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IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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Ghada Darwish Karbon


Memberships and Positions: Vice Chair, The International Bar Association for the Arab Regional Forum Chapter (ARF) Treasurer, The International Bar Association for the Arab Regional Forum Chapter (ARF) Arbitrator, Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Arbitrator, The National Sports Arbitration (NSAT) Arbitrator, Qatar Sports Arbitration Foundation (QSAF) Arbitrator, Qatar International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA) Member of Legal Ad Hoc, Federation Internationale De Natation (FINA) Appointed to the: Independent Hearing Panel of Badminton World Federation (BWF) Former Regional Coordinator (Middle East Region), The International -Chamber of Commerce for the Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC-YAF) Member, Qatar Lawyers Association Member, The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) Honorary Member, Qatar British Business Forum in the State of Qatar (QBBF LLC (G) Member, The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Member, LCIA Arbitration and ADR Worldwide (LCIA-ADR) Member, Women in Sports Law (WisLaw) Activities: Dr. Ghada was honored as one of the “Inspiring Women in Qatar” by Medeis Al Khaleej, the authors of Qatar Success Stories and was one of the chosen participants for the Book launch in October 11, 2016 in Paris, France under the invitation of His Excellency Sheik Meshal Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar in France. Dr. Ghada was a Member of US delegation team from Qatar to the US (Qatar-US Economic Forum) for enhancing bilateral Trade & Investment, headed by the Minister of Economy and Commerce, State of Qatar which was presided by H. H. The Emir of State of Qatar in Washington D C, in April 2018. Ghada was also a delegate for the Conference, “Qatar-Germany Business and Investment Forum” in September 2018 presided by HH The Emir. She also joined the Ministerial delegation to Oman conducted by Qatar Chamber of Commerce (“Made in Qatar”). Dr. Ghada was the sole participant from Qatar to the US in the International Visitor Leadership Program “Women in Politics” (IVLP) from August 3, 2019 to August 24, 2019, a business trip conducted by the U.S. Embassy, Doha. "Law Firm of the Year 2016"- Lexis Nexis Middle East "Employment Team of the Year 2021- Lexis Nexis Middle East Education: Ph D in Public Law, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt (2018) Executive Masters in Sports Law (LL. M) with Universitat de Lleida in association with Qatar Olympic Academy; Thesis: ‘Bidding the Sports Events’ Executive Masters in Sports Law (LL. M) (First Batch), Qatar Olympics Academy, Doha, State of Qatar-2016-2017; Thesis: ‘Taking Lessons from the Past’ Master’s Degree in Public Law (LL. M), Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt Bachelor’s Degree in Sharia and Law (LL. B), Qatar University, Doha, State of Qatar


The Arab region: doing business in the midst of an economic downturn

Monday 9 October (1615 - 1730)

Room C4.7, Convention Centre, Level 4