Guests can expect an engaging, informative and interactive discussion with our global experts and thought leaders.

The sessions will take place in the ADGM Auditorium between 9:30 AM and 4:10 PM.

We welcome our guests for a networking event following the sessions.



8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:30 AM – 9:40 AM

MC Opening Remarks

Jane Witherspoon - Bureau Chief, Euronews

9:40 AM – 9:50 AM

Keynote Opening Address

HE Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi - Chairman, Abu Dhabi Global Market

9:50 AM – 10:50 AM

Panel Discussion

ESGs – Managing the tension between support and risk mitigation

Observations on global ESG trends and what this means for shareholders and investors in the UAE and beyond. A focus on dispute resolution methods and how they can or should soften the impact. This will be a hard-talking panel that grapples with everything that comes with embracing these goals.

Lead Panelist

James Brady - Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (UK)


Nasreen Bulos - Regional General Counsel, MENAT, HSBC Middle East (UAE)

Paul Coates - Partner, Clifford Chance (UAE)

Zainab Faisal Kufaishi - Head of MEA & Senior Executive Officer, Invesco (UAE)

Laurence Thebault - Global Manager of Legal Regulatory & Leader of CSR & Sustainable Finance Legal Practice, BNP Paribas (UK) - Virtual

10:50 AM – 11:20 AM

Delegate Coffee Break

11:20 AM – 11:40 AM

Keynote Fireside

Creating a legal and regulatory landscape to counter cybercrime

With the ever-changing technological advancements, countries around the world are looking to create and ensure a safe and resilient cyber infrastructure.

In 2020, the UAE government introduced the UAE Cybersecurity Council with the primary goal to protect and adapt to these rapid technological developments and ensure the continuity of business.

What legislations have been developed since then, and what can we expect over the coming decade? What role does the collaboration between public and private sector play in strengthening cybersecurity for a nation?


HE Dr. Mohamed Hamad Al-Kuwaiti - Head of Cyber, UAE Government

Interviewed by

Jane Witherspoon - Bureau Chief, Euronews

11:40 AM – 12:40 PM

Panel Discussion

“Are you ready for us?” - A call from the FinTech industry

Listen to industry heavyweights and respected dispute resolution commentators on what is keeping the Fintech industry awake at night with risk and the dispute resolution industry’s response so far, and understand how to get on board, accept the challenge and take a role in this fascinating sector.

Lead Panelist

Sam Karim QC - Barrister, Kings Chambers (UK)


Mark Mangan - Partner, Dechert (Singapore) - Virtual

Simon Dodds - Of Counsel – Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory, Shearman & Sterling (UK) - Virtual

Ibtissem Lassoued - Partner, Al Tamimi & Company (UAE)

Christophe Reech - Group Chairman & CEO, Reech Corporations Group (UAE)

12:40 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch & Networking Opportunities

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion

The cyberverse – a new world of risks and opportunities in dispute resolution

Whilst the free flow of information presents unique opportunities, global concerns around cybersecurity, data protection and privacy are increasing, and the law faces huge challenges to keep up with the pace at which technology continues to evolve. Hear from global cyber and technology experts as they seek to unravel the complexities of the legal and regulatory framework surrounding cybersecurity, data and privacy in the digital age, and how dispute resolution options may provide the necessary circuit breaker.

Lead Panelist

Dino Wilkinson - Partner, Clyde & Co. (UAE)


Mohammed Al Mohtadi - Chief Information Security Officer, Injazat (UAE)

Joseph Kisrwani - Group Senior Legal Counsel, Etisalat (UAE)

Nicholas Peacock - Partner, International Dispute Resolution, Bird & Bird LLP (UK)

Roly Stride - VP Middle East & Africa, Darktrace (UAE)

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Panel Discussion

Towards the Next 50

As the UAE formulates the development plan for the next 50 years, what are the biggest opportunities and challenges facing industry, and what is the role of the dispute resolution community to support the way forward? Hear from legal heavyweights who are based in the UAEs sovereign wealth funds and Abu Dhabi’s biggest industry players, as they crystal ball what lies ahead.

Lead Panelist

Essam Al Tamimi - Chairman, Al Tamimi & Company (UAE)


Emma Al Jahouri - General Counsel – Group Finance & Regulatory Affairs, Mubadala (UAE)

Lara Hammoud - Senior Legal Counsel, Group Disputes, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) (UAE)

Bill Watts - General Counsel & COO, Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners (UAE)

4:00 PM – 4:10 PM

Closing remarks

The day that passed and the future ahead for international dispute resolution – RESOLVE 2023


Linda Fitz-Alan - Registrar & Chief Executive, ADGM Courts (UAE)

5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The RESOLVE 2022 Networking Reception

provides you an opportunity to meet and network with the biggest names in the global dispute resolution industry.

Investment Arbitration in the Middle East

17th March 2022 | Abu Dhabi

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and the Abu Dhabi Global Market have partnered on a joint conference that will gather leading arbitrators and practitioners from across the region and globally under the theme of ‘Investment Treaty Arbitration in the Middle East’. Register here.