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FIRE Middle East 2021

In-Person on the 14th - 16th November 2021

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

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Agenda

Pre-Event Networking Welcome Party 4th Floor - ikandy ultralounge (by the pool)
7.00pm

Meet your fellow attendees and connect with the intrepid business travellers.

Registration & Welcome Refreshments
9.00am

Chairs' Opening Remarks
9.40am

Ibtissem Lassoued, Partner, Head of Advisory Financial Crime
AL TAMIMI & COMPANY (Dubai, UAE)

Kevin Hellard , Practice Leader, Insolvency & Asset Recovery
Grant Thornton

Shades of Fraud in the Middle East
9.50am

James Tebbs , Partner
Grant Thornton UAE (Dubai)

Amine Antari, Managing Director, Forensic Investigations and Intelligence, Middle East Head
Kroll (Dubai)

Benjamin Jones, Senior Associate
Al Tamimi & Co (UAE)

Refreshment Break
10.30am

Enforcement in the Middle East
10.50am

Enforcing Judgements in the Middle East 
•    International vs local orders / judgments – problem countries…. What can you do? 
•    Enforcing against locals as opposed to Expats. What the differences are – emirati – Russian who lives there 
•    Tension with Arbitration? 

Arbitral Award - Give me my Money 

Keith Hutchinson, Partner
Clyde & Co (Dubai)

Mohammed Al Dahbashi, Managing Partner
ADG Legal (Dubai)

Nicholas Sharratt, Partner
Stephenson Harwood (Dubai)

Lojayne Shaheen, Counsel
Zulficar & Partners (Egypt)

David Joseph QC, Barrister
Essex Court Chambers

Lunch
12.05pm

Play between DIFC and Local Courts- The Nuances of Litigation in Dubai
1.20pm

Benjamin Hopps, Of Counsel
Herbert Smith Freehills (UAE)

Luke Garrett, Senior Associate
HFW (Dubai)

Nicola Jackson, Legal Director
Clyde & Co (Dubai)

Tom Montagu-Smith QC, Barrister
3VB

Use of Insolvency Powers to be able to Investigate Fraud
2.00pm

Karim Mahmoud, Partner
Hadef & Partners (Dubai)

Yaser Dajani, Managing Director
Quantuma (Dubai)

Jennifer Fox, Partner
Ogier (Cayman)

Refreshment Break
2.40pm

Non-Performing Loans
3.00pm

James Fox, Partner
DWF (Dubai)

Richard Clarke, Managing Director, UAE
Kroll (Dubai)

Zoe O’Sullivan QC, Barrister
Serle Court

The Impact of Convoy v Broad Idea on Availability of Freezing Injunctions
3.40pm

Paul McGrath QC, Barrister
Essex Court Chambers (UK)

Interim Orders in Aid of Foreign Proceedings before the DIFC Court
4.20pm

Patrick Dillon-Malone S.C , Senior Counsel – International Litigation
Al Tamimi & Co

Chairs' Summary & Close of Day 1
4.40pm

Kevin Hellard , Practice Leader, Insolvency & Asset Recovery
Grant Thornton

Ibtissem Lassoued, Partner, Head of Advisory Financial Crime
AL TAMIMI & COMPANY (Dubai, UAE)

Networking Drinks Reception 4th Floor - ikandy ultralounge (by the pool)
4.50pm

Conference Dinner Ground Floor - Dunes Restaurant
7.30pm

Morning Refreshments
9.00am

Chairs' Welcome Back
9.30am

Walid Azzam, Partner
Hadef & Partners (Dubai)

Steve Holt, Partner
Grant Thornton

Fraud in the Middle East: From Middle Eastern Origins to Global Recovery
9.40am

Jeremy Ingham, Partner
Trowers & Hamlin (Bahrain)

Brian Lacy, Partner
Ogier (BVI)

Sophia Hurst, Barrister
Essex Court Chambers

X Border Investigations- Jurisdictions Panel
10.20am

James Tebbs , Partner
Grant Thornton UAE (Dubai)

Zara Merali, Senior Associate
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (UAE)

Shiraz Sethi, Regional Head of Employment
Dentons (Dubai)

Refreshment Break
11.00am

Financing / Litigation Funding
11.20am

Chatura Randeniya, Partner
Afridi & Angell (Dubai)

Tom Evans, Counsel
Burford

Case Study of a Billion Dollar Multi-Jurisdictional Fraud
12.00pm

Nick Wood , Partner
Grant Thornton

Prashan Patel, Director
Grant Thornton

Lunch
12.40pm

Criminal Interplay with Civil Proceedings
2.00pm

Rebecca Copley, Partner
Eversheds (Dubai)

James Willn, Partner
Reed Smith (Dubai)

Taher Abdeen Ibrahim, Partner
Hadef & Partners (Dubai)

Crypto-Currency
2.40pm

Ajay Wiltshire , General Counsel
Saffery Champness (Guernsey / Dubai)

Carmel King, Director
Grant Thornton

Nadim Bardawil, Partner
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP

Peter Smith, Senior Associate
Charles Russell Speechlys (Dubai)

Chairs' Summary & Close of Event
3.20pm

Walid Azzam, Partner
Hadef & Partners (Dubai)

Steve Holt, Partner
Grant Thornton

Afternoon Tea
3.30pm

7.00pm
Pre-Event Networking Welcome Party 4th Floor - ikandy ultralounge (by the pool)

Meet your fellow attendees and connect with the intrepid business travellers.

