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DUBAI

16 NOVEMBER 2022

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Litigation. E-discovery. Contracts Management. Document Management. Data Privacy. Cyber Security. Risk. Compliance. Governance. Regulatory Affairs. Arbitration. Dispute Management. Forensics Investigations. Fraud & Corruption. White-Collar Crime. M&A. Legal Translation. Cloud Computing. Blockchain. AI. Legal Technology.
This event will gather 150 - 200 In-house Counsel, General Counsel, Heads of Litigation & E-discovery, Contracts Managers, Data Privacy Heads, Heads of Risk & Compliance, Cyber Security Managers, Forensics & Investigation Managers, Head Legal & Company Secretaries, Chief Legal Officers, Law Firm Partners and Law Tech Professionals.

Venue:

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek

Baniyas Road, P.O.BOX 476, Dubai, UAE

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ABOUT THE EVENT

Political Figure
Convention

We are all set to host our next flagship event - The Global Legal ConfEx in Dubai, UAE, which is to be held on 16 November 2022. This event will gather 150 - 200 In-house Counsel, General Counsel, Heads of Litigation & E-discovery, Contracts Managers, Data Privacy Heads, Heads of Risk & Compliance, Cyber Security Managers, Forensics & Investigation Managers, Head Legal & Company Secretaries, Chief Legal Officers, Law Firm Partners and Law Tech Professionals. Each lawyer participant attends the event because he/she has some operational challenges to resolve such as Litigation. Risk. Security. GDPR. CCPA. Compliance. Data Privacy. Artificial Intelligence. Legal Technology. Automation. Machine Learning. Litigation. E-discovery. Contracts etc (this list of challenges is only indicative, not exhaustive). In order to find the solutions, they not only need the learning & education but also the meetings with the right service providers. Our event helps them with both.

Networking Event

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 150 - 200 In-house Counsel and Law Firm Partners

  • 15+ Exhibitors

  • 30+ Speakers

  • 10+ Bar Associations & Media Partners 

  • Keynote Addresses

  • Exclusive Case Study Presentations

  • Round Table Discussions

  • Business Dialogues

  • Qualified Business Lead

  • C Level Invitations Only

  • Unique Networking Opportunities

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Key Speakers

Desk

AGENDA

(08:30 AM – 05:00 PM Dubai Time)

* Program is subject to change without notice

08:30 AM – Onwards

Conference Registration

  • Networking Tea with Speakers & Delegates

  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

09:15 AM – 09:30 AM

Introduction & Peer Networking

  • Event Introduction: Get to know the daylong exciting networking & learning opportunities

  • One-on-One Introduction: Let the industry know you and your expertise

 09:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Morning Keynote Address

Global Disputes – Managing Fraud, Corruption, and White-Collar Crime Disputes in the Middle East Region

  • View of general attitudes toward fraud in Dubai & Middle East region

  • Developing a strategy for prevention, detection, and response

  • Mitigating fraud risk with a fraud risk assessment

  • Commonly seen fraud issues in M&A and investment situations

  • How effective due diligence can help mitigate risks or even uncover deal breakers?

  • Enhancing the anti-fraud policies and procedures

  • How to ensure a harmonious litigation strategy

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Nicola Jackson

Legal Director,
Clyde & Co

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Yasser Aboismail 

General Counsel and Head of Compliance,
Schindler Group

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Parnika Chaturvedi 

Partner
King & Wood Mallesons

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Harish K Som

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Prabhakaran Ramachandran

Founder & Managing Partner, Lincoln Global Law Chambers

Sponsored By:
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11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Informal Networking & Tea Break

  • Networking Tea with Speakers & Delegates

  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

11:30 AM – 12:10 PM

Industry Leadership Session

The Law and the Future of Cryptocurrency in Middle East

Experts will share the detailed information on the following key points-

  • Living with Cryptocurrency in Dubai

  • The Rise of Cryptocurrency: what is it and how should it be regulated?

  • Is it worth the hassle to accept Bitcoin for legal services?

