The Legal Leaders Middle East 2013 Conference, an event was designed for senior management in law firms and general counsel in the region, was held at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai between 21 – 22 May 2013 focusing on the relationship between the region economy and the legal market. Husam Hourani, Al Tamimi & Company’s managing partner, and Samir Kantaria, partner and head of employment, co-chaired the first day of the conference.
In addition, Husam made a presentation on the future of the legal market in the Middle East, reflecting on the economic and political considerations and the effect on clients, law firm management and the services offered by law firms. Omar Obeidat, partner and head of IP, was also in attendance at the conference and presented on the recently introduced UAE competition legislation. He highlighted the need for specialist advice in this field, in light of developments in the region, while also addressing the potential challenges that are likely to be faced.