Day 1 | Jan 17, 2023 | Tuesday
08:00 AM onwards Distribution of Passes and Registration
08:55 AM - 09: 00 AM Welcome Note By
Shrutti Singh, Vice President, World Litigation Forum
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Session 1A: Future of Class Actions
Moderator Sebina Noreen Malik, Consultant Solicitor (Negotiation Expert), Alexander James Solicitors | UK
Panelist Pastore Daria ,Partner, Legance,Italy
Robert Whitehead, Partner & Head of DIFC & International Arbitration, Hamdan Al Shamsi, UAE
Mohamed ElGhatit, Founder and Managing Partner, OGH Legal, Dubai
Alice Flacco, General Counsel, Microport Scientific Corporation, France
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Session 1B: Adaption of AI, ML & Blockchain Technology in Litigation
Panelist Kirill Kukshev, Counsel, Gorodissky & Partners, Dubai
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM Networking Break
10:50 AM - 12:15 PM Session 2 : The importance of independence for effective expert evidence
Panelist Aleksandra Ziolkowska, Director in the Economic and Financial Consulting practice, FTI Consulting, Dubai
Simi Sharma, Director Economic and Financial Consulting, FTI Consulting, Dubai
Thomas Parkin Associate, K&L Gates, Dubai
Tala Fahoum Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Dubai
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM Session 3 : Force Majeure Claims in a Modern Connected World
Moderator Karolis Gudas, Deputy Head of Legal Department, RB Rail AS | Rail Baltica, Lithuania
Panelist Daja Apetz-Dreier, Managing Partner, Reed Smith LLP, Germany
Mohammed Noaman General Counsel Europe, Middle East and Africa GE Energy
01:20 PM - 02:30 PM Group Photo + Lunch Break
02:30 PM - 03:45 PM Session 4 : Regulatory developments in anti-money laundering
Moderator Andrew Hart, Partner, Hart Giles, Solicitors & Notaries, Hong Kong
Panelist Sebina Noreen Malik, Consultant Solicitor (Negotiation Expert), Alexander James Solicitors | UK
Harish K Som , General Counsel & Senior Director , UAE
Farhat Ali Khan Managing Partner, Century Maxim International FZ LLC,UAE
03:45 AM - 04:00 PM Networking Break
04:00 PM - 05:45 PM Session 5 : Round Table - Enforcement Issues That Arise In Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
Moderator William Leung, Principal; Solicitor Advocate, William KW Leung & Co, Hong Kong
Panelist Ankoosh k mehta,Partner ,Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, India
Renata Berzanskiene, General Counsel, ORLEN Lietuva, Lithuania
Antonin Sobek, Counsel, Dubai International Arbitration Centre, UAE
Asim Ahmed, Partner, BSA Ahmed, Dubai
Matthew Page, Partner, Hadef & Partners, United Arab Emirates
Peter Smith, Legal Director, Charles Russell Speechlys, Dubai
AMIRAN GOGIBERIDZE Partner, Advocate, London

Day 2 Session

Day 2 | Jan 18, 2023 | Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM Session 1: Legal risk during disruptive Markets & business changes
Moderator Sebina Noreen Malik, Consultant Solicitor (Negotiation Expert), Alexander James Solicitors | UK
Panelist Karim Hamdy Seour, Legal Director, Al-Ghurair,UAE
Renata Berzanskiene General Counsel ORLEN Lietuva, AB
Muna Farid Managing Director HATCH Consulting,UAE
Andrew Hart, Partner, Hart Giles, Solicitors & Notaries, Hong Kong
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Networking Break
10:45 AM-11:00 AM Session 2: Mergers & Acquisitions Laws and Regulations
Panelist Pastore Daria ,Partner, Legance,Italy
11:00 AM-12:15 PM Session 3: Due Diligence in Business Transactions
Moderator TBA
Panelist Saloni Tuteja, Regional Legal and Business Conduct Counsel, Gilead Sciences , UAE
Harish K Som , General Counsel & Senior Director , UAE
Shweta Priya, Legal Counsel, Punj Llyod
Matthew Sinkez ,Director, Pacific Strategies & Assessments (PSA), Dubai
12:15 PM - 01:30 PM Session 4 : Defending and Managing Cyber Security Threats: Lessons Learned from the recent data Breaches
Moderator Ankoosh k mehta,Partner ,Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, India
Panelist Tamer Zohdy, Managing Partner, Zohdy Law Firm, Egypt
Yak Chau Wei , CEO ,GAO Capital ,Singapore
Simon Isgar Partner, Head of Insurance & Cyber Risk, BSA Ahmed, Dubai
01:30 PM- 02:45 PM Networking Lunch
02:45 PM - 04:00 PM Session 5 : Compliance & Risk in the Digital Age: Cyber Security, Privacy and Data Protection
Moderator
Panelist Niyati Ojha,Legal Counsel,HP Inc, India
Astrid Gobardhan,Data Protection Officer, VFS Global ,Dubai
Qaisar H Metawea, Managing Partner, Dr Qaisar H Metawea Law Firm , Saudi Arabia
Damian Murphy, Executive Director, EMEA Advisory, Lighthouse, UK
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Closing Note & Networking Break