Dubai City View


25 MAY 2022

Legal. Litigation. E-discovery. Disputes. Arbitration. Document Management. Cyber Security. AI. Technology.
This event will gather 150-200 In-house Counsel, Heads of Litigation & E-discovery, Litigation Managers, E-discovery Managers, Lead Counsel- Arbitration, Heads of Dispute Resolution, Law Firm Partners and Law Tech Professionals.


Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek 

Baniyas Road, P.O.BOX 476, Dubai, UAE


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We are all set to host our next flagship event- The Global Litigation & E-discovery ConfEx in Dubai which is to be held on 25 May 2022. This event will gather 150-200 In-house Counsel, Heads of Litigation & E-discovery, Litigation Managers, E-discovery Managers, Lead Counsel- Arbitration, Heads of Dispute Resolution, Law Firm Partners and Law Tech Professionals. Each lawyer participant attends the event because he/she has some operational challenges to resolve such as Litigation. Risk. Security. GDPR. CCPA. Compliance. Data Privacy. Artificial Intelligence. Legal Technology. Automation. Machine Learning. Litigation. E-discovery. Contracts etc (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 the right service providers. Our event helps them with both.

Key Speaker


  • 150 - 200 In-house Counsel and Law Firm Partners

  • 15+ Exhibitors

  • 30+ Speakers

  • 10+ Bar Associations & Media Partners 

  • Keynote Addresses

  • Exclusive Case Study Presentations

  • Round Table Discussions

  • Business Dialogues

  • Qualified Business Lead

  • C Level Invitations Only

  • Unique Networking Opportunities

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Key Speakers



(08:30 AM – 05:00 PM Dubai Time)

* Program is subject to change without notice

08:30 AM – Onwards

Conference Registration

  • Networking Tea with Speakers & Delegates

  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

 08:45 AM – 09:00 AM

Introduction & Peer Networking

  • Event Introduction: Get to know the daylong exciting networking & learning opportunities

  • One-on-One Introduction: Let the industry know you and your expertise

09:00 AM – 09:30 AM

Morning Keynote Address 1

The Future of Litigation: Innovation and Affordability

  • What resources are needed to resolve disputes effectively?

  • Who should do the work – barristers, solicitors, external experts, or algorithms?

  • What contributes to the escalation of cost?

  • The disclosure pilot and the impact of innovative technology

  • Litigation funding and alternative fee arrangements

  • Leaning into an online future


Saloni Tuteja

Regional Legal and Business conduct Counsel
Gilead Sciences

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Susie Abdel-Nabi

Head of Dispute Resolution Group, Clyde & Co LLP


Nadim Elias El Haj

Regional Head of Legal
Millennium Hotels & Resorts

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Nick Braganza



Karim Soliman

Director Of Legal,

DAMAC Properties

09:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Morning Keynote Address 2

Risky AI Business: Navigating Regulatory and Legal Dangers to Come

Artificial Intelligence poses a wide range of hidden and unknown dangers for enterprises deploying the technology. Experts will discuss-


  • Legal issues to consider

  • How AI systems create new types of risks?

  • How to guard against the legal and compliance risks of AI?

  • How companies can prepare now?

  • Risk/benefit assessment frameworks to identify and mitigate risks in AI systems

  • Enterprise Audit Software for AI systems

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Morning Keynote Address 3

E-discovery: Arbitration in a Digital World

  • growing rise in international arbitrations?

  • Should arbitration be used instead of litigation?

  • How does the UK market stand to capture the increasing volume of international arbitrations?

  • How does the management of discovery differ for arbitrations?

  • How might Data Analytics be used to mitigate a lot of the data management & production issues?

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Using Artificial Intelligence in Document Reviews

The latest AI tools provide easy-to-use ways of uncovering insights into a document trove. This can help lawyers, investigators and compliance staff to quickly target what is relevant.


We’ll provide a live demonstration of some of the tools and techniques, such as :

  • Communication network analysis,

  • Sentiment analysis,

  • Continuous active learning

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Wendy Robinson

 Senior Advisor,


Sponsored By

 10:50 AM – 11:20 AM

Informal Networking

  • Networking Tea with Speakers & Delegates

  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM

Industry Leadership Session

Trends in Antitrust Policy: Implications for Enforcement and Litigation

  • Evolving trends in antitrust policy: consumers, fairness, digital challenges, the New Brandeis school

  • Procedural fairness: internationally agreed standards

  • Standards of appeal and review

  • Enforcement of judgments

  • Litigating the new antitrust


Felipe Arboleda Márquez

Legal Director,



Yasser Aboismail

General Counsel and Head of

Compliance MENA
Schindler Group

12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation

12:20 PM – 01:00 PM

Industry Leadership Session

E-discovery & Modern Digital Evidence: Remote Collection & Review

Modern E-discovery is no longer simply about collecting and reviewing emails. The proliferation of text messages, social chat, and other online communication apps has increased the pool of potential digital evidence in discovery.

