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Construction dispute resolution seminar in Qatar

As the region copes with budget cuts in the construction sector, there is an increase in payment disputes, with industry practitioners seeking advice on how best to avoid the dispute route and focus rather on resolution.

There is a growing trend of payment disputes in construction contracts and parties are contemplating formal dispute resolution proceedings in the wake of budget cuts within the construction sector.
There is a growing trend of payment disputes in construction contracts and parties are contemplating formal dispute resolution proceedings in the wake of budget cuts within the construction sector.

In the wake of budget cuts, construction payment disputes are on the rise.

Last week, Dentons, a global law firm in collaboration with the Association of Corporate Counsel Middle East (ACCME), hosted the third assembly of construction industry practitioners in Doha.

Key discussion was around managing the dispute resolution process on construction projects within the country.

Dentons’ partner, Andrew Jones and senior associate Sarah Sage presented important market insights around common issues arising on Qatar’s construction projects.

The focus of the session was practical advice on how to best approach the dispute resolution process while avoiding disputes.

Partner and head of Construction in the Middle East at Dentons, Andrew Jones, commented: “As budget cuts in Qatar are taking effect, there is a rising trend of payment disputes in construction contracts and parties are contemplating formal dispute resolution proceedings."

With more than 50 years’ of experience advising on major projects in the region, the Denton construction and dispute resolution team has a detailed understanding of the workings of each local market and is able to advise across the full industry spectrum.
 

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