2019 Judging Panel

  • Anneliese Reinhold, Senior Vice President of Legal & Regulatory Affairs, du (Judges Chair)
  • Vanessa Abernethy, General Counsel, Emirates International Investment Company
  • Sahia Ahmad, General Counsel, Dubai Tourism
  • Afshan Akhtar, FVP Legal, Arab Banking Corporation
  • Nabil Azar, General Counsel, Rakbank
  • Issa Baddour, General Counsel, Rulers Court of the Government of Ras Al Khaimah
  • Mark Beer, OBE, Chairman, The Metis Institute
  • Justin Connor, Senior Counsel and Director of Chief Legal Officer Services, Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Bapsy Dastur, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, Stolt-Nielsen
  • Wafa Derouiche, Director Legal Compliance - Europe, Middle-East & Africa, TE Connectivity
  • Linda Fitz-Alan, CEO and Registrar, ADGM Courts
  • Varsha Gupta, Senior Legal Counsel, Idemia
  • Arwa Hassan, Programme Director, Good Governance Cluster, GIZ (Gesellschaft Internationale Zusammenarbeit) German International Development Cooperation
  • Thomas Hogfors, General Counsel, ABB
  • Zahid Kamal, Managing Director, Legal & Investments, Fajr Capital
  • Tenia Kyriazi, Head, Law & Politics, Middlesex University Dubai
  • Victor Leginsky, International Arbitrator & Mediator, Arbitralis
  • Firas Oggar, General Counsel, Zain Group
  • Nicola Packer, Senior Lecturer, CLIP Law
  • Michael Rasmuson, Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Nabors Industries
  • Filippo CossalterLegal Director, Johnson & Johnson Middle East
  • Duncan Wood, Legal Counsel, The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department
  • David Weir, General Counsel, Jumeirah Group / Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts