Webinar CPD on Bringing Claims Under the New FIDIC 2017 Suite of Contracts – 30 January 2018

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RICS is delighted to invite you to a CPD event run on Bringing Claims Under the New FIDIC 2017 Suite of Contracts which will be held on the 30 January 2019.

Summary of the Topic: Exploring the new claims regime under the recently released 2017 suite of FIDIC conditions of contract. The market has waited 18 years for the updated forms. They now include an amended claims and disputes regime under Clauses 20 and 21.

Learning Outcome:

  • Understanding the new procedures for claims through Clause 20
  • Knowledge of the enhanced contract administration requirements for both Employers and Contractors
  • How to push for early amicable settlement and dispute avoidance in the mix of a DAAB via Clause 21
  • Practical steps to prevent claims turning into formal disputes and arbitration

Paula Boast | Partner | Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

About the Speaker

Paula 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.


1800 (UAE time) – WebEx call will be open for Audio testing
1830 – 1930        – Presentation
1930 – 2000        – Q&A

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TRN – 100002591400003

January 30 2019


Date: January 30, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: 50AED
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Dubai United Arab Emirates


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