Abu Dhabi Global Market celebrates the achievements of Emirati women lawyers
Source: ADGM , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Thu August 31, 2017 11:41 am

UAE. In honour of Emirati Women’s Day on 28 August, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, held a special celebration in recognition and appreciation of all women and particularly those who have launched careers in law and in the corporate and financial sectors of Abu Dhabi and the whole of UAE. 

ADGM’s focus for this year’s Emirati Women’s Day is “Women in the Law”.

Abu Dhabi’s international repute and economic success have been reinforced by its world-class legal practice and robust judicial framework. Over the years in the UAE, there has been an ever-increasing number of Emirati female law students and outstanding legal professionals. 

To gain a greater insight of their roles in law and their career journeys, ADGM is delighted to organise a forum that featured several inspirational and outstanding women leaders including the eminent Emirati judges, H.E. Judge Aysha Saeed Obid Almeharrami and H.E. Judge Elyazya Al Hammadi of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, and leading legal professionals including Mrs Lubna Qassim, Group Chief General Counsel, Emirates NBD, Mrs Fatima Al Qubaisi, first Emirati Harvard Law graduate, Senior Associate, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Mrs Linda Fitz-Alan, Registrar and Chief Executive, ADGM Courts and others.

Mr Dhaher Bin Dhaher Al Mheiri, Chief Executive Officer of the Registration Authority, said, “Human capital is a vital determinant of the economic and social advancement of every financial market and economy.  We admire and appreciate the contributions of the nation’s women workforce and their role in the development & advancement of the country.  As an IFC, we will continue to advocate an open and balanced workforce of committed, passionate and skilled individuals will ensure the continuing growth and success of Abu Dhabi’s financial eco-system.”

Mrs Linda Fitz-Alan, Registrar and Chief Executive, ADGM Courts, added: “It has been such an inspiration to work with so many outstanding Emirati women lawyers and to meet the future generation of the UAE’s extraordinary and accomplished women professionals.  ADGM Courts remains dedicated to nurturing and preparing the future leaders of the judicial, legal and financial sectors of Abu Dhabi and the greater UAE.”

ADGM has invited all the entities on Al Maryah Island, the law students in Abu Dhabi and the UAE and the legal community to join ADGM in celebrating this special occasion at ADGM Square. 

Inspirational Quotes by Eminent Emirati Women Leaders & Law Practitioners

Mrs Lubna Qassim, Group Chief General Counsel, Emirates NBD shared: "I walked a path which was less travelled by, the fear of the unknown did not limit me in any way. Courageously and resiliently I led with excellence with the intention to make it easier for other women to follow this path.  I am proud to see how many were inspired to follow the same path.  I have given the best and most part of my life to the legal profession in different roles. It gives me great pride that I have spent the last 20 years in changing perceptions of "women in the law" but also perception of women in the Middle East with the ultimate goal to improve the human race”.

Mrs Fatima Al Qubaisi, 1st Emirati Woman at Harvard Law School and Senior Associate, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, said: “I studied law not simply to become a lawyer but to defend women's rights. I have realised that the law and culture of the nation are intertwined. One cannot surpass the other, and they move at a similar pace. A society's true potential can only be unlocked when all of its members are given the freedom to strive.”
Mona AL Sayegh, Legal Adviser at Emirates said: “Always remember you represent the UAE, both in what you do and how you do it.” 

Shaima Al Barguthi, Junior Associate/ Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla shared: "There are limitations all around, but sometimes the greatest limitation you face is the one you create."

Alia Al Mulla- Jr Associate, Dispute Resolution / Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla shared: " Emirati Women Day instils hope in all women living in the UAE, it reminds them to grasp firmly on their goals and work their very best to achieve it.”

About Abu Dhabi Global Market
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an international financial centre located in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, opened for business on 21st October 2015.

In line with the Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision, ADGM is a natural extension of Abu Dhabi’s role as a reliable and responsible member of the global financial community. Strategically situated in Abu Dhabi, home to one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, ADGM plays a pivotal role in positioning Abu Dhabi as a global centre for business and finance that connects the growing economies of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

ADGM’s three independent authorities, the Registration Authority, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority and ADGM Courts, enable registered companies to conduct business in a zero-percent tax environment and operate with confidence within an international regulatory framework with its own independent judicial system and legislative infrastructure based on the Common Law.

Established by a UAE Federal Decree as a broad based financial centre, ADGM’s foundation is anchored on three of Abu Dhabi’s strategic strengths - private banking, wealth management and asset management and will continually expand its financial services in response to the needs of its businesses and marketplace.

Abu Dhabi Global Market is located on Al Maryah Island, a 114-hectare development that is home to world-class business and lifestyle facilities such as the Rosewood and Four Seasons Hotels and Residences, the first ever specialty Cleveland Clinic Hospital outside of USA, luxury retail at the Galleria Mall, and grade-A offices spaces to meet Abu Dhabi’s long-term development and economic needs. All these complement ADGM’s international financial centre position as a vibrant destination in the capital city in Abu Dhabi.

For more details of ADGM, please visit www.adgm.com or follow us on Twitter : @adglobalmarket, @FinTechAD, #FinTechAD



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