Getting the Deal Through: Construction 2020
Getting the Deal Through: Construction 2020

The following In-House Advisor guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Getting the Deal Through: Construction 2020
  • Jurisdictions covered
  • Questions

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Jurisdictions covered

The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:

Brazil; China; Colombia; Denmark; France; Germany; Ireland; Mexico; New Zealand; Singapore; Sweden; Switzerland; Taiwan; United Kingdom; United States

Questions

The set of questions relating to the topic of Construction 2020 and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:

  1. If a foreign designer or contractor wanted to set up an operation to pursue the local market, what are the key concerns they should consider before taking such a step?

  2. Must foreign designers and contractors be licensed locally to work and, if so, what are the consequences of working without a licence?

  3. Do local laws provide any advantage to domestic contractors in competition with foreign contractors?

  4. What legal protections exist to ensure fair and open competition to secure contracts with public entities, and to prevent bid rigging or other anticompetitive behaviour?

  5. If a contractor has illegally obtained the award of a contract, for example by bribery, will the contract be enforceable? Are bribe-givers and bribe-takers prosecuted and, if so, what are the penalties they face? Are facilitation payments allowable under local law?

  6. Under local law, must employees of the project team members report suspicion or knowledge of bribery of government employees and, if so, what