Speakers

Prof. Abdul Hamid Mahmoud Al Baali

  • Honorary Dean, Kuwaiti International Law School
  • Designed and implemented a project through which he turned the first and greatest bank in the Middle East (The National Commercial Bank, Saudi Arabia) into Islamic banking in the mid-1990s'.
  • He prepared the first draft law for Islamic banks in Kuwait and issued in 2003 (Law No. 3). He also prepared the first Takaful insurance draft law in Kuwait.
  • The first economic advisor for the Higher Advisory Committee at the Amiri Diwan of Kuwait for implementation of Islamic laws

     

Advocate, Saleh Ahmed Al Obaidly

  • Arbitrator and member of the executive committee of Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Center
  • Managing Partner of "Saleh Al Obaidly Advocates and Legal Consultants"
  • Holder of Master's Degree in Commercial Law, Deaken University, Australia. Master's Degree in Sports Law, Spain.
  • Participating member at Dubai International Arbitration Center. Member of the International Bar Association

 

Dr. Khaled Abdul Aziz Al Janahi

  • General Advisor of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center
  • PhD degree in Islamic Studies, the United Kingdom
  • Ex-chairman of Shari'a Control Board, Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Bahrain
  • He has several studies and research articles in Islamic finance.

     

     

Judge, Abdul Latif Sultan Al Olamaa

  • Judge at the Court of Appeal – Seconded to the Rental Dispute Settlement Centre in Dubai
  • Established the Rental Dispute Centre. Created the 'Orders on Petitions' System, Proposal and Deposit, and revised and simplified the procedures for executing the judgements at the Centre.
  • Took part in the preparation of draft amendment of the decree regarding establishing the Rental Dispute Centre and its authorities, and the law regulating the relationship between lessors and lessees in the Emirate of Dubai
  • Authored books in law: 'Al Baseet fi Altahkeem' and other two books: 'Bahjat Al Hayat' and 'Noor Al Huda'

     

Susana Castiglione

  • Assistant Director, International Commercial Arbitration Centre, American University Washington College of Law  
  • Advocate. Specialized in 'Environmental Law' for more than ten years
  • Worked as a legislative researcher at the National Congress of Argentina. Studied civil and environmental laws at the University of Buenos Aires. Holder of the Masters of Law from American University Washington College of Law  
  • Independent advisor for issues of the international health law and comparison of international organizations. She has several publications in law.

 

Dr. Bjorn Arp

  • Dr. Björn Arp is a Fellow and Adjunct Professor at American University Washington College of Law  and Center on International Commercial Arbitration.
  • He co-teaches International Commercial Arbitration
  • He is a partner at Aparicio, Arp & Associates LLC, in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. in Law from Alicante University, a Ph.D. in International Law from the University of Alcalá in Madrid
  • He was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School. His publications and research have focused on international investment protection and human rights.

     

 

Sundra Rajoo

  • Director of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)
  • President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 
  • Founding President of the Society of Construction Law, Malaysia and past President of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Grouping (APRAG), which is a federation of nearly 40 arbitral institutions in the Asia Pacific region
  • He has significant experience in commercial arbitration, an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He is also a visiting professor at the National University of Malaysia (UKM) and the University of Technology Malaysia (UTM). He is also an external examiner at the Faculty of Law, the National University of Malaysia.