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Contract or Co-operation? A French perspective

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Bruno de Cazalet

October 2003

A paper given to a conference organised by the Centre of Construction
Law at King's College London and held in London on 11th September 2003.

Bruno de Cazalet looks at the use of partnering contracts in France.
He begins by explaining that, for public works, by law the design and
construction have to be kept separate, although there are exceptions to
this. He considers the lack of co-operation on the Channel Tunnel project.
He then turns to moves towards partnering, in particular on private contracts.

Introduction - The Channel Tunnel experience - Alliances and public contracts
- Partnering and private contracts - Conclusions.

The author: Bruno de Cazalet is a partner in Gide Loyrette Nouel in Paris
and practices principally in the field of international engineering, construction
contracts and project finance.

Text: 5 pages

PDF file size: 53k