Construction Contract Essentials in Hong Kong


Edited by Gary Soo

ISBN : 978-988-8390-78-6

Engineering, Real Estate and Construction, Transportation, Agriculture

June 2017

188 pages, 6″ x 9″

  • HK$210.00

Also available in Hardback HK$450.00

Construction Contract Essentials in Hong Kong is written with construction professionals in mind. By incorporating information from eminent arbitrators and construction law experts, this book offers highly practical and discerning legal knowledge on common contractual issues that face construction professionals every day.

The book consists of eight chapters that range from the interpretation of construction contract to contractual termination and alternative dispute resolution. Each chapter is divided into sections that cover specific issues, making it easy for readers to find a particular topic. Key case laws regulating the main areas of contractual disputes in the construction industry are discussed, with a view to providing crucial insights into the current norms and recent developments affecting the daily administration of construction contracts and the resolution of possible disputes.

Gary Soo is a practising barrister and chartered engineer. He has been practising in areas of civil litigation involving commercial and construction disputes and arbitration for over twenty years. From 2008 to 2010, he served as the secretary-general of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. He was also the president of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators from 2006 to 2008 and from 2010 to 2011.

‘By examining the key ingredients of construction contracts and their conceptual base, this book will enhance the understanding of the legal framework for construction contracts and provide readers with a broadened perspective of the issues in Hong Kong’s unique socio-economic and environmental setting.’ —Mak Chai-kwong, vice chairman of the Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Development, the University of Hong Kong

‘This book is written by a group of professionals who are actively involved in the construction industry in Hong Kong. It provides readers with an authoritative guide to the latest legal trends within the industry. An ideal source of information for those who are unfamiliar with Hong Kong’s construction legal landscape.’ —Christopher To, independent arbitrator, adjudicator, and mediator; former secretary-general of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre