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Alert: Stakeholders Consultation – Implementation of the Spirit of Security of Payment Legislation (SOPL) in Public Work Contracts

Alert: Stakeholders Consultation – Implementation of the Spirit of Security of Payment Legislation (SOPL) in Public Work Contracts 2560 1897 Cocking & Co

The Development Bureau has just issued a draft Technical Circular and a draft booklet of…

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Sweeping Changes to Government Contracts: Part 2 The New DRAd System

Sweeping Changes to Government Contracts: Part 2 The New DRAd System 1400 787 Cocking & Co

Surprised to hear the DRAd system described as something new? The scale of the changes are apparent and here we set out the main provisions.

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Sweeping Changes to Government Contracts: Part 1 The Background

Sweeping Changes to Government Contracts: Part 1 The Background 1440 810 Cocking & Co

Hong Kong Government’s SCC 59 deletes the time honoured dispute resolution process set out in GCC 86 and replaces it with the Dispute Resolution Advisor (DRAd) System.

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New Test for Liquidated Damages Provision in Construction Contracts

New Test for Liquidated Damages Provision in Construction Contracts 1399 788 Cocking & Co

The practical implication of this case is that LD provisions in construction contracts are likely to be enforceable unless the amount is extravagant, exorbitant or unconscionable.

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Design and Build Contracts: Contractors’ Liability

Design and Build Contracts: Contractors’ Liability 1399 787 Cocking & Co

This case demonstrates that the Contractor would still be held liable if a problem was caused by the implementation of the design instead of the design itself.

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