Today international law firm, Eversheds, hosted a major infrastructure projects conference at the Four Seasons Hotel. Attended by over 100 senior representatives from across Doha’s construction, engineering and infrastructure community, the afternoon’s talks focused on procurement of major infrastructure projects in the Middle East, the client’s perspective, project finance, risk management practice and effective solutions to dispute resolution.
Dani Kabbani, the Managing Partner for Qatar welcomed the attendees to the event. The event’s first speaker was Gareth O’Brien, from the British Embassy, who noted the positive contribution the construction industry had played in the development of Qatar.
Senior members of the Eversheds team spoke on the salient legal points of construction projects. Gurmeet Kaur, Legal Director talked about some of the key aspects of procurement of major infrastructure projects in the Middle East whilst Partner Richard Ward and Senior Associate Nick Pinder shared their expertise on effective dispute resolution which focuses on minimising disruption to major projects.
Eversheds were joined by Dr Marwan M. A. Musleh, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary from RasGas, who gave a fascinating presentation about the client’s perspective on major infrastructure projects. Michael Kenyon, Managing Director of Navigant shared his insight on the application of risk management practice and procedure to maximise project outcomes.
In addition, the attendees heard from Jitesh Shah, Director at accountancy firm PwC, who spoke on project financing specifically exploring non-bank financing options whilst Adrian Sender, Head of Corporate Finance at Doha Bank, shared his knowledge on GCC project financing and the opportunities available for Qatar.
Throughout the presentations, Q&A and networking that followed, strong and informed debate took place and the Eversheds conference was widely acknowledged as being a resounding success.
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