Over the past decade, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters have become increasingly important to organizations. Strong sustainability practices have become a critical business imperative, offering enormous opportunities for those who take it seriously and posing serious liabilities for those who don’t.

In the context of disputes and enforcement, courts are beginning to recognize the gravity of environmental and climate change issues, while corporate accountability for compliance breaches arising from supply chains and business relationships are increasingly in the spotlight.

Baker McKenzie invites you to an interactive discussion featuring our panel of global and Middle East dispute resolution and compliance specialists. The virtual discussion will focus on:

  • Climate change litigation including the unique risks and claims involved in global climate-related disputes;
  • Compliance risks and increasing enforcement against supply chain breaches, human rights violations and environmental issues related to global business activities; and
  • How companies in MENA can effectively manage ESG-related risks and disputes and reimagine a sustainable business. 

The webinar is complimentary – please click on the link to register and mark your calendar now. Please feel free to forward this invite to colleagues who may be interested in joining the webinar.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Jenny Medina or one of the speakers below.


About this webinar

Date / Time:
Tuesday 24 November 2020 
10:00 am Dubai / 5:00 pm Sydney 

Agenda:
10:00 am  – Introductions
10:05 am  – Interactive discussion 
10:50 am  – Q&A
11:00 am  – Webinar close  

Mode:
Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Details will be circulated in due course.

Author

Andrew Mackenzie is the UAE Head of the International Arbitration and Construction practices of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, based in Dubai. He specialises in international arbitration law, with a particular focus on construction, energy, technology and financial institution disputes. Andrew has been based in the UAE for over 10 years and also has full rights of audience in the DIFC courts. He has advised on complex commercial disputes under a variety of civil and common law systems from across MENA and Africa, tried cases in all of the major arbitration forums (both treaty-based and commercial) and also sits as an arbitrator.

Author

Borys Dackiw is the Head of Compliance practice in the Gulf based in the Firm's Abu Dhabi office. A partner of Baker McKenzie since 1995, Borys regularly advises clients across various industries on their compliance and anti-bribery policies and programs and has participated in whistleblower interviews relating to allegations of bribery and other bribery-related investigations. He also advises on mergers & acquisitions (including privatizations), private equity and general corporate and commercial law.

Author

Jo Delaney is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution team in Sydney. With more than 20 years of experience in complex cross-border disputes, Jo focuses in commercial, construction and investment arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, AAA, UNCITRAL and ICSID arbitration rules. Her experience covers a diverse range of industries including energy, resources and infrastructure, general construction, and telecommunications and information technology.

Author

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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