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Accredited Activities

This is a list of some of the accredited courses available. For more information about the courses, or to book please click on the course title.

  • Leading the Multi-Generational Law Firm (Part 1)

    “A true leader is one who creates a favourable environment to bring out the energy and ability of [their] team. A great leader creates more great leaders, and does not reduce the institution to a single person.” ~ HH Sheikh Read More

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  • Psychological Resilience: Developing Skills to Thrive in the Workplace

    OVERVIEW The complexity and challenges facing organisations during this global health crisis, resilience skills are no longer desirable – they are crucial. Regardless of stature or position, everyone has been impacted by COVID-19. In response, we are offering an evidence-based and practical Read More

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    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Principled Negotiation for Lawyers

    Course Outline: 1. Where does it all go wrong? -Misunderstandings, -Defence 2. Conflict Handling Styles -TKI – Thomas Kilmann 3. Face Based Negotiation -Needs -Loss Prevention and Repair 4. Harvard Concepts -Interests, Problem, Objective Criteria -ZOPA, BATNA 5. 7 Arguments 6. Power 7. Principled Negotiation - Preparation, Opening, Exploration, Bargaining, Agreement 8. Summary

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    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • The Doctrine of Frustration under English Law and COVID 19

    ***Counts towards the certificate in International Commercial Arbitration*** The course will be delivered by experienced senior lecturers from the University of East Anglia. This Course critically assesses the conditions under English law that allow a party to consider itself discharged from the Read More

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    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Leading the Multi-Generational Law Firm (Part 1) – PROMO expired

    “A true leader is one who creates a favourable environment to bring out the energy and ability of [their] team. A great leader creates more great leaders, and does not reduce the institution to a single person.” ~ HH Sheikh Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points2
  • Managing Difficult Client Situations E-learning Course – PROMO expired

    Course Description: This e-learning course is designed to help legal practitioners successfully overcome difficult client situations by providing an overview of the different types of difficult personalities that may be encountered in relationships with clients or counsel from the other side, Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points2
  • DISCover Your Behavioural Style E-Learning Course – PROMO expired

    The practice of law requires interactions with many stakeholders at different levels. Understanding how to effectively manage these relationships is key to being a successful lawyer since technical skills alone are not sufficient to properly communicate legal advice or to Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points2
  • The Electronic Contract E-Learning (Arabic Language)

    Course Description: This training course focuses on the electronic contract, which today is one of the most important issues for discussion and one of the sensitive topics that occupies the forefront of the legal field, especially with the crisis posed Read More

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    Points2
  • Parties’ obligations in the Franchise Agreement (Arabic Language)

    Course Description: This training course focuses on the parties’ obligations in a franchise agreement, an agreement between two parties (legally and economically independent) by which one parties (the "franchisor") grants the other party (the “franchisee”) the right to use one Read More

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    Points2
  • Tech Tips for Lawyers E-Learning Course – PROMO expired

    Topic 1: Office Efficiency This course is all about getting the most out of MS Office and getting your work done faster, and with productivity levels you didn't know existed. Learn the most important shortcuts and time saving tools in Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points4
  • Presenting Data to Clients E-Learning Course – PROMO expired

    Topic 1: PPT Psychology The first module focuses on PPT; avoiding mistakes, creating content that works for you, and learning design methodology. It focuses on the “why” of PowerPoint as well as the “how.” You will learn (and put into Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points4
  • The Importance of Coaching in the Workplace E-learning Course – PROMO expired

    Using the GROW Model to Coach 1 In this module you will learn how to establish a sound coaching relationship using the ‘Grow’ model strategy. You will learn how to establish good coaching goals with the person you’re coaching and Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points2
  • Communication to Influence E-learning Course – PROMO expired

    Communicating to Influence In today’s competitive work environment, strong business communication skills are essential for both individual and organisational success. This Communicating to Influence module strengthens the ability of delegates to pitch influential content face-to-face or virtually. This can determine Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points2
  • Making the Most of Business Meetings E-learning Course – PROMO expired

    Preparing to Lead a Meeting Are you aware that there are processes and procedures required before you can lead a successful meeting? You will learn to create clear and smart objectives for your meeting and how to prepare an engaging agenda. Read More

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    Points2
  • Soft Skills for Leaders E-learning Course – PROMO expired

    Decision Making: Options to Implementation Evaluating options requires an analytic approach. This course will help you to develop useful and consistent criteria for your evaluation process and how to put together a realistic implementation plan. You will see how to systematically Read More

