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Welcome to our second Digital Digest

This issue of the Digital Digest contains articles from members of the Driver Trett team across Europe and the Middle East, who take a global look at the most recent trends and developments in the construction industry today. The article authored by external contributors from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP also provides an interesting read entitled 'construction contract disputes under investment treaties - a silver bullet or a procedural dead-end?'

We would like to thank all of our contributors, and we hope you enjoy this issue. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via your local office, or Marketing, should you have any queries or like to discuss the content.

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Trends in the use of international standard forms of contracts in the Latin American market

Javier Sánchez Llopes, Driver Trett Operations Director in Madrid, Spain takes a look at the effect of international investment on the development of infrastructure projects in the Latin American market, with a particular focus on schemes in Peru.

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Watch out for Sectional Completions 

Paul Whatley, Driver Trett Technical Director based in the Middle East, discusses the practical considerations for sectional completions. 


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The impact of expert determinations on project performance and on a later formal dispute

Khalid Yousri, Driver Trett Director – UAE Country Manager, looks at the growing trend of contracting parties to use Expert Determination as a vehicle for dispute resolution...


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The new Dutch delay and disruption guideline, is it going to make a difference? 

Kjeld de Meersseman, Operations Director for the Netherlands, and Hugo-Frans Bol, Managing Director for Mainland Europe, both analyse the new ‘delay and disruption’ guideline.  

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Construction contract disputes under investment treaties - a silver bullet or a procedural dead-end?

External contributors from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP discuss the renewed focus on investment treaty protections afforded by international arbitration in the construction sector.


The ecological transition - an accelerator for contract management adoption

Operations Directors for Driver Trett France, Marine Maffre Maucour & Antoine Clouet, discuss recent green initiatives in energy production, and their consequence for contract managers.

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Planners! Do we need them?

Ian Hall, Driver Project Services Operations Director, discusses the need for planning at the early stages of a project, and the six rules every planner should meet. 


Previous issues of the Digest

ISSUE 22 | october 2021

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ISSUE 21 | March 2021

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issue 20 | OCTOBER 2020

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