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The Middle East Legal Awards (MELA), now in their 11th year, are the region’s premier legal awards. The Awards are open to all law firms and in-house legal departments with a presence in the region to celebrate outstanding achievement within the profession. By recognising exceptional achievement and best practice they underline the crucial role lawyers are playing in promoting the rule of law.
The Awards are sponsored by ACC (Association of Corporate Counsel) and include In House and Private Practice categories such as Legal Department of the Year, General Counsel of the Year, Rising Stars, Diversity Awards and a number of sector specific awards. Philip will join a panel of 18 judges including Jacques Visser, Chief Legal Officer of the DIFC and Duncan Wood, Legal Counsel at The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department.
Find out more about the event, categories and join the evening at:
The full judging panel is below:
Philip Punwar is an English qualified practitioner with more than twenty-five years’ arbitration experience. He has been resident in Dubai since 2005 and received his Dubai Golden Visa in 2021. During the course of his practice in the UAE, Philip has been leading counsel in multi-million and multi-billion US dollar arbitrations. He has acted as sole, party nominated and presiding arbitrator in ad hoc, ICC, DIAC and LCIA arbitrations seated in the Middle East and Europe. He is a DIFC Courts advocate, and was the first DIFC Courts practitioner to be appointed by the DIFC Courts to the role of Supervising Legal Representative (SLR). He is a member of the Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) Panel of Arbitrators and the International Panel of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA).
Philip has also appeared as counsel before all levels of court in England and the Dubai International Financial Centre, up to and including the Courts of Appeal of each jurisdiction.
News 15 Feb, 2023