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    Points2
  • Presentation Skills from Planning to Performance E-learning Course – PROMO expired

    Creating Presentation Support Materials Avoid the pitfalls of too many slides and too much text. Make sure you keep your audience engaged by using visual support materials effectively and create visuals that enhance your message. This module will help you to Read More

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    Points2
  • Succession Planning in the UAE

    Objectives: The aim of this course is to provide attendees with an understanding on how inheritance matters are dealt with in the UAE for both Muslims and Non-Muslims. Attendees will learn about Islamic Wills, Non Muslims Wills (DIFC and ADJD) and Read More

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    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Keeping you and your team engaged – Part 2: Leading others

    Course Description: Covid-19 has disrupted the business environment in an unprecedented fashion. The reality of economic uncertainty and working from home have been thrust upon the operations of both your legal practice and the businesses of your clients. North Point Academy Read More

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    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Keeping you and your team engaged – Part 1: Helping myself

    Course Description: Covid-19 has disrupted the business environment in an unprecedented fashion. The reality of economic uncertainty and working from home have been thrust upon the operations of both your legal practice and the businesses of your clients. North Point Academy Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Resilience for Times of Change and Challenge

    Course Description: Times of change and challenge test our ability to adapt to the limit and also provide a unique learning opportunity to strengthen resilience and fine tune our ability to work skilfully with our minds, emotions and thoughts. In Read More

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    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Presentation Skills from Planning to Performance E-learning Course

    Creating Presentation Support Materials Avoid the pitfalls of too many slides and too much text. Make sure you keep your audience engaged by using visual support materials effectively and create visuals that enhance your message. This module will help you Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points2
  • Muqawala Contract (Arabic Language – AED 400)

    Description: This course focuses on the Muqawala contract which is the contract whereby the Contractor undertakes to perform a work in exchange of a consideration from the Employer. Areas Covered: In an introductory section, we will define the Muqawala contract and its Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points4
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Joint Ownership (Arabic Language – AED 400)

    Description: This course focuses on joint ownership where the ownership of a property belongs to more than one person. Areas Covered: Joint ownership is defined in 4 categories: • Ordinary joint ownership of a property: It is a typical joint ownership where several persons Read More

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    Points4
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Soft Skills for Leaders E-learning Course

    Decision Making: Options to Implementation Evaluating options requires an analytic approach. This course will help you to develop useful and consistent criteria for your evaluation process and how to put together a realistic implementation plan. You will see how to Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points2
  • Making the Most of Business Meetings E-learning Course

    Preparing to Lead a Meeting Are you aware that there are processes and procedures required before you can lead a successful meeting? You will learn to create clear and smart objectives for your meeting and how to prepare an engaging Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points2
  • Communication to Influence E-learning Course

    Communicating to Influence In today’s competitive work environment, strong business communication skills are essential for both individual and organisational success. This Communicating to Influence module strengthens the ability of delegates to pitch influential content face-to-face or virtually. This can determine Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points2
  • The Importance of Coaching in the Workplace E-learning Course

    Using the GROW Model to Coach 1 In this module you will learn how to establish a sound coaching relationship using the ‘Grow’ model strategy. You will learn how to establish good coaching goals with the person you’re coaching and Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points2
  • Presenting Data to Clients E-Learning Course

    Topic 1: PPT Psychology The first module focuses on PPT; avoiding mistakes, creating content that works for you, and learning design methodology. It focuses on the “why” of PowerPoint as well as the “how.” You will learn (and put into Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points4
  • Tech Tips for Lawyers E-Learning Course

    Topic 1: Office Efficiency This course is all about getting the most out of MS Office and getting your work done faster, and with productivity levels you didn't know existed. Learn the most important shortcuts and time saving tools in Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points4
  • Trademarks

    Description: The goal of this course is to give more detailed and advanced insight into trademark law and strategies in setting and protecting trademarks and how they interact with the law in the real world.  While we will try to focus Read More

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    Points4
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Data Privacy In light of innovation

    Description: Presently, we live in a digital age, experiencing the rapid and ever-expansive growth of innovation with ongoing, ever evolving technological development. Data is an integral part of this ecosystem. We explore how balance can be achieved.” Technological development further causes Read More

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    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Coaching Masterclass – A Power Career Tool

    Target Audience: Any person who wants to explore an empowering and highly effective way of supporting, guiding and motivating people to achieve much more. Description: You will be able to use a powerful coaching process, tools and techniques to move the people Read More

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    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Mindful Leadership – Fit to Lead

