Past Events
  •   Event : 3rd Anti-Corruption Compliance EMEA Summit
      Date: 15-11-2017
      Ending Date : 16-11-2017
      Venue:

    Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai

     

    Stuart Walker, partner, moderated a panel entitled "How to prepare for and cope with 'dawn-raids' conducted by authorities", during the 3rd Anti-Corruption Compliance EMEA Summit, on 15 November 2017.

  •   Event : Managing Litigation and Enforcement Risks
      Date: 7 November 2017
      Ending Date : 7 November 2017
      Venue:

    Dubai Capital Club (DIFC)

     

    With the increase in globalisation, cross-border transactions, market volatility and political risk as well as the constantly evolving business models, international businesses are more vulnerable to litigation risk and should remain vigilant to regulatory shifts.

    Monitoring potential litigation and enforcement risks is key to a robust compliance culture.

    A panel of experts from Afridi & Angell and Jenner & Block discussed the potential risks of litigation and enforcement and how to manage these risks during a breakfast seminar in Dubai. The discussion primarily addressed:
    - Risks arising out of litigation in the UK, US and UAE including:
       - rules around the disclosure of documents
       - privilege concerns
       - reputational risks
       - jurisdictional risks
       - enforcement of judgments
       - adverse costs risks
    - Risks for companies operating in the UAE arising out of enforcement strategies of the US Department of Justice, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the UK Serious Fraud Office, the UK Financial Conduct Authority as well as other regulators and prosecutors. 

    Programme
    8:00am                    Arrival and Registration
    8:30am – 9:30am     Risk Management in International Disputes
    9:30am – 9:45am     Break
    9:45am – 10:45am   Enforcement Risk: A US, UK and UAE perspective
    10:45am                  Q&A

  •   Event : Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
      Date: 01-11-2017
      Ending Date : 01-11-2017
      Venue:

    Capital Club, DIFC, Dubai

     
    This seminar is organised by the ACC in association with Afridi & Angell.
    Blockchain technology is attracting the attention of governments, business people and consumers. The headline-grabbing cryptocurrency Bitcoin is the best known application, but the implications and potential uses of blockchain technology, and, more broadly, distributed ledger technology (DLT), are much broader than Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.  
    Last October the Dubai government said it will go paperless by 2020 by moving to a blockchain-based transaction system.  Abu Dhabi Global Markets is encouraging FinTech developments which include a strong focus on DLT with initiatives like RegLab.  Initial coin (or sometimes called “token”) offerings were conducted in many countries before regulators stepped in to treat them in a similar manner to regular securities offerings.  Sweden and Japan have made public their nascent intention to replace their fiat currency with a country-specific cryptocurrency.  
     
    The initiatives, developments, and disruptions will continue in earnest, and interaction with blockchain or DLT is inevitable. It will be important to understand the issues that these developments raise and to ensure you are protected.
    At this seminar, partner James Bowden will give an overview of blockchain (and DLT) and cryptocurrency, why it matters to business, and the state of the UAE regulatory regime. 
    SEMINAR DETAILS
    Date: Wednesday 1 November 2017
    Time: 8:00 – 10:00am
    Location: Capital Club, Dubai Room, DIFC Gate Village, Building 3
    For more information on the seminar, please contact Tam Devereaux, ACC, at +971 50 514 8575.

    This seminar was organised by the ACC in association with Afridi & Angell

    Blockchain technology is attracting the attention of governments, business people and consumers. The headline-grabbing cryptocurrency Bitcoin is the best known application, but the implications and potential uses of blockchain technology, and, more broadly, distributed ledger technology (DLT), are much broader than Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.  

    Last October the Dubai government said it will go paperless by 2020 by moving to a blockchain-based transaction system.  Abu Dhabi Global Markets is encouraging FinTech developments which include a strong focus on DLT with initiatives like RegLab.  Initial coin (or sometimes called “token”) offerings were conducted in many countries before regulators stepped in to treat them in a similar manner to regular securities offerings.  Sweden and Japan have made public their nascent intention to replace their fiat currency with a country-specific cryptocurrency.  

