Board Director Seminar
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The Securities and Commodities Authority and GCC Board Directors Institute request the pleasure of your company at a seminar on: THE LATEST TRENDS AND BEST PRACTICES IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND DIRECTOR DUTIES AND LIABILITIES

When: 22 January 2020
10:00 AM
Where: Dubai, TBC
United Arab Emirates

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The seminar is targeted at board directors and will be delivered by GCC Board Directors Institute and will cover the following:

Part A - The latest trends and best practices in corporate governance (Jane Valls)
The ever-changing pressures and dynamics being faced by boards today are diverse and significant in their impact. Regulators continue to raise the bar and push for more uniform standards of corporate governance globally, whilst also increasing their expectations of the role that boards should play in responsibly representing shareholders. Global political uncertainty requires that boards take a more active role in scenario planning and helping management to navigate increasingly costly risks. The movement for companies to adopt a more long-term orientation has gained momentum, with several large institutional investors now pressuring boards to demonstrate that they are actively involved in guiding a company’s strategy for long-term value creation. Today’s boards therefore have to contend with a host of new pressures, challenges and risks and it is critical that they keep up to date with the latest trends and best practices. This seminar will look at all these issues within the context of the UAE and its business and regulatory environment.


Part B - Director duties and liabilities (Khalid Garousha)
The inevitable implementation of a higher level of corporate governance obligations in the UAE and the wider region brings with it more stringent legal obligations and liabilities on directors. It also brings an expectation by shareholders and creditors that corporate governance best practice will be adhered to by directors. This seminar focuses on the roles typically expected of directors (both collectively and individually) and the duties, obligations and liabilities which they face both at a general level and in specific scenarios. We will specifically look at current UAE laws and regulations in relation to director duties and liabilities to ensure board directors are kept up to date.

About the speakers
Jane Valls
Jane is the Executive Director at GCC BDI and has over 15 years of international experience in corporate governance and working with boards of directors. She is an accredited corporate governance trainer with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, and is an accredited trainer with the Ethics Institute, as well as being a Certified Ethics Officer. 

Khalid Garousha
Khalid Garousha is a partner in the Abu Dhabi office of Allen & Overy LLP and is the Middle East regional head of corporate. He is an English qualified solicitor and has been practicing law in the Middle East since 2000. Khalid specialises in general corporate, corporate finance and corporate governance work, including international equity offerings, IPOs, joint ventures, private equity work and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He is also highly experienced in regional M&A and ECM transactions. Khalid is also a governor of GCC Board Directors Institute. 

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