkey's construction industry has been and continues to be one of the largest sectors contributing to the country's economy and is constantly evolving to meet global, economical and environmental needs. 
UK | London | DWF


A recent decision from the Scottish Courts discussed time limits for requesting Collateral Warranties.  Although this is a Scottish case, we are not aware of any equivalent authority on the subject in England, and the decision may be persuasive to English judges should the matter come before them in the future.


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