Event information

Date: Mon 24 Oct 2022 Time: 8.15am-2.00pm Venue: Hilton Doha, Diplomatic District Street, West Bay Area, Doah, P.O.Box 24572, Qatar


8.15am Registration and breakfast

9.00am Welcome address and keynote

9.30am Panel discussion: Driving Efficiency for the In–House Legal Team

  • Key factors in the life of the in-house counsel
  • How can the external lawyer make things better?
  • Helping to bridge the gap between business units and the in-house legal team?
  • Practical experiences using templating and playbooks – do they work? and how to make them work better

10.20am Panel discussion: FinTech in Qatar: playing catch-up or surging to the head of the regional pack?
Qatar and the Qatar Financial Centre have been making concerted efforts recently to nurture FinTech in Qatar, passing various laws and regulations and creating an embryonic ecosystem to encourage start-ups. However, is it too late to catch-up up with the UAE, Bahrain and others in the region who have arguably been more proactive over the recent past.

11.05am Coffee break

11.20am Panel discussion: International arbitration

12.10pm Panel discussion: Trends in Capital Markets

12.55pm Closing remarks
1.00pm Lunch and networking


Marjan Mirrezaei, associate, Charles Russell Speechlys

Marjan specialises in construction law, commercial litigation and civil litigation as well as commercial dispute resolution. She is a member of the Construction, Engineering and Projects team and is based in the Qatar office.

Mark Hill, partner, head of commercial, IP & TMT, Middle East, Charles Russell Speechlys

Mark is a Partner with 30 years of experience as a high level strategic commercial lawyer. Mark’s main areas of expertise are Media and Entertainment, Intellectual Property and Technology.

Matthew Heaton, partner, Al Tamimi

Matthew Heaton is a Partner and Head of Office in Qatar, and Head of Qatar’s Banking & Finance practice.

Matthew has broad experience of all aspects of finance law, acting for both borrowers and lenders. Prior to joining, Matthew was a banking & finance partner based in London at a leading global law firm. He has particular expertise in acquisition and leveraged finance, corporate lending and real estate finance, as well as regulatory and capital market matters. He is expert in the laws of both Qatar and the Qatar Financial Centre, as well as remaining qualified to practice English law. Matthew advises borrowers, funders and sponsors, including banks, equity and debt funds, listed corporates, private companies and mezzanine funders. He also advises on syndicated, club and bilateral financings. He has broad experience of leveraged finance and private equity transactions, and in advising purchasers and sellers of stressed and distressed loan portfolios.

In addition, Matthew has experience of general corporate and commercial transactions, and has a great deal of recent experience in the establishment and licencing of regulated entities within Qatar.

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