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Middle East Real Estate & Construction newsletter - March 2015

18 March 2015

Welcome to the latest Middle East Real Estate & Construction Quarterly Newsletter.

The purpose of our quarterly e-publication is to provide you with direct access to some of our recent articles and other relevant know-how in relation to topical issues in the Real Estate & Construction sectors in the Middle East.

Liquidated Damages and Applicability in construction contracts in Qatar

The article looks at considerations that need to be taken into account when drafting and administering a liquidated damages provision within a construction contract. In particular, the article highlights key Articles of the Qatari Civil Code that will determine the enforceability of the provisions and traps to avoid. Read more.

Reviving the Skyline: A Review of the New Stalled Projects Law and its Implications

A summary of Legislative Decree No. 66 of 2014 which has been introduced to ‘kick-start’ stalled projects in Bahrain. Read more.

Procurement options for your Middle East Project

An overview of the different procurement options available in the Middle East and their advantages and disadvantages. Read more.

Legal updates

The Development Law and Lease Law which were published in 2014 and featured in our previous updater, came into effect on 7 February 2015. A number of supporting laws have recently been published. Read more.

Office News

British Festival Qatar 2015
Charles Russell Speechlys is one of the sponsors of the British Festival Qatar 2015, which has been organised to promote and develop trade relations between the UK and Qatar.

The month long programme of events throughout March is organised by the British Embassy Doha, UK Trade & Investment and the British Council and will include a number of trade missions, concerts, retail promotions and sports events.

Charles Russell Speechlys’ deep British history, which goes back over 150 years, is an important component of our brand internationally. Simon Green, Head of Charles Russell Speechlys Qatar Office remarked:

“We are delighted to be involved with the British Festival Qatar and as it promotes and develops trade relations between the UK and Qatar and demonstrates our commitment to Qatar and the wider GCC”.

Corporate INTL 2015 Award
The Charles Russell Speechlys’ Middle East Real Estate and Construction Team has, for the second year in a row, been recognised as “Real Estate Development Law Firm of the Year – Middle East” by Corporate INTL.