In recent years, international arbitration has witnessed significant developments in the Middle East, and businesses are turning increasingly to arbitration as an effective form of dispute resolution in this region. These developments will be of keen interest to Japanese corporations that have invested, or are considering to invest, in the Middle East.

Please join us on May 12 as we welcome to Tokyo our partners and other colleagues from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including Dr. Habib Al Mulla, one of the region’s pre-eminent legal practitioners and currently the Chair of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre’s (DIAC) Board of Trustees. They will be here to share their perspectives and insights about international arbitration in a special seminar.

The participants in this seminar will:

  • provide an overview of dispute resolution in the UAE and consider factors that may encourage parties to choose arbitration;
  • introduce key arbitral institutions in the UAE, give an overview of the legal framework in which these institutions operate and their track record, and discuss important aspects of the institutional rules;
  • address considerations when selecting arbitration seats in the UAE; and
  • discuss the arbitration legislation enacted in 2012 in Saudi Arabia and developments since that time.


Time Agenda
15:00 – 15:30 Registration
15:30 – 15:35 Welcome Remarks
15:35 – 15:45 Introduction to the Seminar and Participants
15:45 – 16:05 Dispute Resolution in the UAE: Overview and Choice of Mechanism
16:05 – 16:35 UAE Arbitral Institutions: Legal Framework; Track Record; and Key Elements of Institutional Rules
16:35 – 16:50 Considerations When Choosing Arbitration Seats in the UAE
16:50 – 17:20 Arbitration Law and Recent Developments in Saudi Arabia
17:20 – 17:30 Question & Answer
17:30 – 18:30 Reception




Register Now

  • Deadline for seminar registration is Monday 25 April 2016.
  • Number of seats are limited. In case of overcapacity, attendance will be decided by lot. (up to 2 persons per company)
  • If capacity is reached, we may close registration without notice.

If online registration does not work, please email the following information
Name*, Company, Position, Address, Telephone, Email Address (*please add this information in English)

If you have any questions about this seminar, please email .

We look forward to seeing you.

Seminar Information

Date Thursday, 12 May 2016
Time 15:30 ‐ 17:30  (Registration 15:00)
A cocktail reception will follow the seminar.
Venue Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower, 28th Floor,
1-9-10 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Fee Complimentary
Language Japanese / English
Contact Tel: 03-6271-9900 (contact: Yamashita, Murao)






Baker & Mckenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Yoshiaki Muto,Dr. Habib Al Mulla(Dubai)、Celine Abi Habib Kanakri (Dubai)、Sally Kotb(Dubai)、Zahi Y. Younes(Riyadh) and more

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