    The initiatives, developments, and disruptions will continue in earnest, and interaction with blockchain or DLT is inevitable. It will be important to understand the issues that these developments raise and to ensure you are protected.

    At this seminar, James Bowden (partner) and Alexandra Aikman (associate) gave an overview of blockchain (and DLT) and cryptocurrency, why it matters to business, and the state of the UAE regulatory regime. 

     

    SEMINAR DETAILS

    Date: Wednesday 1 November 2017

    Time: 8:15 – 10:00am

    Location: Capital Club, Dubai Room, DIFC Gate Village, Building 3

  •   Event : UAE Labour Law: Challenges and Practical Considerations
      Date: 18-10-2017
      Ending Date : 18-10-2017
      Venue:

    The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, Dubai

     

    This session was organised by The Oath in association with Afridi & Angell

    Most of us are familiar with the black-letter text of the most important laws and regulations governing labor and employment. However, there are many areas of ambiguity and there are many situations where the law and the practice in the market do not coincide. The Oath in association with Afridi & Angell highlighted some of the major problem areas for employers in this GC Talk Series Session.

    The session, led by partner Charles Laubach, covered a general overview of UAE labour laws, how these laws apply in practice and how disputes are resolved. The discussion primarily addressed:

    - Recruitment and hiring of personnel, including issues facing employers who recruit locally and those who recruit internationally
    - Employee awareness of and compliance with workplace rules
    - Holidays and overtime
    - Bonuses
    - Savings, pensions and benefits
    - Termination of employment

  •   Event : 4th Europe-Iran Forum
      Date: 03-10-2017
      Ending Date : 04-10-2017
      Venue:

    The Dolder Grand Hotel, Zurich

     

    Afridi & Angell was one of the main sponsors of the conference. Shahram Safai, partner, was a panelist on the banking panel, "Excellence in Banking and Financial Services", on Day 1, 3 October 2017. Click here for more information on the conference.  

  •   Event : Drive Live, Dubai Eye 103.8
      Date: 03-10-2017
      Ending Date : 03-10-2017
      Venue:

    Dubai Studio City, Dubai

     

    Stuart Walker, partner, was live on the Drive Live radio show on Dubai Eye 103.8, on Tuesday 3 October (4:15-5:00pm), where he answered questions on employment law, including on the exit interview, for Career Connect.

    Click here for the podcast of the show.

  •   Event : Drive Live, Dubai Eye 103.8
      Date: 05-09-2017
      Ending Date : 05-09-2017
      Venue:

    Dubai Studio City, Dubai

     

    Stuart Walker, partner, was live on the Drive Live radio show on Dubai Eye 103.8, on Tuesday 5 September (5:00-6:00pm), where he answered questions on employment law, including on realistic expectation in the job market (e.g. expatriate compensation packages), for Career Connect.

    Click here for the podcast of the show.

  •   Event : Joint briefing with Control Risks on the diplomatic crisis in the Middle East (for members of the ACC)
      Date: 11-07-2017
      Ending Date : 11-07-2017
      Venue:

    Capital Club, DIFC, Dubai

     

    Afridi & Angell held a joint briefing with Control Risks on the diplomatic crisis in the Middle East, for members of the Association of Corporate Counsel (the ACC). The session was held in the form of a private breakfast briefing at the Capital Club, on 11 July. The aim of the briefing was to provide a forum for executives of UAE-based companies to gain the latest information on the diplomatic crisis and to discuss their questions with legal and business experts.

    During the briefing Charles Laubach (partner) and James Bowden (partner) addressed the latest UAE legal developments and their legal implications on businesses in the UAE. The topics covered included banking, force majeure, shipping and the movement of goods as well as how investments may be affected in the UAE and what steps are available for businesses to take from a legal perspective. Charles and James also commented on what the “new normal” is beginning to look like in terms of trade and compliance in matters involving Qatar. Allison Wood of Controls Risks provided a general overview of the factors behind the crisis, possible outcomes, and the scope of the sanctions and their practical implications for businesses. 

  •   Event : Private briefing on the diplomatic crisis in the Middle East (conference call for members of the ACC)
      Date: 20-06-2017
      Ending Date : 20-06-2017
      Venue:

    Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Office Tower, Level 35, Dubai (the briefing was held via conference call)

     

     

    Afridi & Angell held a private briefing on the diplomatic crisis in the Middle East, for members of the Association of Corporate Counsel (the ACC). The briefing was held in the form of a conference call, on 20 June. The aim of the conference call was to provide a forum for executives of UAE-based companies to gain the latest information on the diplomatic crisis and to discuss their questions with legal and business experts.

    During the call Charles Laubach (partner) and James Bowden (partner) addressed the latest UAE legal developments and their legal implications on businesses in the UAE. The topics covered included shipping and the movement of goods, banking transactions, immigration and travel, AML/ATF obligations as well as how investments may be affected in the UAE and what steps are available for businesses to take from a legal perspective.

  •   Event : Afridi & Angell and Control Risks: joint briefing on the diplomatic crisis in the Middle East
      Date: 14-06-2017
      Ending Date : 14-06-2017
      Venue:

    Capital Club, DIFC, Dubai 

     

    Afridi & Angell and Control Risks held a joint briefing, on 14 June, at the Capital Club, on the diplomatic crisis in the Middle East. The aim of the briefings was to provide a forum for executives of UAE-based companies to gain the latest information on the diplomatic crisis and to discuss their questions with legal and business experts.

    During the briefing Charles Laubach (partner) and James Bowden (partner) addressed the latest UAE legal developments and their legal implications on businesses in the UAE. The topics covered included shipping and the movement of goods, banking transactions, immigration and travel, AML/ATF obligations as well as how investments may be affected in the UAE and what steps are available for businesses to take from a legal perspective. Graham Griffiths of Controls Risks provided a geopolitical and contextual overview of the crisis as well as its possible business and commercial implications.   

  •   Event : Drive Live, Dubai Eye 103.8
      Date: 23-05-2017
      Ending Date : 23-05-2017
      Venue:

    Dubai Studio City, Dubai

     

    Stuart Walker, partner, was live on the Drive Live radio show on Dubai Eye 103.8, on Tuesday 23 May (5:00-6:00pm), where he answered questions on employment law, including on Ramadan working hours and the cost of under-performers, for Career Connect.

    Click here for the podcast of the show.

  •   Event : Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Afridi & Angell Workshop: New UAE Commercial Companies Law
      Date: 22-05-2017
      Ending Date : 22-05-2017
      Venue:

    Dubai Chamber of Commerce

     

    Charles Laubach (partner) and Rahat Dar (senior associate) presented three sessions on the new UAE Commercial Companies Law, during a half day workshop organised in collaboration with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, on Monday 22 May. 

  •   Event : Afridi & Angell\'s New UAE Bankruptcy Law Seminar
      Date: 16-05-2017
      Ending Date : 17-05-2017
      Venue:

    Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Office Tower, Level 35, Dubai

     

    Afridi & Angell held a seminar on the new UAE Bankruptcy Law, during which seminar Charles Laubach (partner) and Rahat Dar (senior associate) presented on the key features and impact of the new UAE Bankruptcy Law. The seminar was held at our offices in Jumeirah Emirates Towers, on two separate occasions: a morning session on Tuesday 16 May (8:30-10:00am) and an afternoon session on Wednesday 17 May (5:30-7:00pm).

  •   Event : Drive Live, Dubai Eye 103.8
      Date: 18-04-2017
      Ending Date : 18-04-2017
      Venue:

    Dubai Studio City, Dubai

     

    Stuart Walker, partner, was live on the Drive Live radio show on Dubai Eye 103.8, on Tuesday 18 April, from 5:00-6:00pm, where he answered questions on employment law, including retirement and options for senior professionals, for Career Connect.

