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22 NOVEMBER 2023

(Speed Networking Meetings Format)

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek,

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

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Speed Networking Opportunities in:

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 a vast array of legal and technology professionals, such as In-house Counsel, General Counsel, Heads of Litigation and E-discovery, Contracts Managers, Data Privacy Heads, Heads of Risk and Compliance, Cyber Security Managers, Forensics and Investigation Managers, Head Legal and Company Secretaries, Chief Legal Officers, Law Firm Partners, Law Tech Professionals, and Service Providers.



The Global Legal ConfEx is a highly anticipated event scheduled to take place on November 22, 2023, in Dubai, UAE. The conference aims to bring together a wide range of professionals from the legal industry, including in-house counsel, general counsel, heads of litigation and e-discovery, contracts managers, data privacy heads, heads of risk and compliance, cybersecurity managers, forensics and investigation managers, head legal and company secretaries, chief legal officers, law firm partners, and law tech professionals.


The conference will feature keynote addresses, case study presentations, collaborative round table discussions, and exhibitions. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers and gain valuable insights into the latest trends and technologies related to the legal industry.


Overall, the Global Legal ConfEx promises to be an informative and engaging event that will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to connect, learn, and exchange ideas with some of the brightest minds in the legal industry.

  • Join us for a vibrant conference on legal and technology, with a plethora of speakers and participants in attendance.

  • Explore the latest industry trends and innovations, presented by national and international speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors.

  • Strengthen your professional network by establishing meaningful connections with Bar Associations and Media Partners.

  • Acquire valuable knowledge through compelling keynote addresses, exclusive case studies, round table discussions, and business dialogues.

  • Engage with C-level executives and decision-makers, creating new business opportunities and partnerships.

  • Take advantage of the robust networking opportunities that enable professionals to connect with like-minded individuals in their fields, fostering relationships that can lead to future collaborations.

  • Participate as a speaker and contribute to the collaborative round table discussions, sharing insights and perspectives to promote an inclusive and collaborative dialogue.

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Esteemed speakers from diverse backgrounds in legal, technology, and business fields will headline this event. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights from these experts as they share their experiences and knowledge on key topics outlined in the program agenda.


(Speed Networking Meetings Format)

(08:00 AM – 05:30 PM Local Time)

08:00 AM – Onwards

Conference Registration

  • Networking Tea with Speakers & Delegates

  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

08:45 AM – 09:30 AM

Speed Networking Meetings: Connecting Counsel, Law Firm Partners, and Service Providers

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

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

  • Participate in our dynamic "Speed Networking Meetings," where General Counsel, Law Firm Partners, and Service Providers come together for engaging and insightful discussions.

  • It's an unparalleled opportunity to forge new relationships, gather unique perspectives, and explore key issues that are of interest.

09:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 1

The Technology-Enhanced Legal Department

  • Integrating technology with internal and external stakeholders

  • Comprehending business operations and processes

  • Leveraging technology innovation to enhance business operations and processes

  • Partnering with external legal counsel

  • Exploring technology training options


Nick Jayna, Senior Manager | Forensic & Integrity Services, EY

Aya Emam, Senior Legal Counsel Agthia Group PJSC

Dana Mahdi, Legal Counsel, New Technology and Digital, Chalhoub Group

Geoffrey Brooks, Regional Vice President, Exterro

Rawan Abdel Nour, Legal & Compliance Advisor & Board Secretary AL Ghurair Group

Kamal Sharma, Director & Assistant General Counsel, Global Brand Protection | IMEA, Procter & Gamble

Shaharyar Nashat, Senior Legal Counsel GCC, ENGIE

Ahmed Zaki, Senior Vice President - Legal Affairs, Al Hamra

Mohammad A. Alsaid, Chief Legal Officer, Emirates Business Group

Ahmad Saleh, Partner, Head of Innovation, Patents & Industrial Property (3IP), Al Tamimi and Company

Halil Ibrahim Kardicali, Regional General Counsel MEA + TR, 3M

Sara Darazirar, Leader Legal and Compliance, LIXIL

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Keynote Address 1

How Law Firms or Your Clients can Benefit from a Legal GRC Strategy.


