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Wednesday 14 May 2014
Mina A'Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Corporate Counsel Forum Middle East 2014: Turning business transition into legacy through effective legal management
On behalf of Legal Week, I am delighted to announce that the 7th annual Corporate Counsel Forum Middle East will be returning to the Mina A'Salam, Madinat Jumeirah on Wednesday 14 May 2014.
Despite being hit by the compound effect of the financial crisis and then the Arab Spring, which saw a heavy decline in foreign investment, the Middle East is in a period of growth and transition.
The awarding of the Expo 2020 is predicted to give an immediate boost to economic confidence not only in Dubai but also in the wider region. Construction and real estate are just two of the industries expecting to see major growth, with other industries, such as tourism, also expecting to feel the positive effects of increased investment in the region.
Dubai isn't the only place expecting growth in the coming years with Bahrain planning major government investment in infrastructure projects and public transport. While the trickledown benefit of these projects may not be as immediate as that of the Expo, we can expect to see Bahrain continue in its efforts to prove attractive to foreign investment, thereby putting the unrest of the Arab Spring behind it.
Kuwait, as well, is in an exciting period of transition with a rapidly developing regulatory landscape and changes in taxation. Qatar too, is seeing a period of growth with infrastructure and real estate proving a growth market here as well.
The challenge, therefore, for in-house counsel, whether global or regional, operating in one jurisdiction or many, is to steer their business through these periods of transition: taking advantage of new opportunities while remaining alert to challenges and threats, real and potential.
Join us at the 2014 Legal Week Corporate Counsel Forum Middle East as we discuss these, and many more, issues.
Conference producer, Legal Week