BCDR International Arbitration Review
July 2017 – Volume 4 Issue 1
Page 171

Tackling Global Construction Claims in the Middle East

Aarta Alkarimi & Victor P. Leginsky


This article sets out factors arbitrators should consider when determining the validity of construction claims in cases where the contractor has chosen not to address breaches and losses from the perspective of their individual causes and effects, but to submit what is commonly referred to as a global claim. The authors consider case law from the United Kingdom and discuss relevant considerations against the backdrop of civil codes and general customs in the Gulf region.