IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.7, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

Reviving the Silk Road: considerations for investing in strategic sectors
Room C4.7, Convention Centre, Level 4


Arab Regional Forum (Lead)
Asia Pacific Regional Forum


This session will focus on recent initiatives for increasing crossjurisdictional cooperation between the Arab region and Asia Pacific region, hence reviving a rich history of trade relations between the two. Where there was once an exchange of spices and silk, there is now an emerging market for an exchange of knowledge and technology. This session will cover major legal and industry developments in sectors that have been of interest to investors in both regions. The sectors covered will include aviation, transport, renewable energy, finance, construction and technology/media. The session will cover cases in which those two emerging markets have learned from each other’s example and experiences.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Elias Hayek Squire Patton Boggs, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Vice Chair, Corporate Counsel Forum
Ayman Khaleq Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Young Lawyers' Committee Liaison Officer, Arab Regional Forum


Professor Mohamed Abdel Wahab Zulficar & Partners, Cairo, Egypt; Vice Chair, Arbitration Committee
Rindala Beydoun Rindala Beydoun Legal Consultancy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Officer, Arab Regional Forum
Hideaki Roy Umetsu MORI HAMADA & MATSUMOTO, Tokyo, Japan; Bar Association Liaison Officer, Asia Pacific Regional Forum