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Keating on Offshore Construction and Marine Engineering Contracts
Keating on Offshore Construction and Marine Engineering Contracts
ISBN:  9780414028715
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  23 Sep 2015
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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Keating on Offshore Construction and Marine Engineering Contracts provides in-depth guidance on the agreements involved in the construction of ships, rigs and other offshore vessels and structures.

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. Written by a team of expert practitioners from Keating Chambers, the book:

  • Examines the main standard form agreements used in marine construction, including the SAJ, BIMCO, the Norwegian 2000, 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 considerations that need to be made from contractor and buyer’s perspectives
  • 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

Chapter 1: The nature of an offshore construction contract 

Chapter 2: Introduction to the standards forms

Chapter 3: General Principles of contract

Chapter 4: Payment

Chapter 5: Performance

Chapter 6: Change

Chapter 7: Time for delivery and completion

Chapter 8: Termination

Chapter 9: Guarantees, Bbonds and insurance

Chapter 10: Passing of title, risk, liens and delivery up

Chapter 11: Dispute resolution



General Editor:
Adam Constable, QC

Authorial Team:
Keating Chambers
Finola O’Farrell QC
David Thomas QC
Jane Lemon QC
Abdul-Lateef Jinadu
Richard Coplin
Lucy Garrett
Calum Lamont
Alice Sims
James Thompson
Thomas Lazur
Paul Bury
Sarah Williams
Ben Sareen
Jennie Wild


'This work can be highly recommended. It fills a marked gap in the market with distinction. To be of real utility a book of this type must necessarily not only consider the basic common law principles behind the standard contracts encountered, but also give consideration to the underlying commercial and legal risks in the ventures contemplated and the manner in which the standard forms endeavour to allocate such risks as between the parties. As such, it is always difficult to know precisely what to include and what to omit but the authors have clearly done an excellent job in achieving a nice balance in this respect.'
Paul Bugden, from a review for the Journal of International Maritime Law, 2015.

'The General Editor and contributors are to be congratulated for bringing together so well and so relevantly an examination of salient legal issues affecting both offshore construction and shipbuilding.'
Humphrey Lloyd, from a review for the International Construction Law Review, 2016.

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