  • An overview of recent case law involving electronic communication

  • Best practices for remote collection of all types of digital evidence

  • How to effectively plan your modern document review in a remote world

  • How has the e-Discovery industry evolved over the last decade?

  • Reducing e-Discovery costs without sacrificing defensibility

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Karie Akeelah


Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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Peter Smith

Senior Associate
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Nicola Jackson

Legal Director
Clyde & Co

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Dhritimaan Shukla


Ernst & Young Middle East

01:00 PM – 01:50 PM

Informal Networking

  • Networking Lunch with Speakers & Delegates

  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

01:50 PM – 02:10 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Patent Infringement: UAE & KSA Perspectives

  • What may constitute patent infringement in the UAE and KSA? 

  • What reasonable steps may inventors take to avoid infringement?

  • How are patent infringement claims typically dealt with in the UAE and KSA? 

  • What are the remedies for patent infringement in the UAE and KSA?

  • Other considerations relating to confidentiality, disclosure grace periods, etc.


Ahmad Saleh

Al Tamimi & Company

02:10 PM – 02:50 PM

Industry Leadership Session

The Legal Cybersecurity Threat Landscape for 2022 and Beyond

  • The key data security/privacy trends and challenges facing the legal sector

  • How to navigate cybersecurity and network defense challenges

  • How advanced machine learning can be the solution for the sector

  • The importance of data protection and how firms can navigate the threat landscape

  • What do general counsel expect from law firms & legal service providers in 2022?


Robert Flaws

Special Counsel,

Baker Botts


Zara Merali


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Rhys Monahan

Senior Associate
Reed Smith LLP


Omar Khodeir

Senior Associate
Al Tamimi & Company

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Hussein Al Jardali, PhD

Chief Customer Success Officer, App4Legal

02:50 PM – 03:10 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation

03:10 PM – 04:40 PM

Leadership Round Table Discussion & Idea Exchange (In-Person & LIVE Online Session)


This session is an opportunity for you to share feedback with peers regarding challenges you face that were not addressed in other conference sessions. Participate in discussions around hot topics and burning issues with your colleagues that are unique to the IP environment. Peers gladly share ideas, strategies and best practices to assist you in addressing difficulties. You may be surprised that you have an idea to share that will be of great value to another attendee. Take back to your office insightful tips to reduce risk or increase efficiency in a process or procedure within your firm that you didn't think needed improvement.


During the Idea Exchange, we plan to discuss the topics below. Please feel free to bring additional topics if you don't see a topic that you would like to discuss.

Discussion Topic & Details-

Litigation, E-discovery & Technology in the Middle East

  • E-discovery challenges surfaced by covid-19

  • Remote work communication and data management challenges

  • Virtual hearings and trials are here to stay

  • Future of litigation & E-discovery

  • Predicting the outcomes of cases and improving access to justice

  • Increasing use of artificial intelligence and data analytics

  • Preparing for new data storage and collection challenges

Antitrust & competition litigation in the aftermath of Covid-19

In-Person Session Speakers

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Tammam Kaissi

Senior Associate,


Karim Hamdy Serour

Head of Dispute Resolution,

Al Ghurair Investment LLC

Parnika Chaturvedi


King & Wood Mallesons

Raza Mithani 

Managing Partner,

Conselis Law


Mark Raymont


Pinsent Masons


Omar Khodeir

Senior Associate
Al Tamimi & Company

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Darren Mullins




Dr. Srinivas Pala

Group General Counsel


Priscila Mielli Abrahao

Head of Legal Affairs


LIVE Online Session Speakers


Sanjay Gulati

Group Executive Vice President Corporate Tax-IDT & Litigation
GMR Airports Ltd

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Shaimaa Sebak

Executive Director Internal Control, Legal & Compliance

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Harish Som

Director & Head Legal Americana Group

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Sameet Gambhir

Vice President (Corp. Law) & Company Secretary
DCM Shriram LTD

04:40 PM – 05:00 PM

Informal Networking

  • Networking Tea with Speakers & Delegates

  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

05:00 PM – 05:05 PM

Thank You Note & Closing Remarks

Thank you note in the presence of all speakers, sponsors & global delegates who made this event happen with their undaunting support and participation.

*There can be a slight change in the time provided in the agenda above

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