Anticipated changes to the FIDIC suite of contracts, Doha

18 April, 2017 | 18:00 - 20:00

Paul Prescott (Legal Director) & Daniel Goodwin (Senior Associate) of Pinsent Masons present the lecture.
Paul Prescott (Legal Director) & Daniel Goodwin (Senior Associate) of Pinsent Masons present the lecture.

About this event

FIDIC has issued a pre-release version of the amended new edition of the Conditions of Contracts for Plant & Design Build (commonly known as the FIDIC Yellow Book) and this has introduced significant changes to the previous 1999 edition. It is expected that there will be new editions of the FIDIC Red Book and the Silver Book which are to be published later this year.

At this presentation, he will analyse and highlight the changes to the FIDIC Yellow Book and consider how they are likely to affect contractors operating in the Middle East. Our aim is to encourage discussion and engagement on the critical issues that may affect your future projects as a result of these new changes.

This month's ICE Learned Event brings with it the added incentive of visiting the 7th edition of Qatar's Motor Show, also taking place at DECC and also free to attend. The theme for this year's event is 'Driving toward Innovation'. April 18 will be the first day of the show which is open until 10pm, so that will leave plenty of time after the presentation to take a wander with your fellow ICE enthusiasts through what promises to be an impressive exhibition.

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Paul Prescott (Legal Director)

Paul is a Legal Director and is a full time member of the construction and engineering team in the Doha, Qatar office.

He specialises in construction and engineering law and has over thirteen year's experience of advising clients on contracting arrangements on major infrastructure projects in Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Africa, Russia and the United Kingdom.

Paul has expert knowledge and in-depth experience of FIDIC, including the FIDIC Yellow Book, FIDIC Silver Book, and the FIDIC Red Book. He regularly gives seminars and workshops to clients on the FIDIC suite of contracts and their use in the Middle East.

Daniel Goodwin (Senior Associate)

Daniel is a Senior Associate with more than 15 years' experience both in private practice and as in-house counsel for an Australian contractor. He is experienced in conducting dispute resolution as well as drafting and advising across all construction phases for multi-national contractors through to government agencies on large scale utility, plant, rail and civil infrastructure and development projects and advising on the FIDIC suite of contacts. He has lectured internationally on construction law and the Sharia law as applied in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (where we spent 3 years).

As a professional project manager in Australia, Daniel delivered projects civil works, infrastructure and multi-stage residential and retail projects.