Attend this Master Class to gain valuable insight into the rapidly evolving world of EPC Contracts in the Middle East. This unique event will focus on challenges facing developers, lenders and contractors in emerging market projects in the current business environment. Participants will leave with an understanding of the key areas which are relevant for them in construction projects in the Middle East and options to manage their risks.


• Tips on project risk assessment
• Bankability issues and project structuring
• Discussion on cultural and political issues in emerging markets
• Advice on dispute resolution in international markets

About your Master Class Leader:

James Bremen, Partner – King & Spalding

James has practiced exclusively in construction law for over a decade. He advises sponsors, contractors, financiers and consultants on all aspects of project documentation including the drafting and negotiation of agreements between parties to construction projects in both "traditional" and "relationship" arrangements. James has been involved in some of the largest, and most complex international construction projects in the world. He has specific industry expertise in mining, power, petrochemical, water, and the infrastructure and construction sectors. He has recently advised developers on project financed projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Libya, Yemen, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Qatar and has a deep understanding of how to get deals banked and the issues which are unique to the region.

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King & Spalding is an international law firm with more than 880 lawyers in offices across the United States, Europe and the Middle East. The firm represents half of the Fortune 100 and in Corporate Counsel surveys consistently has been among the top firms representing Fortune 250 companies. For more than 20 years, King & Spalding lawyers have been handling client matters in the Arabian Gulf region. From our offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh, King & Spalding lawyers provide real-time support to our clients throughout the Middle East and North Africa on their transactions both in the region and elsewhere around the globe.





Masterclass programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Project risk assessment (managing and identifying the key risks)

9:30 Bankability issues and project structuring

10:00 Cultural and political issues in emerging markets

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Escalation clauses and recent developments in the Middle East

11:30 Dispute resolution in international projects; lenders; sponsors and contractor's perspectives

12:00 Q & A

12:15 Close of Master Class


Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James

Buckingham Gate 45/51
London SW1E 6AF
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Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James



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CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

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As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


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