Bahrain CPD on International Construction Contracts’ Disputes ‘State Contracts’ – 20 February 2019

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RICS is delighted to invite you to a CPD event run on International Construction Contracts’ Disputes ‘State Contracts’ which will be held on 20 February 2019 in Manama, Bahrain

Summary of the Topic: This seminar is an attempt to provide an insight into international construction contracts arbitration, where states are party to the dispute, as a unique process on one hand and the pulse and dynamics of the arbitral process on the other hand in the MENA region. It provides an in-depth analysis to how the substantive nature of administrative contracts ‘Le Contrat Administratif’ are affected by international construction arbitration law and practice. Harmonizing international contracts arbitration disputes and ‘Le Contrat Administratif’ constraints is the introductory part to the theme of this presentation.

Learning Outcome:

  • Definition of multi-party arbitration in international construction disputes.
  • Issues raised by multi-party arbitration in international construction contracts disputes and how is a tripartite arbitral tribunal selected?
  • Dutco Case, a classical example from international construction contracts arbitration practice.
  • The legal nature of the time bar provided for in the FIDIC Form of Contracts (Fourth Edition–1987 and the 1999 Edition).
  • Are the time bars provided in the FIDIC form of contracts articles considered organizational or prescribed dates that cause the lapse of the substantive right? And what are the consequences?
  • Does the lapse of the time bar provided for in clause (67), Fourth Edition of FIDIC, cause the prescription of the right to resort to a competent national court?

Speaker: Judge Dr Mohamed A M Ismail | Senior Consultant | Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission, Kingdom of Bahrain

About the Speaker:
Judge Dr. Mohamed A.M. Ismail, LLB, LLM, PhD; FCI Arb(UK), is the vice-president of the Egyptian Conseil D’Etat and President of the High Court of Appeal. He is Senior Consultant for the Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission, and for the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Kingdom of Bahrain. Dr. Ismail is a Visiting Professor and PhD examiner at the British, Egyptian and Bahrini Universities, Lecturer at the Cairo Regional Centre of the International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), BCDR-AAA in Bahrain, and Arbitrator in the international construction contracts disputes. Dr. Ismail is the State Prize Laureate in Academic Legal Research for 2011. The Prize is the highest academic award in the MENA region since 1958. Dr Ismail is a visiting guest speaker at the University of London since 2013. He is Member of the Comité Française De L’Arbitrage, and a member of the research network of ‘Public Contract in Legal Globalization’ in Sciences Po University, Paris.

Dr Ismail was formerly a Visiting Fellow at Max-Planck Institute for International Private and Comparative Law in Germany. He was a senior consultant to H.E the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, senior consultant to H.E the Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry, and senior consultant to the Investment Sector in Egypt.
Dr Ismail has widely published with the leading publishers at the UK, (Routledge & OUP), Germany and at the MENA region.

Wyndham Grand Manama
P.O. Box Building 450, Road 4611 Manama Seafront 346, Bahrain Bay
D: +973 1711 6116

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 20 2019


Date: February 20
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: 60AED
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Wyndham Grand Manama

P.O. Box Building 450, Road 4611 Manama Seafront 346 Manama, Bahrain Bay Bahrain


D: +973 1711 6116


CPD Bahrain
Phone: +9714 375 5807