Sustaining a Career in International Arbitration: Questions You Never Dared to Ask! – 20 November 2019, Waldorf Astoria, DIFC

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Sustaining a successful career in international arbitration presents a number of challenges. Join ArbitralWomen and LexisNexis for a panel discussion in which our speakers will engage in a candid discussion as to whether it is possible to “have it all” and how to manage and balance competing and sometimes incompatible demands of life, such as marriage and parenthood, and performance as an advocate, legal consultant, or arbitrator.

They will discuss these delicate issues and will answer questions submitted by the audience from the perspective of: a founder and senior partner of the largest law firm in the Middle East; arbitration partners supervising a team of associates; renowned arbitrators; a former private practice international arbitration practitioner; a striving associate; an “arbitral mother” and an “arbitral father”.

Event is free of charge. Prior registration required; limited space.



17:30 – 17:50 Registration and Welcome Drinks
17:50 – 18:00 Welcome Address

  • Sara Koleilat-Aranjo – MENA Regional Director, ArbitralWomen and Senior Associate, Al Tamimi & Company (Dubai, UAE)
18:00 – 19:20 Panel discussion and Q&A session:


  • Erin Miller-Rankin – Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Essam Al Tamimi – Founder and Senior Partner, Al Tamimi & Company
  • Nadine Debbas Achkar – Attorney and Chartered Arbitrator
  • Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab – Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners
  • Moderator: Harriet Jenkins, Supervising Associate, Simmons & Simmons (Dubai, UAE)
    19:20 – 19:30 Closing Address

    • Sarah Haddadi – Deputy Head of LexisNexis Middle East (Dubai, UAE)
    19.30 – 20:00 Networking Cocktail Reception



    As the panel discussion will be conducted in Tylney Hall format, the organisers require that at least ONE QUESTION IS SUBMITTED IN WRITING WHEN REGISTERING for the event so that they can organise the topics and create a lively and interesting session with full audience participation.

    Please submit your questions when registering or to: Marlé van Sandwyk (


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    Venue Phone: +971-4-5159999

    Venue Website:

    Burj Daman, Happiness Street, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    • Sustaining a Career in International Arbitration
       5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Benjamin Filaferro

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