Offshore Construction & Marine Engineering Contracts

Released: September 2015

Practice Areas: Offshore Construction & Marine Engineering

The first edition of Keating on Offshore Construction and Marine Engineering Contracts was launched in September 2015.

The book, written by a team of experts from Keating Chambers (headed up by Adam Constable QC), provides detailed guidance on the construction of ships, rigs and other offshore vessels and structure. It will equip marine construction lawyers with a one-stop reference on all aspects of the modern shipbuilding and offshore engineering contracts and for dealing effectively with the problems that may arise.

The book:

  • Examines the main standard form agreements used in marine construction, including the SAJ, BIMCO, the Norwegian 2000, and AWES as well as LOGIC and FIDIC.
  • Looks at the documents required for creation of a marine construction contract e.g specifications, drawings, programmes of work.
  • Discusses the general rules of formation and construction of offshore construction contracts, including commonly found implied terms and limitation clauses.
  • Covers Changes to contract terms, and differences in approach between standard shipbuilding and engineering contracts.
  • Analyses in detail all the issues surrounding Time in contracts, the obligations, delay and extensions.
  • Looks at Payment, including potential extra payments, permissible delay and damages.
  • Considers the rights and obligations of parties following contractual or common law termination.
  • Deal with guarantees, bonds and insurance.
  • Covers the dispute resolution frameworks used in international shipbuilding contracts, including litigation in the Commercial or Technology and Construction Court, and ADR.
  • Examines the growing influence of land based construction case law, and provides in-depth commentary of relevant authorities.

The book is available to order via the Sweet and Maxwell website.

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