2022 Programme

The Qatar Business Law Forum is the only conference dedicated to Qatar business law. The Conference will be held in English and Arabic (simultaneous translation). The conference is free, but places are limited, so book now!

8:30-9:00 AM Registration, Coffee and Networking
9:00-9:30 AM Opening Remarks Benjamin Filaferro – Managing Director, LexisNexis Middle East

Faisal Al-Sahouti – Chief Executive Officer, Qatar International Court & Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC)

MoU signing between LexisNexis® Middle East and the Qatar Lawyers Association With remarks from Mubarak Al Sulaiti – President, Qatar Lawyers Association


9:30-11:00 AM First Session: International Investments, M&A and Compliance
Corporate Venture Capital and Investing in Technology in Qatar Dr David Ramm – Crowell & Moring
Navigating International Investment Agreements and M&A Transactions: International Standards for Anti-Bribery, Fraud & Anti-Corruption Laws Dylan Moses – K&L Gates
Recent Developments in AML Regulations Hamad Al Yafei – Al Yafei Law Firm
11:00-11:20 AM Coffee and Networking


11:20-12:45 PM Second Session: Dispute Resolution

Moderator: Professor Hilary Bell – HBKU

Managing Disputes During the Life Cycle of a Construction Project James Cameron – Fenwick Elliott in alliance with Al Sulaiti Law Firm
Mediation in Qatar Tarek Labban –Thani Bin Ali Al-Thani Lawyers and Legal Consultants
Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Qatar Alexander Kelsall – DWF
12:45-1:45 PM Buffet Lunch


1:45-3:00 PM Third Session: Panel Discussion – What’s in the Pipeline for Business Law in Qatar

Moderator: Duha Al-Mulla – QICDRC

Keynote Speaker Hilal Al-Khulaifi – Legal Director, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Panellists Hilal Al-Khulaifi – Legal Director, Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Khaled Algarle – QICCA

Amr Hossam – Al Sulaiti Law Firm

Elias Matni – K&L Gates

Dr Zain Al Abdin Sharar – QICDRC


3:00-4:00 PM Fourth Session: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™
IP and Advertising Aspects of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Ricardo Cid – Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm
Football, Fanzones & Festivities: Insights into Certain Aspects of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Enabling Law Ribal Fattal – Sultan Al Abdulla & Partners


Note: Q&A will follow each presentation, time permitting.