Middle East 2022 – GC Powerlist

Middle East 2022

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Aarij S. Wasti

Director of legal and compliance | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

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Abdulhaleem Hegazy

Litigation counsel | Mezzan Holding

Food, beverages and tobacco

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Abdulkarim Alshatti

Legal director | Kuwait Airways

Transport and infrastructure

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Adam Abdel-Aziz

Head of legal | Technology Innovation Institute

Information technology

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Afshan Akhtar

Chief legal counsel and board secretary | The Bahrain Petroleum Company

Materials and mining

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Ahmad Azzouni

Group chief legal counsel | Aujan Group Holding

Industrials and real estate

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Ahmad Swaiss

Senior legal counsel | Zahid Group

Consumer products

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Ahmad Zaky Bin Ismail

Section head I, board and management coordination and performance | Saudi Aramco Jubail Refinery Company - SASREF

Energy and utilities

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Ahmed Al Maadawy

Head of legal department | STC

Telecommunication services

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Akram Razek

General counsel - Middle East, Africa and Turkey | Astellas Pharma

Healthcare

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Alex Ridout

‎General counsel and company secretary | Lamprell

Energy and utilities

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Amira Fayad

Senior legal counsel, corporate and company secretary | Seddiqi Holding

Consumer products

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Amr Abdelrahim

Legal manager - KPMG Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine | KPMG Professional Services

Commercial and professional services

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Amr Wageeh Elsayed

General counsel and FDI policy advisor | Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority

Administrative bodies

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Aneeza Siddiqui

Head of group ethics and compliance | ADNOC

Energy and utilities

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Ayman Gharib

AGM,head of litigation and legal affairs | Commercial Bank - PSQC

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Ayman Hamdy

General counsel and company secretary | Nakheel

Industrials and real estate

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Aysha Abdulmalek

General counsel | Mumtalakat

Financials

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Bapsy Dastur

General counsel, head of corporate risk, compliance and legal | VFS Global

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Basem Al Imam

Head of legal affairs and board secretary | Arab Bank

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Bashar Al-Rousan

Chief legal counsel | ADQ

Financials

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Bertrand Alexis

Head of legal, M&A and innovation | Ooredoo

Telecommunication services

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Brett Hattaway

Vice president and head of legal, Middle East and Africa | DHL

Transport and infrastructure

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Brian Dunn

Head of legal and compliance | Unifonic

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Brooke Lindsay

Group chief legal and compliance officer | e&

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Caleb Raywood

General counsel and company secretary | PXGEO

Non-profit / public sector

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Cara Fox Dwyer

Associate general counsel - retail | Seddiqi Holding

Consumer products

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Carina Schaefer

General counsel - Middle East | Air Products

Healthcare

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Dalia Al Sayeh

Deputy general counsel EMEA and general counsel Middle East | Honeywell

Industrials and real estate

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David Bligh-Smith

General counsel | Alshaya Group

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David Weir

General counsel | Jumeirah Group

Hotels, restaurants and leisure

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Dawn Sanderson

Group general counsel | Al Dahra Group

Food, beverages and tobacco

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Diego Felix

General counsel | Mubadala Petroleum

Energy and utilities

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Dominik Engel

Regional general counsel EMEA - EL | ABB

Energy and utilities

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Donovan Joseph

General counsel | Musanada

Commercial and professional services

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Dr. Abdelkareem Alkadomi

Chief legal officer | Abdul Latif Jameel Enterprises

Industrials and real estate

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Dr. Fawaz Alawadhi

Chief legal officer | Alghanim Industries

Industrials and real estate

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Dr. Florian Koemm

Vice president and general counsel Middle East | Siemens Energy

Energy and utilities

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Dr. Pascal Dutru

General counsel | Communications Regulatory Authority

Non-profit / public sector

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Dr. Raed Al-Saadouni

Head of legal and compliance | Airbus Saudi

Industrials and real estate

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Dr. Yasser Aboismail

General counsel and head of compliance, MENA - global lead compliance culture and training | Schindler

Industrials and real estate

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Elsamawal A. Idris

Chief legal officer | Sohar International Bank - SAOG

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Emile Saadi

Head of legal Middle East and Africa | Apple

Information technology

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Emma Dickie

General counsel | Rain

Financials

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Emma O’Brien

Group general counsel | Aldar Properties

Industrials and real estate

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Fadia Mubarak

Legal counsel and manager of the international affairs support department | NAQEL Express

Transport and infrastructure

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Fauzia Kehar

Regional general counsel, division counsel Middle East and North Africa | Citibank

