In this November 2018 Edition, our lead article examines the importance of tailoring a construction contract to the requirements of every project, and the pitfalls of using standard-form contracts without bespoke amendments. We look specifically at the American Institute of Architects suite of contracts and some of the key terms contractors and owners may seek to amend.
On page 5, we provide links to a variety of updates from around King & Spalding’s global network. This month’s updates have an investigation and regulatory theme, with the hot topic this month being cryptocurrency regulation in both the US and Japan markets. We also look at recent developments in the construction arbitration field with a live video seminar from our market-renowned construction partner Adrian Cole. We conclude by highlighting some recent firm recognition and a selection of firm news, including the firm’s recent rankings in Best Lawyers and Chambers UK 2019 and successes in arbitration and arbitration-related litigations.
On the last page, we showcase our regional expertise with an overview of our multi-sector, multilingual, multi-jurisdictional Asia Disputes team, with 6 partners and 10 associates spanning the full gamut of international disputes work. A number of our global Construction Disputes leaders are also included. Full profiles can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlinked names.