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Paula Boast MBE

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Paula specialises in construction projects throughout the region, in particular Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar.

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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.

Recognition

  • Legal-500-Bahrain-Lawyer-of-the-year
  • Legal-500-Construction-lawyer-of-the-year
  • Legal-500-Construction-Law-Firm-of-the-year
  • chambers_global_top ranked 2022
  • emea-top-tier-firms-2021
  • emea-leading-individual-2021
  • MELA - construction - 2021 v2
  • Oath - Bahrain-  profile
  • Oath - Qatar -  profile

Our thinking

  • AGBI quotes Paula Boast on Saudi Arabia’s new civil code

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  • Arabian Gulf Business Insight quotes Paula Boast on the state of Saudi Arabia’s construction industry

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  • Conversion of the Bahrain British Business Forum to the British Chamber of Commerce Bahrain

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  • Paula Boast awarded MBE for services to UK-Bahrain business relations

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  • Paula Boast is interviewed by Construction Week on Bahrain's construction industry and how it is moving towards more functional and responsible building

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  • CDR – Essential Intelligence: The Belt and Road Initiative 2022

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    Insights

  • Jurisdictional Challenges in Arbitrations in Qatar

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  • The impact of Bahrain’s new PPP Guide

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  • Paula Boast, Glenn Bull, Anna Hackworth and Sarah Alaiwat write for CDR - Essential Intelligence: The Belt and Road Initiative

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  • Paula Boast, Thanos Karvelis, Niel Coertse and Mazin Al Mardhi write for the International Comparative Legal Guide - International Arbitration 2021

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