Financials

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Fayyaz Mahmood

General counsel | Bahrain Airport Company

Industrials and real estate

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Filippo Cossalter

Head of Legal for Turkey, Africa, Middle East, Russia, CIS, Israel and Italy | Johnson & Johnson

Healthcare

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Fiona Robertson

General counsel | OSN

Sports and media

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Firas Oggar

Group general counsel | Zain Group

Telecommunication services

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Francesca Gori

Managing director - legal lead for geographic compliance and corporate group in the growth markets –Asia Pacific, Africa Middle and Latin America. General counsel for the Middle East | Accenture

Commercial and professional services

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Fraser MacKinven

General counsel | Flash Entertainment

Sports and media

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Gaurav Mediratta

Group general counsel | Landmark Group

Consumer products

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Hanane Farhane

Senior legal counsel Middle East, Turkey, Africa and France | Lenovo

Information technology

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Hassan Bouadar

General counsel | FedEx Express

Transport and infrastructure

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Helen Graham

General counsel | Dutco Group

Transport and infrastructure

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Ibraheem Alzeer

Acting chief governance and legal officer | Al Rajhi Bank

Financials

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Irina Kovalchuk

Group general counsel | Zakher Marine International

Energy and utilities

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Islam Abaza

General counsel and head of corporate compliance | Danone

Food, beverages and tobacco

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Justin Dowding

Head of legal – Middle East, Turkey, Africa, and Pakistan | TikTok

Information technology

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Karim El Dardiry

General counsel Middle East and Africa | Eaton Corporation

Energy and utilities

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Karl Rogers

Regional general counsel, Africa and Middle East | Standard Chartered Bank

Financials

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Katherine McAdam

Senior AGM, head of legal | The Commercial Bank

Financials

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Keith Hutton

Chief legal counsel | Saudi International Petrochemical Company

Materials and mining

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Kris M. Koziol

Associate general counsel, transactions and finance | Aramco

Energy and utilities

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Lesley Jones

General counsel, company secretary and chief legal officer | Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

Industrials and real estate

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Liam Collens

General counsel | Huda Beauty

Consumer products

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Linda Mouaz

Head of legal and compliance | Nestlé MENA

Food, beverages and tobacco

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Lorenzo Bruttomesso

Head of legal | Oman LNG

Energy and utilities

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Louise Flanagan

General counsel | Investment and Development Office - Government of Ras Al Khaimah

Financials

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LV Ruhong

General manager of the legal department | Cnooc Iraq

Energy and utilities

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Mahmoud Zedan

Head of legal Middle East and Africa | Yokogawa Middle East and Africa

Industrials and real estate

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Marco Faldella

General counsel | Nebras Power

Energy and utilities

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Mark Hultum

Head of legal - Middle East and Africa | Deutsche Bank

Financials

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Marthinus W. Vermeulen

Head of the legal department | OiLSERV

Energy and utilities

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Maya Hardini Abboud

Legal compliance director | Banque Libano-Française

Financials

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Meltem Ozker Gunduz

Vice president legal, compliance and quality | Novo Nordisk

Healthcare

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Mohammed Al Noor

Group chief general counsel and international advisor | Action Group Holdings

Industrials and real estate

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Moulham Al Chawa

General counsel | RAK Economic Zone Authority

Non-profit / public sector

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Mustasan Mir

General counsel | Burjeel Holdings

Healthcare

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Mutlaq Al-Mutlaq

Legal affairs senior vice president | Saudi Electricity Company

Energy and utilities

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Nabeel A. Al-Mansour

Senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary | Aramco

Energy and utilities

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Nada Bourahmah

Deputy legal director | Kuwait Airways

Transport and infrastructure

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Nadim Elias El Haj

Head of legal | Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Hotels, restaurants and leisure