    Target Audience: Leaders, Partners & Individual Contributors Course Description: How do the best leaders stay resilient, manage change, inspire others and increase value for their organizations? In an increasingly complex world, many leaders are turning to mindfulness, or mental training to Read More

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    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • The Enforcement of a Foreign Arbitral Award under the New York Convention 1958

    ***Counts towards the certificate in International Commercial Arbitration*** The course will be delivered by experienced senior lecturers from the University of East Anglia.   Target Audience: Lawyers, in house lawyers, policy makers and judges. Course Description: This course will outline the role the NYC 1958 plays in Read More

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    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Damages for Breach of Contract under English Contract Law

    ***Counts towards the certificate in International Commercial Arbitration*** The course will be delivered by experienced senior lecturers from the University of East Anglia.   Target Audience: Lawyers, in house lawyers, policy makers and judges. Course Description: This Course describes the foundational principles determining whether a breach Read More

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    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (English Language)

    This course focuses on alternative means of resolving disputes, which meet the requirements of modern business and are already receiving increased attention in various legal and judicial systems. Areas Covered: -UAE legislation and its consistency with the prevailing legislative trend in Read More

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    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Cryptocurrencies and Risks

    The course will also look at the Cryptocurrency with an investment lens, touching upon what is available out there today and how trading/investment takes place in the market. Intro: What are cryptocurrencies and the blockchain -The cryptocurrency infrastructure and ecosystem -Segmentation: pure currencies, Read More

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    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Arbitration under the UAE Federal Arbitration Law 2018

    Overview • Preliminaries • List of Defined Terms • Effect and Scope of Application, incl. “International” • The Arbitration Agreement: Formation and Form Requirements • The Arbitration Agreement (cont’d): Arbitrability, Separability and Enforceability • The Arbitral Tribunal: Composition and Qualifications • The Arbitral Tribunal (cont’d): Challenge, Termination Read More

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    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • The Principle of Impartiality and Independence in International Arbitration

    ***Counts towards the certificate in International Commercial Arbitration*** The course will be delivered by experienced senior lecturers from the University of East Anglia. Target Audience: Lawyers, in house lawyers, policy makers, and judges Description: The course unpacks the test of impartiality and independence of the arbitrator, Read More

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    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Injunctive Relief and Arbitration

    ***Counts towards the certificate in International Commercial Arbitration*** The course will be delivered by experienced senior lecturers from the University of East Anglia. Target Audience: Lawyers, in house lawyers, policy makers, and judges Description: This course examines the types of interim relief that can be granted Read More

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    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Provisions of Nominality under UAE Civil Transactions Law (ARABIC LANGUAGE)

    The objective of this course is to discuss the topic of nominality, counter deed and their provisions under UAE Federal Civil Transactions Law. Also this course will address types of nominality, their legal effects in general and methods of proving them. Participants Read More

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    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Challenging the Arbitral Award at the Seat of Arbitration

    ***Counts towards the certificate in International Commercial Arbitration*** The course will be delivered by experienced senior lecturers from the University of East Anglia. Target Audience: Lawyers, in house lawyers, policy makers, and judges Description: The course covers the procedural and substantive grounds used in order Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Managing Difficult Client Situations E-learning Course

    Course Description: This e-learning course is designed to help legal practitioners successfully overcome difficult client situations by providing an overview of the different types of difficult personalities that may be encountered in relationships with clients or counsel from the other side, Read More

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    Points2
  • How to Structure Investments in the Middle East and Africa through the UAE

    This tax course will provide learners with an insight into how to use the UAE to structure investments into Africa and GCC in a tax efficient manner. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the peculiarities of the UAE tax regime Read More

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    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Intl. Commercial Arbitration and Drafting Valid Arbitration Agreements

    ***Counts towards the certificate in International Commercial Arbitration*** The course will be delivered by experienced senior lecturers from the University of East Anglia.   Target Audience: Lawyers, in house lawyers, policy makers, and judges Description: The course outlines the key foundational principles of international commercial Read More

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    Points4
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Arbitration: Key Concepts of Practice and Procedure

    This course would discuss the key principles that lie at the heart of arbitration as a private dispute resolution mechanism, used as an alternative to the local courts, and cover the following: The arbitration agreement, discussing the main components of an Read More

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    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Blockchain Law & Regulation: Various Cross-Jurisdictional Issues

    This course discusses some of the primary blockchain law issues that will need to be handled across jurisdictions, sampling primarily from Canada and the U.S with regional touch-points in the UAE and KSA. This course will provide a practical overview of Read More

