Interviews

Interviews
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Challenging perceptions

Hani T. Gharbawi of Emaar – The Economic City talks about managing the fast-growing megaproject’s legal affairs in a rapidly-developing jurisdiction. The former chemical engineer turned lawyer, Hani T. Gharbawi of Saudi Arabia’s Emaar -The Economic...

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Middle East IP reform, long overdue

Kate O’Rourke and Patrick Gearon of Charles Russell Speechlys were in Dubai at the beginning of this year to speak about Intellectual Property (IP) issues specific to the Middle East at the annual World IP Forum....

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The future of arbitration…

In conversation with international arbitrator J William Rowley QC on how arbitration has developed and transformed over the last two decades. Renowned arbitrator J William Rowley QC was in Dubai last month for the Dubai Arbitration...

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GDPR & the Cloud: New opportunities

In conversation with Microsoft’s Ramez Dandan and Joanne Fischlin on how organisations can leverage cloud technology to effectively comply with the impending EU data protection regulations. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change how companies...

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Challenge accepted: The future of an Emirati Judge

Justice Shamlan Al Sawalehi of the DIFC Courts has built an illustrious legal career over the years, having significant experience in the academic, private and public practice of law. It’s evident from his journey that he...

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Local learning, global value

David Gallo talks to the Oath on the Academy of Law’s growth, development and initiatives for the year 2017. Established in 2015, the DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority Academy of Law (AOL) is an independent entity that...

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The edge of innovation

Timothy Murphy of Mastercard on building strong relationships, establishing trust and assurance, redefining parameters and driving change. As Mastercard’s general counsel and chief franchise officer, Timothy Murphy champions innovation-led transformation at the financial services giant. He...

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Breaking new ground

The chief group general counsel and company secretary of Emirates NBD leads with grit and grace, mastering her skills to drive her passion to support the UAE in achieving its global ambitions. When we asked Lubna...

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An empowering experience

As the DIFC Wills & Probate Registry approaches its two-year anniversary, director Sean Hird talks about the Registry’s achievements thus far and plans for the future. The DIFC Wills & Probate Registry (the Registry) was officially...

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At the helm of digital transformation

Kit Burden and Paul Allen of DLA Piper talk about how digitalisation is changing business today highlighting key trends, issues and the need for sound legislation. Is the region ready for change? The law firm DLA...

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