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Inclusion of our Partner Zouhdi Yakan on the Roster of Mediators of the Lebanese Arbitration & Mediation Center (LAMC).

Law House is thrilled to announce the inclusion of our partner Zouhdi Yakan, LL.M. (ADR) on the Roster of Mediators of the Lebanese Arbitration & Mediation Center (LAMC).

Zouhdi, is an LL.M. graduate in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University, California, USA, and is a skilled mediator. He has mediated and co-mediated disputes at Santa Monica Small Claims Court and Van Nuys Superior Court in California, serving as a volunteer mediator with the California Academy for Mediation Professionals (CAMP) across various substantive areas. He has gained his mediation related experience from, among others, the leaders of JAMS and the American Institute of Mediation. Zouhdi has co-trained a 40-Hour Mediation Training organized by the American Bar Association (ABA) and Pepperdine University in Jordan.

Zouhdi is also a CEDR Accredited Mediator, is listed on the Roster of Mediators with Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA) and a member of the Mediation Hub MENA.

Zouhdi possesses vast experience in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, and dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in the field of international arbitration in disputes involving international sales, banking, B.O.T. and construction (FIDIC).

At Law House, we are eager to offer our clients the best legal services and represent their utmost interests in all legal fields, including ADR.

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Law House expands its offering, Sarah Malik to provide international 'of Counsel' services.

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Malik, an award-winning lawyer and CEO of SOL International Ltd, to Law House in a unique 'Of Counsel' capacity. Sarah brings her award-winning international expertise in arbitration, litigation, and dispute resolution to complement our diverse legal practice areas. Honored as ‘Litigator of the Year’ at the GCC Women in Law Awards and recognized by Legal 500 EMEA for her contributions to the field and sits on the Advisory Committee to DIAC and is appointed to DIFC Court Users Committee, Sarah's association with us is a testament to our shared dedication to legal excellence. Her independent role and her track record of success in high-stakes cases across multiple jurisdictions including, DIFC, ADGM and the UK, ensures she brings unbiased, world-class insights to complement our team’s practice. We are pleased to welcome Sarah to Law House, where her fresh perspectives and strategic guidance will uphold our commitment to delivering superior legal solutions to our clients, continuing to set new standards in legal practice.

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ZOUHDI YAKAN, A SPEAKER AT THE SEOUL ADR FESTIVAL (SAF) 2023 IN THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Zouhdi Yakan, our partner and experienced ADR professional, was delighted to speak at the Seoul ADR Festival (SAF) 2023 in the Republic of Korea, particularly during the Yoon & Yang Seminar on “Emerging Technology and Market in International ADR”.

His topic “Recent Developments of ADR in the UAE” focused on the latest developments in ADR related legislations, regulations and arbitral institutions in the UAE, including the latest trends in the use of technology in arbitral proceedings.

Zouhdi provided a brief insight into the UAE Federal Arbitration Law of 2018, its latest amendments of 2023, the ADGM Arbitration Regulations 2015 as amended in 2020, and the DIFC Arbitration Law 2008 as amended in 2013. He conducted a targeted comparison with the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, highlighting where the aforementioned laws align with and differ from the Model Law.

He has also shed light on the latest Arbitration Rules of 2022 of the Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC) and the DIAC Mediation Rules of 2023 by comparing certain provisions with those of other regional and international arbitral institutions.

Additionally, Zouhdi addressed the UAE Mediation Law of 2021, along with the roles of the Mediation and Conciliation Centers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the Center for Amicable Settlement of Disputes in the Emirate of Dubai.

Law House extends a warm thanks to Yoon & Yang LLC and their team members for inviting Zouhdi to participate and share his insights alongside other international experts in the field of ADR.

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INCLUSION OF OUR PARTNER ZOUHDI YAKAN ON THE ROSTER OF ARBITRATORS OF “LAMC”

We are thrilled to announce the inclusion of our partner Zouhdi Yakan on the Roster of Arbitrators of the Lebanese Arbitration & Mediation Center (LAMC).

Zouhdi enjoys an extensive experience in the field of international arbitration in disputes involving international sales, banking, B.O.T. and construction (FIDIC).

Zouhdi is also a CEDR Accredited Mediator and a Mediator on the Roster of Mediators with Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA). He has mediated disputes in a variety of substantive areas.

At Law House, we are eager to offer our clients the best legal services and represent their utmost interests in all legal fields, including ADR.

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Forum on Investment Environment & Opportunities in the UAE and KSA

Our partner Zouhdi Yakan was honored to participate as speaker in the “Forum on Investment Environment & Opportunities in the UAE and KSA”, hosted by Korea International Trade Association(KITA) jointly with Yoon & Yang LLC, Korea-Arab Society, UAE Embassy in Seoul, and Saudi Arabia Embassy in Seoul.

The forum which took place on March 21, 2023 in #Seoul, featured speakers from the Republic of Korea, UAE and Saudi Arabia. It was a splendid opportunity to have such a diverse group of entrepreneurs together.

Through a concise yet lucid presentation, Zouhdi provided an overview on the vital and relevant legislations in the UAE which have enabled it to become a leading international hub for business.

Law House thanks the organizers for hosting such a successful event and we look forward to continuing our collaboration on future initiatives.

At Law House, we are eager to stay up-to-date with the latest developments and changes in the UAE laws and regulations. Our team is renowned for advising clients on wide range of legal matters, particularly in the business industry.

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