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    Points4
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Exclusion and Limitation Clauses in UAE

    Course Aims and Objectives In this session we will consider the nature of contractual clauses which seek to exclude or to limit a party’s liability in particular situations. In general, contracting parties are free to agree such clauses, but in some Read More

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    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Blockchain, Digital Currencies, ICOs and Beyond

    Blockchain has gained significant attention since serving as public transaction ledger for the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. However, the application of Blockchain as a powerful underlying technology reaches far beyond its use for cryptocurrency. The course shall: • Revisit the key concepts behind Blockchain Read More

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    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Introduction to Blockchain

    Blockchain has gained significant attention since serving as public transaction ledger for the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. The course shall: • Provide key concepts behind Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), how it works and its application across businesses and organisations. • Provide insight into Read More

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    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Estate and Will under UAE Personal Affairs Law

    The objective of this course is to highlight a very important subject which is the will, estate, inheritance and eligibility under Sharia law, and will discuss the most important provisions of law governing the estates, and implications thereof. This course will Read More

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    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • DISCover Your Behavioural Style to Improve Client Relationships and Communications E-Learning Course

    The practice of law requires interactions with many stakeholders at different levels. Understanding how to effectively manage these relationships is key to being a successful lawyer since technical skills alone are not sufficient to properly communicate legal advice or to Read More

    CourseAccredited
    Points2
  • Powers of Attorney and Ostensible Authority

    As a Power of Attorney (“PoA”) is considered essential to conduct business in Dubai, this course is designed as an introduction to the use and application of Powers of Attorney in UAE Law. In some cases, the Courts will acknowledge Read More

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    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Introduction to Business Development for Lawyers

    In an increasingly competitive environment it has become even more crucial for law firms to undertake business development practices. Understanding the business development cycle and how one can be effective at each stage is imperative to many roles within law Read More

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    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Introduction to UAE Construction Law E-learning Course – BB15-20

    The construction sector is becoming increasingly significant to the UAE with the rapid growth in developments in the region. Therefore, an understanding of construction law is crucial. This e learning course introduces key topics within construction law: • An overview of construction Read More

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  • ACCREDITED E-learning Course: Anti-Money Laundering

    ***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ACCREDITED COURSE AND NOT A MANDATORY*** The topic of Anti-Money Laundering has become increasingly pertinent in the legal industry. This course aims to provide legal consultants with an overview of money-laundering regulations and their impacts Read More

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  • Particular Clauses of the FIDIC Red Book – BB15-11

      This course focuses on certain specific clauses which cause problems in practice. Participants are invited to ask questions, and to enrich the discussion with comments from their own experience. Areas Covered: Design obligations; Security provided by the Employer; The Contractor’s program and the Engineer’s Read More

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    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Introduction to the FIDIC Red Book – BB15-06

    This course is designed as a general introduction to construction and engineering contracts, and is based upon provisions of the FIDIC Red Book, with Employer’s Design. The FIDIC forms of contract are the most commonly used in the UAE, although Read More

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    LocationOnline via Webex Application

