REALWorld Law


Parties to a construction or engineering contract

Typically, who are the parties to an engineering or construction contract or package of contracts and who is responsible to whom?



The main parties to a construction or engineering contract in Ukraine are:

  • Developer – the party procuring the work and having rights to the relevant plot of land, and
  • Contractor – the party carrying out construction or engineering works

If the parties use a single general contract, a contractor may sub-contract the performance of separate works. The general contractor remains responsible to the developer for the carrying out of all works, including those carried out by sub-contractors. The parties are also entitled to enter into a multilateral construction/engineering contract.