FIRE Middle East 2024

In-Person on the 10th -12th  November 2024

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

View 2023 Speakers Book Now

Perfectly timed with Dubai Arbitration Week and conveniently located near the DIFC join us once again in Dubai for the 4th year of our regional event that is almost too hot to handle!



We Had 362 Delegates 
Registered in 2022

#FIREMiddleEast  #AssetRecovery

Judges Confirmed for 2023 now include:

Justice Michael Black
Justice Michael Black Court of Appeal Judge & Judge in Charge of Digital Economy Court (DEC)
DIFC Courts
Justice Ricardo Villas Bôas Cueva
Justice Ricardo Villas Bôas Cueva Judge
Superior Court of Justice of Brazil
His Honour Judge Pelling KC
His Honour Judge Pelling KC Judge in Charge
London Circuit Commercial Court

Agenda released for 2023!

Covering the hottest topics in the region our latest agenda and speaking faculty have been curated by our thought leading advisory board of industry experts.

Metaverse Litigation - The New Age of Disputes 
in the Virtual World

Assessing the Interaction between Law, 
Technology & Asset Recovery

Understanding the Obligations & Duties 
of a Crypto Exchange

Funding, Acquisition & Strategies 
with NPL Portfolios

New Insolvency Regimes in the Middle East 
and the Key Differences with the West

Practical Solutions to Situations 
Impacted by Sanctions

FIRE & Arbitration

View from the Judges Bench

Key Regional & International Speakers Already Confirmed for 2023

Jacques Visser
Jacques Visser Chief Legal Officer
DIFC (Dubai)
David Young
David Young Managing Director
Oxford Analytica
Dr. Adli Hammad
Dr. Adli Hammad Partner
Hammad & Al Mehdar (Saudi Arabia)
Dr. Fatma Salah
Dr. Fatma Salah Partner
Riad & Riad Law Firm (Egypt)
 Dr. Ahmad Alkhamees
Dr. Ahmad Alkhamees Managing Partner
Harasani & Alkhamees Law Firm (Saudi Arabia)
Ali Al Rashdi
Ali Al Rashdi Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution
S & A Law Firm (Oman)
Carine Tohme
Carine Tohme Managing Partner
Tohme Law (Lebanon)
Sergejs Dilevka
Sergejs Dilevka Senior Counsel
Galadari (Dubai)
Nicolle Lafosse
Nicolle Lafosse Partner
Lafosse Law (USA)
Jonathon Davidson
Jonathon Davidson Founding Partner
Davidson & Co (Dubai)
Berkay Oncel
Berkay Oncel Head of MENAT Investments
SC Lowy
Rebecca Copley
Rebecca Copley Partner
Eversheds Sutherland (Dubai)
Najib Hage-Chahine
Najib Hage-Chahine Managing Partner
Hage-Chahine (Lebanon)
Kerem Alev
Kerem Alev Senior Associate
S & A Law Firm (Oman)
Seema Bono
Seema Bono Partner
Pinsent Masons (Dubai)
Ali Khan
Ali Khan Legal Consultant / Web3 & DeFi Lead
AS Legal Consultants (Dubai)
Marc Kish
Marc Kish Partner, Global Head of Dispute Resolution
Ogier (Cayman)
Sarah Malik
Sarah Malik CEO & Founder
SOL International (ADGM)
Shamseddien Essam
Shamseddien Essam Associate
ADG Legal (Egypt)
Bushra Ahmed
Bushra Ahmed Barrister, Head of Dispute Resolution & Partner
KBH (Dubai)
Daniel Hall
Daniel Hall Managing Director
Burford Capital
Michael Potts
Michael Potts Partner
PCB Byrne
Laura Voda
Laura Voda Partner
Fichte & Co (Dubai)
Mohammed Al Dahbashi
Mohammed Al Dahbashi Managing Partner
ADG Legal (Dubai)
Nicola Rayment
Nicola Rayment Head of Tech & Consultant Counsel
SOL International (Dubai)
Dr. Paresh Kathrani
Dr. Paresh Kathrani Independent Strategic Consultant
Legal Technology & Innovation Institute
Antonia Birt
Antonia Birt Partner
Reed Smith (Dubai)
DK Singh
DK Singh Managing Partner
KBH (Dubai)
Zoe O’Sullivan KC
Zoe O'Sullivan KC Barrister
Serle Court
Prashan Patel
Prashan Patel Partner
Grant Thornton (London)
Charlotte Bijlani
Charlotte Bijlani Partner & Head of Middle East
Watson Farley & Williams (Dubai)
Marijn Flinterman
Marijn Flinterman Senior Investment Manager, Head of DARP
Omni Bridgeway
Georgina Munnik
Georgina Munnik Senior Associate
Charles Russell Speechlys (Bahrain)
Luke Petith
Luke Petith Partner
Walkers (Dubai)
Peter Smith
Peter Smith Legal Director
Charles Russell Speechlys (Dubai)
Aija Lejniece
Aija Lejniece Counsel & Arbitrator
Keith Hutchison
Keith Hutchison Partner
Clyde & Co (Dubai)
Ali Al Shamlawi
Ali Al Shamlawi Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution Bahrain
KBH (Bahrain)
Laura Shingler
Laura Shingler Legal Director
DLA Piper (Dubai)
Maria Mulla
Maria Mulla Barrister
Maitland Chambers
Rupert Reed KC
Rupert Reed KC Barrister
Serle Court
Christian Nel
Christian Nel Head of Fintech / Blockchain Practice Group
Mena Legal (Dubai)
John Rogerson
John Rogerson Partner
White & Case
Monaf Hatam
Monaf Hatam Associate Director
Control Risks (UAE)
 Henrique Forssell
Henrique Forssell Founding partner
Duarte Forssell Advogados (Brazil)
Max Davis
Max Davis Legal Director
Charles Russell Speechlys (Dubai)
David Welford
David Welford Partner
Paul Key KC
Paul Key KC Barrister
Essex Court Chambers
Dominic Ayliffe
Dominic Ayliffe Associate Managing Director
Kroll (Dubai)
Prateek Bagaria
Prateek Bagaria Partner
Singularity Legal (India, UAE & Singapore)
Iain Jones
Iain Jones Associate Managing Director
Kroll (Dubai)
Tomislav Šunjka
Tomislav Šunjka Founder & Principal
ŠunjkaLaw (Serbia)
Benedict Tompkins
Benedict Tompkins Barrister
Essex Court Chambers
Robert Capper
Robert Capper Senior Managing Director
Tom Sullivan
Tom Sullivan Attorney
Marks & Sokolov
Michael Radcliffe
Michael Radcliffe Partner
Grant Thornton

