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The Global Legal ConfEx and Law Tech Exhibition aim to bring together 300+ In-house Counsel, Law Firm Partners, Law Tech Professionals, Tech Vendors and Selected Service Providers. Each lawyer participant attends the event because he/she has some operational challenges to resolve such as: Litigation. Technology. Software. E-discovery. Risk. Security. Compliance. Outsourcing (This list of challenges is only indicative, not exhaustive). In order to find the solutions, they not only need the learning & education but also the meetings with right service providers. Our event helps them with both.

Here you go with the partial/sample list of key participants confirmed to attend this event.

What is in the Agenda:

  • Keynote Address
  • Panel Discussions
  • Case Study Presentations
  • Strategic Leadership Discussion
  • Unconference – Where Everyone Speaks!!
  • Exhibitions
  • Tea and Lunch Breaks
  • Evening Cocktail
  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors
  • One-on-One Meetings

Agenda Detail

15 November 2017

ConfEx Agenda (From 07:30 AM to 06:30 PM Gulf Standard Time)
Panel Discussions to be held in Halls A and B

07:30 AM – 08:30 AM

Registration and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

08:30 AM – 08:50 AM
Breaking The Ice - Know The Participants in Advance. Introductions : One By One. Networking Opportunity

08:50 AM – 10:00 AM

Opening Keynote Address

“People Still Matter in IP & Legal World: Ensuring Your Teams are Communicating, Collaborating and Sharing Knowledge”

Keynote Speakers


Mark Beer, OBE
Co-Chief Executive and
Registrar General,
DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority,

Pavani Reddy
Managing Partner,
Zaiwalla & Co.,
Joanne Fischlin
Senior Attorney Manager,
Head of Corporate,
External and Legal Affairs,Gulf
Microsoft Corporation,
Board member of the ACC,
Middle East, UAE

Gladys Daniel
Daniel And Gladys Advocates,

Topic: “The Future of Dispute Resolution from micro to macro claims". Topic: “Latest Trends in International Arbitration” Topic“Technology, a threat or an opportunity for Legal professionals?” Topic“The Growing Importance Of Trademarks - Registration And Protection"

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Networking Tea Break & One-on-One Business Meetings

Hall A

Hall B

10:30 AM – 11:10 AM | Leadership Learning Lab**

Worldwide Patent Perspectives: Software, SEPs, and the future of Patent Litigation; Cloud Technology Adoption Among IP Lawyers

  • Changing Patent system in ME & Europe
  • The internet of things & standard-essential patents (SEPs)
  • Examining and protecting software source code during discovery.
  • Why is the IP/legal profession generally a slow adopter of new technology?
  • Patent licensing disputes
  • Top concerns hindering cloud technology adoption among IP lawyers such as security and privacy of data, migration costs, and loss of physical controls

11:15 AM – 11:35 AM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Corporate governance 4.0 - digital challenges and opportunities

  • The Legal Team role in Corporate Governance
  • The Digital challenges
  • Opportunities : Legal Entities management and DOA solution
  • Contracts and Litigations software solutions
  • Business and Analytics tools for Legal Teams


Sponsored By:     



11:40 AM – 12:20 PM | Leadership Learning Lab**

IP Risk Management - Bad Data, Bad Decisions

In this uncertain world of globalization and emerging markets, Dubai’s economic and cultural growth is supported by a legal and regulatory framework developed to encourage significant local and international business creativity. Since the evolution of Intellectual Property (IP) Law over centuries, businesses have certainly started firmly establishing the concept. IP has now emerged as a commonplace in the world with an objective to Promote Progress. You will learn about:

  • Cybercrime & IP Risk in Dubai and UAE
  • Explore the importance of the decisions you make using intellectual property data
  • UAE war on Data Theft
  • Discover how to be better equipped to increase productivity and become a strong resource to your business
  • Uncover evaluation techniques that could save you countless hours in IP analysis
  • Distill insights to your stakeholders and impact day-to-day business decisions


12:25 PM – 12:55 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Trade of History - Cyprus, Dubai and UK


Sponsored By:          



10:30 AM – 11:10 AM | Leadership Learning Lab**

The Tech-Enabled Legal Department

Today, General Counsel (GCs) of global companies are required to be master multi-taskers. In addition to critical day-to-day legal support for businesses, GCs are asked to work with chief executive, CTO and corporate boards on strategies for overall business stability, management and profitability.

  • Aligning technology with internal and external stakeholders
  • Understanding business operations and processes
  • How technology innovation can improve business operations and processes
  • Collaboration with outside counsel
  • Tech training options

11:15 AM – 11:35 AM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

How to Tackle the GDPR: A Typical Privacy & Security Roadmap

As a new era of privacy regulations approaches, security and compliance professionals must ensure GDPR is a priority by building privacy into security plans. You will learn about:

  • The GDPR's key components
  • The importance of demonstrating on-going compliance
  • How privacy management software can support security and compliance professionals in these efforts


Sponsored By:    


11:40 AM – 12:20 PM | Leadership Learning Lab**

Cross-Border Privacy Issues and Jurisdictional Differences

  • The current legislative landscape
  • Developing multi-jurisdictional privacy policies and practices
  • Managing movement of personal information between parent companies and subsidiaries
  • Can a multinational corporation effectively put data out of reach for U.S. discovery by relocating the data to a foreign affiliate?
  • E-discovery differences between US, EU and Asia
  • Handling Cross-Border Litigation


12:25 PM – 12:55 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

App4Legal - the Secrets of Tech-Innovation for Legal Teams

A complete Legal Practice Management Solution becomes crucial for Legal Teams in order to collaborate, track & control! With App4Legal, you'll access an easy & complete workspace tailored for Lawyers to: ?