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Nadir Ammari

General counsel and public affairs Africa, India and Middle East | Michelin

Industrials and real estate

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Narguiz Birk-Petersen

Vice president, regional general counsel, growth and emerging markets | Takeda

Healthcare

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Nasser Al-Taweel

Deputy CEO and chief legal officer | Qatar Financial Centre Authority

Non-profit / public sector

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Nisreen Al-Shaker

Head of legal operations and strategy for L&C – global | Nokia

Consumer products

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Oleksandra Storozhuk

Senior legal counsel - M&A | Playrix

Information technology

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Olivier Schwartz

Senior vice president and general counsel | DP World

Transport and infrastructure

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Omar Rahman 

Chief legal officer | Dubai Islamic Bank

Financials

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Osama Romeih

Group head of legal | Air Arabia

Transport and infrastructure

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Pablo Seijas Ameijide

Regional general counsel MENA-APAC | FCC Construccion

Industrials and real estate

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Peter Howley

General counsel | ADQ

Financials

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Philip Hecht

Director of legal affairs | Miral

Industrials and real estate

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Pier Terblanche

General counsel, phosphate and industrial minerals | Ma'aden

Materials and mining

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Praveen Maheshwary

Head legal - GCC | Landmark Group

Consumer products

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Racha Lucero

General counsel at DFM; general counsel and head of compliance risk and MLRO at NASDAQ Dubai | Dubai Financial Market and Nasdaq Dubai

Financials

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Raed Khalil Haddadin

Executive Vice President - Legal & Compliance | Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company - ADNIC

Financials

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Razi Heyasat

General counsel and board secretary | Arab Bank for Investment and Foreign Trade

Financials

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Reine El Asfar

General counsel | ADQ

Financials

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Rick Ward

Group general counsel | Emirates

Transport and infrastructure

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Rima Hadid

General counsel | Emirates Investment Authority

Financials

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Robert Habchi

Senior claims and legal manager | Nasco Re

Financials

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Roger Tanios

General counsel | Indevco Group

Materials and mining

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Roy Stephan

Chief legal officer, director of compliance MENAT and secretary to the board | Middle East Communications Network

Sports and media

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Samer Abdelhaq

General counsel | Abu Dhabi Department of Finance

Financials

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Santiago Lucero

General counsel | PwC Middle East

Commercial and professional services

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Saud Al-Motawa

Senior legal counsel | Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company

Energy and utilities

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Sean D. Yates

General counsel | China State Construction Engineering Corporation

Industrials and real estate

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Shadi Mallah

General counsel Middle East, Africa and Turkey | The Dow Chemical Company

Materials and mining

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Shahad Alkhadhari

In-house lawyer – contracts and legal consult | Kuwait Airways

Transport and infrastructure

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Shaun Johnson

Group general counsel | Beeah Group

Industrials and real estate

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Sibel Almobideen

General counsel | Global feeder shipping

Transport and infrastructure

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Simon Price

General counsel | Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company

Sports and media

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Stavros Panayi

General counsel | Fawaz Al Hokair Group

Consumer products

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Stefanie Szabo

Group legal counsel, Middle East and Asia Pacific | DNV

Commercial and professional services

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Sultan Albooq

General counsel | The Royal Commission for AlUla

Hotels, restaurants and leisure

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Tamam Barhoush

Senior counsel | Microsoft

Information technology

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Tarek Mogharbel

Head of legal – Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and Pakistan | J.P. Morgan

Financials

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Tarek Nakkach

General counsel - EMEA | Kyndryl

Information technology

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Tobias Speer

Group head of legal | Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group

Industrials and real estate

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Toufic Abi Fadel

Chief legal officer | Barzan Holdings

Industrials and real estate

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Tsim Wharton

Group general counsel | Macsteel International

Materials and mining

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Walid Khalil

Head of legal | Mezzan Holding

Food, beverages and tobacco

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Yosr Hamza

Director, legal and compliance - Middle East | Gartner

Commercial and professional services

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Zahid Kamal

Managing director, legal and investments | Fajr Capital

Financials

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Zaid Gardner

Group general counsel | Property Finder

Industrials and real estate

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Zarrar A. Mirza

Head of legal and company secretary | HSBC Saudi Arabia

Financials

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Zeina Abillamah

General counsel | Magenta Investments

Financials

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Zhanara Bateson

General counsel | Dragon Oil Holdings

Energy and utilities

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Ziad J. Issa

Consultant, general counsel - legal | Expo 2020 Dubai

Non-profit / public sector

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Researching and working on this year’s edition of The Legal 500: GC Powerlist Middle East has been an honour and a privilege. It has been a rewarding experience, not only because I have had the chance to talk with extraordinarily talented and impressive in-house counsel located in multiple countries in the region; but mainly because of the enthusiasm and the level of engagement that Middle East-based counsel have shown throughout the project, which has made this list, as always, one of the most popular GC Powerlist editions of the year. 

For the big return, after the imposed hiatus of the pandemic, we have decided to make the list more interactive. We have asked questions, given the shortlisted lawyers the opportunity to write a thought piece about an argument or interest of choice, or even a short biography commemorating significant achievements. Read on to gain a truly comprehensive look at what Middle East-based in-house lawyers see as their main challenges, strengths and opportunities.  

