On Wednesday 23rd March Al Tamimi in collaboration with EY, conducted a Family Business & IPO seminar attended by family business representatives and the wider UAE business community. This seminar addressed some of the key areas and prominent issues family businesses face in the current economic climate including governance, succession planning and next generation development. With a focus on the growing importance of IPO readiness, the seminar provided valuable insights on the areas that businesses face when preparing for an IPO and other relevant considerations. The seminar was led by Partners Gary Watts, Ahmed Ibrahim and Izabella Szadkowska from Al Tamimi and featured a keynote address from Bishoy Azmy, CEO, Al Shafar General Contracting Co. who detailed his experience of preparing for an IPO as leader of a family business. Al Tamimi and EY are grateful to representatives from Rothschild, A.T. Kearney and EFG Hermes for their valuable contribution and insights.