IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.7, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

The Arab region: doing business in the midst of an economic downturn
Room C4.7, Convention Centre, Level 4


Arab Regional Forum (Lead)
Anti-Corruption Committee


We will explore existing bankruptcy legislation and legal reforms related to it, as well as ongoing efforts to improve the legal and regulatory infrastructure for small and medium-sized businesses. The session will also cover the legal framework around digitalisation, including intellectual property rights, data protection and cloud computing. A major part of the discussion will be devoted to recent trends in dispute resolution and enforcement in the region. This will cover developments in the rules of various arbitration centres, as well as landmark cases in the enforcement of arbitration awards.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Lamia R Matta Co-Chair, Arab Regional Forum


Omar AlRasheed Omar Alrasheed & Partners, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Secretary-Treasurer, Arab Regional Forum
Walid Azzam Hadef & Partners, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Officer, Arab Regional Forum
Ghada Darwish Karbon Dr Ghada M Darwish Karbon Law Firm, Doha, Qatar; Officer, Arab Regional Forum
Diana Hamade Diana Hamade Attorneys at Law, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Membership Officer, Arab Regional Forum
Rebecca Kelly Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Dubai, United Arab Emirates