The pervasive nature of COVID-19 means that organisations globally and in the Middle East are facing a similar struggle: navigating both the short-term and long-term business implications of the pandemic. Whether managing the immediate crisis, stabilizing your operations or evolving your business model, it is critical for your organization to navigate the various regulatory developments and changes that vary by country and consider the risks and opportunities that may impact your business.

Baker McKenzie is pleased to invite female in-house legal and business executives to the second in our series of roundtable discussions in the Middle East, as part of our BakerWomen Middle East* programme of events.

The virtual session will focus on managing and prioritizing the emerging issues and risks particularly in the key industry sectors of Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate and Hospitality, and Construction and Maritime. We will also discuss some practical solutions to help your organisation throughout the various stages of your response to the pandemic.

The webinar is complimentary – please click on the links to register and to select your preferred sector focus. Please feel free to forward this invite to female colleagues who may be interested in joining the webinar. We hope you will join and participate in this exciting discussion.

Date: Monday 13 July 2020

Agenda:
11:00 Resilience, Recovery & Renewal (3R)
11: 15 Sector breakouts
11:40 Q&As / Wrap-up
12:00 Webinar Close

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Details will be circulated in due course.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Jenny Medina

*Baker McKenzie’s BakerWomen Middle East initiative aims to help the advancement of female professionals in the workplace and foster a strong sense of community to share and exchange common experiences.

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Joanna Matthews-Taylor is the UAE Head of the Employment practice of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, based in Dubai. She is experienced in the full spectrum of employment law issues, including recruitment, employment contracts, benefits, protection of confidential information and termination. She has also advised clients on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, cross-border secondments and the mobility of employees in the Middle East.

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Ghada El Ehwany is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Corporate Practice Group in Cairo. She has nearly 20 years’ experience in the Middle East, particularly in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, focusing on corporate and commercial transactions. Ghada also advises on healthcare regulatory, structuring, insolvency, employment and compliance matters.

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Kate Corby is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Dispute Resolution team in London. She has substantial experience of representing clients in complex litigation and arbitration, with a focus on construction and engineering disputes. Kate has been involved in disputes arising out of projects globally, but in recent years has had a particular focus on projects in the Middle East. She is a member of various of the firm's diversity related working groups at a local and global level.

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Laya Aoun-Hani is a senior associate in the Corporate & Commercial practice of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, based in Dubai. She specialises in corporate and commercial transactions, including joint ventures, distribution agreements, company structuring and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, employment and all related matters. Laya also has particular experience in all compliance and VAT matters.

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Kirsty Cattanach is senior associate in the Maritime practice of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, based in Dubai. A specialist English law-qualified Maritime lawyer, she has significant experience of shipping, energy construction, (re)insurance and trade matters. She is well-versed in almost all aspects of dry shipping, having dealt with a very broad spread of matters arising under charterparties and bills of lading, and has been increasingly advising on maritime aspects of M&A deals, including questions of charterparty risk, insurance coverage and vessel ownership.

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Sally Kotb is a counsel in Baker McKenzie's Dubai office, specializing in international commercial arbitration with a particular focus on energy and construction disputes. She has drafted expert legal opinions in support of both international and domestic arbitrations, and is experienced in enforcement of foreign and domestic awards in the UAE. She is the regional representative of the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

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Stephanie Samuell is a senior associate of Legal Advisors in association with Baker & McKenzie Limited. She has over eight years post qualification experience, of which she has spent six years in Dubai working across the Middle East. Stephanie has a broad range of corporate and commercial experience including advising client on M&A and operational and structuring matters.

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Keri Watkins is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Real Estate Practice Group, based in Dubai. She is a UK qualified lawyer who has worked in the region since 2007 and has extensive real estate, development and hotel related experience.

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