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On 11-13 April 2016, arbitration specialists not only from the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, but from all over the world, will gather at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Dubai for the 4th International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) MENA Conference on International Arbitration.

This not-to-be-missed event is essential for all arbitration professionals wanting to keep up to date with the most cutting edge developments in the region. The function offers an array of educational opportunities, a compelling list of distinguished speakers and is an excellent chance to network.

“By bringing together leading experts and professionals, ICC can target the emerging issues specific to the region and provide the tools necessary to combat the changes and challenges in this ever expanding field,” said Sami Houerbi, ICC International Court of Arbitration Director for Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa.

Taking place on Monday, 11 April 2016, the conference will be preceded by a full-day advanced-level training on the production of documents. Participants will gain relevant knowledge, skills and understanding of how to efficiently manage all aspects of the process, including how to draft production requests.

With the recognized importance of international arbitration to dispute resolution in the MENA region, the ICC International Court of Arbitration champions its efforts in expanding its expertise to a wider audience.

“With the recognized importance of international arbitration to dispute resolution in the MENA region, the ICC International Court of Arbitration champions its efforts in expanding its expertise to a wider audience,” said Yas Banifatemi, Head of Public International Law at Shearman & Sterling LLP in France; Visiting Lecturer of Law at Yale Law School in the United States; and Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

The following two days will be highlighted by special breakfasts to discuss the unconscious bias against women in the field and the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR will present its new Report entitled, “Decisions on costs in international arbitration.” Hot topics at this year’s event also include: the role of in-house counsel in arbitration proceedings, corruption in international arbitration, as well as parallel industry sessions on construction and energy disputes.

All sessions during the training and conference will be in both English and Arabic.

Participants are eligible for CLE and MCLE credits, as well as CPD and CNB hours.

Register before 18 February 2016 to receive the early-bird rate!  Special discounts include an additional 5% off for all ICC members. Please contact the ICC national committee in your country to receive your code. If registering for five people of the same company, a group rate can be obtained. Finally, in-house counsel, full-time academics and government representatives may also benefit from a 30% reduction. Please contact the ICC Events department for further information.

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