Afridi & Angell and Jenner & Block Provide Clarity on Litigation and Enforcement Risks 15 November 2017

DUBAI – Wednesday, 15 November 2017 – Afridi & Angell recently held a seminar at the Dubai Capital Club on managing litigation and enforcement risks.

The seminar, hosted by Afridi & Angell in cooperation with Jenner & Block, was attended by general counsel, legal managers, managing directors, finance directors, and risk and compliance officers.

The panel explained some key risks for UAE businesses arising out of litigation in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US), and some key features of the dispute resolution landscape in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The discussion also addressed risks for companies operating in the UAE arising out of enforcement strategies of US regulators and prosecutors including the US Department of Justice, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the UK Serious Fraud Office, and the UK Financial Conduct Authority, among others. The speakers offered valuable insight and strategy on how to mitigate these risks and how to deal with them when they arise.

The Afridi & Angell team of presenters included partners Charles Laubach and James Bowden, and counsel Chatura Randeniya. The Jenner & Block team included partners Christian Tuddenham, Kelly Hagedorn, and David Bitkower.

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For further information please contact: 

Ms Samera Marei
Director, Business Development & Marketing 
Tel: +971 56 179 5291 

Ms Patricia Lojo
External Communications Manager 
Tel: +1 212 407 1780 

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Afridi & Angell
Founded in 1975, Afridi & Angell is one of the most established firms in the United Arab Emirates. The firm provides comprehensive legal advice and innovative business solutions in banking and finance; corporate and commercial Law; dispute resolution; projects; construction and real estate; employment; energy; project finance; transport; as well as doing business in the UAE and in the DIFC. The firm’s clients range in size and sophistication from start-ups to some of the region’s largest public and private companies, governments and quasi-government institutions. Afridi & Angell is the exclusive UAE member of a number of the world’s top legal networks and associations, including Lex Mundi and World Services Group.

Jenner & Block
Jenner & Block is a law firm with global reach, with more than 500 lawyers and offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC. The firm is known for its prominent and successful litigation practice and experience handling sophisticated and high-profile corporate transactions. Firm clients include Fortune 100 companies, large privately held corporations, financial services institutions, emerging companies and venture capital and private equity investors. The American Lawyer named the firm as the #1 pro bono firm in the United States, a distinction it has had seven of the past 10 years; the firm has been ranked among the top 10 in this category every year since the ranking began in 1990.

Jenner & Block London LLP is a limited liability partnership established under the laws of the state of Delaware, USA and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with SRA number 615729. Jenner & Block London LLP is affiliated with Jenner & Block LLP, which operates Jenner & Block’s offices in the United States.