9.00am
Registration & Welcome Refreshments
9.40am
Chairs' Opening Remarks
Ibtissem Lassoued - Partner, Head of Advisory Financial Crime - AL TAMIMI & COMPANY (Dubai, UAE)
Kevin Hellard - Practice Leader, Insolvency & Asset Recovery - Grant Thornton
9.50am
Shades of Fraud in the Middle East
James Tebbs - Partner - Grant Thornton UAE (Dubai)
Amine Antari - Managing Director, Forensic Investigations and Intelligence, Middle East Head - Kroll (Dubai)
Benjamin Jones - Senior Associate - Al Tamimi & Co (UAE)
10.30am
Refreshment Break
10.50am
Enforcement in the Middle East

Enforcing Judgements in the Middle East 
•    International vs local orders / judgments – problem countries…. What can you do? 
•    Enforcing against locals as opposed to Expats. What the differences are – emirati – Russian who lives there 
•    Tension with Arbitration? 

Arbitral Award - Give me my Money 

Keith Hutchinson - Partner - Clyde & Co (Dubai)
Mohammed Al Dahbashi - Managing Partner - ADG Legal (Dubai)
Nicholas Sharratt - Partner - Stephenson Harwood (Dubai)
Lojayne Shaheen - Counsel - Zulficar & Partners (Egypt)
David Joseph QC - Barrister - Essex Court Chambers
12.05pm
Lunch
1.20pm
Play between DIFC and Local Courts- The Nuances of Litigation in Dubai
Benjamin Hopps - Of Counsel - Herbert Smith Freehills (UAE)
Luke Garrett - Senior Associate - HFW (Dubai)
Nicola Jackson - Legal Director - Clyde & Co (Dubai)
Tom Montagu-Smith QC - Barrister - 3VB
2.00pm
Use of Insolvency Powers to be able to Investigate Fraud
Karim Mahmoud - Partner - Hadef & Partners (Dubai)
Yaser Dajani - Managing Director - Quantuma (Dubai)
Jennifer Fox - Partner - Ogier (Cayman)
2.40pm
Refreshment Break
3.00pm
Non-Performing Loans
James Fox - Partner - DWF (Dubai)
Richard Clarke - Managing Director, UAE - Kroll (Dubai)
Zoe O’Sullivan QC - Barrister - Serle Court
3.40pm
The Impact of Convoy v Broad Idea on Availability of Freezing Injunctions
Paul McGrath QC - Barrister - Essex Court Chambers (UK)
4.20pm
Interim Orders in Aid of Foreign Proceedings before the DIFC Court
Patrick Dillon-Malone S.C - Senior Counsel – International Litigation - Al Tamimi & Co
4.40pm
Chairs' Summary & Close of Day 1
Kevin Hellard - Practice Leader, Insolvency & Asset Recovery - Grant Thornton
Ibtissem Lassoued - Partner, Head of Advisory Financial Crime - AL TAMIMI & COMPANY (Dubai, UAE)
4.50pm
Networking Drinks Reception 4th Floor - ikandy ultralounge (by the pool)
7.30pm
Conference Dinner Ground Floor - Dunes Restaurant
9.00am
Morning Refreshments
9.30am
Chairs' Welcome Back
Walid Azzam - Partner - Hadef & Partners (Dubai)
Steve Holt - Partner - Grant Thornton
9.40am
Fraud in the Middle East: From Middle Eastern Origins to Global Recovery
Jeremy Ingham - Partner - Trowers & Hamlin (Bahrain)
Brian Lacy - Partner - Ogier (BVI)
Sophia Hurst - Barrister - Essex Court Chambers
10.20am
X Border Investigations- Jurisdictions Panel
James Tebbs - Partner - Grant Thornton UAE (Dubai)
Zara Merali - Senior Associate - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (UAE)
Shiraz Sethi - Regional Head of Employment - Dentons (Dubai)
11.00am
Refreshment Break
11.20am
Financing / Litigation Funding
Chatura Randeniya - Partner - Afridi & Angell (Dubai)
Tom Evans - Counsel - Burford
12.00pm
Case Study of a Billion Dollar Multi-Jurisdictional Fraud
Nick Wood - Partner - Grant Thornton
Prashan Patel - Director - Grant Thornton
12.40pm
Lunch
2.00pm
Criminal Interplay with Civil Proceedings
Rebecca Copley - Partner - Eversheds (Dubai)
James Willn - Partner - Reed Smith (Dubai)
Taher Abdeen Ibrahim - Partner - Hadef & Partners (Dubai)
2.40pm
Crypto-Currency
Ajay Wiltshire - General Counsel - Saffery Champness (Guernsey / Dubai)
Carmel King - Director - Grant Thornton
Nadim Bardawil - Partner - BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
Peter Smith - Senior Associate - Charles Russell Speechlys (Dubai)
3.20pm
Chairs' Summary & Close of Event
Walid Azzam - Partner - Hadef & Partners (Dubai)
Steve Holt - Partner - Grant Thornton
3.30pm
Afternoon Tea

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