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Our team of specialist projects and construction experts discuss the latest legal and market developments in the infrastructure sector.

Our Global Projects & Construction episodes

These podcasts below feature in-depth conversations with our global project and construction legal experts on the latest cutting-edge innovations in the infrastructure sector.

13 April 2022

Challenges facing the Middle East construction industry: price escalation

Our podcast series focuses on the key challenges facing the construction industry in the Middle East. We first explore price escalation, which is a widespread concern amongst many contractors in the region. The price of steel has increased globally, shipping costs are five times higher than pre-COVID-19 levels and containers are becoming increasingly harder to source. In this episode, Alexa Hall and Richard Harding QC explore the potential options open to contractors operating in the UAE to recover their additional costs.

17 February 2022

Year in Review 2021 - The Global Energy Transition – Impacts, Opportunities & Headwinds for the Majo

Important political and business drivers combined with the urgent need to cut greenhouse gas emissions are resulting in a strong global appetite for renewable energy sources, including hydrogen, offshore wind, and waste-to-energy projects. There are however numerous challenges facing governments, developers and contractors across the world, from technical and economic restrictions in repurposing energy pipelines and infrastructure to an increase in renewable energy disputes relating to issues of waste quality, efficiency, delays and terminations.

10 February 2022

Year in Review 2021 - How can the construction industry adapt to the demands of climate change?

The transition to a sustainable and resilient future presents significant opportunities, challenges and legal risks for players in the construction and infrastructure sector.

03 February 2022

Year in Review 2021 - Digital Transformation in Construction

With digital momentum in the construction sector increasing all the time, lawyers need awareness of the key technologies, and what they mean for client risks and liabilities. While it may seem complex and daunting to non-tech experts, it is possible to build a basic understanding while knowing where to seek advice from technical experts when required.

27 January 2022

Year in Review 2021 - Key developments in the field of construction insolvency

Financial volatility and market changes have impacted many businesses across the construction sector. Adherence to case law, statutory regimes, proper pricing and implementing robust contract administration will remain key drivers for ensuring business resilience.

20 January 2022

Year in Review 2021 - How legislative changes and the COVID-19 pandemic are shaping emerging markets

Substantial changes in legislation coupled with the restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted jurisdictions across key emerging markets. Some of the issues affecting the construction industry specifically have included the shortage of labour and materials, lack of cash flow and the localisation of supply chains.

11 February 2021

Construction sector overview and forecast for the Middle East

This update forms part of the Year in Review 2020 series. 2020 was undoubtedly a challenging and tumultuous year for the Middle East construction industry. Events over the past 12 months are likely to have far-ranging consequences for the market going into 2021 and beyond.

01 February 2021

UK Construction and insolvency in 2020

This update forms part of the Year in Review 2020 series. As a result of the global pandemic as well as claims which have been considered by the Court, 2020 was a year in which the relationship between insolvency and the construction industry developed.

01 February 2021

The Construction Landscape in Singapore, COVID-19 and the way forward

This update forms part of the Year in Review 2020 series. The Construction Landscape in Singapore, COVID-19 and the way forward. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the construction industry.

01 February 2021

What the draft International Arbitration Rules, published by the Arbitration Foundation of Southern

This update forms part of the Year in Review 2020 series. In 2017 South Africa adopted a new arbitration law for International Arbitrations, the International Arbitration Act (IAA).

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