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Date(s) - 21 Feb 2018
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

The Address Dubai Mall

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On February 21, The Address Dubai Mall played host to the first In-House Community gathering in our 20th year, the 12th annual Middle East In-House Congress, Dubai.
The plenary themes the Community will address for the year ahead were given their first airing, namely, ‘Women in Law: Women in In-House’: a discussion regarding mentorship and meaningful careers; and ‘The Path to Excellence – How to benchmark the in-house team’s evolution?’. The discussions were moderated by Sadiq Jafar, managing partner, Dubai, Hadef & Partners with vital contributions from Deepa Tharmaraj, senior legal director, Dell EMC; Lena El Malak, lead commercial attorney, Microsoft
Gulf FZ; Ghada Qaisi Audi, general counsel, Seddiqi Holding; Rima Mrad, partner, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates; Bree Miechel, partner, Reed Smith; Mark Anderson, director – Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Taylor Root.
The day also included engaging presentations and workshops on areas as varied as India Investment; the Life Cycle of a Tech Venture; Going Beyond the Basics to Design the Contract Your Business Needs; the Introduction and Implementation of VAT in the Gulf; Offshore Corporate Structuring in the Digital Era; the New FIDIC Forms; Dispute Resolution Essentials; the Arbitration Minefield; and Family Businesses: the Next Generation.

To close the day, Hadef & Partners hosted an In-House Community social at which we were able to shine a light on the MENA-based in-house legal teams whose excellence has led to their being shortlisted for recognition at this year’s In-House Community Counsels of the Year Ceremony in May.
Thanks go to BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates; Conyers Dill & Pearman; Hadef & Partners; Hogan Lovells; Luthra & Luthra Law Offices; Reed Smith; Taylor Root; and Trowers & Hamlins for their support of this important In-House Community event.
“All sessions have been interesting and the programme varied”
“Great event and organisation!”


This event is fully booked.