29th Global Legal & IP Confex

28 September 2016, Dubai, UAE

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas Road, P.O.Box 476, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Events 4 Sure understands the responsibility of delivering exhilarating legal/IP web events around the globe, therefore our speakers are specifically handpicked from legal/IP industry. In order to connect with the audience on the topics and add to the value of the agendas, our esteemed speakers share information based on their personal and professional experience. Every speaker who is brought on board is meticulously selected by our research panel for his/her significant contribution towards the society and relevant practice area.

Keynote Speakers


Moutaz Abdullat
General Legal Counsel,
Ferrero Middle East, UAE

Dale Waterman
Senior Corporate Attorney,
Middle East & Africa HQ Lead,
Corporate, External and Legal Affairs,
Microsoft Corporation, UAE

Prominent Speakers

Irfan A. Lateef
Partner, Knobbe, Martens,
Olson & Bear LLP, USA

Roy Chew
Senior Manager,
CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd,

Davide Paoli
Senior Associate,
Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants,

Taj Kunwar Paul
Trademark Counsel, Coca-Cola, UAE

Linah Yazbak
Manager, Legal & Compliance, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Amman, Jordan

Karim Elhelaly
Senior Legal Counsel, Oracle Systems Limited,
Dubai, U.A.E

Yasser Abo Ismail
General Counsel and Compliance Director, Schindler Group, UAE

Raka Roy
Head of Trademark and Commercial
IP Department, United Trade
Mark and Patent Services, UAE

David Meredith
Senior Legal Counsel, Hassad Food Company, Qatar

Darren Bradshaw
General Counsel,
Global Process Systems, UAE

Stuart Paterson
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, UAE

Richard Phelan
Managing Counsel, Oman Gas Company S.A.O.C., Muscat, Oman

Buse Pınar Kaçar
Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer,
Yorsan, Turkey

Shahab Ahmed
Managing Counsel, Lead Group Privacy Counsel,
Etihad Airways, UAE

Christopher A. Shield
Bracewell LLP, USA

Waleed Nassar
Lewis Baach PLLC,
Washington D.C.

Omar Obeidat
Partner and Head of Intellectual Property, Al Tamimi & Co., United Arab Emirates

Scott A. Warren
Squire Patton Boggs,

Lara Ababneh
Head of IP, Eversheds LLP, UAE

Dyfan Owen
Partner, Ashurst, UAE

Lily Jivani
Senior Legal Counsel,
ETA Ascon / ETA Star, UAE

Anwar Imam
Legal Counsel, H.H. The Ruler's Court,
Department of Legal Affairs,
Government of Dubai UAE

Baraa Kahf
Partner, Knobbe, Martens,
Olson & Bear, LLP, USA

Matthew R. M. Walker
K&L Gates LLP, Qatar

Peter Hansen
Head of IP,
Hogan Lovells, UAE

Dominique Abrokwa
Sector Compliance Officer Oil & Gas,
SNC-Lavalin, UAE

Shintaro Shiba
General Manager,
Legal & Compliance,
Sony, UAE

Hassan Nasser
Director of Compliance,
Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority,

Mahmoud Mostafa
Legal Director, Pinsent Masons, UAE

Isabelle Leroux
Senior Partner, Dentons, UAE

Mark Hoyle
Partner, Gateley Plc,

Bassel El Turk
Rouse, UAE

Yasmine Afifi
Legal Counsel, Cisco, UAE

Pierre Heitzmann
Of Counsel, Jones Day, UAE

Fadia Mufid
Legal Counsel, Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill(GARMCO),

Björn Gehle
Reed Smith LLP, UAE

Aditya Verma
Legal Counsel,
IP & Anti-Piracy,

Hudaisa Murtaza
Legal Counsel and IP Head,
Super-Max Group, UAE

John Packer
Senior Associate,
King & Spalding,

Georges Abou Jreich
Head of Legal and Compliance,
Hilti Middle East FZE,

Raza Mithani
Berwin Leighton Paisner,

Shane Jury
Senior Associate,
Clifford Chance LLP,

Manish Kaushik
Contract Manager, Redknee, UAE

Daniel Xu
Senior Legal Consultant,
DLA Piper, UAE

Roberto Valenti
Partner, DLA Piper, Italy

Candice (Kloes) Brummer
Senior Legal Counsel, du, UAE

Ahmad Saleh
Regional Head of Patents & Designs, Al Tamimi & Company, UAE

Tarek Nakkach
Region Legal Counsel- MENA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, United Arab Emirates

Natasha G. Kohne
Partner, Akin Gump LLP,

Hesham Alarifi
Director of the Intellectual property &
Technology Transfer King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy,
Saudi Arabia

Mahmoud Shaarawy
Group Head of Legal
ElSewedy Electric

Walid Sowaidan
Area General Counsel (CEEMEA,)

Susie Abdel-Nabi
Partner, Clyde & Co LLP

Sara Holder
Managing Partner, Rouse, UAE

Ramdas Narayana
Commercial Head, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP Yorsan Ferrero Coca-Cola
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Oracle Systems Limited GARMCO 3M
Hassad Food King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy Clyde & Co LLP Oman Gas Company S.A.O.C.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Global Process Systems Akin Gump LLP Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Al Tamimi & Co. du Eversheds LLP Hilti Middle East FZE
Berwin Leighton Paisner OSN Wesley International Limited Eaton
SNC-Lavalin Ashurst Qatar Petroleum Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority
Pinsent Masons Dentons Redknee Rouse
Cisco Jones Day DLA Piper Reed Smith LLP
Clifford Chance Galadari Advocates &
Legal Consultants
K&L Gates LLP King & Spalding
Lewis Baach PLLC ElSewedy Electric Gateley Plc Bracewell LLP
Hogan Lovells Etihad Airways CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd United Trade Mark and
Patent Services
ETA Ascon / ETA Star Al Tamimi & Company Squire Patton Boggs H.H. The Ruler's Court, Department
of Legal Affairs, Government of Dubai


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