Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Doha Legal Conference: 29-31 May, 2009

The Qatar Law Forum will host the Doha Legal Conference in Doha from 29th to 31st May 2009 under the patronage of His Highness the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. Its purpose is to provide an unprecedented opportunity for global leaders in law to debate the global commitment to the Rule of Law. The importance of this debate in the present global economic circumstances is self-evident. It is the ambition of the Forum to be the foremost meeting for positive transnational engagement among leaders in law from around the world. Given its reach, the Forum offers an unparalleled opportunity for face-to-face dialogue. It will address the administration of justice, latest methods of dispute resolution, and legal education, in an ever-changing world. Its focus will include the role of the law in meeting the world’s current financial challenges. The hosting of the Forum in the Middle East will allow the issues to be addressed both at a global level and in an Islamic context. There is the confirmed attendance of leading judicial figures (including eleven serving Chief Justices), distinguished academics from universities in Europe, the Americas, the Far East and the Middle East, together with regulators, central bankers and general counsel of the most senior level.

Among the host of topics being covered at the conference, the following may be in focus :

- Islamic Finance;

- The Legal Profession Today: Local and International Practice;

- From Delaware to Doha: the Legal Environment Necessary for Corporate Centres and Thriving Financial Markets;

- Redefining Global Governance;

- International Organisation and the Economic Crisis: The Contribution of Global and Regional Cooperation in Trade and Finance;

- In a Time of Financial Stress: Regulatory Law and the Credit Crunch; and

- International Dispute Resolution: Mediation and Arbitration and the Place of Law and Economics.

The provisional programme is available here...

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