UAE Managing Partners' Briefing

UAE Managing Partners' Briefing

You're Invited

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the inaugural UAE Managing Partners' Briefing on Wednesday 31 October 2018 at the Capital Club, DIFC, for a late afternoon of insight and discussion, followed by drinks and early dinner.

The event will begin with expert consultants delivering presentations on latest use of technology in the legal sector. This will be followed by a panel comprising three Managing Partners, together with an open session to close. After the Briefing, we invite you to continue the discussions and networking over drinks and dinner.

We are expecting 50 managing partners to attend and request your early confirmation. 

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 31st October 2018

Time: 16:30 - 21:00

Location: The Capital Club, Building 3, Gate Village, DIFC, Dubai


Time Session Topic Speakers


Reception Teas & Coffee Peer-to-Peer Networking


Welcome Address Formalities and Introduction Mark Freeman, Head of Corporates Sales, Thomson Reuters, MENA


Presentation *How MPs can align innovation strategy with elements of their business and people strategies; *Practical steps to designing and implementing an approach to innovation within a law firm; *What the leading global firms are doing in this space, and the lessons that can be learned from them *How clients of law firms are responding to the innovation / technology agenda, and how their expectations will change in the future. Alastair Beddow, Managing Director, Meridian West, UK


Presentation *Blockchain in Legal - The use cases and emerging law firm applications *AI in Legal - The current landscape of AI in Legal *Bots VR/MR/AR and VPA (Virtual Personal Assistants) - The early adopters’ applications Joseph Raczynski, Technologist and Futurist, Thomson Reuters, US


Panel Session *Is it better to develop your own technology, or to buy technology and bespoke for your own needs? *What role can technology play in your client-centric strategy? *Thinking on Cyber-security Haley O’Brien, Market Development Lead, Legal, Thomson Reuters, MENA Sadiq Jafar, Managing Partner, Hadef & Partners Deidre Walker, Head of Middle East, Norton Rose Fulbright Robin Abraham, Managing Partner, Clifford Chance


Open Discussion *Associate Recruiting and Retention in the UAE *Approach to Enhanced Diversity Moderators (TBC) each leading 15-minute sessions, summarizing key points at the end in 3 minutes.


Dinner Capital Club Restaurant in DIFC Thank you