Middle East/Africa

Publications

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

  • Sub-Saharan Africa - Looking at the Positive Side: Can We See Results on Diversification to Counter-balance the Upheavals of the Oil Crisis?
    20 June 2018
    Iberian Lawyer
    2018 Agenda Africa Breakfast Forum
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Private Equity Exits
    12 June 2018
    Private Equity Africa
    PEA LP-GP Investor Summit
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • U.S. Sanctions Against Russia and Iran: Latest Developments
    31 May 2018
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise Seminar
    Debevoise & Plimpton, Moscow
    Speaking Engagements
  • Core Transaction Agreements – Shareholder Agreements
    25 April 2018
    African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    AVCA Legal Agreements Training
    Marrakech, Morocco
    Speaking Engagements
  • Management and Governance
    15 November 2017
    Strathmore University
    Negotiating Impact Investments
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Speaking Engagements
  • Capital Structures
    14 November 2017
    Strathmore University
    Negotiating Impact Investments
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Speaking Engagements
  • Term Sheet Negotiations
    14 November 2017
    Strathmore University
    Negotiating Impact Investments
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Speaking Engagements
  • The UN Dynamic and Political Constraints
    17 July 2017
    British Institute for International and Comparative Law and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    International Criminal Justice Achievements and Challenges in Syria and Beyond
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Arbitration and the Rebuilding of Infrastructure in African Conflict Areas
    16 May 2017
    International Chamber of Commerce
    ICC Africa Regional Arbitration Conference
    Lagos, Nigeria
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Arbitration and Its Conformity with the Rule of Law
    10 May 2017
    International Council for Commercial Arbitration
    Conference Plenary Session
    Pailles, Mauritius
    Speaker: Natalie L. Reid
    Speaking Engagements
  • A Finger on the Pulse – Investments in Healthcare
    5 April 2017
    African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    AVCA Conference
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
    Speaking Engagements
  • Best Practices on Corporate Governance: The Legal Perspective
    30 March 2017
    BNY Mellon
    2017 DRIC EEMEA Conference (Depositary Receipt Issuers’ Conference, Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa)
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Speaking Engagements
  • Doing Business in Iran -- Sanctions, Politics, Risks and a Road Forward
    2 February 2017
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Debevoise & Plimpton, Paris
    Speaking Engagements
  • Doing Business in Iran -- Sanctions, Politics, Risks and a Road Forward
    31 January 2017
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • The IBA Judicial Integrity Initiative
    21 December 2016
    International Bar Association
    Signing of IBA Judicial Anticorruption Compact
    Accra, Ghana
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Address
    14 December 2016
    Israel Bar
    Israel Bar Grand Ceremony
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Implementation Debate: What Stage of the Investment Lifecycle has the Most Opportunity for Creating Sustainable Value?
    25 October 2016
    FT Live/Emerging Market Private Equity Association
    Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets 2016, co-hosted by EMPEA and FT Live
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Equity Investments Core Documentation
    24 October 2016
    African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    AVCA Legal Agreements in Private Equity Training Programme
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • EU: Solvency II and Implications for Private Investment Funds
    17 October 2016
    Bowman Gilfillan
    SAM Roundtables
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Speaking Engagements
  • Voices of the Next Generation: Bringing Change to the Middle East
    23 September 2016
    International Bar Association
    IBA Conference 2016
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Role of Good Faith in MENA Region Arbitration
    20 September 2016
    Civil Law Focus Group
    Arab Arbitration Forum; Civil Law Focus Group (CFL) Session
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaking Engagements
  • Infrastructure-Private Sector Investment in the African Power Sector
    29 June – 1 July 2016
    International Bar Association
    2nd Annual Investing in Africa Conference
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Arbitration and its Conformity with the Rule of Law
    10 May 2016
    International Council for Commercial Arbitration
    ICCA 2016 Congress Mauritius (International Arbitration and the Rule of Law: Contribution and Conformity)
    Mauritius
    Speaking Engagements
  • Arbitration in Africa: Recent and Future Developments
    4 February 2016
    Debevoise & Plimpton, International Council for Commercial Arbitration, New York International Arbitration Center
    Arbitration in Africa: Recent and Future Developments
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Perception of Justice and its Distribution from the Anglo-American Perspective
    16 December 2015
    Institut d’Etudes sur le Droit et la Justice dans les Sociétés Arabes (Institute for the Study of Law and Justice in Arab Societies)
    Delivering Justice in Arab Societies
    Paris, France
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    12 December 2015
    Casablanca Arbitration Days
    Making International Arbitration Work for Africa
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • African Insurance M&A: Global Insurers’ Next Frontier
    19 November 2015
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    African Insurance M&A Roundtable Discussion
    Debevoise & Plimpton, New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • African Insurance M&A: Global Insurers’ Next Frontier
    17 November 2015
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    African Insurance M&A Roundtable Discussion
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London, United Kingdom
    Speaking Engagements
  • Private Equity in Africa
    9 November 2015
    Columbia Business School
    Columbia Business School Lectures
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Key Financing Options for Borrowers in Frontier and Emerging Markets and the Latest Market Trends
    23 September 2015
    Debevoise & Plimpton and OMNI Law Firm
    Accessing the International Financial Markets: Key Issues and Trends
    Baku, Azerbaijan
    Speaking Engagements
  • Infrastructure - Private sector investment in the Africa power sector (Moderator)
    25 June 2015
    International Bar Association North American Regional Forum