The in-house lawyers I have spoken with have all been involved in important transactions, negotiations and cases driving the growth of their countries in the Middle East and their companies around the world. Those featured are the top internal lawyers in the region–they combine the very best qualities of internal counsel, going well beyond legal knowledge and outstanding talent and embracing teamwork, innovation, business knowledge, management of risks, and empathy. 

One of the main themes which emerged from our research is that in-house counsel in the Middle East are ready to look forward; laying the basis for a better future that embraces the critical concepts of sustainability, ESG, diversity and inclusion, and technological advancements to promote efficiency, while not forgetting the importance of people in the process. As Dominik Engel, regional general counsel EMEA at ABB, said: ‘I care about digital improvements and people development. For me, people remain the most important resource in the legal industry, and technology and digital improvements shall aim to improve the quality of work of lawyers and reduce low value-added repetitive work. So, we need to support, encourage the legal teams, and empower them to try out and use technological advancements to their advantage’.  

Furthermore, some general counsel in the Middle East have provided precious advice to those who wish to follow their example and succeed in the industry. Dr. Fawaz Alawadhi, chief legal officer at Alghanim Industries, observed: ‘A successful in-house lawyer is the one who understands its company’s industry, its strengths and weaknesses, its short and long-term objectives, and its competitors and market share. The successful among us are those who create business protective solutions and approaches rather than being seen as an obstacle to getting the deal done. Being part of the business team is the key to a successful in-house lawyer. The simple success formula is mainly to facilitate the negotiations, to let go of the overcomplicated legal drafting and replace it with a friendly, yet protective, language and to train and educate the business team to understand the laws related to their industries. 

I want to extend the most profound gratitude to every in-house lawyer who participated in this edition of the GC Powerlist: Middle East. I am incredibly proud to introduce this list of the Middle East’s most innovative, dedicated and brilliant in-house counsel in the Middle East. 

Sara Maggi | Lead Researcher – Middle East GC Powerlist 2022 

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Where insight and experience blend

As a global top 10 law firm, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal advice and solutions to an international client base which includes some of the world’s largest multinationals.  We provide the full range of legal services, including corporate, commercial and M&A, litigation and dispute resolution, energy and infrastructure, employment, real estate, banking and project finance, construction and TMT.

We have a team of 120+ lawyers based on the ground in the Middle East across seven offices in Iraq, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

What unites our people is our commitment to service excellence through a solution-orientated approach.  We know our clients’ businesses, the industries and markets they operate in, and we know that great service involves deep sector expertise combined with local knowledge.  We are known for our commerciality, for an ability to identify and interpret headwinds and how to translate that into immediate and long term legal strategies.

Want to know more about our Middle East team? Visit: eversheds-sutherland.com
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Partner, Global Head of TMT, Chairman – Middle East
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BSA congratulates all individuals on being named in the GC Powerlist Middle East for 2022. This accolade demonstrates the strength of innovation and progression each individual, and the companies they represent, has strived for to positively further the business environment and legal profession across the Middle East. It is great to see such diversity across this list, which makes us proud to be your legal partner across the region. We thank each of you for your commitment and dedication.

Let’s touch on some of the key developments these individuals have directly or indirectly had an impact on. The push for a cleaner world is accelerated from the Gulf, every jurisdiction has launched a range of hydrogen, wind, solar, water projects, with full governmental investment and who have set strict yet strategic SDG goals to meet in the coming years. Over US$2.8bn was awarded for Middle East renewable projects in 2021 alone. The region is dedicated to Net Zero and our legal teams are an essential part of that achieving that ambition.

Crypto and blockchain – the progression in digital currencies is skyrocketing across the region. How great it is to see, and be a part of, such rapid change. We are living the future and the Middle East is making its mark. Accelerator programmes, crowd-funding, knowledge sharing between the traditional and the new are making it all possible. Flexible regulation and innovative legal frameworks are providing global market players, start-ups and entrepreneurs with a place to call home.

Of the utmost importance, protecting our people and their privacy. New Data Protection Laws across the region have been instrumental in creating a safe business, working and living environment for all. AI and the wider digital transformation have been a power for good, but making these “new normals” robust and cyber-secure has been a key priority too.

In short, the Middle East is at the ‘centre of everything’ and plays host to the most innovative minds, demonstrated, in-part, by those on this list. As a grass-roots law firm, we are proud to be part of this incredible ecosystem. With nine offices across five countries in the Middle East, we partner with our clients to create better.

Find out more at bsabh.com or contact us.

