Bahrain CPD on Drafting Contracts to Deal with Project Corruption – 17 February 2020

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RICS is delighted to invite you to a CPD event run on Drafting Contracts to Deal with Project Corruption which will be held on 17 February 2020 in Manama, Bahrain

Summary of the topic: With many project entities now required to adhere to international and local best practice as well as Civil Code laws contracts must be drafted to take account of specific risks pertaining to money laundering, bribery, corruption against principles of transparency

Learning Outcome:

  • exploring how to draft construction contracts to ensure risk reduction as regards project corruption.

Speaker: Paula Boast | Partner | Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

About the Speaker:

Paula Boast is a Partner of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP and their Head of Construction Engineering & Projects for the Middle East. She specializes in projects across the region, in particular Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Qatar. Her extensive experience includes real estate and development, regeneration, infrastructure and utilities, hotels, leisure and tourism, residential, industrial and commercial, education and healthcare, both in the private and public sectors. Paula acts on behalf of government and regulatory clients including Bahrain Ministry of Works and Oman Public Authority for Electricity and Water. Private sector clients include project employers and developers, lenders and investors, contractors, subcontractors and consultants. Paula’s recent projects include California Land at Dubai World, Tadawul Tower Riyadh Stock Exchange, ALBA Line Extension, Dukhan Road East Network, Bahrain International Airport, King Abdullah Medical City, Education City Doha, Marriott West Bay Doha, Investment Gateway Bahrain, Opus Dubai and Diaaf Bahrain. Paula also assisted the Bahrain Ministry of Works in the drafting and publication to market of its first ever Standard Suite of Construction Contracts (2009 Edition) based on FIDIC forms.

Wyndham Grand Manama
P.O. Box 17224 | Manama | Kingdom of Bahrain

1800 to 1830                 – Coffee, networking & registration
1830 to 1835                 – Introduction of the speaker and RICS updates
1835 to 1930                 – Speaker Presentation
1930 to 2000                 – Q&A

Please note: We are unable to reserve a place at this event unless payment is made through this secure payment portal.

The presentation will start promptly at 1830. If you have not checked in by this time (1830), you will not be able to claim your 1.5 CPD hours.

All practising RICS members are required to record at least 20 hours of CPD (including a minimum of 10 hours of formal CPD) completed each year. It has come to our attention that certain RICS members in this region have declared as complete CPD events that they have booked but not attended.  

Please note that we maintain attendance registers at RICS training and CPD events. We will also be carrying out extra checks on CPD records and, where dishonest recording is identified, the matter will be brought to the attention of the RICS regulation team and may result in RICS pursuing disciplinary action.

February 17 2020


Date: February 17
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: 60AED
Event Category:



Manama Manama, Bahrain


+9714 375 5807


CPD Bahrain
Phone: +9714 375 5807