Category Archives: Contract

“I let my lawyers take care of my contracts”

The title above is a frequently heard observation about contracts & lawyers. Usually, this goes together with statements like “we negotiate the contracts and then file them immediately” or “contracts are only useful in case of conflicts”. Are those statements really the right thing to do?

Talking about contract management, what are the latest evolutions and how can AfiTaC support?

This post contains a conversation with Jan Bouckaert, founder of AfiTaC, about innovative services around contracts: lowering hurdles, facilitating learning, establishing a collaborative environment and much more.

EPC Contracts: win-win negotiation opportunities during contract nego?

You have read books, articles, blogs on contract negotiation. Or, even better, you did a real training programme. All have praised the importance of win-win negotiations. There you find yourself in your next tough negotiation. All the discussions are on limits of liability, caps for liquidated damages, rights to terminate the contract etc. Subjects where a bit more protection for one party automatically means a bit less for the other party. You hesitate. Are those articles or training courses not realistic, not worth your time & money?

Contract negotiation: after a long day of negotiation… 6 essential things to do

No doubt, we would all want to hear that, after a long day of negotiations, the best is to go out, eat some delicious food and have some beers in a bar because you deserved it. Negotiation is a challenge that can be compared to professional sports. It requires anticipation, recuperation, communication and these things take a bit of your precious time. This article provides 6 essential things to do after the formal meetings.

Can you still use FIDIC 1987 in 2019?

More than 30 years have past since the launch of FIDIC 1987, “yellow book”.
In the meanwhile, FIDIC has published newer versions: the well-known 1999 version and a fresh update at the end of 2017.
This article is a reflection on whether it still makes sense to use the 1987 versions.