CRS’s Christopher O’Brien is a Touchdown Middle East Speaker

We are delighted to announce that Christopher O’Brien Senior Associate at Charles Russell Speechlys, is a Speaker for Touchdown Middle East 2023! Chris will feature on the panel Launch: GDCA GCC Data Sovereignty and Data Flow Report and the fireside chat Masterclass: Entering the Qatar market.

Launch: GDCA GCC Data Sovereignty and Data Flow Report which will take place on Day 1, 21st November at 16:30. This session will feature the launch of the Gulf Data Association’s (GDCA) report on data sovereignty and data flow for the GCC. Representatives from law firms from across the GCC will feature on this panel to share their findings and to discuss the future of data laws in the region.

Masterclass: Entering the Qatar market which will take place on Day 2, 22nd November at 14:30. Qatar has overseen a number of major deployments and continues to see more Government support to see foreign investors come to the market. This session will look at how easy is it to enter the Qatari market and what lessons can be learned from past projects.

Chris is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Construction and Real Estate department, with a focus on construction disputes. Chris acts for a number of employers, contractors and subcontractors in a range of dispute resolution fora, in particular arbitration, mediation, the Qatar International Court and in the local state courts. He also has a wide experience in handling matters in front of the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority and Qatar Free Zones Authority, which have a growing interest in hosting data centres in their jurisdiction.  Christopher is admitted to practice in England and Wales

Need to know:

Speaker:       Christopher O’Brien, Senior Associate, Charles Russell Speechlys

Session:       Panel – Launch: GDCA GCC Data Sovereignty and Data Flow Report

Time:             16:30-17:00 | Day 1 | 21st November

Track:            REGIONAL

Session:       Fireside Chat – Masterclass: Entering the Qatar market  

Time:            14:30 | Day 2 | 22nd November

Track:           REGIONAL

Take a look at the full Touchdown Middle East 2023 Agenda.

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