    Click here for the podcast of the show. 

  •   Event : Drive Live, Dubai Eye 103.8
      Date: 11-04-2017
      Ending Date : 11-04-2017
      Venue:

    Dubai Studio City, Dubai

     

    Stuart Walker, partner, was live on the Drive Live radio show on Dubai Eye 103.8, on Tuesday 11 April, from 5:00-6:00pm, where he answered questions on employment law, including sick leave, for Career Connect.

    Click here for the podcast of the show.

  •   Event : Drive Live, Dubai Eye 103.8
      Date: 14-03-2017
      Ending Date : 14-03-2017
      Venue:

    Dubai Studio City, Dubai

     

    Stuart Walker, partner, took part in the Drive Live radio show on Dubai Eye 103.8, on Tuesday 14 March, from 5:00-6:00pm, and answered questions on employment law, including how common redundancy is in the UAE, for Career Connect.

    Click here for the podcast of the show.

  •   Event : Regulatory & Financial Crime Conference (RFCC 2017)
      Date: 02-03-2017
      Ending Date : 02-03-2017
      Venue:

    Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Conference Centre, Dubai

     

    Charles Laubach, partner, was a panelist on the session entitled “FATF Preparedness: what it takes to become a full-time FATF member?“, during the Regulatory & Financial Crime Conference 2017, organised by Deloitte and DIFC, on 2 March.

    Click here to view the full conference programme.

  •   Event : Drive Live, Dubai Eye 103.8
      Date: 21-02-2017
      Ending Date : 21-02-2017
      Venue:

    Westin Mina Seyahi, Dubai

     

    Stuart Walker, partner, took part in the Drive Live radio show on Dubai Eye 103.8, on Tuesday 21 February, 5:00 - 6:00pm, and anwered questions on employment law, for Career Connect.

    Click here for the podcast of the show.

  •   Event : Iran Business Symposium
      Date: 21-02-2017
      Ending Date : 23-02-2017
      Venue:

    Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

     

    Afridi & Angell was one of the main sponsors of the conference, and Shahram Safai, partner, presented a session entitled "An overview of Iran’s legal framework for international investors; understanding the remaining sanctions" on Day 1, 21 February 2017. For more information on the conference click here.

  •   Event : Drive Live, Dubai Eye 103.8
      Date: 07-02-2017
      Ending Date : 07-02-2017
      Venue:

    Dubai Studio City, Dubai

     

    Stuart Walker, partner, took part in the Drive Live radio show on Dubai Eye 103.8, on Tuesday 7 February, from 5:00 - 6:00pm, and answered questions on employment law, including maternity rights, for Career Connect.

    Click here for the podcast of the show.

     

  •   Event : Iran: Managing the opportunities within (joint roundtable with Control Risks)
      Date: 07-12-2016
      Ending Date : 07-12-2016
      Venue:

    Capital Club, Dubai Room

    Building 3, Gate Village

    DIFC

     
    Speakers:
    Shahram Safai, partner, Afridi & Angell
    Henry Smith, Associate Director, Control Risks
    This rountable discussed the challanges and opportunities facing incumbents and new entrants in Iran as we approach the nuclear agreement's one year anniversary, and as president-elect Donald Trump assumes office as the next President of the United States. 

    Speakers:

    Shahram Safai, partner, Afridi & Angell

    Henry Smith, Associate Director, Control Risks

     

    This rountable discussed the challanges and opportunities facing incumbents and new entrants in Iran as we approach the nuclear agreement's one year anniversary, and as president-elect Donald Trump assumes office as the next President of the United States. 

  •   Event : Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Afridi & Angell Real Estate Workshop: Latest Developments in Dubai Rental Market
      Date: 24-11-2016
      Ending Date : 24-11-2016
      Venue:

    Dubai Chamber of Commerce

     

    Speakers:

    Shahram Safai, partner

    Nazim Hashim, associate

    Murtaza Chevel, CFO, Union Properties PJSC

     

    This half day workshop provided a practical overview of tenants’ and landlords’ rights and obligations.

