Date(s) - 02 Mar 2016
All Day

Raffles Hotel Dubai

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With focused panel discussion groups and practice area workshops, In-House Congress Middle East, Dubai 2017 will elucidate the key issues affecting in-house legal practice in Middle East and throughout the region today.

For details on how to attend this invite only event, free to corporate counsel and senior management, contact Wendy Chan by email at

For sponsorship enquiries email Patrick Dransfield at

In-House Congress Middle East, Dubai 2016
2 March 2016 – Review
Now in its tenth year, the In-House Congress Middle East, Dubai hosted by InHouse Community brought together almost 270 senior counsel, Directors and CEOs to analyse and discuss issues such as: Ensuring You’re in the Driving seat on Debt Recovery – Negotiating, Tracking and Going Head to Head; Navigating the New World of Sanctions – From Iran to Russia and Beyond; Strategic Risk Management for Major Projects; The UAE Commercial Companies Law: Potential pitfalls for the unwary; Drafting Sound Contracts – Recent Developments in Contract Law; Managing Legal and Reputational Risk for your Business; The Life and Times of an Offshore Company; Deal Or No Deal: An Interactive IP Case Study; and Post Termination Restrictions and Team Moves.

On March 2, 2016, the In-House Community brought 258 of its Middle-Eastern members to the Raffles Hotel Dubai for a full day of practice area workshops.

Having been welcomed by In-House Community Director Tim Gilkison, delegates attended a panel discussion entitled ‘The Biggest Challenges in my job are…?’ which congregated Karen Sample, Chief Legal Officer, TECOM Group; David Charles, Senior Corporate Counsel, Middle East, Tyco International plc; Mohammed R. Alsuwaidi, Managing Partner, Al Suwaidi & Company; Sadiq Jafar, Managing Partner, Dubai, Hadef & Partners; Warren Thomson, Partner, Hogan Lovells; Mark Anderson, Director, Taylor Root; and moderator Patrick Dransfield, Co-Director of the In-House Community.

Subsequent workshops covered topics such as debt recovery, sanctions, risk management, contract drafting and IP and were put on by co-hosts Al Suwaidi & Company; BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates; Clyde & Co; Conyers, Dill & Pearman; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Hadef & Partners; Hogan Lovells; Reed Smith; and Trowers & Hamlins.

We at the In-House Community would like to thank the co-hosts named above as well as sponsors Taylor Root for their hard work and support and look forward to the success of next year’s event.

“Great content, strong presenters and focused sessions”
– In-House Congress delegate

Our special thanks go to:

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
Clyde & Co
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Hadef & Partners
Hogan Lovells
Reed Smith
Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Taylor Root – Legal & Compliance Recruitment