  • Manage your Corporate Matters
  • Track & follow-up on your Litigation Cases
  • Collaborate on internal Tasks
  • Organize your channel of communication with your Clients or other departments
  • Control your budget allocation & your Capacity
  • Generate your ultimate Reports & KPIs in one click ?


Sponsored By:    


12:55 PM – 01:40 PM

Lunch and Informal Networking with Exhibitors


01:40 PM – 02:20 PM | GDPR Learning Lab

How to Turn GDPR into an Opportunity in 2017-18?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation is a law designed to enhance data protection and provide a consolidated framework to guide business usage of personal data across the EU. Companies must be compliant by May 25, 2018. It's time to evaluate your readiness, build a plan, and then implement the plan.

Experts will explain what the GDPR means for your business and how you should see this as a coming opportunity:

  • What does the new GDPR entail? How to prepare for compliance by May 25, 2018.
  • How do you get started with your compliance program?
  • How to implement required security measures
  • How to make your business profitable in the era of GDPR?
  • Evaluate control requirements mandated by the new legislation.
  • Understand the financial and operational consequences of non-compliance
  • Do you need to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?

02:25 PM – 02:45 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Parallel Imports - Trademarks


Sponsored By:    

02:50 PM – 03:30 PM | Leadership Learning Lab**

Conducting IP Audits

An IP Audit solves the purpose of a systematic review of the IP assets owned, used or acquired by a business. It helps to uncover under-utilized IP assets, to identify any threats to a company’s bottom lineand to enable business planners to devise informed strategies that will maintain and improve the company’s market position.In any transaction involving IP assets, legal counsel should conduct an internal IP audit on its patent portfolio to make sure the portfolio is complete with no holes that competitors can design around.

  • Identifying and managing IP assets
  • Knowing which type of IP rights to acquire and maintain
  • Determining the value of IP to obtain maximize license agreements
  • Identifying obsolete IP assets
  • Avoiding IP infringement
  • Enforcing IP rights


03:35 PM – 04:25 PM | Leadership Learning Lab**

New UAE Bankruptcy Law– what you need to know

The UAE government has issued Federal Decree Law No. 9 of 2016 on Bankruptcy (the New Law). The New Law was published in the Official Gazette with a publication date of 29 September 2016 and will come into force three months later on 29 December 2016.

Experts will share the detailed information on the following key points-

  • Current insolvency regime repealed
  • Application is wider – not just commercial traders
  • New financial restructuring committee to be appointed
  • New balance sheet insolvency test
  • Modernized restructuring and insolvency procedures, although still court-driven "Bankruptcy by default" (also known as the 30 day rule) has been rescinded
  • Proceedings for bounced checks stayed if rescue procedures initiated
  • New minimum threshold (AED100,000) for creditor-initiated insolvency proceedings
  • New UAE bankruptcy law to boost business confidence



01:40 PM – 02:20 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

How to Effectively and Ethically Deal with Cyber-Attacks 

  • Overview of data security and security breach laws
  • What is the best way to respond to a cyber-attack?
  • What are the ethics traps to avoid?
  • How to implement CISO reporting structures and cyber-incident response plans
  • How to navigate the patchwork of data breach notification laws
  • How to mitigate litigation risk after a data breach
  • Cybersecurity insurance





02:25 PM – 02:45 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Transforming GDPR Compliance to Competitive Advantage: The Role of the DPO in EU and beyond

Sponsored By:    


02:50 PM – 03:30 PM | Blockchain Learning Lab

Blockchain Revolution for Middle East Lawyers

Experts will share the detailed information on the following key points

  • What is Blockchain & current impact of Blockchain technologies on Lawyers?
  • Blockchains, smart contracts and the law
  • Why will Blockchain transform the global economy?
  • Legal Education in the Blockchain Revolution (LEBR)
  • The Blockchain - Irreversible and Unhackable
  • How the UAE government is using Blockchain technology to fight fraud?
  • Digital Passports in Dubai using Blockchain Tech
  • The Blockchain train is coming—why don’t you climb on board?



03:35 PM – 04:25 PM | Leadership Learning Lab**

At All Costs: Managing Contract Disputes

We all understand the disputes are not certain however they are certainly not far behind. In this global world, where conflicts increase with the pace of business, much greater attention needs to be paid to managing contracts and disputes, and just as importantly, increase your chances of success when they arise. The key to success is taking the right steps from the beginning of a contract. Once you are in a dispute, then the die is, to a large extent, already cast. The experts will share their thoughts on:

  • Why contract litigation is so prevalent and expensive
  • Dispute resolution clauses in contracts
  • Negotiating the deal, and negotiating to avoid a formal dispute
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and arbitration
  • When is mediation the best approach?
  • When all else fails: the path to litigation






04:25 PM – 04:40 PM

Coffee and Tea Break - Informal Networking with Exhibitors


04:40 PM – 05:40 PM

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP DISCUSSION: Fostering A Global Legal Ecosystem***

Join us for this special leadership discussion aimed at connecting important communities from the global legal & IP ecosystem: in-house departments, law firms, associations and solution providers. This interactive session is a forum for all the stakeholders to discuss and deliberate the myriad and diverse issues they face today, and to find common ground and potential collaborative solutions to overcome challenges and leverage opportunities.

Key Topics of Discussion

05:40 PM – 06:30 PM

Lucky Draw Contest followed by Closing Remarks Followed by Evening Cocktail


Lucky Draw Contest followed by Closing Remarks & Networking Evening Cocktail. This will celebrate the presence of our speakers and sponsors who made this event happen with their undaunting support and participation.

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