Mark Hasted, Senior Technical Engineer, Exterro

Sponsored By:

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Informal Networking & Tea Break

  • Networking Tea with Speakers & Delegates

  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Keynote Address 2

The Compliance Chasm: Business Practicality vs. Consumer Privacy Acts

  • Practical IMPLICATIONS of Consumer Data Privacy Acts On Businesses

  • QUESTION: What happens if the Compliance Acts become a “never ending” process – Newer Compliance Mandates keep emerging that require continuous expenses in implementation?

  • “Balance between business practicality and consumer privacy rights must be achieved” – How?

  • Is Technology Available for Increasingly Complex Compliance Issues?

  •   Some Guidelines for Selecting the Right Future Proof Compliance Technology and Solutions


Tarique Mustafa, CEO/CTO - Founder, GhangorCloud, Inc


Sponsored By:

12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation 1

Transforming Contract Management: Success Stories with Digital CLM Tools

  • Why modern businesses need a CLM?

  • How a CLM tool:


Arjun Balasubramanian, Contract LifeCycle Management Expert, Zoho Corporation

Streamlines the end-to-end contract management process.

Mitigates business risks.

Improves governance and compliance (using real-life case studies).

Sponsored By:

12:20 PM – 01:10 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 2

Implementing Practical Contracting and Dispute Management in the Legal Sector

  • Streamlining the Contracting Process to Increase Efficiency

  • Evaluating Contract Risk Levels

  • Identifying the Most Common Contract Term Errors

  • Techniques for Identifying Contract Risks Across the Entire Enterprise

  • Managing Relationships with Multiple Contracts

  • The Art of Negotiation in Contracting

  • Protecting Against Litigation


Abduraheem Padinhare Kayakalil, Senior Legal Manager, CARS24

Cîhan Seuleiman Morgan, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer and Company Secretary, Group Airtel Money Africa/ Airtel Mobile Commerce BV

Tasaduk Wani, Partner, Jassim Al Suwaidi Advocates & Partners

Sean Whitham, Of Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Yasser Aboismail. General Counsel and Head of Compliance MENA - Group, Schindler

Walid Azzam, Partner, Hadef & Partners LLC

Bijan Brahmbhatt, Senior Corporate Counsel, Precision Drilling

Srinivas Pala, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Utico FZC

01:10 PM – 01:30 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation 2

Arabic Legal Research in a Global Context

  • Smart Multilingual Access to Arabic Legal Content

  • Generative AI and Legal Research: Current Applications, Future Prospects.

  • Make Your Wish: Interactive Needs Session


Nissreen Haram, CEO, CyberLaw/Qistas

Sponsored By:

01:30 PM – 02:30 PM

Informal Networking & Lunch Break

  • Networking Lunch with Speakers & Delegates

  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

02:30 PM – 03:10 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 3

Compliance – Not Just a Necessary Evil, It’s Good for Business

  • Why is compliance good for your business?

  • Innovative Compliance Technology is Empowering End-to-End GRC

  • Managing business risk: a new framework for a new world

  • Mastering the new regulatory landscape

  • Your risk management guide to GDPR compliance


Mohamad Aldarwish, Legal and Compliance Director, META, Carrier Corporation

Vijay Ojha, Group Company Secretary, Sharaf Group

Yasmeen Elkenawy, Regional head of Integrity MEA, Hitachi energy

Alfred Gachaga, Head of Compliance and Legal, Stitch

Randall Walker, Partner. Hogan Lovells

Hukam Rawat, Head of Compliance, Governance and Risk, DarGlobal

03:10 PM – 04:00 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 4

An Evolving Approach to Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation: The UAE Perspective

  • Identifying the Cause and Solution to Multi-jurisdictional Litigation Issues

  • Distinguishing Multi-jurisdictional Litigation from Ordinary Litigation

  • Effective Collaboration of Defense Counsel Across Jurisdictions

  • Cross-border Litigation: Weighing the Advantages and Disadvantages of Multi-jurisdictional Disputes

  • In-house Counsel-Approved Litigation and Settlement Strategies

  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in a Single Jurisdiction


Raza Mithani, Managing Partner Conselis Law

Faris Shehabi, Senior Associate, Dentons & Co. Middle East

Noor Maki, Group General Counsel, Rental Solutions and Services

Peter Smith, Legal Director, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Felipe Arboleda Márquez, Legal Director, CHEP

Nicola Jackson, Legal Director, Clyde & Co

Darren Bradshaw, Head of Corporate Law, Hussain Lootah & Associates