The Multilaw EMEA Regional Meeting in Barcelona

December 25, 2019

Our Firm’s Managing Partner Mohammed Alsuwaidi and Associate Stephanie Mouanes attended the Multilaw EMEA Regional Meeting in Barcelona from 2-4 May. Useful and interesting insights were discussed at day 1 of the conference on Brexit and on maximizing a firm’s engagement that was conducted by former chief editor of The Legal 500, Mr. Mike Nash. On Day 2 of the Conference, the EMEA Regional Chair Jon Heuvel and after the approval of the Board of Multilaw, has announced the hosting of EMEA in Dubai, UAE, in early March 2020. We expect the attendees to be around 150 business lawyers. We Al Suwaidi & Company are very honored and excited to be the host of this conference. A speech was further carried by Mr. Mohammed whereby he introduced Dubai to the attendees and invited everyone to take part of it. We are pleased and thankful for our selection as a UAE full serviced firm and we look forward to hosting a number of delegates from various jurisdictions next year.

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The Multilaw Asia Pacific Regional Meeting in Singapore

December 25, 2019

Mr. Mohammed Alsuwaidi the Managing Partner of Al Suwaidi & Company and our Firm’s Associates Mr. Suneer Kumar, Mrs Lailani Manalastas and Ms. Stephanie Mouanes attended the Multilaw Asia Pacific Regional Meeting in Singapore on April 23-24- 2019. A lot of useful insights were shared in the panel discussion on How Lawyers Can Add Value in Navigating New Frontiers and The Way Forward in International Mediation and ADR.

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IBA the 11th Annual Real Estate Investments Conference

December 25, 2019

Our Managing Partner, Mr. Mohammed R Alsuwaidi moderated in the Friday morning session ‘Real estate disputes – whose court is it anyway?’ at the IBA 11th Annual Real Estate Investments Conference. The panel of speakers discussed the different jurisdictional considerations for real estate disputes.”

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A Judgment by Dubai Court of Cassation to stop infringement of international trademark

December 16, 2019

A Judgment issued by the Dubai Court of Cassation to stop the infringement of a well-known trademark in a case that presents a unique precedent because of the difficulty in these types of cases to ascertain the conditions and reasons for stopping the infringement of trademarks and prevent it. The case is that the claimant (Owner of the trademark), filed a case before  Dubai Court of First Instance against a well-known real estate company in Dubai, requesting relief from the court that the infringement of its mark by the respondent must be stopped because of the similarities which match their mark, leading to misleading consumers. A judgment was issued by the Dubai Court of First Instance on 14/08/2017, including the deletion of a trademark of a hotel belonging to the respondent’s real estate company and the announcement of its deletion in two daily newspapers published in the country in Arabic. Advocate/Mohammed R. Al Suwaidi filed a memorandum stating that the company’s trademark is a worldwide well-known trademark with legal protection under the provisions of article 4 of the Commercial Trademarks Law. It is also the first that registered its mark and been using it locally and internationally. Al Suwaidi stated that winning the case is great importance to the trademark and its reputation and that the court considered in its judgment that the trademark of the claimant is worthy of the protection prescribed by the trademark law. However, the respondent appealed the Judgment at Dubai Court of Appeal, which rejected the appeal and issued a judgment on 28/05/2018, which the respondent appealed before Dubai Court of Cassation, which rejected it and issued its final judgment on 11/11/2018.

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“Al Suwaidi & Company is one of the sponsors of Asian Legal Business (ALB) In-House Legal Summit 2020

December 16, 2019

“Al Suwaidi & Company is one of the sponsors of Asian Legal Business (ALB) In-House Legal Summit 2020, held on 22 October 2019 at Sofitel Dubai Downtown.

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Al Suwaidi & Company is the sponsor of ICC Institute Advanced Level Training On Drafting Enforceable Awards

December 16, 2019

Al Suwaidi & Company is the sponsor of ICC Institute Advanced Level Training On Drafting Enforceable Awards, held on 24th October 2019, ADGM, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Al Suwaidi & Company is an Associate Partner of the Middle East Banking Forum

December 16, 2019

Al Suwaidi & Company was an Associate Partner of the Middle East Banking Forum, held on 3rd November 2019 at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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“Al Suwaidi & Company is a silver sponsor of the 2nd Annual IAEE International Conference

December 16, 2019

“Al Suwaidi & Company congratulates SELEM DMCC for successfully holding the 2nd Annual IAEE International Conference last December 11-12, 2019. We are proud to be a silver sponsor of this event which brought together experts in International Arbitration and Engineering.”

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The 5th International Fund Summit / Nicosia, Cyprus

December 16, 2019

Al Suwaidi & Company attended the 5th International Fund Summit held at Nicosia, Cyprus. Organized by the Cyprus Investment Fund Association and Invest Cyprus, the Summit tackled global industry trends, opportunities and challenges in the global fund management industry. Our Senior Associate, Mr. Suneer Kumar, was present at the Summit to engage with the industry’s movers and shakers and to discuss developments around regulation in asset management, key developments on stock exchanges, fintech evolution and solutions, custody and depositories and fund distribution where Al Suwaidi & Company is positioned to provide legal support and representation for key industry clients. Leading fund managers, administration specialists and industry professionals spoke among curated panels. The panelists shared their views on the changing competitive landscape in the asset management sector while exchanging insights on international standardization, regulation and legal compliance fulfillment criteria and challenges. The Summit has had highly engaging discussions and look forward for more of these.

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The 10th In- House Congress Abu Dhabi

December 16, 2019

Al Suwaidi & Company was one of the sponsors of the In- House Congress Abu Dhabi (20 November 2019). The Managing Partner, Mr. Mohammed Alsuwaidi was one of the panelists on the Talent Management session.

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