December 2021 Meeting: UAE Decree and What Else Do You Do?

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Event Location: Zoom

 Dr. Habib Al Mulla, the Country Managing Partner and Executive Chairman of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla in the United Arab Emirates, and Karen Seif, an attorney and lecturer at the Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, to discuss The Recent Decree Changing the Conduct of Arbitration in Dubai; Why, How and the Future.  Dr. Al Mulla and Ms. Seif will focus on the decree's cancellation of two arbitration institutions in Dubai and the transfer of the operations of those institutions to the Dubai International Arbitration Center ("DIAC"), the effect of that transfer on existing commercial contracts, and the future conduct of arbitration in Dubai.

We are also pleased to announce the next feature in our new segment, What else do you do?,  which permits members with interesting lives apart from international arbitration to talk about what they do in them.  We will hear from fellow member Lindsay Gastrell, a Senior Counsel with Arbitration Chambers, on My Other Life as a Sommelier, where she will share her experience becoming a certified sommelier, discuss life in the wine industry, and make a case for New York as the world's greatest city for wine.