    Investing in Africa: Opportunities for Businesses and the Lawyers Who Counsel Them
    New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • In Defence of Democracy & Human Rights Situation in Iran with Special Focus on the Residents of Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty
    13 June 2015
    National Council of Resistance of Iran
    National Council of Resistance of Iran Annual Conference
    Paris, France
    Speaking Engagements
  • Leveraging Institutional Capital to Power Africa
    9-10 June 2015
    Africa Institutional Funds & Managers Series
    2nd Africa Alternative Investment Intensive
    Debevoise & Plimpton, New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • Welcome Address
    9 June 2015
    Africa Institutional Funds & Managers Series
    2nd Africa Alternative Investment Intensive
    Debevoise & Plimpton, New York, NY
    Speaker: John M. Vasily
    Speaking Engagements
  • Welcome Address: Maintaining limits on government power in modern states
    16 May 2015
    Bowman Gilfillan and Hogan Lovells
    Celebrating Magna Carta and the Rule of Law
    The University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Equity Investments: Core Documentation
    30 April 2015
    AVCA
    AVCA Legal Agreements Training
    London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Legal Issues and Documentation in FMPE
    6 March 2015
    Stanford Business School
    Frontier Markets Private Equity
    Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
    Speaking Engagements
  • Fund Formation
    3-4 April 2014
    AVCA
    AVCA GP Masterclass: "Fundraising & Best Practices
    Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria
    Speaking Engagements
  • Section 219 of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012: Do's and Don'ts
    4 December 2013 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    American Conference Institute
    Economic Sanctions Boot Camp
    DoubleTree Suites, New York, NY
    Speaker: Satish M. Kini
    Speaking Engagements
  • Risk Management as a Competitive Advantage in MENA
    27 September 2013 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    BVCA and MENAPEA
    BVCA International Series: Private Equity and Venture Capital in North Africa and the Middle East
    London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Settlement of International Investment Disputes Part Nine: Annulment and Challenge of Awards
    23-27 September 2013
    Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA)
    AILA Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration
    London, England
    Speaking Engagements
  • Iran Sanctions and the New York Department of Financial Services: The Current Focus on Insurance
    30 July 2013 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • Ensure the Right Terms: Making Both Parties Happy
    11-12 April 2013
    African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Speaking Engagements
  • JAC in Larger Context of Arbitration and Rule of Law
    20 November 2012 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    The New Jerusalem Arbitration Center
    Problems and Prospects Panel Discussion
    Jerusalem, Israel
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • "Middle East Market Horizons” :Towards Developing Economies and Sustainable Investment
    7 November 2012 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Standard & Poor
    Standard & Poor’s Leaders’ Forum 2012
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Speaker: Marwan Al-Turki
    Speaking Engagements
  • The regulatory environment across Africa: how is this changing and what do LPs and GPs need to know?
    18 June 2012 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    BVCA
    Private Equity and Venture Capital in Africa
    London, England
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Regulatory Environment Across Africa: How is this Changing and What do LPs and GPs Need to Know?
    18 June 2012 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    British Venture Capital Association
    Private Equity and Venture Capital in Africa
    Aldwych, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Private Investments in Public Equity (PIPEs) – an Alternative to Bank Financing?
    24 May 2012 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    International Bar Association: Securities Regulation Committee
    29th International Financial Law Conference
    Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey
    Speaker: Paul M. Rodel
    Speaking Engagements
  • Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration; Jurisdiction of Tribunal; Deliberation and Decisions
    6 January 2012 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    CIArb and ADR Europe
    Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Speaking Engagements
  • One Size Fits All? Recent Case Studies of Bespoke Structuring of Funds for Specific Purposes
    1 November 2011 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    International Bar Association
    International Bar Association Annual Conference
    Dubai, UAE
    Speaking Engagements
  • Commercial Lending in the Middle East & Africa: Who are the Local and International Players?; The Cape Town Convention in the UAE: Does it work?
    28-29 September 2011
    Euromoney Seminars and Airfinance Journal
    9th Annual Middle East and Africa Airfinance Conference
    Dubai, UAE
    Speaking Engagements
  • Cape Town Convention
    23 June 2011 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • To Be or Not to Be: The Convergence of Halacha, Law and Medicine in Matters of Death and Dying
    30 March 2011 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • Anti-Corruption
    28 October 2010 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Herzogg, Fox & Neeman
    Anti-Corruption Workshop
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    Speaking Engagements
  • Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations Implementing the CISADA
    27-28 October 2010
    Financial Markets Association
    2010 Treasury and Capital Markets Legal and Legislative Issues Conference, panel Co-Moderator
    The Madison Hotel, Washington, DC
    Speaker: Satish M. Kini
    Speaking Engagements
  • Flying in the face of the Current Downturn
    29 September 2009 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Euromoney
    7th Annual Middle East and Africa Airfinance Conference
    Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE
    Speaking Engagements
  • Management of Cross-Border Transactions and Disputes
    2 June 2009 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    IBA and Israel Bar Association

    Effects of Globalization on the Legal Profession

    David W. Rivkin is Conference Co-Chair and Co-Chair for this session.

    Hilton Eilat Queen of Shebe Hotel
    Eilat, Israel
    Speaking Engagements
  • Law Practice in China, India and the Middle East
    15 April 2009 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    ABA
    2009 ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting, Moderator
    The Fairmont, Washington, DC
    Speaking Engagements