2023 Programme

The Qatar Business Law Forum is the only conference dedicated to Qatar business law. The conference is free, but places are limited, so book now!

Event Venue Details:
- Qatar Business Law Forum Conference 2023: Marriott Marquis, City Center Doha
Timings: 08:30 AM to 02:00 PM

- Qatar Business Law Forum Gala Dinner & Awards 2023: The St. Regis Doha
Timings: 06:00 PM to 11:00 PM


08:30 am - 09:00 am Registration, Breakfast & Networking 
09:00 am Opening Remarks

                Sarah Haddadi - Head of Rule of Law, LexisNexis® Middle East
                Mubarak Al-Sulaiti - President, Qatar Lawyers Association
                Hilal Al Khulaifi – Chief Legal, Regulatory & Corporate Governance Officer, Ooredoo Group

09:30 am Panel Discussion: After the World Cup: What’s in the Pipeline?

Moderator: Abdullatef Al-Mohannadi - Deputy Registrar, QICDRC

Hanan Al-Hammadi –
Head of Cassation Sector, Ministry of Justice
Dr. Ahmed Hijal –
Thani Al Thani Law Firm
Charbel Maakaron – Managing Partner - Qatar, Crowell & Moring
Georges Abi Saab - General Counsel, Ooredoo Group
Kirk Durrant -
Managing Partner (Qatar), DWF Doha

10:30 am Coffee & Networking
11:00 am Panel Discussion: Labour, Regulatory, and Corporate Governance Law Developments

Moderator: Luigia Ingianni – Commissioner, QFC Employment Standards Office

Paraskevoula Ntai –
Legal Counsel, Essa Al-Sulaiti Law Firm
Catherine Martinez – Counsel, Crowell & Moring
Mohamad Fouad –
Managing Associate, Sultan Al Abdulla & Partners
Mustapha Fakhoury – Partner, Thani Al Thani Law Firm

11:50 am Panel Discussion: Construction Law & Dispute Resolution Developments

Guillaume Hess –
Special Counsel, K&L Gates
Amr Hossam – Head of Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Al Sulaiti Law Firm
HK Suresha – Senior Partner & Country Head, MASIN
George Vlavianos – Partner, DLA Piper
Dr. Zain Al Abdin Sharar – Counsel to the CEO, QICDRC

12:45 pm Coffee & Networking 
1:15 pm Panel Discussion: Artificial Intelligence and LegalTech

Moderator: Dr. Jon Truby – Director, MENA Executive Training

Matthew Dicke – Partner, K&L Gates
Dr. Pascal Dutru – Advisor for the Minister for Digital Economy, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Rany Sader - Chief Legal Innovation Officer, SADER
Rosena Nhblatsi – Senior IP Expert at Qatar Research Development & Innovation Council

2:00 pm LUNCH – Please join us!

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