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The last year has seen unprecedented growth across multiple industries all over the world, and the legal markets have been no exception. Businesses have needed to recruit in order to keep up with demand, and this includes building and retaining teams of lawyers. Public sector and government spending across the Middle East, on a wide array of giga, infrastructure, development and investment projects, and has both grown economies, and kept private sector organisations very busy.

Taylor Root is proud to be part of The Legal 500 GC Powerlist: Middle East 2022, as we come together to celebrate the achievements of in-house counsels and the imperative roles they play in their respective organisations. Congratulations to those ranked in this year’s The Legal 500 GC Powerlist: Middle East 2022. Despite the challenging world that we live in, lawyers continue to play a critical role in navigating change and pushing progress.

About Taylor Root

We are a global legal, risk and compliance search and recruitment consultancy and have been a market leader for more than 30 years.

We help businesses to build and expand their legal, risk, compliance and corporate governance functions. Whether you’re hiring your first In-house Counsel, expanding your in-house team in a certain practice area, or expanding your risk department internationally, we partner with you at every step of your journey.

Our services include contingent and retained search, permanent, temporary and interim recruitment as well as consultancy solutions.

Wherever we operate we have made an impact, from Düsseldorf to Dubai, New York to Shanghai or Milan to Melbourne. From pioneering specialist recruitment in particular locations, to shaping how our clients have approached hiring, our influence is evident everywhere.

Today, we have 13 international offices – a truly global network of search and recruitment experts. Put simply, no one can match our global reach, or our history.

Please do contact us any time to discuss your legal, compliance or risk recruitment needs.

Mark Anderson

Director, Head of In-house Legal, Middle East, Turkey and Africa

+971 4 448 7770

markanderson@taylorroot.com

GC Powerlist Middle East 2022

The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Dubai played host to The Legal 500 GC Powerlist Middle East 2022 on the evening of Thursday 27th October.

Over 100 GCs and heads of legal from UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Lebanon, Qatar and Saudi Arabia gathered together to celebrate the launch of the 6th edition of GC Powerlist Middle East.

First launched in the region in 2015, GC Powerlist has firmly been established as the premier event for senior in-house lawyers, recognising the growing and influential role that GCs play within their organisations.

Joining the celebrations on behalf of The Legal 500 were Gurpartap Basra, head of GC Powerlist series and research editor, Chris Kay.

The evening was dedicated to networking and celebration with a short break for keynote speeches. First we heard from Gurpartap Basra, who introduced proceedings before handing over to Nasser ali Khasawneh, chairman Middle East at Eversheds Sutherland and Mark Anderson, director Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Taylor Root. Linda Mouaz, head of legal & compliance at Nestlé MENA, spoke collectively on behalf of the GCs in attendance about the challenges that in-house lawyers will be facing in the coming months ahead.

A fantastic evening was had by all and a big thank you for the support of our headline sponsor, Eversheds Sutherland and our associate sponsors, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates and Taylor Root.

Thank you also for some of the feedback from those present:

“Thank you The Legal 500 for organizing such a special evening, allowing us to have a moment to remember the years we as lawyers have been through to become who we are today, honour our hard work with a prize and celebrate all achievements.”
Sibel Almobideen, general counsel at Global Feeder Shipping Group

“It is a privilege to be included in The Legal 500 GC Powerlist once again alongside the Middle East’s leading GCs! It was lovely meeting new colleagues and catching up with old ones! Thank you The Legal 500 for the recognition.”
Zeina Abillamah, general counsel at Magenta Investments

“I am thrilled and honoured to have been recognized by The Legal 500 (the world’s leading legal directory), among the best in-house lawyers in the MENA region. I am so happy to be included in the GC Powerlist Middle East 2022, and I want to thank all those who contributed to this recognition.”
Roy Stephan, chief legal officer, director of regulatory compliance MENAT and board secretary at Middle East Communications Network

“Honoured to be included in the 2022 General Counsel Powerlist by The Legal 500 for the Middle East, as one of the most influential lawyers in the Middle East. A humble recognition that I could have never achieved without the great support of my team and colleagues at Zain Group. Thank you! A big thanks to The Legal 500 for this recognition and for being included in all editions since inception as well.”
Firas Oggar, group head of legal at Zain Group

“Thanks to The Legal 500 for recognising us hard working GCs with a Powerlist, and pouring up the dry white wine to really prove the love. And hello to my fellow GC Powerlist people, new friends and old! May your regulatory compliance be complete and your risk registers empty!!”
Fiona Robertson, general counsel OSN