Global Legal Summit

Global Legal Summit

We are delighted to share that we have attended a flagship event, the Dubai Global Legal Association Litigation Conference on February 14-15, 2024. There had gathered 150-200 professionals, including Heads of Legal Departments, General Counsels, Litigation Managers, Arbitration Heads, ADR Professionals, Chief Dispute Resolution Officers, Risk and Compliance Professionals, Data Privacy Managers, Legal Attorneys, and Directors/Partners of Law Firms, along with other service providers.


Yiannos Georgiades, managing partner at Y.Georgiades & Associates, had the privilege of moderating a panel at the renowned international litigation conference hosted by the Global Legal Association. The panel centered around the recent legal reforms in the Saudi Arabian legal system and their implications on litigation, attracting participation from distinguished professionals worldwide.


The inaugural Recovery and Collections Summit - Middle East stands as a comprehensive Conference & Exhibition uniting prominent experts from the Debt collections and recovery industry in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain & Egypt. The primary focus is to deliberate on the latest technology and digital transformation strategies, addressing challenges and fostering organizational preparedness for the future. The summit aims at enhancing operations, boosting productivity, and refining customer experience across Debt & Loan Collections, Subscriptions and Renewals, and Credit systems. During this event, we actively participated, seizing the opportunity to present our end-to-end debt collection solutions to a diverse audience in the Debt Collections space. This engagement facilitated valuable connections with top executives from leading organizations in the MENA region.


The choice of GLA to invite our managing partner as the moderator for this specific panel stemmed from our recent endeavors as a foreign law firm to establish a branch in Riyadh and make inroads into the MENA region market.

There was an interesting panel discussion about the title” "The Good, The Brag, And The Ugly," featured key insights from Dr. Voda and other experts on navigating the evolving legal landscape of the Metaverse and NFTs.


The session many interesting Keynote session about Session 1: “The Use Of AI In Litigation Has Given Rise To A Number Of Legal And Ethical Concerns, For example ias In AI Algorithms”
Moderator : Julius Handler, Associate at Morrison Foerster LLP, UK

Panelist :
Felipe Arboleda Márquez, Legal Director at CHEP, UAE
Mr. Kirill Kukshev, Counsel at Gorodissky & Partners, UAE
Dr. Susann Funke, CEO, Legal Officer at LEX AI, Germany
Saloni Tuteja, Head of Legal at Servier, UAE
Ashraf El Motei, Founder/Managing Partner at Motei & Associates, UAE
Thomas Nolasco, Partner at Hatcher & Nolasco, PLLC, USA


Session 2 : The Arbitral Process And Alternative Dispute Resolution In The EMEA Region

Moderator : Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim, Senior Partner at Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP, Singapore

Parnika Chaturvedi, Partner at Ǫuinn Emanuel, UAE
Robert A Sliwinski, Counsel at Insight Legal FZE, UAE
Robert whitehead, Partner at Hamdan Al Shamsi Lawyers & Legal Consultants, UAE
Hanan Badawi, Associate at Amr & Partners Law Firm, Egypt
Ǫuentin Bargate, Founder and CEO at Bargate Murray Luxury Asset Law Firm,UK
Nasos A. Kyriakides, Managing Partner at Nasos A. Kyriakides & Partners LLC
Matthew Page, Partner at Habib Al Mulla and Partners, UAE


Session 3: The Legal Challenges And Disputes That Arise In The Context Of Infrastructure Development Projects

Moderator: Cristina Amate Muñoz, Head of Legal at BEUMER Group, UAE

Virginie Colaiuta, Partner at LMS LEGAL LLP, UK
Philipp Kurek, Partner at Signature Litigation, UK
Raza Mithani, Managing Partner at Conselis Law, UAE
Ramy Rasmy, Legal Counsel at DAMAC Properties, UAE
Meri Amparjyan-Aslanyan, Head of Corporate Legal at French University of Armenia, Armenia
Prithvi Aravind, Senior Associate at Capital Project Management Inc., UAE
Dr. Nagla Nassar, Founder at Nassar Law, Egypt


Session 4: The Legal Issues Of The Metaverse And NFTs - The Good, The Brag, And The Ugly

