Business Bites: Issues being faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on the Legal Sector

Online, University of Birmingham Dubai
Wednesday 1 July 2020 (13:00-14:00)

Stuart Walker, partner at Afridi & Angell Dubai and David Holloway, Barrister and Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Birmingham, discuss the impact on the legal sector during, and post COVID-19

Meet our Experts

'Stuart Walker Partner, Afridi and Angell

Stuart Walker is a partner at Afridi & Angell. His primary practice includes general corporate and commercial, employment matters, financial services regulation, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. He advises clients on all aspects of employment law including the recruitment, hiring and firing of staff, the deployment of personnel between multiple locations, preparing employment documentation, reviewing employment contracts, and reviewing and drafting employee handbooks. He also advises clients on compensation and incentive schemes, and on the enforcement of confidentiality and non-compete clauses.

Prior to joining Afridi & Angell, Stuart was a solicitor in the banking department of a leading law firm in London. Stuart is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales. Stuart has lived and worked in London, Hong Kong, New York and Dubai.


'David Holloway Barrister and Arbitrator and Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham Dubai

Barrister specialising in international trade law and international commercial dispute resolution practising from Outer Temple Chambers (London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi).

Over 20 years' experience of advising clients involved in international trade and dispute resolution and of appearing as counsel before the English courts (at all levels) and in proceedings before international arbitration tribunals. Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1996. Registered as a foreign lawyer in Hong Kong (2018). Registered with the DIFC Court, Dubai 2019.

Arbitrator, listed with various institutions in Asia and MENA regions including CIETAC, SCIA, THAC,CAA,DIFC/LCIA.

Legal academic teaching and researching in the areas of international trade and international dispute settlement. Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Birmingham (UK/Dubai). Previous faculty appointments in UK, Hong Kong and PRC.