Riyadh KSA CPD on FIDIC 2017 Suite of Contracts Claims & Disputes – 2 July 2019

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RICS in collaboration with F&G is delighted to invite you to a CPD event run on FIDIC 2017 Suite of Contracts Claims & Disputes which will be held on the 2 July 2019 in Riyadh, KSA

Summary of the topic:

Paula will explore the new regimes for claims and dispute resolution in the recently released 2017 FIDIC suite and Haroon will look at the root causes of disputes generally and will explore the preparation of suspension cost claims. Our focus will be on the new Red Book. In addition, Paula will consider how these new regimes work in the context of Shariah law principles operating as the laws of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Learning outcome:

  • Understand the common breeding grounds for claims
  • Greater clarity around the issue of suspension and claims arising from suspension scenarios
  • Understand the differences between the claims and dispute regimes as between the 1999 Red Book and the new 2017 Red Book
  • Practical tips for claims and dispute management
  • Understand where claims and disputes management fit within the context of Shariah law

Paula Boast | Partner | Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Niazi Haroon |Partner | HKA

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 specialises 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 CaliforniaLand at Dubai World, Tadamul 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.

Haroon Niazi is Partner and Head of HKA’s Middle East operations. Haroon is a former practicing Barrister and a Chartered Quantity Surveyor. He holds an Honours degree in Law, with Master’s degree in Law and Quantity Surveying.
His experience has been gained both in building and civil engineering construction projects where he has provided specialist advice in relation to pre- and post-contract matters for Contractors and Employers alike. Whilst working in the region, Haroon has been involved in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Haroon has led numerous HKA teams working on flagship oil and gas, railway and airport projects throughout the Middle East.

DOUBLE Tree by Hilton
Al Murooj Business Gate
Northern Ring Road
Riyadh , Al Muroj Business
Gate ,11552,


1800 to 1830              – Coffee, networking & registration
1830 to 1835               – Introduction of the speaker and RICS updates
1835 to 2030              – Speaker Presentation Q&A
2030 to 2045              – 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 2 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. 
TRN – 100002591400003

Special thanks to:

July 02 2019


Date: July 2
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: 60AED
Event Category:



KSA KSA, Saudi Arabia