2020 Programme

The Qatar Business Law Forum is the only conference dedicated to Qatar business law.
The conference will be provided in English and Arabic (simultaneous translation).

The conference is free, but places are limited so book now!

The conference and awards ceremony will take place online!


For more information, please contact: qatarbusinesslawforum@lexisnexis.fr 

Topic*SpeakerDurationTime
Opening RemarksFaisal Al-Sahouti, CEO, Qatar International Court & Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC)10 minutes9:00AM - 9:10AM
SESSION 1:

Recent Legislative Developments in Qatar
Presentation 1: Easing Foreign Investment Restrictions in Qatar – Dr. Yassin El Shazly, Qatar University College of Law

Presentation 2: Qatar’s New Public Private Partnerships Law – Pawel Piotrowski, K&L Gates

Presentation 3: Free Zones Update – Huw Davies, Qatar Free Zones Authority

Presentation 4: Law Reform & Soft Power – Mathieu Faupin, Al Sulaiti Law Firm

Panel Discussion and Q&A, Moderated by: Christopher Grout, Qatar International Court & Dispute Resolution Centre
1 hour 30 minutes9:10AM - 10:40AM
Break15 minutes10:40AM - 10:55AM
SESSION 2:

Compliance
Presentation 1: Recent Amendments to Qatar’s Labour Law and Visa Regulations – Mohamed Ameen, Al Sulaiti Law Firm

Presentation 2: The Unified Economic Registry – Lauren Djedid, Qatar Financial Centre Authority

Presentation 3: AML Compliance in Qatar and the QFC – Dr. Noura Al Sahlawi, Qatar University College of Law

Presentation 4: Data Protection and Cybersecurity – Oriane Ginies, beIN

Panel Discussion and Q&A, Moderated by: Dr. Ehab Elsonbaty, Qatar Investment Authority
1 hour 30 minutes10:55AM to 12:25PM
Break15 minutes12:25PM to 12:40PM
SESSION 3:

Trends in Drafting International Contracts
Presentation 1: COVID-19/Force Majeure Under the 1999 FIDIC Rainbow Suite and Qatar Law – Kirk Durrant, DWF

Presentation 2: Drafting Multi-Tier Dispute Resolution Clauses – Matthew Walker, K&L Gates

Presentation 3: Drafting Termination Clauses Under Qatari Law – Paula Boast, Charles Russell Speechlys

Presentation 4: Issues in Drafting Mediation Clauses – Dr. Zain Sharar, Qatar International Court & Dispute Resolution Centre

Panel Discussion and Q&A, Moderated by: Dr. Minas Khatchadourian, QICCA
1 hour 30 minutes12:40PM to 2:10PM

*Provisional Programme, subject to changes