Can you Suspend or Terminate a Contract

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As suspension and termination are critical topics in the construction market, this course provides essential knowledge on circumstances giving rise to suspension and termination under the contract, and the contractual/legal viewpoints.


Suspension and termination are critical topics in the construction industry. The importance of these topics lies in the fact that contracts can be suspended or terminated for a variety of reasons, including delayed payments, insolvency, or other unforeseen circumstances.

This course covers several key topics related to suspension and termination including, the concept of suspension and termination, the Parties’ rights to suspend the works, the Parties rights to terminate the works, the common and civil law perspectives of suspension and termination.

Attendees are expected to acquire knowledge about the core concepts of suspension and termination, the circumstances giving rise to the Parties’ entitlement to suspend or terminate the works, and the contractual/legal viewpoints.

Event Details

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1 Hour
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Next Available Dates

4 October 2023


  • Course Delivery: 1 Live Webinar, lasting 1 hour from 7-8:15pm GST and 4-5:15pm GMT.
  • Following purchase of a CIOB Academy course the team will email delegates registration links and additional information, 1 week prior to the course start date.
  • Accessing the live webinar sessions during the course require delegates to register using teams
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By the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand the concept of suspension and termination
  • Understand the Parties’ rights to suspend the works under FIDIC contracts
  • Understand the Parties’ rights to terminate the contract under FIDIC contracts
  • Understand the common and civil law perspective of suspension and termination

The course will cover:

  • The meaning of suspension and termination
  • Suspension of works
  • Termination of contract

Common and civil law perspectives


Contract Administrators, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Commercial Leads and Consultants.


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Course Leader

Lead Tutors

Quantum Global Solutions.

Stephen Board, Director UAE.

Along with an MBA in Construction and Real Estate, Stephen holds charterships as a Quantity Surveyor, Construction Manager and Professional Manager. He has a deep understanding of, and high competency in the differing commercial, financial and technical constraints throughout the life cycle of major infrastructure, oil and gas and property projects from bidding for work, through to delivery, variations, claims and final accounts.

Stephen is an outstanding professional with over 18 years’ international experience in engineering consultancy, contracting and subcontracting organisations. Stephen leads Quantum’s Abu Dhabi office where his ability, work ethic and professional attitude has allowed him to rapidly develop from a Senior Consultant, through to Associate Director and now Director.

In his spare time, Stephen is the Chairman of the Lighthouse Club Abu Dhabi and Vice Chair for the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Abu Dhabi Hub, where he advocates for a professional construction industry and enjoys influencing regional construction policy.

Michael Davies, Country Director UAE.

Holds a BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying, LLM in Construction Law and Arbitration and is a member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

With over 17 years’ experience in commercial and claims management across the UK, Middle East and Far East, earlier this year Michael was appointed as Quantum Global Solutions, Country Director UAE and is based in the company’s Dubai office. In his career he has prepared numerous claims for extensions of time, disruption, acceleration, quantum for prolongation, variation costs, loss and expense for major clients and has acted as party appointed expert for matters of quantum in arbitration proceedings in the Middle East.

Michael has sectoral experience across a multitude of sectors including oil and gas, infrastructure, schools, malls, metro, civil construction, industrial, solar and wind energy projects and regularly supports construction industry events in the region.




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