ACCREDITED PROVIDERS

Company Name Accreditation Code Company Name Accreditation Code Company Name Accreditation Code
12 Kings Bench Walk AA60 EMG Associates BB18 Norton Rose Fullbright AA34
2TG (2 Temple Gardens) BB22 Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre AA53 Pacific Business Press BB26
Academy and Finance BB12 ENLITE Training Institute BB61 PDSI BB10
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld AA72 Eversheds AA22 Peoplism BB20
Al Hosani AA68 Expatriate Law Ltd AA65 Pinsent Masons AA35
Al Owais Legal AA59 Falcon Partners Limited BB52 Practising Law Institute BB49
Al Tamimi & Co. AA27 Fast Track Consulting BB63 Pro Training BB28
Ali Ibrahim & Co. AA66 Fenton Insights Training FZE BB66 PWC AA51
Allen & Overy AA50 Fichte and Co AA28 PWC Academy BB43
American Bar Association AA29 First Expert Human Development BB27 Quantum Learing BB62
Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota AA45 Freshfields AA17 Rouse & Co. International AA25
Ankura Consulting BB37 FTI Consulting Gulf Limited BB64 Shehabaneh BB13
Ashurst AA21 Galadari AA15 Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding BB54
Association of Corporate Counsel BB41 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher AA31 Simmons & Simmons AA38
Aurifer Middle Wast Tax Consultancy DMCC BB39 Gowling WLG AA56 Squire Patton Boggs AA49
Bae, Kim & Lee AA73 Hadef and Partners AA14 STEP ARABIA BB33
Baker Botts AA41 Hardwicke BB46 Stephenson Harwood AA40
Baker Mckenzie.Habib Al Mulla AA11 Herbert Smith AA36 Stibbe AA26
Beale & Company AA69 HFW AA43 Study Legal English BB44
Bird and Bird AA55 Hoda Barakat AA58 Swam & Co Ltd BB58
Bonnard Lawson AA33 Hogan Lovells AA52 Taylor Wessing AA37
British Legal Centre BB19 IBA BB16 The British University in Dubai BB57
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem AA24 IIPAD BB17 The Castle Group Consultancy BB38
Byrne Dean Training Ltd BB56 Imbue BB23 The Negotiation Academy BB60
CCL Academy BB14 Ince & Co AA18 The Society of Construction Law BB48
Chancery Lane Institute for Professionals BB55 International Chamber of Commerce UAE BB50 Thomson Reuters ME Limited BB42
Clifford Chance AA12 James Berry & Associates AA48 Trends Institute BB24
Clyde & Co AA13 Jones Day AA46 Trowers and Hamlins AA57
CMS AA30 King & Wood Mallesons AA71 University of Dubai BB29
Covington and Burling AA62 King and Spalding AA44 University of East Anglia School of Law BB53
De Burgh Group BB32 Kwintessential BB15 University Saint Joseph – Dubai BB40
Deaifis AA47 Lamprell BB31 Vinci Works BB45
Deloitte Professional Services BB51 Latham & Watkins AA23 Vinson & Elkins AA67
Dentons & Co AA20 Law 2020-CBD BB11 Walkers AA61
DIFC Academy AA01 Law Training Centre BB59 Watson Farley & Williams AA39
DIFC Arbitration Centre BB25 Lexis Nexis BB34 White & Case AA32
DLA Piper AA16 Linklaters AA42 Winston & Strawn AA54
DWF AA70 Middlesex University Dubai BB30 Zen Professional Development BB65
Ematha Group BB21 Morgan Lewis AA19

 

All courses below have been accredited by the Dubai Legal Affairs Department. To view and book the course you will need to visit the website for the respective provider. All further information and booking processes shall be available there.

 

ACADEMY OF LAW – AA01

  • Certificate in Human Resource Law and Practice
  • AOL/RICS ACRE Facilitative & Evaluative Mediation Training Programme
  • Introduction to Advocacy Skills
  • Lecture Series No. 3 of 2017
  • DIFC Wills and Probate Registry Programme

 

UNIVERISTY OF EAST ANGLIA — BB53

 

SHEIKH MOHAMMED CENTRE FOR CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING – BB54

  • To UAE Culture
  • Emirati Culture & Traditions
  • General Cultural Induction for Professionals
  • Ministry of Edu Teacher Training
  • Cultural Induction – HR Professionals

 

THE BRITISH UNIVERSITY IN DUBAI — BB57

 

IMBUE – BB23

  • Arbitration Processes
  • Bitcoin and Blockchain
  • Bonds to Sokuk
  • Bounced Cheques and How to Deal with Them
  • Civil Law Overview from a Comparative Perspective
  • Comparative Law: UAE vs UK
  • Conflict Management
  • Cross Border Transactions
  • Digital Transformation and the Law and Digital Security
  • Directors Duties
  • Drafting Arbitration
  • Drafting Effective Arbitration Clauses
  • Infringement and Counterfeiting
  • Introduction to IP
  • Introduction to Islamic Finance
  • Introduction to the UAE Labour Law System
  • Key Legal Real Estate and Hospitality Issues in Corporate and Banking Transactions in the UAE
  • Learning How to Draft and Evaluate an Employment Contract
  • Learning UAE (Freezone and Mainland) Employee Rights and Benefits
  • M & A Masterclass
  • M & A Overview
  • Mediation and Negotiations Skills
  • Mediation Training
  • PPP Laws and Upcoming Changes from DOF
  • Practical Aspects of Enforcement Arbitral Awards in the Middle East
  • Presentation Skills to Enhance Delivery
  • Project Finance
  • Public Speaking and General Communications Skills Workshop
  • Termination of Employment
  • Top 10 Things an In-House Lawyer Needs to Know
  • Valuation, Enforcement and Protection of IP
  • Written and Oral Advocacy Skills for Lawyers