As part of Dubai Arbitration Week, Reed Smith invites you to a lively debate on the latest developments in regional arbitration and how these are meeting user needs.

Speakers: Michelle Nelson Matthew Harley Sachin Kerur

Event Type: Seminar

Location Name:
Capital Club, Gate Village, Building 3, DIFC Dubai
Start Date/Time:
16 November 2023, 8:30 AM ARBST
End Date/Time:
16 November 2023, 10:00 AM ARBST

The debate will consider recent developments including:

  • What have been the significant changes or trends in arbitration over the last 12 months?
  • Which arbitral institutions are taking the lead regionally?
  • Does the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia pose competition to Dubai as a leading centre for arbitration?
  • What are the impacts on arbitration practice from key decisions of regional courts over the last 12 months?
  • Is the current push for mediation leading to more uptake of this alternative dispute resolution option?


  • Maria Scanlan, Legal Director, Crescent Petroleum
  • Adrian Cole, Independent Arbitrator
  • Michelle Nelson, Partner, Reed Smith
  • Matthew Harley, Senior Associate, Reed Smith


  • Sachin Kerur, Office Managing Partner – Middle East, Reed Smith