United States: Good Faith And Fair Dealing Upheld In Federal Construction Contracts

In United States v. Metcalf, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to review a decision of the lower court. If upheld, it would make contractor claims against the government for the breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing very difficult by requiring the contractor to show intentional bad faith by the government, as opposed to prior precedent that the contractor need only prove that the government objectively acted unreasonably.

The policy […]

By |May 19th, 2015|

Australia: Infrastructure: Our guide to the 2015/16 Federal Budget

From an industry perspective, the budget has provided some consistency in relation to infrastructure spending with the government re-emphasising the $50 billion package of infrastructure spending announced in last year’s budget. Australia has traditionally been regarded as a market with low sovereign risk in respect of infrastructure spending however recent announcements by some state governments have cast a shadow over this reputation.

As industry searches for deal flow and decision making consistency to support further […]

By |May 18th, 2015|

Australia: Construction & Infrastructure – What’s News – 12 May 2015

In the media
Opportunities for developing Northern Australia
Infrastructure Australia has completed the first ever audit of Northern Australia’s infrastructure, identifying key challenges, and opportunities to support the region’s projected growth over the next 15 years. The audit highlights the importance of collaboration between governments and the private sector to achieve the best results in developing and maintaining infrastructure (08 May 2015). More…

Engineering construction market collapsing
The current decline in engineering construction is set to become a […]

By |May 18th, 2015|