Swiss Arbitration Middle East Roadshow 2024

Swiss Arbitration – arbitrating in GCC countries and Switzerland

Middle East (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh)
From 29 Feb to 5 Mar, 2024

Summary

The events highlight the similarities and differences in arbitration practices in GCC countries and Switzerland.

Find below the Agenda for 3 days of events in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh:

calendar-icon Thursday, 29 February 2024
Programme
Programme
10:00-12:00
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Welcome
loc-icon Waldorf Astoria DIFC, Dubai, UAE
Korinna von Trotha
Swiss Arbitration Executive Director
Keynote address
Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab
Zulficar Partners
Panel discussion
Sara Koleilat Aranjo
Morgan Lewis and Member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre
Christopher Boog
Schellenberg Wittmer and President of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre
Raëd Fathallah
Bredin Prat
Noradèle Radjai
LALIVE and Member of the Executive Committee of ASA
Closing remarks
Korinna von Trotha
Swiss Arbitration Executive Director
calendar-icon Friday, 1 March 2024
Programme
Programme
10:30 - 12:30
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Welcome
loc-icon Level 20, Al Maqam Tower, ADGM Square, Al Maryah Island - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Keynote address
Elliott Geisinger
Schellenberg Wittmer and Honorary President of ASA
Panel discussion
Christopher Boog
Schellenberg Wittmer and President of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre
Noradèle Radjai
LALIVE and Member of the Executive Committee of ASA
Sara Koleilat Aranjo
Morgan Lewis and Member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre
Raëd Fathallah
Bredin Prat
Closing remarks
Korinna von Trotha
Swiss Arbitration Executive Director
calendar-icon Tuesday, 5 March 2024
Programme
Programme
11:00-13:00
Welcome
loc-icon Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC Hotel & Convention Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Register
Korinna von Trotha
Swiss Arbitration Executive Director
Keynote address
Michael E. Schneider
LALIVE and Honorary President of ASA
Panel discussion
Noradèle Radjai
LALIVE and Member of the Executive Committee of ASA
Christopher Boog
Schellenberg Wittmer and President of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre
Sara Koleilat Aranjo
Morgan Lewis and Member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre
Raëd Fathallah
Bredin Prat
Closing remarks
Korinna von Trotha
Swiss Arbitration Executive Director
Speakers
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Sara Koleilat Aranjo
Morgan Lewis and Member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre
Sara Koleilat Aranjo
Morgan Lewis and Member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre
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Christopher Boog
Schellenberg Wittmer and President of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre

Christopher Boog is a Vice-Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group and co-heads the Sports Practice. He is also a member of the Construction and Energy sector groups. He represents clients in complex international commercial, investment and sports arbitrations as well as in setting-aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court. He was appointed President of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre, effective as of 1 January 2024.

Christopher Boog
Schellenberg Wittmer and President of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre
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Raëd Fathallah
Bredin Prat
Raëd Fathallah
Bredin Prat
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Elliott Geisinger
Schellenberg Wittmer and Honorary President of ASA
Elliott Geisinger
Schellenberg Wittmer and Honorary President of ASA
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Noradèle Radjai
LALIVE and Member of the Executive Committee of ASA

Noradèle Radjai is a partner in the international arbitration team, specialising in commercial and investment arbitration in the energy (in particular oil and gas), construction and telecommunications sectors. She also advises clients from the Middle East or in relation to contracts or projects in the Middle East.

Ms Radjai has acted as counsel, advocate and arbitrator in about 100 international arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional (under the ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICSID, AAA/ICDR, UNCITRAL and Swiss Rules), including disputes arising from share sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, and large projects, governed by a variety of procedural and substantive laws.

Ms Radjai is highly recognised by the leading legal directories. She was ranked as one of the top 5 arbitration partners globally under the age of 45 in Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders – Arbitration 2017 and has been ranked since several years in Who’s Who Legal’s global ranking for all arbitration practitioners.  She is also included by Chambers Global and Europe in their Europe-wide and Switzerland rankings of leading arbitration counsel.

Ms Radjai is a member of the Executive Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of ASA (Swiss Arbitration Association), former Vice-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee (as well as former co-chair of its Corporate Counsel Subcommittee), a member of the Pledge Steering Committee and the CPR European Advisory Board. In addition, she is a member of several other professional associations, including the LCIA, the BIICL, the American Bar Association and Arbitral Women.

Prior to joining LALIVE, Ms Radjai worked in the international arbitration group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in London, and with Simmons & Simmons in London.  Noradèle Radjai is fluent in both common and civil law, being dual-qualified in Switzerland as well as a Solicitor-Advocate of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. She holds a Diploma in Law, with distinction, from the College of Law, London, and an LL.B., with honours, from King’s College London (1999).

Noradèle Radjai
LALIVE and Member of the Executive Committee of ASA
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Michael E. Schneider
LALIVE and Honorary President of ASA
Michael E. Schneider
LALIVE and Honorary President of ASA
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Korinna von Trotha
Swiss Arbitration Executive Director Swiss Arbitration
Korinna von Trotha
Swiss Arbitration Executive Director Swiss Arbitration
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Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab
Zulficar Partners
Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab
Zulficar Partners