May 31st, 2016 - 1:03 PM § in Past Events

Save the Date: DIFC-LCIA Arbitration in the MENA Region, June 9, 2016

Please join King & Spalding on June 9 for a breakfast briefing to discuss key legal developments in the area of international disputes in the Middle Eastern and North African region. This breakfast will feature a panel of speakers, including a presentation from the Director of DIFC-LCIA, Mohamed ElGhatit, who will detail the purpose and benefit of DIFC-LCIA arbitration for companies doing business in the UAE, the GCC and wider MENA region.

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is the financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, providing a world-class platform connecting the region’s markets with the economies of Europe, Asia and the Americas. With the support of the Dubai government, the restructured Centre is expected to consolidate and enhance Dubai’s role as the major center for the resolution of commercial disputes for those doing business within the MENA region.

Panelists will provide an in-depth look at key developments in MENA, and will offer insights on the reshaping of its dispute resolution framework in light of the growth of business opportunities in the region.

Mohamed ElGhatit, Director of the DIFC-LCIA
Wade Coriell, Partner, King & Spalding
Samaa A. Haridi, Partner, Hogan Lovells
Moderator: Sara McBrearty, Associate, King & Spalding

8:00 a.m. – Registration
8:15 a.m. – Breakfast / Panel Presentation
9:45 a.m. – Questions & Answers

To register for this event, or for questions, contact Michelle Raia at

December 28th, 2015 - 10:51 AM § in Past Events

Save the Date: “Resolving Disputes with Companies from Asia: What is the Best Approach?”

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators North America Branch presents, “Resolving Disputes with Companies from Asia: What is the Best Approach?” Hosted by the University of California Hastings College of the Law Alumni Reception Center 200 McAllister Street San Francisco, California 94102[...]

January 5th, 2015 - 11:26 AM § in News & Announcements

Now Available for Viewing: Papers by International Counsel and Arbitrator Denis Bensaude

New York- and Paris-licensed counsel and arbitrator Denis Bensaude spoke to HIAC on the 11th of November on recent developments in France since the new French Arbitration Law. Denis has written extensively in English and French on arbitration generally, with a special focus on France. Denis has made[...]

December 18th, 2014 - 4:36 PM § in News & Announcements

HIAC’s September Presentation Material, Available for Viewing

Steve Andersen, Vice President  of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution presented the new ICDR Rules changes to HIAC in September. You can view the handout that accompanied Steve’s presentation here.

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February 13th, 2011 - 10:01 AM § in News & Announcements

Welcome to HIAC!

The Houston International Arbitration Club (HIAC) meets monthly to participate in various topics related to international arbitration. HIAC membership is generally by invitation only. Members must be active practitioners or scholars in the field of international arbitration. To learn more about join[...]