Webinar: Navigating the Coronavirus - the Legal Implications
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Business all around the world are being impacted by the Coronavirus. The response by Governments is evolving daily but it is clear that this epidemic will affect all our businesses in some way. Please join us on this webinar with our legal experts as we look at some of the legal implications being triggered by this situation and provide you with some practical advice on actions that you can take, things that you should be aware of and your obligations as an employer.

When: 1 April 2020
11:00 - 12.30 pm
Where: Webinar
United Arab Emirates
Contact: Vaoa
971 04 5547967

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Webinar Details:
Date: Wednesday, 1 April 2020
Time: 11.00 am - 12.30 pm (UAE Time)
Zeyad Khoshaim, Managing Partner, Khoshaim & Associates, KSA
Foutoun Hajjar, Partner - Head of Office, Al Tamimi & Company,Bahrain
Naief Yahia, Partner, Al Tamimi & Company, UAE
Nicholas Labuschagne, Head of Strategy & Crisis Communications, APCO Worldwide, UAE
Mamoon Sbeih, President Middle East & Worldwide, APCO Worldwide, UAE

Topics include:
- Force majeure
- Contractual obligations
- What are employers obligations
- Impact on M&A transactions
- Obligations to shareholders
- Regulators actions concerning compliance
- Workplace issues and employer obligations
- Insolvency

Key outcomes from this webinar include:
- A better understanding of the legal implications triggered by the virus
- What companies can or should be doing at this time
- How stakeholder communications can support in critical times
- What are your employers' obligations

About the Moderator:

Mamoon Sbeih is thePresident of the Middle & North Africa region at APCO Worldwide. He brings to APCO over 25 years of experience and is a driving force behind their public relations, strategic communications and crisis management in the Middle East.

About the Speakers:

- Zeyad Khoshaim is the Managing Partner of Khoshaim & Associates. He has close to twenty years of experience in practicing law and a specialises in advising large corporates and multinationals on structuring, financing, and litigating major projects, joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions in Saudi Arabia.

- Fotoun Hajjar is a Partner and head of Al Tamimi’s Bahrain office, and also a member of the Education, Projects, Rail, and Hotels & Leisure sector groups. Foutoun has extensive experience in a broad range of corporate, commercial and investment matters including mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, corporate restructurings and private equity transactions. During her career Foutoun has represented clients both in private practice and in-house, including banks, family run businesses, and multi-national corporate clients. Before joining Al Tamimi Foutoun served as the Head of Legal & Compliance (Middle East) for Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance (ME), a 100 FTSE listed company and the UK’s largest general insurer. Foutoun has been practicing law in Bahrain for 14 years.

- Naief Yahia joined Al Tamimi & Company in 2009. He is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Department. Naief has been working in Dubai since 2006 with two of the local firms before he joined Al Tamimi & Company. He gained experience in various areas of practice (including: construction and commercial, banking, property and corporate related matters). He received his Bachelor of Law degree from Cairo University, English Section. Naief uses his wide knowledge of local laws, commercial and legal acumen and practical experience to the best of his abilities in conducting all commercial and civil litigation cases with the commercial reality and the clients’ interest in mind. Naief is heading up the construction litigation team in our Dubai office. In his role, he acted and advised major construction players in the region in relation to highly complex construction disputes before local courts and arbitral tribunals. He regularly provide expert’s evidence on construction local law issues in international arbitration concerning cross-border and landmark construction disputes. In addition, Naief is also leading our banking litigation practice in our Dubai office and regularly advises many local and international banks on all types of banking disputes in the region. In this role, he acted as the lead lawyer in securing the first successful judgments issued by the Dubai Courts in relation to foreclosure cases under both conventional and Islamic finance arrangements.

- Nicholas Labuschagne is Head of Strategy and Crisis Communications at APCO Worldwide. He is a strategist with over 30 years of experience in helping governments and organisations to sustain and manage reputational risk.

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