2019 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 venue will be disclosed soon.


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

Topic*SpeakerDurationTime
Registration8.00-8.50
Introductory SpeechHilal M. Al Khulaifi (MoCI Legal Affairs Department)

Faisal Al Sahouti (Qatar International Court & Dispute Resolution Centre)
10 minutes
8.50-9.00
Practical Issues Arising in Arbitration
Dylan Moses (K&L Gates)

Dr Zain Al Abdin Sharar (QICDRC)

30 minutes
9.00-9.30
Investor-State Disputes

Litigation and Arbitration Funding
Dr. Wojciech Sadowski (K&L Gates)

Jonathan Sutcliffe (K&L Gates)
60 minutes
9.30-10.30
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity in Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions: How to Avoid Costly PitfallsScott Warren (Squire Patton Boggs)
30 minutes
10.30-11.00
Coffee break11.00-11.15
Legal Service Delivery - New, Emerging, Disruptive

Global Blockchain Regulation
Andrew Macarthur (DWF)

Dr. Andrew Mazen Dahdal (College of Law, Qatar University)
45 minutes
11.15-12.00
Qatar's Adoption of the Singapore Mediation ConventionPamela McDonald (Pinsent Masons)20 minutes
12.00-12.20
Insights into Qatar’s New Foreign Investment LawEssa Al Sulaiti (Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm) 20 minutes 12.20-12.40
The Qatar Diplomatic Crisis in its Third Year - ICJ/WTO/DIFC Case Update

Panel Discussion–Legal and Practical Implications Going Forward
Dr. Khawar Qureshi (McNair Chambers)

Mubarak Al-Sulaiti (Al Sulaiti Law Firm) – Moderator
Dr. Khawar Qureshi (McNair Chambers)

50 minutes 12.40-13.30
Lunch13.30

*Provisional Programme, subject to changes