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11th Annual MENA Legal & Compliance

Reinforcing the legal officers role as the leader of culture and ethics throughout the ever changing landscape of technology, regulation, compliance and risk

24-25 Feb 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Why You Should Attend

11th Annual MENA Legal & Compliance

The Legal landscape has transformed drastically over the past 5 years. As we head into 2020, globalisation, change in regulation, technological advancement, and the growing expectation that organisations tackle environmental, social, and governance issues are driving the change in the roles of the legal officer. With the GCC region opening its doors to foreign investment, the legal teams have their hands full with sustainability frameworks and the preparation for JVs and M&As. The legal counsel has a panoramic view of the company that helps to ensure that ethics and compliance are considered in key strategy decisions.

Join us and find out how to harness your skills to become the tech-savvy lawyer and trusted ally to the board. The time is now for Legal and Compliance officers to step up and lead the strategy, operations and governance of the organisation with the latest technology and trends. Being one of our big annual events, this year the event will focus on:

         Legal 2020

         Cyber-attack Counterintelligence

         Disruptive Legal Structure - Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence

         GCC Foreign Direct Investments

         Cross Border Alliance

         Realities of Shareholder Engagement

         Compliance in 3rd Party Partnerships and Entertainment

Be part of our half day workshop with a highly sought-after topic on Data Privacy Health Check: Overall View on Best Practices, Framework, Enforcement and Compliance that will enhance you with the tools needed to lead transformation within your business.


Key Topics

  • Know Your Customers (KYC): Investigating Further on the Compliance with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Laws
  • Cyber-attack Counterintelligence: When Crisis Hits: Playing a Proactive Role in Protecting Companies from Cyber-threats
  • Legal 4.0: How far will Legal Tech and Automation Go in Replacing Experts?
  • GCC FDI Rapid Fire Panel: Underlining Strategic Steps towards Attracting Business and Investment within the Region
  • Contractor Management: Evaluating Collaboration with 3rd Party Partners in Optimising your Legal Operations

  • Why Choose marcus evans Conferences?

    marcus evans specialises in the research and development of strategic events for senior business executives. From our international network of 63 offices, marcus evans produces over 1000 event days a year on strategic issues in corporate finance, telecommunications, technology, health, transportation, capital markets, human resources and business improvement.

    Above all, marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success.

    Event Partners

    Practical Insights From

    Farah Zafar
    Chief Legal Officer Amaala
    Public Investment Fund (PIF), KSA

    Gregor Pannike
    Group Head of Legal
    Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, UAE

    Dr. Abdullah M. Mattar
    Chief Legal Officer
    Fawaz Al Hokair, KSA

    David Flavell
    SVP Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer
    PepsiCo Inc, USA

    David Weir
    General Counsel
    Jumeirah Group, UAE

    Jonathan Evans
    General Counsel
    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), UAE

    Susy Aryani
    Group General Counsel
    Lootah Holding, UAE

    Linda Mouaz
    Head of Legal
    Nestle Middle East, UAE

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • The organisation of the event is very good. UASC, Kuwait
    • Overall it was a good networking event. SABB, Saudi Arabia
    • Venue is great, participants are good. Speakers are good. Etisalat, UAE
    • I had an excellent experience with marcus evans, I indeed benefitted a lot from this event. Dubai Islamic Bank
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    Event Contact

    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Anna Koay

    Suite A-20-1, Level 20 Hampshire Place Office, 157 Hampshire
    1, Jalan Mayang Sari 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    +603 2603 2593