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  • This is a two-hour course focused on legal consultant awareness and practical knowledge on Anti-Money Laundering’s new legislations across all Local and International Regulatory platforms.

    The course covers:
    – the new UAE, and major International, legislative changes
    – regulatory trends and amendments
    – means of implementation in the Money Laundering world

    The course will begin with some revision and basic Anti-Money Laundering concepts and get more detailed as it progresses. This will lead nicely into the new regulation on their impact on you as a lawyer.

  • This is a two-hour course focused on legal consultant awareness and practical knowledge on Anti-Money Laundering’s new legislations across all Local and International Regulatory platforms.

    The course covers:
    – the new UAE, and major International, legislative changes
    – regulatory trends and amendments
    – means of implementation in the Money Laundering world

    The course will begin with some revision and basic Anti-Money Laundering concepts and get more detailed as it progresses. This will lead nicely into the new regulation on their impact on you as a lawyer.

  • The aim of this session is to provide an overview of the following:

    1. the legal framework for recognising Onshore, DIFC and ADGM seated arbitration awards Onshore and in the DIFC and ADGM; and

    2. the process for enforcement of recognised awards in the UAE.

  • As the complexities of work and life continue to rise, we need now more than ever the skills to step into a new normal and be comfortable, not overwhelmed or anxious, by change. Take your learning from Mindsets for Innovation a level deeper and help yourself, and others, navigate being the “perpetual newbie”, especially in times of uncertainty.

    Become a change leader for yourself, and others, by:

    • Exploring the neuroscience behind change
    • Understanding that change is a personal experience and process
    • Linking emotional intelligence skills to change readiness and leading change
    • Learning some effective and practical tools for dealing with change

  • Current leadership research is showing that asking for feedback and asking for help are emerging as the most important leadership skills for today’s business conditions. Emotional Intelligence still ranks in the top 10 skills for the future according to The World Economic Forum.

    Developing the skill to give and receive feedback helps build enduring and trusted relationships that enable your success with clients, peers, and others you wish to influence.

    Use an emotional intelligence approach to giving & receiving feedback through:

    • Exploring your current mindset/relationship to giving and receiving feedback
    • The role trust plays in giving and receiving feedback
    • Learning the neuroscience of motivation
    • Linking emotional intelligence skills to preparing yourself for feedback
    • Learning a feedback technique to empower your feedback skills

  • Building on the “Introduction to Legal Technology (Part 1)” course, this follow-up session will delve deeper into the latest global research, consider case studies, and focus on specific legal tools (with comparisons between key providers). Topics covered include:

    – Digital transformation of law firms in a post-COVID19 world
    – Remote working tools: latest guidance, tips, and adoption trends from global institutions including International Bar Association, Law Society of England and Wales, and International Chamber of Commerce
    – Latest global research on legal tech adoption including case studies from Singapore and UK
    – Focus on contract automation, dispute resolution, and practice management tools

  • An introduction to the different financial services jurisdictions in the UAE, including the DIFC, the ADGM and ‘Onshore’ UAE. The course covers various issues, including but not limited to jurisdictional issues, conduct, licensing, how different forms of securities are treated, enforcement and thematic-related trends, and briefly outlines FinTech-related regulatory issues.

  • This new “Introduction to VAT in the UAE” course provides attendees with a high level context of the Tax Reform occurring across the GCC region and a summary of progress made with VAT Implementation in the region to date. The session walks attendees step-by-step through the basics of the UAE VAT regime, their practical application to commercial scenarios and the relevance of these VAT principles for legal advisers in the region. Lastly, attendees will obtain an overview of the procedures through which businesses may interact with the Tax Authorities in the region, including when Tax matters become contentious.

  • 30/04/2020

    Free Zones

    Target Audience:
    All practitioners up to partner level. It would not benefit lawyers with over 3 years’ experience in corporate/commercial law including use and/or setup of free zones.

    Course Description:
    A detailed overview of the type of free zones and use of free zones, including comparisons of certain free zones and practical aspects of dealing with free zone authorities. This course demonstrates the practical benefits of free zones and how they can integrate with onshore regulations and concepts.

    Areas Covered:
    • background to the concept of economic Free Zones, history in Dubai and relevant legislation
    • type and use of Free Zones and benefits
    • structuring examples through Free Zone entities
    • practical aspects of dealing with Free Zone authorities
    • recent developments and updates

  • Take your learning from the Optimal Performance module – reframing stress as a performance enhancer – a level deeper. Life will constantly challenge us, that is a given. Science and research shows us that we can be challenged and be performing and living well at the same time by developing resilience skills. Developing our emotional intelligence skills can shift us from feeling powerless in a situation to making choices that help us navigate tough times.

    Join this session to:
    • Understand resilience as an ordinary process, and the key to activating it
    • Link the role of the emotional intelligence skills Navigating Emotions and Optimism in building resilience
    • Explore readily available and practical strategies for building resilience
    • Apply a strategy to a real life situation