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

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

The Development Bureau has just issued a draft Technical Circular and a draft booklet of SOP Provisions in subcontracts to…

Maeda v Bauer: The Long and Winding Road 1401 786 Cocking & Co

Maeda v Bauer: The Long and Winding Road

An unintended and far-reaching consequence of the Bauer case is to question the wisdom of agreeing to a right of appeal against an arbitrator’s decision.

Cocking & Co has been ranked in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 621 703 Cocking & Co

Cocking & Co has been ranked in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

Legal 500 says: Cocking & Co punch well above their weight and bring an experienced yet fresh team to the market. Ian Cocking’s strategic vision is first-rate and he is someone you always want in your corner.

ADR Digest | Does an Expert Have a Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty to Their Client? 1401 562 Cocking & Co

ADR Digest | Does an Expert Have a Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty to Their Client?

Parties who wish to engage experts should also be cautious, especially when engaging an expert who belongs to a global firm with a large team of experts.

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

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

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.

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

Sweeping Changes to Government Contracts: Part 1 The Background

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.

WWL Thought Leaders Hong Kong 2020 | Ian Cocking 1701 886 Cocking & Co

WWL Thought Leaders Hong Kong 2020 | Ian Cocking

WWL says: Ian Cocking is a “very well-regarded lawyer” who excels in a range of high-value contractual and
contentious issues across the construction sector.

Announcing Our New Partner Gilbert Kwok 1400 788 Cocking & Co

Announcing Our New Partner Gilbert Kwok

An outstanding lawyer with almost 30 years of experience in all sorts of construction disputes, arbitrations, litigation and mediation cases since 1991.

Getting the Notice of Claim Right 1401 786 Cocking & Co

Getting the Notice of Claim Right

Relief from onerous terms may be available through doctrines of waiver and estoppel, i.e. unconscionable rescission from previous position, promise or representation.

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

New Test for Liquidated Damages Provision in Construction Contracts

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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