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Michael Pelosi

Posted Aug 31, 2017 Can a Subcontractor prevent a call being made on a performance bond?
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Case Note: CPB Contractors Pty Limited v JKC Australia LNG Pty Limited [2017] WASCA 123, Performance bonds given by a Subcontractor, usually in the form of a bank guarantee, are an important and integral feature of most major construction contracts. A recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Western Australia has highlighted the reluctance […]

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Posted Jul 26, 2017 Compulsory Acquisition of Land—How it Works
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Recent media reports regarding the necessary land acquisitions for the proposed Western Harbour Tunnel and Northern Beaches link have once again raised concerns for the many families and businesses which will be displaced. Following the public outcry over the actions of authorities, and the treatment of displaced families and businesses, during the significant land acquisitions […]

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Posted Dec 02, 2015 Managing Building and Engineering Contracts

In all modern construction and engineering projects, managing contracts has become crucial not only to the success of those projects but also to the maintenance of ongoing relationships between the parties. Whilst major principals and contractors have at their disposal a dedicated contracts management department, smaller contractors rarely have that luxury and either take on […]

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