19 episodes

Clyde & Co has a world-renowned projects & construction practice that provides solutions to public and private clients across the globe.

This podcast channel features in-depth conversations with our specialists and market commentators on the latest developments in the field.

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Clyde & Co has a world-renowned projects & construction practice that provides solutions to public and private clients across the globe.

This podcast channel features in-depth conversations with our specialists and market commentators on the latest developments in the field.

    Projects & Construction | What the Handback/Expiry of UK PPPs means for the market?

    Projects & Construction | What the Handback/Expiry of UK PPPs means for the market?

    The expiry of PFI contracts is set to be the new big challenge for the industry, with the majority of PFI contracts in the UK due to expire in the 2030s. Join Legal Director Laura Coates, along with Associates Ana Bonnington and Ross Jenkins as they explore the implications of this and what key lessons can be learned from projects that have already been handed back.

    • 18 min
    Projects & Construction | Challenges facing the Middle East construction industry: price escalation

    Projects & Construction | Challenges facing the Middle East construction industry: price escalation

    Price escalation is a widespread concern amongst many contractors in the region. The price of steel has increased globally, shipping costs are five times higher than pre-COVID-19 levels and containers are becoming increasingly harder to source.

    In this episode, Alexa Hall and Richard Harding QC explore the potential options available to contractors operating in the UAE to recover their additional costs.

    • 35 min
    Year in Review 2021 | The Global Energy Transition – Impacts, Opportunities & Headwinds for the Major Projects Sector

    Year in Review 2021 | The Global Energy Transition – Impacts, Opportunities & Headwinds for the Major Projects Sector

    Important political and business drivers combined with the urgent need to cut greenhouse gas emissions are resulting in a strong global appetite for renewable energy sources, including hydrogen, offshore wind, and waste-to-energy projects. There are however numerous challenges facing governments, developers and contractors across the world, from technical and economic restrictions in repurposing energy pipelines and infrastructure to an increase in renewable energy disputes relating to issues of waste quality, efficiency, delays and terminations.

    In this podcast, Partner Glen Warwick, interviews fellow Partners Mary Anne Roff in the UK and Damian Watkin in Abu Dhabi, alongside Legal Director Kate Lister in the UK, about key factors and issues in the construction of renewable energy projects across the globe, how these might differ from more traditional energy projects, and what the future holds for the sector.

    • 38 min
    Year in Review 2021 | How can the construction industry adapt to the demands of climate change?

    Year in Review 2021 | How can the construction industry adapt to the demands of climate change?

    The transition to a sustainable and resilient future presents significant opportunities, challenges and legal risks for players in the construction and infrastructure sector. Companies are moving forward with greater momentum to respond to and meet the demand for climate-resilient infrastructure, whilst under growing pressure from investors, investor groups, consumers, and the general public to disclose and address the risks that may arise out of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Whether led by regulation, consumer demand, or funder requirements, it is critical that the construction industry continue to adapt to and respond to climate change in all activities, including in the design, procurement, and construction of development.

    In this podcast, Partner Glen Warwick, from our Australia offices, discusses with fellow Sydney-based Partner Jacinta Studdert, UK-based Partner Lucy Frith, and Senior Counsel Daniel Lever in Miami the impact that climate change is having on the industry. We take an in-depth look at how the construction industry continues to innovate in line with minimising carbon footprints, including greater emphasis on designing and utilising more durable and recyclable materials, the challenges we’re seeing already from a regulatory and dispute perspective, and what we can expect to see through 2022.

    • 30 min
    Year in Review 2021 | Digital Transformation

    Year in Review 2021 | Digital Transformation

    With digital momentum in the construction sector increasing all the time, lawyers need awareness of the key technologies, and what they mean for client risks and liabilities. While it may seem complex and daunting to non-tech experts, It is possible to build a basic understanding while knowing where to seek advice from technical experts when required.

    In this podcast, Clyde & Co partners Dino Wilkinson, Mary Anne Roff and Sean Hardy, along with technology specialist Tom Tippett explore the ways in which energy, particularly renewable energy including hydrogen and offshore wind, are impacting the construction industry, and how players in this market are adapting and indeed investing to overcome the challenges presented by climate change and a global shift to go green.

    • 34 min
    Year in Review 2021 | Key developments in the field of construction insolvency

    Year in Review 2021 | Key developments in the field of construction insolvency

    Financial volatility and market changes have impacted many businesses across the construction sector. Adherence to case law, statutory regimes, proper pricing and implementing robust contract administration will remain key drivers for ensuring business resilience.

    In this podcast, Partner Anthony Albertini discusses important developments in the construction insolvency space alongside partners Beau McLaren, from our Dubai office, and Tom Webb, from our Perth office. They are also joined by Tristan Cox, a senior associate in the firm’s insolvency team. This podcast focuses particularly on key changes in the UK, Middle East and Australia.

    • 23 min

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