How has Education in the Middle East and North Africa evolved to keep up with progressive digital and regulatory requirements of the times?
From the rise of AI in the classroom to the strong international interest in the regions education market the sector continues to undergo major transformation.
Our latest Law Update
, titled “Brushstrokes of Law: Painting the Future”, takes a deep dive into these latest developments. In this issue, we explore:
We also feature a special section on our collaboration with the Mawaheb Art Studio, a unique creative space for People of Determination, and the artwork you see through the pages of this edition is a reflection of the students creativity.
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John Gaffney is a Senior Counsel with the Abu Dhabi office of Al Tamimi & Company, where he leads the office’s arbitration practice.
John previously worked with the international arbitration practices of King & Spalding and Freshfields in Paris, and Skadden, Arps in London. He has served with the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva. He is listed in the Legal 500 Arbitration Powerlist, the Who’s Who of International Commercial Arbitration and the Euromoney Guide to Leading Commercial Arbitration Experts.
John holds degrees from the National University of Ireland, and an LLM from the University of Amsterdam. He has also studied at the University of Modena, Italy. He is admitted to practice in England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland.
John is an Adjunct Professor at the UCC School of Law in Ireland and a guest lecturer at the Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi. John serves as a Member of: the Editorial Board of the ICSID Review, the List of Candidates Suitable for Appointment as Arbitrators under EU trade agreements, the ICC Commission for Arbitration and ADR (representing Ireland), the Sounding Board, Business and Human Rights Arbitration Project, the Consultative Committee of the ELI project on Business and Human Rights and the Advisory Board of the Indian Women in International Arbitration.
He has published extensively and spoken widely on international dispute resolution. In 2018, he was nominated for the Global Arbitration Review Award for Innovation for his article, “Has the Time Come for Full and Frank Disclosure?” and in 2023 he was nominated for the Global Arbitration Review Award for Best Lecture or Speech for his speech at the , “We need to talk about ESG” which he gave at the 2022 ADGM-ICSID joint conference.
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