  •   Event : Entrepreneur Day by DSOA - Talking Term Sheets
      Date: 17-11-2016
      Ending Date : 17-11-2016
      Venue:

    Dubai Silicon Oasis 

     

    Shahram Safai, partner, held a workshop entitled "Talking Term Sheets" at the Entrepreneur Day by DSOA, on 17 November 2016, in Dubai.

  •   Event : STEP Arabia Branch Conference
      Date: 07-11-2016
      Ending Date : 07-11-2016
      Venue:

    The Address Dubai Mall, Dubai

     

    Shahram Safai, partner, was one of the panelists on the opening session entitled "Frontier Markets - Opportunities & Challenges of Doing Business in Africa and Iran", on 7 November.

  •   Event : ACC Annual Meeting
      Date: 16-10-2016
      Ending Date : 19-10-2016
      Venue:

    Moscone Center, San Francisco

     

    Shahram Safai, partner, attended the ACC Annual Meeting as part of the Lex Mundi delegation. The ACC Annual Meeting was held in San Francisco, 16-19 October 2016.

  •   Event : Community Management Week | MEREIA Conference
      Date: 23-05-2016
      Ending Date : 25-05-2016
      Venue:

    Dubai World Trade Centre

     

    Shahram Safai, partner, presented a session entitled "Spotlight on Construction and Liability: Challenges and Fiduciary Duties", during the MEREIA Conference, on 24 May (as part of Community Management Week). Afterwards, he participated in a panel discussion. 

    Click here to see the video of some of the key points of the presentation.

  •   Event : Foreign tax crimes, undeclared money: risks & duties for UAE professionals (a conference by Academy & Finance)
      Date: 16-05-2016
      Ending Date : 16-05-2016
      Venue:

    Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai

     

    Charles Laubach, partner, presented a session on "Extraterritorial effect in the UAE of the national rules against tax evasion" on Monday 16 May 2016. 

    Click here to view the full programme.

  •   Event : Womena Angel Series Workshop
      Date: 23-04-2016
      Ending Date : 23-04-2016
      Venue:

    The Cribb, Dubai

     

    Shahram Safai, partner, presented an educational session on term sheets and bridge financing. 

  •   Event : ACI's 7th Middle East Summit on Compliance, Anti-Corruption & Financial Crime
      Date: 21-03-2016
      Ending Date : 22-03-2016
      Venue:

    J.W. Marriott Dubai

     

    Charles Laubach, partner, participated in a session on "Minimizing Compliance Risks in Mergers & Acquisitions: The Top 10 Pitfalls that Acquirers Make During Pre-Acquisition Due Diligence and Integration", on Tuesday 22 March.

    Click here to view the full conference programme.

  •   Event : Structuring Real Estate Ownership in Dubai (a conference by Academy & Finance)
      Date: 01-03-2016
      Ending Date : 02-03-2016
      Venue:

    Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai

     

    Shahram Safai, partner, presented a session entitled "The control of transactions: how is the transparency of real estate owners ensured?" on Wednesday 2 March.

    Click here to view the full conference programme. 

  •   Event : Control Risks - RiskMap 2016
      Date: 21-02-2016
      Ending Date : 22-02-2016
      Venue:

    Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi

    Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai

     

    James Bowden, partner, was one of the panelists on the session entitled "Building resilience and seizing opportunities" for the RiskMap 2016 conference held in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, on 21 and 22 February respectively.

  •   Event : Dubai Forward - 3rd annual conference on Dubai as a Financial and Private Banking Centre (a conference by Academy & Finance)
      Date: 15-02-2016
      Ending Date : 17-02-2016
      Venue:

    Mina A'Salam Hotel Hotel, Dubai

     

    Amjad Ali Khan, partner, was one of the panelists on the Dubai Forward Grand Talk on Tuesday 16 February and also a panelist on the session entitled "Dubai's Legal System & Its Evolution" on Wednesday 17 February.

