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Doing Business in the Gulf: An Economic and Regulatory Overview

October 3, 2012 • New York, NY


A Breakfast Briefing presented by Crowell & Moring LLP in conjunction with Arab Bankers Association of North America (ABANA).

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
8:30am-1:00pm

This half-day program will focus on the Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates and will be of interest to any organization either doing business in or looking to establish a business in the Middle East.

Members of Crowell & Moring's MENA team, including lawyers from the firm's offices in Riyadh and lawyers with experience in Qatar and the UAE, will look at some of the regulatory issues and challenges facing firms looking to invest or operate within the Gulf states.

Presentations from guest speakers will offer insights into the economic climate for investment and expansion within the region, in addition to a presentation on what best practices US companies doing business abroad should keep in mind from compliance and risk mitigation perspectives, including as it relates to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other global anticorruption requirements.

We are delighted that our keynote speaker will be Brad Bourland, a senior economist with over twenty years’ business and finance experience in Saudi Arabia, and  Peter Classen, a COO with extensive experience of advising companies in emerging markets around the world.  They will be joined on the platform by ABANA President Omar Wohabe, the head of Crowell & Moring's MENA practice Morris DeFeo, Crowell & Moring partner Walid Hegazy, who is based in Cairo, John Beaumont who is Crowell & Moring's resident attorney in Riyadh, and Crowell & Moring partner Kelly Currie, who will be looking at FCPA aspects of doing business in the Gulf.

Check back soon to register online.

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