Emden's Construction Law Hong Kong

Emden's Construction Law Hong Kong is the only leading resource of authoritative and detailed analysis on Hong Kong construction law


Contained within 2 binders, This substantial work offers comprehensive coverage on the practice and procedure of Construction Law. The work covers everything from construction of contracts, to third party rights, ADR, Litigation, Limitations, Liability, employer obligations, and others. Construction law practitioners, arbitrators, architects, surveyors and anyone involved in the construction business would benefit from this work, especially in helping prepare for  litigation, preparing tender or contract documents, working out claims for sub-contractors or advising architects or surveyors.


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Stay up to date with the latest decisions and changing regulations across multiple jurisdictions, with content updated on a bi-monthly basis.
An authoritative voice
Highly regarded content written by experts in the field, and have been cited in over a hundred Hong Kong judgments and academic discussions.
Advise with confidence
Equip yourself with the most obvious to the most obscure principles, cases, and points of law, and its application in various jurisdictions.
A streamlined research experience
Alphabetically indexed Table of Cases, Table of Legislation and comprehensive subject index  provides a systematic research experience and optimises relevant search results.
Table of Contents
  • Introduction to Construction Contracts
  • Formation and Validity of the Contract
  • Public Procurement
  • Incorporation and Interpretation of Contract Terms
  • Employer's Obligations
  • Payment
  • Vesting and Forfeiture Clauses
  • Variations
  • Contractor's Obligations as to Completion
  • Architects, Engineers and Surveyors
  • Liability for Design
  • Liability for Materials and Workmanship
  • Contractual Claims and Damages
  • Tortious Liability in Respect of Building Operations
  • Statutory Controls on Building Operations
  • Termination
  • Third Party Rights
  • Responsibilities of the Building Authority
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Bonds and Guarantees
  • The Construction and Arbitration List
  • ADR: Mediation and Dispute Boards
  • Adjudication
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Limitation of Actions
General Editor
  • Dr. Arthur McInnis, BA (reg), LLB (Sask), BCL, LLM (McGill), PhD (London), FCIArb, Adjudicator, Independent Legal Consultant


  • Paul Starr, M.A. (Cantab), FHKIArb, MCIArb, Arbitrator (HKIAC,CIETAC, SHIAC, SCIA, KLRCA), Mediator, (HKIAC, KLRCA), Solicitor Hong Kong, England and Wales, ACT, NSW, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Nicholas Lee, LLB (Hons), B.Com, Dip Lang (Mandarin), PCLL (CityU), Pending admission in Victoria and Hong Kong, Trainee Solicitor, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Cheung Kwok Kit, BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying, LLB (Hons), Partner, Deacons
  • Joseph Chung, LL.B (Hons), Partner, Deacons
  • Alfred Wu, JD (Osgoode), MSc (Queen's), BSc (UMIST), Solicitor Hong Kong, England and Wales, Ontario, P.Eng Ontario, FHKIArb, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Paul Barrett Barrister, FCIArb, FRICS, FHKIS, FCIOB, Chartered, Arbitrator, Accredited Mediator and Adjudicator, Pacific Chambers
  • Thomas Lee, BA, LLB Chartered Arbitrator, FCIArb, FHKIArb, Barrister, Sir Oswald Cheung's Chambers
  • Nicholas Oh, LLB Barrister, Sir Oswald Cheung's Chambers
  • Andrew Mak, LLM (LSE), Barrister, Sir Oswald Cheung's Chambers
  • Richard Lyons, BEng (Hons), CEng, MICE, MCIArb, Solicitor, Hong Kong, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Jack Wright Nelson, BA, JD (Melb), LLM, PCLL (CUHK), ACIArb, Pending admission in Victoria and Hong Kong, Trainee Solicitor, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Geoffrey Shaw, LLB, BEc (ANU) Solicitor Hong Kong, England and Wales, Queensland, ACT, Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner
  • Glenn Haley, LLB (First) Queensland, Chartered Arbitrator (CIArb) and FCIArb, Solicitor, Hong Kong, England & Wales, Queensland, NSW, Victoria, ACT, NT, Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner
  • Scott Adams, BEng, LLB, PGDip, PCLL, LLM, CEng,MICE, FCIArb, MAE Principal, Scott Adams Consultants Ltd
  • Elliot Fung, Barrister at law (Hong Kong Bar)
  • Margaret Coates, BA (Hons), LLB, University of Alberta, Canada, Solicitor, Hong Kong
  • Timothy Hill, LLB (UMAN), FCIArb, FHKIArb, Solicitor, Hong Kong, England & Wales, Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Damon So, BSc (HKU), LLB (UW), Accredited Mediator (HKMAAL), CEng, FCIArb, FHKIArb, Solicitor, Hong Kong, Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Simon Powell, Solicitor, Hong Kong,  Latham & Watkins
  • Chi Ho Kwan, Solicitor, Hong Kong, Latham & Watkins
  • Professor Say Goo,  LLB, LLM, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
  • Martin Downey, LLB, Solicitor, Hong Kong, England & Wales, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan
  • Denis Brock, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers
  • Kieran Humphrey, Solicitor, O'Melveny & Myers
  • Sarah Knapton, Solicitor, O'Melveny & Myers
  • Nicholas Turner, Solicitor, Pinsent Masons,
  • Mohammed Talib, Solicitor, Pinsent Masons,
  • Anita Jay, Solicitor, Pinsent Masons
More Information

Updates: The content is updated 3 times a year to accommodate new cases, legislative changes, as well as updates in the practice and procedure in this area of law.

Format: Looseleaf set (2 binders), Lexis Advance® Hong Kong & Lexis Red™

ISBN: 9780409997835

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