Tuesday, 28 January 2020, Abu Dhabi Global Market Building

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Lara Hammoud

Senior Legal Counsel, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Arbitrator

Lara Hammoud has been practicing international arbitration for seventeen years. She is currently a Senior Legal Counsel in the Disputes Department of the Legal and Compliance Unit of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). She also acts as arbitrator in cases under the auspices of leading international and regional arbitration institutions. Lara is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. She is the writer and editor of numerous articles and books relating to international arbitration and also regularly appears as speaker in international conferences and arbitration workshops.

Alec Emmerson

Independent Arbitrator

Alec Emmerson is a well-known international arbitrator based in Dubai with particular experience in the Middle East and Asia.

He was a disputes lawyer with Clyde & Co from 1977 until the end of 2017. He worked in Guildford, London, Hong Kong (1984 to 1996) and Dubai (1999 to 2017).  As party counsel Alec handled hundreds of institutional and ad hoc arbitrations in many different jurisdictions. Since retiring early as a partner and becoming a consultant in 2008 he has sat as a sole or co-arbitrator or chair in close to 150 arbitrations across a wide range of commercial sectors and jurisdictions including in London & Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia. 

Since 1 January 2018 he has worked as a full-time arbitrator and mediator with ADR Management Consultancies.

He is a member of the LCIA Court and a Trustee and Chief Executive of DIFC Arbitration Institute.

Alec has been listed as a leading arbitrator by GAR since 2009 and is platinum ranked by Newton Arbitration where he is called the ‘Dean of Arbitration’.


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