Horizon scanning for 2023

Middle East Disputes Client Conference

Mitigate disputes, harness opportunities and manage risk
January 26, The Address Hotel, Dubai Mall

Welcome

The world has seen significant changes to the litigation landscape in recent years, from the increasing formalisation of regulatory regimes, economic uncertainty, major developments in arbitration, and procedural changes as a result of the post-COVID-19 era; to the emergence of innovative solutions to the resolution of disputes such as litigation funding and legal technology. It is important that regional in-house counsel are alive to these changes in order to respond to risk and maximise opportunities.

This half-day conference will bring together in-house counsel and other senior legal representatives from across the GCC to discuss:

  • Key legal, commercial and regulatory developments;
  • Horizon scanning for 2023; and
  • Industry trends to be aware of to manage and mitigate disputes across all key sectors.

We would be delighted if you are able to join us for the conference and networking drinks.

#regulatory regimes #economic uncertainty #post-COVID-19 era #legal technology #ESG 

Programme

 

TimeProgramme
1:15pmRegistration and networking 
2:00pm – 2:20pmWelcome note and introduction
Andrew Mackenzie, Head of Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations, Middle East, DLA Piper
Wissam Dagher, Partner, DLA Piper
2:20pm – 3:15pm

Opening panel discussion: Industry trends and developments – a round-up of 2022   

Chair: Ramsey Jurdi, Partner, DLA Piper

James E.Berger, Partner, DLA Piper
Monaf Hatam, Associate Director, Control Risks
Emilia Law, Head of Legal, Middle East and Africa, Novartis
Suzannah Newboult, Partner, DLA Piper               

3:15pm – 3:30pm

Networking break

 Regional and sector snapshots
3:30pm – 3:40pmAvailability of interim relief in the onshore and offshore UAE jurisdictions
Adam Bradshaw, Legal Director, DLA Piper
Rawan El Osmani, Senior Associate, DLA Piper
3:40pm – 3:50pmConcurrent delay under UAE law and its practical effects in arbitral proceedings
Terrick McCallum, Senior Associate, DLA Piper
3:50pm – 4:00pmLitigation Funding
Sarah Pearson-Baird, Senior Associate, DLA Piper
4:00pm – 4:10pmCompliance and investigations
Laura Shingler, Legal Director, DLA Piper
Amelia White, Senior Associate, DLA Piper
4:10pm – 4:20pmImpact of price escalation on the obligations of contracting parties
Hasan El-Shafiey, Legal Director, DLA Piper
4:20pm – 4:30pmRecent litigation updates in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Saad Almansour, Founder and Manager, Alshahrani Almansour Law Firm
4:30pm – 5:20pm

Horizon scanning for 2023 – mitigating disputes and managing risk

Chair: Wissam Dagher, Partner, DLA Piper
Mark Adams, Legal General Counsel, Mediclinic
Mitchell Mosvick, Principal, International Legal, Booz Allen Hamilton
Rana Shashaa, Partner – Middle East Forensic Leader, Deloitte
Saba Al Sultani, Partner, DLA Piper

5:30pm -5:40pmClosing remarks
Andrew Mackenzie, Head of Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations, Middle East, DLA Piper
Wissam Dagher, Partner, DLA Piper
5:45pm – 7:30pmNetworking drinks and canapes

Register to Attend

We would be delighted if you are able to join us for the conference and networking drinks. Places are limited – to join, please RSVP here.

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Middle East Disputes Vlog Series

In this Middle East Disputes vlog series, the team will provide insights into the latest regulatory developments, trends and challenges impacting organisations in the Middle East and how you can stay ahead of the curve. Keep your finger on the pulse of key issues such as regulatory and compliance developments, ESG, whistleblowing, and more.

Each episode is 5 minutes long so that you can listen to important developments whilst on the move.

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