Al Suwaidi & Company Seminar

Practical Corporate Governance and Effective Contract Drafting.

Monday, 3 February 2014.

This seminar will address the practical methods of Corporate Governance and key commercial contract terms that all companies can implement. The presentations are educative, insightful and will provide real help in ensuring effective and profitable contracts. The speakers are international lawyers practicing at Al Suwaidi & Company, a Legal 500 and Chambers ranked law firm, and a partner from Tamayyaz, a sophisticated corporate governance consultancy and SME 100 advisory practice.


Practical Corporate Governance guidance and specific legal applications drawn from the speakers’ experience will be offered. The presentation will have a particular focus on contractual terms and address new topics not discussed in previous presentations.

The seminar will cover:

    • Corporate Governance features
    • Corporate Governance application
    • Identifying commercial and legal risk
    • Contract due diligence – checklist and application
    • Contract risks
    • Practical contract clause drafting

Event Details

Date: Monday, 3 February 2014
Time: Arrival and Registration 08:00 – 08:30
Presentation: 08:30 – 09:30
Coffee and Networking:  09:30 – 11:00
Venue: The Emarat Atrium Building conference centre, Ground Floor, Emarat Atrium, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE.

If you would like to attend this seminar at no cost, please contact Saida Ghannem on tel. 04 3211000 or e-mail to to reserve your place.

About the Speakers

Nigel Truscott
Partner,  Al Suwaidi & Co

Nigel is a solicitor and practicing arbitrator described by the legal 500 Directory as providing ‘real help navigating the legal landscape of the UAE’ and  the Chambers Legal Directory as having ‘a strong reputation for really knowing his stuff’. In Legal 500 2013 he is recommended, being described as “having a very supportive approach”.

Nigel is a founding committee member of the UAE branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and ICC and DIAC registered. He is also a key Chairman of the BBG business focus groups.

John Merrigan
Partner, Tamayyaz

John is a senior business leader with 21 years of international experience working with global companies at director and board level. Additionally he is a trusted family advisor and CEO of a large diversified Dubai family business.

John has had many glowing testimonials to his professionalism and practical approach not least from one major Dubai family corporation “… his contributions in putting together and writing a clear detailed Corporate Governance Framework will continuously become a base part of the company’s success as it progresses into a higher level of corporate governance. I would be very pleased to work together again”.

Carol Gately
Associate,  Al Suwaidi & Co

Carol is an Associate with Al Suwaidi & Company.   She is an Irish qualified and practising solicitor and has practiced on significant corporate cases since 1999.  She is also admitted as a solicitor to practice law in England and Wales.

She  has experience in corporate law across a broad spectrum of areas in the UAE with a special focus on Arbitration.  She  is currently involved in significant (US$ million) commercial disputes  advising high profile local and international clients together with Government and quasi-Government organizations.  Her key clients include Emarat and Enoc. She has been described by Visa International as a “bright, articulate, friendly individual“.