Written by an expert team at Keating Chambers, led by Adam Constable QC, Keating on Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering Contracts provides in-depth guidance on the agreements involved in the construction of ships, rigs and other offshore vessels and structures. It is groundbreaking in approach, drawing together the traditional Admiralty based law on ship building with the land based construction law which increasingly drives this area. 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 shipbuilding, from Lloyds, BIMCO, and the Japanese Ship Building Authority * Discusses the formation of shipbuilding contracts and the Rules of Construction used in shipbuilding * Analyses in detail all the issues surrounding Time in contracts, the obligations, delay and extensions * Covers Changes to contract terms and considerations that need to be made from contractor and buyer's perspectives * Looks at Payment, including potential extra payments, permissible delay and damages * Considers Termination of the contract at length * Discusses the types of vessels covered by shipbuilding contracts: ships, FPSOs, rigs, semi submersibles * Looks at the documents required for creation of a shipbuilding contract e.g specifications, drawings, programmes of work * 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, ad ADR * Examines shipbuilding case law in-depth with insightful commentary
The Nature of a Shipbuilding Contract. The Formation and Construction of Shipbuilding Contracts. Payment. Change. Time. Performance. Termination. Guarantees, Bonds and Insurance. Liens and Delivery up. Dispute Resolution. Appendices.