Association of Corporate Counsel Establishes ACC Middle East

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--()--The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association representing more than 33,000 in-house counsel, and Corporate Counsel Middle East, the leading association of corporate counsel in the Middle East, today announced the establishment of ACC Middle East. ACC Middle East will serve more than 150 in-house lawyers representing various industries, including energy, management, telecommunications and oil and natural gas.

“The Middle East is a vital global business hub for many industries and the establishment of ACC Middle East demonstrates the importance of this critical region to global business operations and decision makers,” said Veta T. Richardson, president and chief executive officer of ACC. “ACC understands the growing strategic role that the Middle East plays in the global economy, both in foreign direct investment by multinational business in the region.”

 
Leaders of ACC Middle East include:

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President - Elias Hayek, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

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Board Member - Franklin Breckenridge, Parsons MENA

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Board Member - Anneliese Reinhold, du.

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Board Member - Tamer Nasser, Baker Hughes, Inc.

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Board Member and Qatar Representative - Ziad Zarka, Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Group (Muntajat) QJSC

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Board Member and Bahrain Representative - Afshan Akhtar, Aluminum Bahrain

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Board Member and Kuwait Representative - Robert Drolet, Kuwait Projects Company

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Board Member - Sana Belaid, Cisco Systems

 

“ACC has established itself as the premier network for corporate lawyers around the world,” said Elias Hayek, president, ACC Middle East and vice president, legal for the EAME division for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “As president, my goal is to work with our board to strengthen the in-house counsel network and to ensure ACC Middle East develops tools for corporate counsel to manage challenging issues.”

According to the ACC 2014 Chief Legal Officers (CLO) Survey, 65 percent of chief legal officers and general counsel in 41 countries, including Qatar and Saudi Arabia, identified anti-bribery, compliance and regulatory changes among their leading concerns.

For more information, visit www.acc.com/middleeast.

About ACC: The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel. With more than 33,000 members employed by over 10,000 organizations, ACC connects its members to the people and resources necessary for professional growth. By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel.®

Contacts

ACC
Marthea Davis, +1 202-349-1519
davis@acc.com

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Association of Corporate Counsel, a global bar association representing more than 33,000 in-house counsel, and Corporate Counsel Middle East (CCME) announced the establishment of ACC Middle East.

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Marthea Davis, +1 202-349-1519
davis@acc.com