    Shahram Safai, partner, participated in the pre-conference seminar, "What you need to know about the UAE and Dubai", on Monday 15 February. Shahram also participated in a workshop entitled "Setting Up an Entity & Opening Bank Accounts: Onshore, Free Zone & Offshore" on Wednesday 17 February and chaired the morning panels on 17 February.   

    Click here to view the full conference programme.

     

  •   Event : Optimal UAE Corporate Vehicles for Private Clients (a conference by Academy & Finance)
      Date: 20-01-2016
      Ending Date : 20-01-2016
      Venue:

    Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai

     

    Ziyad Hadi, partner, presented on UAE free zone and offshore companies, the fundamental definitions and distinctions.

    Click here to view the full conference programme.

    Afridi & Angell clients may avail a 20% reduction on the registration fee. Kindly use AF633-AALC as your registration code.

  •   Event : Cyber Security: Responding to a Cyber Crisis (a joint seminar with Control Risks)
      Date: 02-02-2016
      Ending Date : 02-02-2016
      Venue:

    Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai

     

    Speakers:
    James Bowden, partner, Afridi & Angell
    Thomas Keegan, Director, Control Risks   

    The seminar examined the legal challenges and reputational implications in responding to the increasing threat of cyber-attacks.

  •   Event : Dubai Real Estate Legal Landscape - knowing your rights and avoiding potential pitfalls
      Date: 15-12-2015
      Ending Date : 15-12-2015
      Venue:

    Dubai Chamber (main office) - 1st floor

    8:30am - 12:30pm

     

    Speakers: Shahram Safai, partner, and Geoff Smith, senior associate

    A workshop providing practical tips with a discussion on the proper procedures as well as common pitfalls to ensure a successful property sale and purchase transaction.

     

  •   Event : Offshore Companies & Regulatory Changes in the UAE (a conference by Academy & Finance)
      Date: 19-01-2016
      Ending Date : 19-01-2016
      Venue:

    Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai

     

    Amjad Ali Khan, managing partner, chaired the conference and presented on UAE banking procedures for onshore, offshore and free zone companies.  

    Click here to view the full conference programme.

     

  •   Event : Optimal Successions in Dubai & the UAE (a conference by Academy & Finance)
      Date: 23-11-2015
      Ending Date : 25-11-2015
      Venue:

    The Palace Downtown, Dubai 

     

    Stuart Walker, partner, participated in the panel: What do practitioners think of DIFC wills?

    Shahram Safai, partner, presented the session entitled "Managing the transition to DIFC wills: what is the impact on existing and common succession instruments/techniques? 

    Shahram Safai also presented the session entitled "Dubai Land Department and succession issues/transfer of property"

    Click here to view the full conference programme.

     

  •   Event : Anti Money Laundering Obligations in the UAE: the recent changes (a conference by Academy & Finance)
      Date: 15-11-2015
      Ending Date : 16-11-2015
      Venue:

    The Palace Downtown, Dubai

     

    Charles Laubach, partner, presented a session on "Mobilsing and Empowering the Regulatory Authorities".

    Charles also participated on a panel "Clarifying the Sanctions and the Liabilities: administrative sanctions & penal sanctions".

    Click here to view the full conference programme.

  •   Event : Global M&A Playbook (organised by The American Lawyer)
      Date: 28-10-2015
      Ending Date : 28-10-2015
      Venue:

    Convene Grand Central, New York 

     

    Sponsors of the MENA session.

    Panel discussion on the MENA M&A landscape, with a focus on the UAE. Trends, challenges and winning strategies.  

     

  •   Event : Corporate Counsel Forum Middle East 2015
      Date: 13-05-2015
      Ending Date : 13-05-2015
      Venue:

    Park Hyatt, Dubai

     

    Charles Laubach, partner, moderated the session entitled "Survival Guide: 5 top tips for navigating UAE company and contract law". 

