2019 Lex Mundi Africa and Middle East Regional Forum: Current Trends in Africa and the Middle East

The Lex Mundi Africa and Middle East Regional Forum: Current Trends in Africa and the Middle East will take place on 26th-28th February, 2019 in Dubai. Join senior in-house counsel, Lex Mundi member firm lawyers, and guest speakers to discuss current trends and issues impacting Africa and the Middle East. The seminar features speaker presentations, interactive panels and networking events to ensure that participants have plenty of opportunity to become acquainted and discuss challenges, insights and solutions with colleagues from around the world.

The agenda includes sessions on:

  • Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the law and on lawyers
  • Enforcement:  How your law firm can help you avoid complex debt recovery.
  • Competition regulation
  • Bankruptcy: How regulations on bankruptcy are impacting clients and law firms in Africa and the Middle East
  • Project Development and Finance

Guest Speakers:

Harry Tomi Davies (TD) 

IT Systems Analyst that as held leadership roles with global brands like Ernst & Young, Marks & Spencer, Elf Aquitaine, Sapient and the One Laptop Per Child project. Over the last decade TD has nurtured a growing portfolio of Africa-based tech-enabled early stage ventures as a business angel. He is co-founder of the Lagos Angel Network (LAN) and President of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN). TD can be reached on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook as TomiDee.

Martin Tronquit , Managing Partner, Infomineo

Infomineo, which he founded, is a research outsourcing company focusing on the EMEA region and supporting all the major global consultancies and 50 of the Fortune 500 companies for their research needs. Throughout his career first at the Boston Consulting Group and then at Infomineo Martin has developed an understanding of how business is done in Africa and the Middle East and will share some insights with us.


David Sanders, Lex Mundi Senior Business Development Manager at 00.44.788.423 4008. 



Schedule At A Glance

The conference will be held at the Capital Club

Capital Club
Building # 3,312th Rd,Gate Village,
Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Please click here for a printable agenda, 


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

  • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. || Welcoming Reception: The Capital Club, Dubai

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. || Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. || Welcome and Self-Introductions
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. || Current Trends in Africa: Tomi Davies, President, African Business Angels Network
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. || How Fortune 500 Companies Do Business in Africa: Martin Tronquit, Managing Partner, Infomineo
  • 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. || Networking lunch
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. || How Your Law Firm Can Help You Avoid Complex Debt Recovery Proceedings
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. || Networking Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. || The New African Competition Regimes
  • 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. || Break
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. || The Impact of New Bankruptcy Laws
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ||  GC Panel Q and A
  • 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. || Excursion, Dinner and Networking on Dubai Creek

Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. || The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Law: Gordon Vala Webb, Senior Advisor, Technology and Innovation, Lex Mundi
  • 11:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. || Project Development and Finance
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. || Networking lunch

Hotel Information and Reservations: 

The recommended hotel for this meeting is the Dusit Thani Dubai.

The Dusit Thani Dubai
PO Box 23335
Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971.4.3174241

Room Rates

  • Deluxe Room Single - AED 750 per room per night (room includes breakfast and a smoking and non-smoking option)
  • Deluxe Room Double/Twin - AED 820 per room per night (room includes breakfast and a smoking and non-smoking option)

Room rates are in UAE Dirhams and inclusive of 7% municipality fee, 10% service charge, 5% VAT and AED 20/ TDF per room per night.  

Please complete the booking request form and return via email to Anthony Joe at anthony.joe@dusit.com.  For assistance, please contact Anthony at +971.31.74241 or +971.561.701477.

The deadline to complete your reservation is February 3, 2019.  Bookings received after this date will be subject to rate and availability.  


Visa Requirements: 

The United Arab Emirates requires travel visas for a multitude of countries, please check with your local embassies for specific information.  


Non-Member Fees:

Registration for this event is complimentary for invited guests.

Please email David Sanders at dsanders@lexmundi.com.

Click to register