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 a partner in the Dubai office of Baker McKenzie and head of the employment practice. Joanna advises clients based in the UAE and wider Middle East region, on the full spectrum of employment law issues, including recruitment, employment contracts, benefits 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. Joanna has worked with international clients in a variety of sectors including technology, life sciences, hospitality and insurance.

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Ghada El Ehwany heads the Firm's corporate and commercial practice in Egypt. She has nearly 20 years’ experience in the Middle East, particularly in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Ghada practices in corporate, commercial and labor matters with a specific focus on mergers and acquisitions, healthcare regulatory, insolvency, compliance, investigations, TMT and dispute resolution 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 member of Baker McKenzie's International Commercial & Trade Practice Group in the Middle East. Laya regularly advises multinational clients from different industries on commercial transactions, multijurisdictional distribution and agency arrangements, commercial disputes settlements, competition law, trade compliance, sanctions and customs. She also has extensive experience in the Healthcare and Consumer Goods and Retail sectors.

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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 partner in the UAE Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration practice of Habib Al Mulla & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International. Sally has wide ranging experience in all types of commercial arbitrations, having acted as counsel and arbitrator under most leading institutional rules, including the ICC, DIFC-LCIA, CRICIA, DIAC, ADCCAC etc. She has a strong understanding of UAE laws and their application on various industry sectors owing to her civil law background and practice in the Middle East & Africa for the past 12 years. Sally also has particular experience in enforcement of foreign and domestic awards in the UAE.

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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 lawyer in Baker McKenzie based in Dubai and heads the Real Estate & Hospitality practice group in the UAE. Keri is a UK qualified lawyer who has worked in the region since 2007 and has extensive real estate, development and hotel related experience. During her time in the UAE, Keri has spent time on secondment with Dubai Properties Group and Gulf Capital.

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