Paula Boast, Partner
Paula specialises in construction projects throughout the region, in particular Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar.
Paula is Head of Construction Engineering & Projects for the Middle East Region. Based in Bahrain since 2006, she specialises in construction projects throughout the region, in particular Bahrain, 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 Ministry of Works, project employers and developers, lenders and investors, contractors, subcontractors and consultants.
Projects Paula has worked on include Shangri-La Oman, Bahrain National Assembly, Durrat Al Bahrain, Doha Convention Center, Bahrain Bay to include Four Seasons Hotel, Riffa Views, Diyar Al Muharraq, Bahrain Airport, King Abdullah Medical City, Education City Doha, Lusail Doha, Investment Gateway Bahrain and Reef Island. 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.
Paula is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
The Effect of Contractor Insolvency on Construction Projects in the Middle East
GCC countries have now introduced new bankruptcy laws as they have become necessary due to the inward investments.
Ensuring your Arbitration Agreement is Valid
UAE Courts’ is willing to step in and rule the invalid Arbitration Agreements within construction contracts.
Bahrain: Construction & Engineering Law 2019 - Paula Boast writes for ICLG
Patrick Gearon FCIArb
Charles Russell Speechlys is pleased to share our latest rankings in Legal 500 EMEA 2019
We are pleased to share the latest rankings in the newly published 2019 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA.
Middle East Real Estate & Construction Newsletter - December 2018
Welcome to our latest Middle East Real Estate & Construction Newsletter
Dispute Avoidance and Adjudication under FIDIC’s 2017 Edition Contracts
It is often the case that dispute resolution clauses in Construction Contracts are an afterthought.
Patrick Gearon FCIArb
Charles Russell Speechlys Wins Bahrain Law Firm of the Year Award at The Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2018
Our Bahrain team has been announced as the winner of the Bahrain Law Firm of the Year Award at The Oath Middle East Awards 2018.
Mind the gap..joint ventures
The Middle East's buoyant market for infrastructure projects has seen a strong refurn for joint venture contracting.