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This Practice Note looks at the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design Build 1999, commonly known as the FIDIC Yellow Book 1999.
FIDIC published a new edition of the Yellow Book in December 2017—see Practice Note: FIDIC contracts—introduction to the FIDIC Yellow Book 2017 for guidance on the 2017 edition.
In relation to the 1999 suite, see also Practice Notes: FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Red Book 1999, FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Silver Book 1999 and FIDIC contracts (pre-2017 editions)—Yellow and Silver Books compared
The FIDIC Yellow Book is recommended for the provision of electrical and/or mechanical plant, and for building or engineering works designed by the Contractor. The Yellow Book is not suitable for use where the Employer is carrying out the design—in this case, the FIDIC Red Book should be used instead.
Like all the contracts in the FIDIC suite, the FIDIC Yellow Book is designed to be able to be used on international projects.
The four key areas to consider when choosing which specific form of FIDIC contract to use are:
who undertakes the design?
who supervises the Works?
how is the Contractor to be paid?
how is the risk to be shared?
The FIDIC Contracts (1999 Editions) Guide (1st edition, 2000—published by FIDIC) summarises each of these key areas as they are dealt with in the FIDIC
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This Practice Note covers the legal framework and regulatory guidance to be considered in determining whether an arrangement constitutes a contract of insurance and the possible consequences of carrying on activities relating to a contract of insurance without the requisite regulatory permissionsThe
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