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An Invitation-Only Seminar – Doing Business in the Middle East: Legal Considerations & Successful Strategies

Thursday, September 22, 2016

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Welcome & Introductions:

William M. Treanor
Executive Vice President and Dean of the Law Center, Professor of Law
Georgetown Law

Essam Al Tamimi
Senior Partner
Al Tamimi & Company

Christopher J. Brummer
IIEL Faculty Director & Professor of Law
Georgetown Law

Keynote Address:

David Hamod
President & CEO
National US Arab Chamber of Commerce – Washington

Master of Ceremonies:

Joyce Utz, N’89, L’92
International Legal Consultant & Global Development & Investment Expert

Panel 1: The Legal Framework and Foreign Investment Landscape

Moderator- Ross Leckow
Deputy General Counsel, Legal Department
International Monetary Fund


Dr. Andrei Mikhnev
Head of Trade and Competitiveness, Middle East
World Bank Group

‎James Pickup, L’97
President and CEO, Middle East Investment Initiative
General Counsel, the Aspen ‎‎Institute

Samer Qudah
Partner & Regional Head of Corporate Structuring
Al Tamimi & Company

Panel 2: Opportunities and Practical Considerations

Moderator- Shaun Donnelly
Vice President, Investment and Financial Services
United States Council for International ‎Business (USCIB)


Yaser Dajani
Managing Director, Kroll – Dubai Head Office

Bassim Kanaan, LL.M.’03
Deputy Group General Counsel
Saudi Oger Group

Andrew Keller
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counter Threat Finance & Sanctions
Bureau of Economic & Business Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Al Larson
Senior International Policy Advisor
Covington & Burling LLP

Ibtissem Lassoued
Partner, Financial Crime
Al Tamimi & Company

Alex Perkins
Senior Manager, International Government Affairs

For RSVPs after September 18th, please email Christine Washington.
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Georgetown Law Campus
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Gewirz Building, 12th Floor

About us:

IIEL is pleased to partner with Al Tamimi & Company, the largest law firm in the Middle East, for this focus on Doing Business in the Middle East: Legal Considerations & Successful Strategies.

With the current global business interest in the Middle East, this seminar convenes industry, government and practitioner experts to discuss the legal framework, foreign investment landscape, opportunities and considerations.  Held during the International Bar Association’s annual meeting in Washington, the event also offers unparalleled networking opportunities with key legal, policy and business leaders. 

IIEL hosts fora for policy debate and research with a wide range of international organizations, firms, NGOs and government agencies, and welcomes new partnerships.

Questions, please contact Christine Washington.





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