Amending FIDIC Contracts — A Dozen Key Issues

Law360, New York (November 1, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT) -- This article examines some of the most commonly made amendments to the standard International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) forms of contract by both employers/owners and contractors. For this purpose, we have considered FIDIC's Silver and Yellow Books since these design-and-build contracts are the most commonly used forms of FIDIC contract for major infrastructure and energy projects and are the preeminent form used in the Middle East and Africa.

In no particular order, employers often seek to amend these FIDIC contracts in the following ways:...
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