Moderator: Rajesh Ramanathan, Partner at Factum Law, India

Dr. Laura Voda, Partner at Fichte & Co, UAE
David Palmer, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder at Vodafone Business,UK
Elias Ahonen, PhD researcher at University of Turku Law School, UAE
Ahmad Saleh, Partner at Al Tamimi & Company, UAE
Fatima Al Ǫubaisi, Legal Counsel at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, UAE


Session 5: Strategies For Managing Litigation Risk, Including Insurance, Litigation Financing, And Early Case Assessment

Moderator: Bijan Brahmbhatt, Senior Corporate Counsel at Precision Drilling, UAE

Cîhan Seuleiman-Morgan, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at Airtel Mobile Commerce BV
Okan Kizilirmak, Regional Director at Aksa Power Generation, UAE
Mina Morova, Senior Associate at Vinson & Elkins LLP
Will B Jenkins, Principal at Gravamen Advisory, UK


Session 6 :ESG Regulations and developments

Matthew Nobles, Director of Sustainability at GE Vernova, UAE
Angelika Hellweger, Legal Director at Rahman Ravelli Solicitors, UK
Yosr Hamza, Director, Legal & Compliance | Middle East, UAE

Session 7: Compliance & Risk In The Digital Age: Cyber Security, Privacy And Data Protection.

Moderator: Gaurav Saxena, Advocate, High Court of Judicature at Delhi, India

Brijesh Chedayan,CEO of Beveron Technologies,UAE
Sameet Gambhir, Vice President at DCM Shriram LTD
Dana Mahdi, Legal Counsel at Chalhoub Group, UAE
Ashraf El Motei, Founder/Managing Partner at Motei & Associates, UAE
Sara Darazirar Vonk, Leader, Legal & Compliance at LIXIL
Muna Farid, Managing Director & Head of Legal, Hatch DWC-LLC
Will B Jenkins, Principal at Gravamen Advisory, UK


Session : 8A: The Recent Reforms To The Saudi Legal System And Their Impact On Litigation.

Moderator:Yiannos Georgiades, Managing Partner at Georgiades & Associates, Cyprus

Dr Amer Tabbara, Assistant Professor of International Commercial Dispute Resolution at University of Birmingham, UAE
Badr Aljaafari, Managing Partner at Aljaafari & Albassam Law Firm | JB Law, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Abd Almageed Eisa, Independent General Counsel at UAE

Session : 8B: Diversity And Inclusion Can Play A Crucial Role In Litigation, How?

Moderator: Narguiz Birk-Petersen, Vice President and Regional General Counsel at Takeda, UAE

Riham Naim, Head of Legal Gulf Countries at Novartis, UAE
Jesse Mudaliyar, Vice President at Mastercard, UAE
Nest was a speciatl session about Corporate income tax in UAE done by Artem Malygin, Director, Tax and Legal at Tenet Consulting, UAE


Session 10 : Does corporate matter, problems with outsourcing

Moderator: Henzie Healley, Managing Partner at The Counsel Services Limited, UAE

Mariam Arzumanyan, Head of Operational Risk Service at Ameriabank CJSC, Armenia
Abduraheem Padinhare, Senior Legal Manager at CARS24 Arabia, UAE
Riswana Gaswan, Head of Legal & Board Secretary at Imdaad Group, UAE
Olga Simachkova, Corporate Counsel at Caterpillar SARL, UAE
Henrietta Newton Martin, Sr. Legal Counsel at Hartons Advisory, UAE


Session 11: ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) And Litigation - Two Different Approaches To Resolving Legal Disputes.

Moderator : Sebina Noreen Malik, Consultant Solicitor, Legal Counsel at Commercial Disputes Limited, UAE

Panelists :
Norman Chimuka, Co-Founding Partner at ChimukaMafunga Commercial Attorneys, Zimbabwe
Tatevik S. Karapetyan, Director of ResolveAcademy, Armenia
Mohamad AlDarwish, Legal & Compliance Director at Carrier, UAE
Shahan Karimi, Partner at Haidermota & Co. Pakistan
Ayman Al Ashry, Senior Legal Consultant at Hamdan Al Shamsi Lawyers & Legal Consultants, UAE