Peter Jansen

Consultant Solicitor, Keystone Law
Peter is a consultant at Maples Teesdale LLP, and was formerly the Head of Construction at Penningtons. He has over 20 years experience in all aspects of construction law, dealing with both contract drafting and dispute resolution, involving a wide range of projects such as hospitals, schools, housing schemes, commercial and retail development, civil engineering and industrial plant. Peter's practice covers PFI, development projects, public procurement and dispute resolution, including adjudication. He acts principally for developers, RSLs, lenders, contractors, architects and engineers. He regularly presents seminars on construction law topics, and is a member of the Society of Construction Law.
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IChemE ‘Yellow Book’ (4th Edition) and ‘Brown Book’ (3rd Edition)
Practice Note

This Practice Note examines the 2013 editions of the IChemE Yellow Book (4th Edition) and Brown Book (3rd Edition) forms of sub-contract which are intended to be used with the IChemE main contracts (Red, Green and Burgundy Books) for process plants. The Practice Note also looks at the key features of these two sub-contracts which cover (in the Brown Book) civil engineering works and (in the Yellow Book) sub-contract plant provided by a subcontractor.

IChemE Conditions ‘Burgundy Book’ 2nd Edition
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at the IChemE target cost form of contract, known as the Burgundy Book and examines its key provisions.

IChemE Conditions 5th Edition—'Red Book'
Practice Note

This Practice Note provides an overview of the IChemE Model Form of Conditions of Contract for Process Plants Suitable for Lump Sum Contracts (the ‘Red Book’), 5th edition 2013. It examines how the Red Book works and its key provisions.

IChemE Conditions 'Green Book' 4th Edition
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at the IChemE cost reimbursable form of contract, known as the Green Book, and examines how the contract works and its key provisions.

Parent company guarantee from employer
Precedent

This is a precedent parent company guarantee (PCG) which can be used in the context of a construction project where a contractor requires security from its employer. This PCG gives the contractor comfort that it will be paid what is due and payable to it in accordance with the building contract by the employer’s parent company in the event that the employer fails to pay.

Parent company guarantee—contractor friendly
Precedent

This Precedent agreement is a parent company guarantee (PCG) intended to be provided as security in the context of a construction project. This guarantee is drafted from a contractor-friendly perspective. The guarantee is drafted as a secondary obligation with a 'no greater liability' provision. The employer will need to claim against the contractor before pursuing the guarantor. The guarantee expires on practical completion and is not assignable.

Parent company guarantee—employer friendly
Precedent

This Precedent agreement is a parent company guarantee (PCG) intended to be provided by the contractor as security in the context of a construction project. This guarantee is drafted from an employer-friendly perspective. The agreement provides that the guarantor guarantees as a primary obligation and indemnifies the employer. It provides for payment on written demand and contains the usual savings provisions. The agreement is co-extensive with the obligations of the contractor under the building contract and is also capable of being assigned without restriction.

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