Architects, contractors, project developers, civil engineers, lessors and tenants, and financiers are all involved in building projects, or in water and road construction, from the viewpoint of their own discipline or situation. Cooperation between different disciplines in varying combinations is essential for this. That cooperation is fostered by good and clearly formulated agreements.
Rules and procedures
Construction law involves many different types of contracts that needs to be signed but are often subject to special conditions, such as the UAV 1989 (Uniform Administrative Conditions for the Execution of Works), AVA 1992 (General Terms and Conditions for Contracting Work in the Construction Sector), STABU (Standard Building Documents for Residential and Commercial Property), and DNR (The New Rules). Disputes regularly lead to arbitration proceedings at the Arbitration Board for the Building Industry (RvA), the Raad van Arbitrage voor Metaalnijverheid en -handel (Court of Arbitration for the Metal Trade and Industry), or the Dutch Arbitration Institute (NAI).
Our lawyers have extensive experience in advising and litigating in construction law. Our expertise includes:
- Service and commission contracts
- Project development
- Integrated contracts
- Design and implementation errors
- Contract variations
- Construction delivery disputes
- Arbitration proceedings