Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW

Rintoul, David
Clarkslegal LLP

Mead, Patrick
Carter Newell


Contact: Ozgur Kocabasoglu; Erdem & Erdem (Turkey)


The goal of the public private partnership ("PPP") model is the procurement of public infrastructure investments, and the provision of long-term maintenance, operation and construction services, through a contractual relationship, which establishes a partnership between the private and public sectors. As stated in the legislative justification[1] of the draft Law on the Amendment to Certain Laws and Decrees, submitted to the Turkish Grand National Assembly and later promulgated as Law No. 6527 ("Law No. 6527"), the structure of PPP model is ever-changing.

Read more: Amendments to the Law on Public Private Partnership

Contact: Jamie McGee; Clarkslegal LLP (Reading, England)

The recent High Court case of 199 Knightsbridge Development Ltd v WSP UK Ltd deals with the standard of care owed by professionals.


Read more: Knightsbridge Sets the Standard

Contact: Jessica Taylor; Clarkslegal LLP (Reading, England)

Building Information Modelling is its official label; but BIM is essentially about effective sharing and management of information for the collective benefit of all involved on a construction project.


Read more: BIM is Here to Stay

Authors: Scott C. Miller & Shane L. Smith; Williams Mullen (North Carolina & Virginia, USA)

If the locality where your company’s real property is situated went through a revaluation of real property for tax purposes effective as of January 1, 2014, your company should soon be receiving a notice of assessment.  You may open the envelope with a sigh, read the contents, and wonder how the local assessor came up with that value. 

Read more: Understanding Real Estate Tax Assessment Procedures

Contact: Hamish Gray; Contact: Clarkslegal LLP (Reading, England)

If you are funding a development, or your development is being funded by others, you will, most likely, have come across the phrase "step-in rights". What are step-in rights and why do development funders want them?

Read more: Why Step-In to a Construction Contract?