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Date(s) - 22 Feb 2017
8:30 am - 4:40 pm


Raffles Dubai
13th Street, Sheikh Rashid Rd, Wafi city
United Arab Emirates

Online Registration

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Please complete the registration form below and an acknowledgment will be sent to you by email. Each workshop will be hosted by a private practice law firm or a professional service provider. Places are strictly limited. If the event is full, your name will be placed on a waitlist.
Note: Registration for the In-House Congress is not open to private practice lawyers and non-co-hosting recruiters, due diligence companies and consultancies.

Event Agenda:

08.30 – 09.00 – Registration

09.00 – 10.40
Welcome Remarks by Patrick Dransfield, Director, In-House Community

“In-House Lawyering and External Counsel: uncovering the relationship between Cost, Quality and Value”
A discussion led by Evangelos Apostolou, President, EMEA, SirionLabs, ex-General Counsel, Asia-Pacific, and Partner, Ernst & Young and ex-General Counsel, Asia- Pacific, British Telecom with Teegan Lindsay, VP – Legal (Projects), ACWA Power; Deepa Tharmaraj, Legal Director EMEA, Dell EMC; Tarek Nakkach, Region Legal Counsel, Middle East and North Africa, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Dr Ahmad Bin Hezeem, Senior Partner, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP; Sadiq Jafar, Managing Partner Dubai, Hadef & Partners; Rindala Beydoun, Founder and Managing Partner, Tribonian Law Advisors

10.40 – 11.05 – Networking Coffee Break

11.05 – 12.25 – Practice Area Workshop – Session A

  • Sanctions in the Trump Era – From Iran to Russia and Beyond – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Cracking the Contract – Do’s and Don’ts when drafting and reviewing UAE legal contracts – Hadef & Partners
  • Legal and Regulatory Changes Affecting the Investment Outlook in 2017 – Hogan Lovells

12.25 – 13.40 – Lunch

13.40 – 15.00 – Practice Area Workshop – Session B

  • Offshore Meets Onshore: How the Offshore Jurisdictions Integrate with and Compliment Onshore Jurisdictions including DIFC SPCs – Conyers Dill & Pearman
  • Dubai Expo 2020 – The legal story so far – Hadef & Partners
  • A Practical Guide to Handling Commercial Regulatory Issues in the UAE Legal Market – Reed Smith

15.00 – 15.20 – Networking Coffee Break

15.20 – 16.40 – Practice Area Workshop – Session C

  • Drafting Sound Contracts – Developments in International Contract Law in the last year – Clyde & Co
  • The Role of the Legal Team – Before and After a Cyber Breach – Kroll

16.40 – Day Close and Prize Draw



Bookings are closed for this event.