  •   Event : Investing in Gwadar (a conference by Academy & Finance)
      Date: 25-03-2015
      Ending Date : 25-03-2015
      Venue:

    Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel 

     

    Afridi & Angell's Presentation: Legal aspects of infrastructure and project finance in Pakistan

    Presenter: Masood K Afridi, Partner 

  •   Event : ACI's 6th Middle East Summit on Anti-Corruption
      Date: 24-02-2015
      Ending Date : 26-02-2015
      Venue:

    Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai

     

    Afridi & Angell's Presentation: Convergence of Compliance - Linking Economic Sanctions, Trade and AML Controls with your Anti-Corruption Protocol

    Presenter: Charles Laubach, Partner

  •   Event : Dubai Forward: The 2nd annual strategic conference on Dubai as a financial & wealth management centre (a conference by Academy & Finance)
      Date: 23-02-2015
      Ending Date : 24-02-2015
      Venue:

    Mina A'Salam Hotel

     

    Shahram Safai, partner, was a panelist on the panel entitled "Operating in Dubai: what are the best options for your strategy?", on Monday 23 February, 2015 at 11:00 am. 

     

     

  •   Event : Dubai Chamber's Seminar on the Civil Code - Civil Transactions: Challenges & Opportunities
      Date: 9-12-2014
      Ending Date : 9-12-2014
      Venue:

    Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

     

    Afridi & Angell's presentation: An Overview of UAE's Civil Transactions Law

    Presenter: Charles Laubach, Partner

     

  •   Event : Optimal Successions in Dubai & the UAE
      Date: 24-11-2014
      Ending Date : 25-11-2014
      Venue:

    The Palace Downtown, Dubai

     

    Practical answers and Sharia compliant solutions to protect your family, your UAE asets and your clients. 

    Afridi & Angell's Presentation: Offshore Companies - Where to create an offshore company to hold real estate in the UAE?

    Presenter: Shahram Safai, Partner 

     

     

     

  •   Event : The American Business Council of Dubai & Northern Emirates and Afridi & Angell real estate seminar: Real Estate in the UAE - The Amazing Decade
      Date: 19-11-2014
      Ending Date : 19-11-2014
      Venue:

    Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

     

    Presenters: Shahram Safai, partner, and Geoff Smith, senior associate

    The seminar covered the introduction and development of the real estate freehold market in the UAE, focusing on Dubai which has experienced phenomenal growth in the past decade. Topics of discussion included:

    • Is foreign ownership of real estate the same as that of UAE nationals?
    • Where are real estate prices headed? service charges?
    • What about rent? How much power do landlords have over tenants?
    • What are the laws governing off-plan purchases?
  •   Event : Dubai Chamber and Afridi & Angell real estate workshop: Real Estate Agreements - Do's and Don'ts
      Date: 06-11-2014
      Ending Date : 06-11-2014
      Venue:

    Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

     

    Session 1: Real Estate Sale & Purchase Contracts: Transacting with Confidence

    Session 2: Service Charges: A Blessing or a Curse?

    Presenter: Geoff Smith, Senior Associate

  •   Event : Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting 2014
      Date: 28-10-2014
      Ending Date : 31-10-2014
      Venue:

    Ernest N. Morial Convention Centre, New Orleans

     

    Panel Participation: Dispute Resolution in Saudi Arabia and the UAE

    Panelist: Shahram Safai, Partner

    Click here to view conference details

     

  •   Event : ACI Inaugural Global Anti-Corruption Regulatory and Enforcement Update
      Date: 14-07-2014
      Ending Date : 14-07-2014
      Venue:

    Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington DC

     

    Panel Participation: Middle East – Increased Legislative Activity in the UAE and Saudi Arabia: How to be Proactive amid Evolving Regulatory Changes

    Panelist: Charles Laubach, Partner

  •   Event : International Law Office Global Counsel Congress
      Date: 12-06-2014
      Ending Date : 12-06-2014
      Venue:

    The Grand Hyatt, New York

     

