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Date(s) - 21 Nov 2018
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Rosewood Abu Dhabi


At the annual Abu Dhabi In-House Congress, Abu Dhabi Global Market’s Emmanuel Givanakis set the tone for the first panel discussion (right), alongside Evangelos Apostolou of Major, Lindsey & Africa, Lena El-Malak of Microsoft, Maheen Pfeffer of NYU Abu Dhabi, Yasmine Afifi of Cisco Systems and Mark Gilligan of Squire Patton Boggs, who looked at how in-house lawyers must grapple with both AI and technology as demanded by their stakeholders. The Women In Law panel, with El-Malek, Pfeffer, Afifi, Danielle Lobo of Afridi & Angell, Dina Mahdi of Hadef & Partners, Rajwah Al Kuhaymi of Winston & Strawn and moderated by Patrick Dransfield, proved especially stimulating, with a general agreement among the panel (not shared by our moderator!) that quotas were not a good idea — and that the discussion of women in law often starts with the wrong premise. In fact, all workers should be responsible for family and work, and it is equality in the workplace that is the ultimate goal. Mohit Saraf of L&L Partners also provided a fascinating briefing on India. Along with the above, thanks also go to our speakers from Galadari Advocates and Bird & Bird for their insights.



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