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ArbitralWoman Breakfast and Speednet Event


On Monday the 14th of November Al Tamimi & Company sponsored and hosted a successful ArbitralWomen Breakfast and Speednet event. This event was very timely as it was held during the Dubai Arbitration Week, where practitioners from around the world convene to discuss hot and current topics relating to diversity.

With the quest for promoting women the event was a great opportunity for female arbitration practitioners to connect and network with their peers in an informal setting. Essam Al Tamimi, Founder and Senior Partner, Al Tamimi & Company welcomed the attendees and highlighted the importance of building a strong network and the value of female practitioners.

We were fortunate enough to have Judge Rabab Yasseen, Partner MENTHA (Geneva) speak and share some useful tips on how to advance in your career as an arbitrator. Mina Liccione, an award-winning performing artist nominated for the Emirates Woman of the Year Award was our host and brought a lot of laughter and energy to the speed networking session.

In her concluding remarks, Laila El Shentenawi, Senior Associate, Arbitration Al Tamimi & Company shared an encouraging quote by H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashed Al Maktoum “I have said it loud and clear: Beware, men, lest women deprive you of all the leadership positions in the country”—-“and the world” she added!

It was encouraging to see a room full of female arbitration practitioners which is also a strong indication on how the female arbitration community is growing! The event was well attended and brought together over 50 female arbitration practitioners. To find out more about ArbitralWomen visit