    Global Regulatory Flashpoints: Fire Prevention through Cultural Change

    Panel Participation: Managing the Challenges of New Markets

    Panelist: Charles Laubach, Partner

     

  •   Event : Facilities Management Congress
      Date: 19-05-2014
      Ending Date : 21-05-2014
      Venue:

    Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai

     

    Panel Participation: Owners Association / Community Management

    Panelist: Shahram Safai, Partner

  •   Event : Islamic Finance News Roundtable, Series 2014
      Date: 30-04-2014
      Ending Date : 30-04-2014
      Venue:

    DIFC Conference Centre, Dubai

     

    Roundtable topic: Dubai as the world's capital of Islamic economy: The roadmap ahead

    Participant: Bashir Ahmed, Partner

    Roundtable report available here.

  •   Event : 4th Annual Cloud World Forum MENA
      Date: 14-04-2014
      Ending Date : 15-04-2014
      Venue:

    Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa Hotel, Dubai

     

    Session: Negotiating Cloud Contracts: Identifying Key Issues & Formulating Sensible Solutions

    Speaker: James Bowden, Senior Associate

  •   Event : IBA/ICC Dubai Conference
      Date: 04-03-2014
      Ending Date : 05-03-2014
      Venue:

    Dubai

     

    Working in government, private sector or private practice – challenges and opportunities for legal professionals

    Panel Participation: Compensation and Job Satisfaction

    Panelist: Charles Laubach, Partner

  •   Event : ACI 5th Middle East Summit on Anti-Corruption
      Date: 25-02-2014
      Ending Date : 26-02-2014
      Venue:

    JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai

     

    Panel Participation: Interactive Benchmarking and Best Practices Panel – Components of a Robust Anti-Fraud Framework: How to Build the Right Compliance Model that Fits Your Company’s Middle East Environment.

    Panelist: Charles Laubach, Partner

  •   Event : DIFC Courts Seminar
      Date: 09-02-2014
      Ending Date : 09-02-2014
      Venue:

    Capital Club Dubai, DIFC

     

    The DIFC Courts - Advantages of Opting In

    This seminar focused on the advantages to companies that are registered outside of opting into the DIFC Courts’ jurisdiction. It also covered practical considerations when drafting choice of jurisdiction clauses into agreements.

    Speaker: Khadija S. Ali, Counsel

  •   Event : Syndicated Lending Middle East 2014
      Date: 28-01-2014
      Ending Date : 29-01-2014
      Venue:

    Conrad Hotel, Dubai

     

    Panel Participation: Regional Bank Lending

    Moderator: Amjad Ali Khan, Managing Partner

  •   Event : Construction Defects Seminar
      Date: 21-01-2014
      Ending Date : 21-01-2014
      Venue:

    Jumeirah Emirates Towers – Hotel Tower

     

    Spotlight on Construction: Challenges and Fiduciary Duties

    The seminar illustrated common types of construction issues and steps to take once these issues are identified. It also covered the legal liabilities of all parties involved in construction projects, as well as options of conflict resolution in the event the parties are not in agreement on their legal and contractual liabilities.

    Speakers

    • Shahram Safai, Partner, Afridi & Angell
    • Douglas Ralph, CEO, Snag & Inspect

     

  •   Event : 2013 ACT Middle East Annual Conference
      Date: 26-11-2013
      Ending Date : 27-11-2013
      Venue:

    The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Dubai

     

    Panel Participation: Corporate finance: 2014 and beyond

    Panelist: Shahram Safai, Partner

     

  •   Event : Global Islamic Economy Summit
      Date: 25-11-2013
      Ending Date : 26-11-2013
      Venue:

    Mina A'Salam Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

     

    Sponsorship: Afridi & Angell was a Silver sponsor.

    Panel Participation: Are Sukuk the Next Eurobound? Outlook for the Sukuk Market for 2014 - Opportunities, Risks and Challenges.     

    Panelist: Amjad Ali Khan, Managing Partner