Speaker's Biography:

Andreas Baumgartner
Executive Director, DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority, Dubai

"At the Global Crossroads of Business, Politics and Law." This summarizes my professional path as well as my personal interests - and my role as Executive Director at the Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA) of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC): DRA and its institutions (including the DIFC Courts, the International Arbitration Centre, the Academy of Law, and the Wills and Probate Registry) are at the cutting edge of international (commercial) dispute resolution, and have become global points of reference and role models. DRA is also reaching out to (potential) partners, to share and advance commercial dispute resolution around the world; and I would be very happy to explore such opportunities In parallel, I act as senior advisor to Portland Communications and the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, via StIR StrategyImpactReputation - a professional platform which provides advisory services as well as coaching and training to senior government and private sector leaders around the world.

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