Rechtsinformationen von
Rechtsanwalt Dr. Götz-Sebastian Hök

FIDIC Claim Management

FIDIC forms of Contract 1987, 1999 and 2017 require to manage claims with skill and care. Claims are aimed at the compensation of the Contractor or Employer for either breach of contract or risk which has eventuated. As has been confirmed by Judge Sanders in Attorney...

Risk allocation in the FIDIC Conditions of Contract (1999 & 2017) for Construction (Red Book) and the FIDIC Conditions of Contract (1999&2017) for EPC / Turnkey Projects (Silver Book) from the perspective of a German lawyer

In 1999 FIDIC updated its existing standard forms of Conditions of Contract, i.e. the Conditions of Contract for Works of Civil Engineering Construction (the so-called “Red Book”) and the Conditions of Contract for Electrical and Mechanical Works including Erection...

FIDIC Training

Throughout the world the use of FIDIC forms of Contract can be observed. The use of FIDIC forms of Contract requires care and diligence since the contract wording and the underlying concepts are embedded in the laws. More or less only English common law helps to...

Questions and answers concerning the cross-border collection of debts, and in particular the recognition and enforcement of foreign legal documents in Germany

1. Does your country recognise decisions made by foreign courts, and does it permit the enforcement of such decisions? a. The Federal Republic of Germany allows for the enforcement of foreign legal documents (court decisions). To the extent that it is expressly...

The FIDIC Code of Ethics

FIDIC's key role and that of its Member Associations worldwide is to improve quality of life through the promotion of quality, integrity and sustainability in the infrastructure industry. FIDIC has published a Code of Ethics and promotes a strict no corruption policy....

Statutory security devices in construction contracts in France and Germany, a challenge to the parties´ freedom of contract favoured by the FIDIC terms

In the past standard forms for international construction contracts did not include any type of security device covering compensation claims of the contractor other than a sample form of a Payment Guarantee which is actually rarely used in practice. It took until 1999...

German Land Law

German real estate law differs a lot from English and American real estate law but from French, Italian and Spanish law as well. The basic difference to anglo-saxon law is  explained by the different legal history of the anglo-saxon states and Germany. Whilst...