Emden's Construction Law Hong Kong

The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong

Emden's Construction Law Hong Kong is the only leading resource of authoritative and detailed analysis on Hong Kong construction law

Contained within 2 binders, This substantial work offers comprehensive coverage on the practice and procedure of Construction Law. The work covers everything from construction of contracts, to third party rights, ADR, Litigation, Limitations, Liability, employer obligations, and others. Construction law practitioners, arbitrators, architects, surveyors and anyone involved in the construction business would benefit from this work, especially in helping prepare for litigation, preparing tender or contract documents, working out claims for sub-contractors or advising architects or surveyors.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Construction Contracts

Formation and Validity of the Contract

Public Procurement

Incorporation and Interpretation of Contract Terms

Employer's Obligations


Vesting and Forfeiture Clauses


Contractor's Obligations as to Completion

Architects, Engineers and Surveyors

Liability for Design

Liability for Materials and Workmanship

Contractual Claims and Damages

Tortious Liability in Respect of Building Operations

Statutory Controls on Building Operations


Third Party Rights

Responsibilities of the Building Authority



Bonds and Guarantees

The Construction and Arbitration List

ADR: Mediation and Dispute Boards




Limitation of Actions


General Editor
Dr. Arthur McInnis, BA (reg), LLB (Sask), BCL, LLM (McGill), PhD (London), FCIArb, Adjudicator, Independent Legal Consultant


Paul Starr, M.A. (Cantab), FHKIArb, MCIArb, Arbitrator (HKIAC,CIETAC, SHIAC, SCIA, KLRCA), Mediator, (HKIAC, KLRCA), Solicitor Hong Kong, England and Wales, ACT, NSW, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Nicholas Lee, LLB (Hons), B.Com, Dip Lang (Mandarin), PCLL (CityU), Pending admission in Victoria and Hong Kong, Trainee Solicitor, King & Wood Mallesons

Cheung Kwok Kit, BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying, LLB (Hons), Partner, Deacons

Joseph Chung, LL.B (Hons), Partner, Deacons

Alfred Wu, JD (Osgoode), MSc (Queen's), BSc (UMIST), Solicitor Hong Kong, England and Wales, Ontario, P.Eng Ontario, FHKIArb, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Paul Barrett Barrister, FCIArb, FRICS, FHKIS, FCIOB, Chartered, Arbitrator, Accredited Mediator and Adjudicator, Pacific Chambers

Thomas Lee, BA, LLB Chartered Arbitrator, FCIArb, FHKIArb, Barrister, Sir Oswald Cheung's Chambers

Nicholas Oh, LLB Barrister, Sir Oswald Cheung's Chambers

Andrew Mak, LLM (LSE), Barrister, Sir Oswald Cheung's Chambers

Richard Lyons, BEng (Hons), CEng, MICE, MCIArb, Solicitor, Hong Kong, King & Wood Mallesons

Jack Wright Nelson, BA, JD (Melb), LLM, PCLL (CUHK), ACIArb, Pending admission in Victoria and Hong Kong, Trainee Solicitor, King & Wood Mallesons

Geoffrey Shaw, LLB, BEc (ANU) Solicitor Hong Kong, England and Wales, Queensland, ACT, Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner

Glenn Haley, LLB (First) Queensland, Chartered Arbitrator (CIArb) and FCIArb, Solicitor, Hong Kong, England & Wales, Queensland, NSW, Victoria, ACT, NT, Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner

Scott Adams, BEng, LLB, PGDip, PCLL, LLM, CEng,MICE, FCIArb, MAE Principal, Scott Adams Consultants Ltd

Elliot Fung, Barrister at law (Hong Kong Bar)

Margaret Coates, BA (Hons), LLB, University of Alberta, Canada, Solicitor, Hong Kong

Timothy Hill, LLB (UMAN), FCIArb, FHKIArb, Solicitor, Hong Kong, England & Wales, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Damon So, BSc (HKU), LLB (UW), Accredited Mediator (HKMAAL), CEng, FCIArb, FHKIArb, Solicitor, Hong Kong, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Simon Powell, Solicitor, Hong Kong,  Latham & Watkins

Chi Ho Kwan, Solicitor, Hong Kong, Latham & Watkins

Professor Say Goo,  LLB, LLM, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

Martin Downey, LLB, Solicitor, Hong Kong, England & Wales, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan

Denis Brock, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers

Kieran Humphrey, Solicitor, O'Melveny & Myers

Sarah Knapton, Solicitor, O'Melveny & Myers

Nicholas Turner, Solicitor, Pinsent Masons,

Mohammed Talib, Solicitor, Pinsent Masons,

Anita Jay, Solicitor, Pinsent Masons

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Updates: The content is updated 3 times a year to accommodate new cases, legislative changes, as well as updates in the practice and procedure in this area of law

Format: Looseleaf set (2 binders), Lexis Advance® Hong Kong & Lexis Red™

ISBN: 9780409997835

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