  • Bitcoin Regulation: Cryptocurrencies, AML/KYC and Compliance

  • Virtual currency law in the UAE

  • The future of Cryptocurrency in UAE

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Rob Flaws 

Special Counsel
Baker Botts LLP

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Peter Smith

Senior Associate
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Soham Panchamiya

Associate
Reed Smith LLP

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Lucas Pitts

Partner,

Bird & Bird

12:10 PM – 12:30 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Lawrify — an AI Tool for Document Analysis

  • What issues Lawrify is intended to solve

  • What is Lawrify and how can it be used? (Operation principles and use cases)

  • Lawrify’s technology stack

  • Purposes and goals of Lawrify use

  • Demonstration of Lawrify’s work

  • First pilots and further developments

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Victor Naumov

Co-founder of Legal AI Project, Professor of Moscow State Law University, Dentons LLC (St.Petersburg)

Sponsored By:
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12:30 PM – 01:10 PM

Industry Leadership Session

Evolving Legal Technology & Services in the age of Pandemic

  • Challenges in the legal industry

  • Opportunity for Legal Transformation Services

  • Addressing key issues with latest technology and services

  • Managed services for Legal Industry

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Hussein Al Jardali, PhD

Chief Customer Success Officer, App4Legal

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Ahmad Saleh

Partner, Head of Innovation & Patents,
Al Tamimi & Company

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Saleem Adam

Partner
Trowers & Hamlins

 01:10 PM – 02:10 PM

Informal Networking & Lunch Break

  • Networking Lunch with Speakers & Delegates

  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

02:10 PM – 02:50 PM

Industry Leadership Session

Whistleblower Protection in UAE: Current & Anticipated Landscape

 

There has been a growing focus in recent years on whistleblowing issues within the legal sector and it is important, both from an employment law and a regulatory perspective, to ensure that where whistleblowing concerns arise, they are dealt with appropriately.​

  • Anti-corruption laws in UAE

  • Need for a universal whistleblower protection law in UAE

  • Overview and relevance of the current climate and culture around whistleblowing.

  • What are the employment law obligations on law firms in relation to whistleblowing?

  • What is expected of law firms and those working within them from a regulatory perspective?

  • Practical steps to take to meet these obligations and expectations.

  • Brief case study- how EY brand takes beating in case vs. whistleblower?

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Benjamin Hopps

Of Counsel
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

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Vicente POMARES ARIAS

Head of Data Protection
Alshaya Group

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Aya Emam

Legal Director
BMB Group

02:50 PM – 04:20 PM

Leadership Round Table Discussion & Idea Exchange (In-Person & LIVE Online Session)

 

Participate in discussions around hot topics and burning issues with your colleagues that are unique to the legal environment. Peers gladly share ideas, strategies and best practices to assist you in addressing difficulties.

Discussion Topic & Details-

A Decade of Progress: Post-Pandemic Legal Industry Brings Inclusivity, Rule Changes & Tech Adoption

 

As the world slowly but surely starts to emerge from the dark and difficult times we have collectively endured over the last year, we as humans are bound to try and cultivate the good that has risen out of the struggle. There are countless essays and op-eds being written on the “silver linings” of COVID-19, but for lawyers, the fact of the matter is, the legal industry has progressed ten years in the past one. That’s something to be grateful for.

  • Virtual work is here to stay

  • ePayments and truly moving remote

  • How firms react may make or break their future?

  • Will lawyers continue to be averse to technology post-pandemic?

  • Legal considerations in responding to COVID-19 for the Indian market

  • Lessons from the pandemic: how to blend old with new in client service

  • The relevance of a Data Protection Law in pre and post Covid-infected UAE in terms of protecting sensitive information?

  • Mitigating cyber risks in the post-Covid-19 environment

(In-Person Session)

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Nick Tolley

Senior Associate,
Pinsent Masons LLP

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Riswana Gaswan

Head of Legal
imdaad

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Saloni Tuteja

Regional Legal and Business Conduct Counsel
Gilead Sciences

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Ahmad Saleh

Partner, Head of Innovation & Patents,
Al Tamimi & Company

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Banu Imadoglu Aksu

Head of Legal
Bosch Middle East

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Aya Emam

Legal Director
BMB Group

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