Why Attend The Premier Asset Recovery Middle East Event?

Well timed with Dubai Arbitration Week 
and set in the hub that is the DIFC
2023 Agenda To be Announced soon

Hottest Topics of 2024
Year 4 is bigger and better in the hottest location 

Proven to bring together all the 
key regional players GCC
Latest Speaking Faculty

Premium Networking, Drinks and Dinner by the Burj! 
Highlights from 2022

Updated International 'Rockstar' Advisory Board for 2023! Fresh & Forward Thinking:

Colin Diss
Colin Diss Partner
Grant Thornton
Bushra Ahmed
Bushra Ahmed Barrister, Head of Dispute Resolution & Partner
KBH (Dubai)
Walid Azzam
Walid Azzam Partner
Hadef & Partners (Dubai)
Sarah Malik
Sarah Malik CEO & Founder
SOL International (ADGM)
Ibtissem Lassoued
Ibtissem Lassoued Partner, Head of Advisory Financial Crime
Patrick Gearon
Patrick Gearon Partner, Head of Middle East
Charles Russell Speechlys (Dubai)

Contact Us


For speakers enquiries please contact Paul Barford on +44 (0) 20 3398 8510 or email


For partnership enquiries please contact Chris Leese on +44 (0) 20 3398 8554 or email

booking & general queries

For booking & general queries enquiries please contact Danushka De Alwis on +44 (0) 20 3580 5891 or email


For marketing enquiries please contact Yelda Ismail on +44 (0) 20 3398 8551 or email

venue & logistics

For venue & logistics enquiries please contact Sarah Barton on +44 (0) 20 3398 8560 or email