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FIRE Middle East 2022

In-Person on the 13th -15th  November 2022

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.

Hosted by:

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

Pursuing Assets Globally from MENA: Strategies and Co-Ordination from Local MENA Courts to Foreign Jurisdictions
9.50am

Show me the Money: How do you get your Cases Funded
10.30am

Refreshment Break
11.10am

Crypto-Currency & NFTs in a Regulated World
11.30pm

  • Dubai Virtual Asset Regulation Law
  • VARA: The industry's competent body
  • DIFC exemption

The Saudi Insolvency Regime: How does it Compare to the UAE, US & UK?
12.10pm

Lunch
12.50pm

The Nuances of Litigation in UAE - Interaction between the DIFC and Other Regional Courts
2.00pm

Master of the Universe: Insolvency Powers as a Trump card in Fraud
2.40pm

Refreshment Break
3.20pm

Monetising Non-Performing Loans
3.40pm

FIRESide Chat: What Issues do Banks see in the Region?
4.20pm

Chairs' Summary & Close of Day 1
5.00pm

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)
5.10pm

Conference Dinner Ground Floor - Dunes Restaurant
7.30pm

Hosted by:

Morning Refreshments
9.00am

Chairs' Welcome
9.30am

Walid Azzam, Partner
Hadef & Partners (Dubai)

Patrick Gearon, Partner, Head of Middle East
Charles Russell Speechlys (Bahrain)

Enforcing Judgements in the UAE and the Middle East
9.40am

  • Challenges in enforcing foreign judgments in the ME
  • Onshore enforcement of offshore judgments (DIFC and international) 
  • DIFC enforcement of foreign judgments (conduit jurisdiction)
  • DIFC and ADGM jurisdiction
  • Dubai joint judicial committee
  • Other ME jurisdictions 

A New Age for Arbitration through Dubai Decree no 34 o 2021
10.20am

  • What is decree 34 of 2021
  • Effect on existing arbitration agreements
  • New arbitrations
  • How does it affect enforcement of awards
  • Potential problems
  • Expectation for the future of arbitration in the region

Refreshment Break
11.00am

Unprecedented Wealth Transfer and the New Sanctions Regime
11.20am

  • How are the current sanctions different?
  • Effect of sanctions in different jurisdictions
  • Effect on non-sanctioned entities and individuals   
  • Lawyers’ and professional obligations

Asset Recovery & Insolvency
12.00pm

  • Regional development of insolvency as a tool to assist asset recovery
  • Using cross-border insolvency power
  • Challenges that may hinder recovery of assets through insolvency proceedings
  • Insolvency compared to normal litigation
  • Insolvency and discovery potentials
  • State actions like confiscation v. insolvency proceedings

Lunch
12.40pm

Use of Criminal Processes in Civil Matters
2.00pm

  • Options to use criminal process to assist in civil matters – breach of trust – forgery – bribery - confidentiality
  • Access to information
  • Attachment  / travel ban
  • Cybercrime
  • Control over process
  • Use in arbitration proceedings
  • Disadvantages

Investigations and how to Obtain Evidence in Support of Proceedings Abroad
2.40pm

  • Investigations and Litigation PR: how they work together
  • Regional investigations in-focus
  • The use of dark web
  • Use of investigator materials in legal proceedings/cross examination
  • How to regulate the industry
  • Mutual legal assistance 

Chairs' Summary & Close of Event
3.20pm

Patrick Gearon, Partner, Head of Middle East
Charles Russell Speechlys (Bahrain)

Walid Azzam, Partner
Hadef & Partners (Dubai)

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.

Hosted by:

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
Pursuing Assets Globally from MENA: Strategies and Co-Ordination from Local MENA Courts to Foreign Jurisdictions
10.30am
Show me the Money: How do you get your Cases Funded
11.10am
Refreshment Break
11.30pm
Crypto-Currency & NFTs in a Regulated World
  • Dubai Virtual Asset Regulation Law
  • VARA: The industry's competent body
  • DIFC exemption
12.10pm
The Saudi Insolvency Regime: How does it Compare to the UAE, US & UK?
12.50pm
Lunch
2.00pm
The Nuances of Litigation in UAE - Interaction between the DIFC and Other Regional Courts
2.40pm
Master of the Universe: Insolvency Powers as a Trump card in Fraud
3.20pm
Refreshment Break
3.40pm
Monetising Non-Performing Loans
4.20pm
FIRESide Chat: What Issues do Banks see in the Region?
5.00pm
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)
5.10pm
Networking Drinks Reception 4th Floor - ikandy ultralounge (by the pool)
7.30pm
Conference Dinner Ground Floor - Dunes Restaurant

Hosted by:

9.00am
Morning Refreshments
9.30am
Chairs' Welcome
Walid Azzam - Partner - Hadef & Partners (Dubai)
Patrick Gearon - Partner, Head of Middle East - Charles Russell Speechlys (Bahrain)
9.40am
Enforcing Judgements in the UAE and the Middle East
  • Challenges in enforcing foreign judgments in the ME
  • Onshore enforcement of offshore judgments (DIFC and international) 
  • DIFC enforcement of foreign judgments (conduit jurisdiction)
  • DIFC and ADGM jurisdiction
  • Dubai joint judicial committee
  • Other ME jurisdictions 
10.20am
A New Age for Arbitration through Dubai Decree no 34 o 2021
  • What is decree 34 of 2021
  • Effect on existing arbitration agreements
  • New arbitrations
  • How does it affect enforcement of awards
  • Potential problems
  • Expectation for the future of arbitration in the region
11.00am
Refreshment Break
11.20am
Unprecedented Wealth Transfer and the New Sanctions Regime
  • How are the current sanctions different?
  • Effect of sanctions in different jurisdictions
  • Effect on non-sanctioned entities and individuals   
  • Lawyers’ and professional obligations
12.00pm
Asset Recovery & Insolvency
  • Regional development of insolvency as a tool to assist asset recovery
  • Using cross-border insolvency power
  • Challenges that may hinder recovery of assets through insolvency proceedings
  • Insolvency compared to normal litigation
  • Insolvency and discovery potentials
  • State actions like confiscation v. insolvency proceedings
12.40pm
Lunch
2.00pm
Use of Criminal Processes in Civil Matters
  • Options to use criminal process to assist in civil matters – breach of trust – forgery – bribery - confidentiality
  • Access to information
  • Attachment  / travel ban
  • Cybercrime
  • Control over process
  • Use in arbitration proceedings
  • Disadvantages
2.40pm
Investigations and how to Obtain Evidence in Support of Proceedings Abroad
  • Investigations and Litigation PR: how they work together
  • Regional investigations in-focus
  • The use of dark web
  • Use of investigator materials in legal proceedings/cross examination
  • How to regulate the industry
  • Mutual legal assistance 
3.20pm
Chairs' Summary & Close of Event
Patrick Gearon - Partner, Head of Middle East - Charles Russell Speechlys (Bahrain)
Walid Azzam - Partner - Hadef & Partners (Dubai)
3.30pm
Afternoon Tea

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speakers

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