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Dubai Chamber honours law firms and consultants
by a staff reporter February 10, 2018
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DUBAI: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently hosted a special ceremony at its headquarters to honour law firms and consultants that have provided valuable support to the Chamber in 2017.

During the event, Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP); BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP; Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants; GTECH Information Technology; and The Jorgensen Law Firm PLLC were honoured for providing their technical and legal expertise to the Chamber.

In addition, several law firms, members of the legal community, and other industry experts were recognised for their efforts in organising and supporting legal workshops and seminars in cooperation with the Chamber, namely: Afridi & Angell Legal Consultants; Al Tamimi & Company Advocates & Legal Consultants; Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla; Clyde & Co LLP; Fichte & Co.; Fragomen UAE LLC; Taylor Wessing Middle East LLP; The Jorgensen Law Firm PLLC; and Mr. Vincent O’Brien, Member, Executive Committee, ICC Banking Commission, and Vice Chair, ICC-UAE.

Addressing the honourees, Ms. Jehad Kazim, Director, Legal Services, Dubai Chamber, said: “The honourees have helped the Chamber better serve its members and encourage companies in Dubai to adopt best practices. We express our deepest appreciation to them for their valuable expertise and support, which complements our efforts to keep businesses informed of important regulatory developments and legal matters.”

 Kazim informed attendees about recent developments and achievements of Dubai Chamber, and revealed that the Chamber’s Legal Services Department received and mediated 564 business disputes in 2017, with the total value of the disputes reached AED 109 million.

She added that the Department organised 8 events last year, including workshops and seminars covering various topics such as bankruptcy, employment issues, contracts, residency matters and insurance.

Ms. Kazim stressed the importance of hosting workshops and seminars that raise awareness about new regulatory developments and legal matters impacting businesses, adding that the strong participation in these events reflects the growing maturity of Dubai’s business community.

Established in 1965, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry is a non-profit public entity, whose mission is to represent, support and protect the interests of the business community in Dubai by creating a favourable business environment, supporting the development of business, and by promoting Dubai as an international business hub.

Members of the legal community and industry experts were recognised for the valuable expertise and technical support they provided to the Chamber in 2017.

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