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London, Doing Business in the GCC*


Norton Rose LLP
3 More London Riverside
London SE1 2AQ 



 *Gulf Cooperation Council – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

This free, half-day conference is designed to give in-house counsel advising businesses in the GCC states a better understanding of the laws and business dynamics of the region.
Issues to be covered include:
  • Opportunities for investment to and from the region.
  • Regional variations and Dubai as a hub.
  • Contractual issues and joint ventures.
  • Disputes and arbitration.
  • Islamic finance.
  • Anti-bribery and corruption.
  • Diligence and KYC.
  • OFAC and sanctions.
  • Cultural understanding for those from outside the region.
Speakers include:
  • Darryl Coulter, Solicitor and Group Legal Manager, Celerant Consulting
  • Kim Hilton, Head of Regulatory Law, Everything Everywhere
  • Anthony Kenny, Chief Counsel - Europe, Boston Consulting Group
  • Tim Odell, Director, Deputy General Counsel, Citigroup
  • Simon Zinger, Group General Counsel, Aegis Group plc
Our keynote speaker is Jane Kinninmont, Senior Research Fellow on the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House. Ms Kinninmont will set out the economic and political landscape.
At this event:
  • Senior in-house counsel will share their experiences doing business in the region.
  • There will be breakout sessions to review recent developments, finance, investment, contractual issues and more.
  • Our sponsor, Norton Rose LLP, will provide strategic and technical input. Speakers from the firm with extensive experience in the region include Farmida Bi, Partner, Alan Bainbridge, Partner, Michael Godden, Partner and Peter Hall, Partner.
The event is only open to in-house counsel. Places are limited so please book early.
Draft programme and subject to change
8.30am – 9.00am             Registration and coffee
9.00am – 9.30am             Keynote
9.30am – 10.30am           Panel discussion
10.30am –10.55am          Coffee
10.55am – 11.40am         Breakouts
·         GCC for beginners 
·         Finance
11.45am – 12.30pm         Breakouts
·      Contractual issues and joint ventures
·      Dispute resolution
12.30pm - 13.30pm          Networking lunch
Thank you to Norton Rose LLP for its sponsorship of this programme.



Françoise Maon
Phone: +32 2 761 16 13

Sponsored By:

Norton Rose LLP

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