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American Business Council FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cara Nazari Company Name: American Business Council of Dubai & the Northern Emirates Tel: 04.379.1414 Email: director@abcdubai.com Website: www.abcdubai.com

American Business Council Hosts Roundtable Discussion with Key U.S. Government Officials DUBAI – JUNE 2, 2013 The American Business Council of Dubai & the Northern Emirates (ABC) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) and the U.S. Consulate in Dubai hosted an afternoon roundtable discussion at the offices of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P in Dubai Festival City. Hamada Dara Zahawi, Attorney-Advisor with the CLDP in the office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce and Kaveh V. Vessali, Political-Economic Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Dubai opened the discussion. The CLDP’s work in the U.A.E. involves providing expertise to government agencies on the development of the many commercial laws currently under consideration, such as the Companies Law, Insolvency Law, Arbitration Law and Competition Law. The roundtable discussion highlighted the commercial law development process here in the U.A.E. with a focus on the interests and priorities of the private sector and their clients. Participants included representatives from Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Chadbourne & Parke L.L.C. and Afridi & Angell. Ramsey B. Jurdi, President of the ABC and attorney at Chadbourne & Parke L.L.C. remarked: “The CLDP provides great insight into the status of legislative reform in Dubai and the U.A.E. and is a good source of information for our clients and businesses. The CLDP are actively seeking out feedback and suggestions on which areas of legislative reform are important to us and which are feasible, and this


program is part of the ABC’s continued efforts to provide the American business community’s views on pending legislation to the Dubai and U.A.E. governments. ABOUT THE AMERICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL The American Business Council of Dubai & the Northern Emirates operates under the auspices of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry and functions as a Chapter of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. Since its founding in 1985, the American Business Council has supported U.S. business interests in Dubai & the Northern Emirates and acts as a liaison between government and commercial enterprises.

The American Business Council is a 500 plus member-driven organization. Fortune 500 companies and key business leaders are well represented among the members of the American Business Council. The American Business Council provides a forum for understanding and interaction between the local business community and members of the American Business Council. Members are supported through a robust calendar of informational programs, round-table discussions, and business networking opportunities.

For more information about the American Business Council and to learn how members are engaged, visit us at www.abcdubai.com.

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