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FIRE Middle East Virtual

27 Oct 2020

Location: 27th October - 1pm London, 5pm Dubai - Virtual Event (Zoom)
Members: FREE - Book by 27 Oct

FIRE Middle East Virtual

Highlights

FIRE Middle East is a unique virtual series of events, spread across 2 bullet sessions. It will drill down into the key Asset Recovery issues across the region

27th October            - Give me my Money 

  • After the Arbitration Lord Mayor's Show
  • The Insolvency Locker

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Mark Beer OBE
Founder
Seven Pillars Law (Kazakhstan)

Mark Beer OBE
Mark Beer OBE Founder
Seven Pillars Law (Kazakhstan)
DK Singh
Managing Partner
KBH Kaanuun (Dubai)

DK Singh
DK Singh Managing Partner
KBH Kaanuun (Dubai)
James Fox
Partner
DWF (Dubai)

James is Managing Partner of Dubai and Head of Dispute Resolution in the Middle East. He joined DWF in 2017 from a Band 1 listed firms Abu Dhabi office where he was Head of Dispute Resolution.


James Fox
James Fox Partner
DWF (Dubai)
Tina Asgarian
Senior Associate
KBH Kaanuun (Dubai)

Tina Asgarian
Tina Asgarian Senior Associate
KBH Kaanuun (Dubai)
Walid Azzam
Partner
Hadef & Partners (Dubai)

Walid is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution department in Dubai. He specialises in complex Commercial and Corporate arbitration and litigation, often with cross-border elements.

Walid joined Hadef & Partners in 2005. During that time, he has developed specialist knowledge of managing large scale, multi-jurisdictional disputes and has acted on a number of high-profile banking and real estate matters. Walid advises a diverse group of clients; including publicly traded and multi-national companies, as well as high net worth individuals on various contentious matters.

Walid also specialises in local and international asset tracings and recovery, advises on financial crimes as well as on anti-corruption and anti-bribery issues. He further advises on extradition and mutual legal assistance as well as on sanctions and anti-money laundering matters.

Walid has a Juris Doctorate and is admitted to the Massachusetts State Bar. Prior to joining Hadef & Partners, he practiced in the US, in both Chicago and Boston. He routinely lectures, and sits on various panels that deal with a variety of issues relating to regional legal trends and developments. Walid is fluent in English, Arabic and French.


Walid Azzam
Walid Azzam Partner
Hadef & Partners (Dubai)
Hussein Haeri
Partner, Co-Head of International Arbitration
Withers (UK)

Hussein Haeri
Hussein Haeri Partner, Co-Head of International Arbitration
Withers (UK)
Colin Diss
Partner
Grant Thornton

Colin Diss
Colin Diss Partner
Grant Thornton
Nicholas Bortman
Partner
Raedas (UK)

Nicholas Bortman
Nicholas Bortman Partner
Raedas (UK)
Jeremy Bressman
Lawyer
Kobre & Kim (Israel)

Jeremy Bressman focuses his practice on white-collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement matters, cross-border investigations, and parallel complex civil litigation. He represents Middle East-based corporate clients and individuals facing criminal allegations and enforcement proceedings, often conducted by multiple U.S. government agencies including, among others, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Bressman practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP where he was a member of the litigation team. Earlier in his career, he clerked for the Honorable Nancy F. Atlas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.


Jeremy Bressman
Jeremy Bressman Lawyer
Kobre & Kim (Israel)
Ibtissem Lassoued
Partner, Head of Advisory Financial Crime
AL TAMIMI & COMPANY (Dubai, UAE)

Ibtissem Lassoued
Ibtissem Lassoued Partner, Head of Advisory Financial Crime
AL TAMIMI & COMPANY (Dubai, UAE)
Sara Sheffield
Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys (Dubai)

Sara Sheffield
Sara Sheffield Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys (Dubai)
Ghassan El Daye
Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys (Dubai)

Ghassan heads the Arabic regional litigation practice in the Middle East and specialises in all areas of dispute resolution with a particular emphasis on construction, commercial, civil, banking, real estate and criminal matters. Ghassan has over 23 years’ experience in litigation and dispute resolution. His extensive in-depth experience in civil, Sharia, commercial, real estate, banking, construction and criminal laws have enabled him to represent clients in some of the region’s most high profile and complex cases. Offering a full scope of litigation services from drafting to implementation of case strategies locally and internationally, Ghassan is one of few litigators who won multi-billion dollar cases for clients and advised on high complex and cross border disputes. In addition, Ghassan possesses thorough expertise in matters of civil, administrative, real estate, banking and Sharia’h law.

Ghassan is admitted to practise in Lebanon.


Ghassan El Daye
Ghassan El Daye Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys (Dubai)
Patrick Gearon
Partner, Head of Middle East
Charles Russell Speechlys (Bahrain)

Patrick Gearon
Patrick Gearon Partner, Head of Middle East
Charles Russell Speechlys (Bahrain)
James Tebbs
Partner
Grant Thornton UAE (Dubai)

James is a partner and leads the Forensic Department at Grant Thornton UAE.

He is a highly experienced forensic, anti-fraud and anti-financial crime professional with 20 years' experience in professional practice in the UK and Middle East. Based in Dubai, he joined Grant Thornton after 18 years with a Big 4 firm both in the UK and the Middle East, latterly as ME regional head of financial crime.

James has led numerous complex assignments covering financial crime, fraud risk assessment, fraud investigation, dispute resolutions, corporate intelligence and digital forensics (including e-Discovery and data analytics). His experience covers most industry sectors, particularly including financial services, government, construction, energy/oil and gas, healthcare, telecoms, family businesses, retail and consumer.

James also regularly presents at industry events and seminars on a range of topics.


James Tebbs
James Tebbs Partner
Grant Thornton UAE (Dubai)

Agenda

Timings:

27th October - 1pm London, 5pm Dubai. All below times Dubai.

4.55pm
Audience Logon
5.00pm
Chair's Opening Remarks
5.05pm
After the Arbitration Lord Mayor’s Show Establishing an Effective Recovery Plan: When, how, who
Speakers:
Walid Azzam - Partner - Hadef & Partners (Dubai)
Hussein Haeri - Partner, Co-Head of International Arbitration - Withers (UK)
Nicholas Bortman - Partner - Raedas (UK)
Jeremy Bressman - Lawyer - Kobre & Kim (Israel)
5.40pm
Insolvency Locker: What Insolvency Tools have you got at your Disposal
Speakers:
Mark Beer OBE - Founder - Seven Pillars Law (Kazakhstan)
Tina Asgarian - Senior Associate - KBH Kaanuun (Dubai)
James Fox - Partner - DWF (Dubai)
DK Singh - Managing Partner - KBH Kaanuun (Dubai)
6.15pm
Panel Q&A
6.30pm
Chair's Summation & Close of Event
Speakers:
Colin Diss - Partner - Grant Thornton

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