Afridi & Angell and Jenner & Block Provide Clarity on Litigation and Enforcement Risks

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Dubai United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates, November 16, 2017 — Afridi & Angell recently held a seminar at the Dubai Capital Club on managing litigation and enforcement risks.

The seminar, hosted by Afridi & Angell in cooperation with Jenner & Block, was attended by general counsel, legal managers, managing directors, finance directors, and risk and compliance officers.

The panel explained some key risks for UAE businesses arising out of litigation in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US), and some key features of the dispute resolution landscape in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The discussion also addressed risks for companies operating in the UAE arising out of enforcement strategies of US regulators and prosecutors including the US Department of Justice, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the UK Serious Fraud Office, and the UK Financial Conduct Authority, among others. The speakers offered valuable insight and strategy on how to mitigate these risks and how to deal with them when they arise.

The Afridi & Angell team of presenters included partners Charles Laubach and James Bowden, and counsel Chatura Randeniya. The Jenner & Block team included partners Christian Tuddenham, Kelly Hagedorn, and David Bitkower.

For further information please contact:

Ms Samera Marei
Director, Business Development & Marketing
Tel: +971 56 179 5291
[email protected]

Ms Patricia Lojo
External Communications Manager
Tel: +1 212 407 1780
[email protected]

Notes to editors:

Afridi & Angell

Founded in 1975, Afridi & Angell is a full-service UAE law firm in its fifth decade at the forefront of the legal community. From the beginning, our hallmarks have been a commitment to quality, unsurpassed knowledge of the law and the legal environment, and crafting of innovative business solutions. Licensed in the three largest Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah as well as the Dubai International Financial Centre, our practice areas include banking and finance; corporate and commercial law; arbitration and litigation; construction; real estate; infrastructure projects; energy; project finance; maritime (wet and dry); and employment. We advise local, regional and global clients ranging in size and sophistication from start-ups, sole proprietorships, family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs and investors to some of the world’s largest public and private companies, governments and quasi-government institutions. We attract and retain clients with our dedication to practical guidance focused on their business needs supported by decades of experience in our home jurisdiction, the UAE. Afridi & Angell is the exclusive member firm in the UAE of top legal networks and associations, most notably Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, and World Services Group.

Jenner & Block

Jenner & Block is a law firm with global reach, with more than 500 lawyers and offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC. The firm is known for its prominent and successful litigation practice and experience handling sophisticated and high-profile corporate transactions. Firm clients include Fortune 100 companies, large privately held corporations, financial services institutions, emerging companies and venture capital and private equity investors. The American Lawyer named the firm as the #1 pro bono firm in the United States, a distinction it has had seven of the past 10 years; the firm has been ranked among the top 10 in this category every year since the ranking began in 1990.

Jenner & Block London LLP is a limited liability partnership established under the laws of the state of Delaware, USA and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with SRA number 615729. Jenner & Block London LLP is affiliated with Jenner & Block LLP, which operates Jenner & Block’s offices in the United States.

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Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson

Sarah is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing. Before joining Daily Telescope she worked as a staff writer at Fast Company and spent two years as a foreign correspondent in Turkey. Her work has been published in Al Jazeera America, The Nation, Vice News, Motherboard, and many other outlets.
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