Jalal El Ahdab
Jalal El Ahdab
Hicham Zegrary Secretary General of Casablanca International Mediation & Arbitration Centre (CIMAC) is the recipient of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (Paris, Robert Badinter class 2010) and Holds a Master of Public Affairs from Paris Dauphine University and prepares a PhD thesis on arbitration. In November 2010, he joined Casablanca Finance City Authority as head of Legal Affairs and since January 2012 he has been its Director of Operations & Institutional Affairs. He has been Secretary General of Casablanca International Mediation & Arbitration Centre since March 2016. Mr Zegrary began his professional career in February 2002 in Microsoft North Africa as Legal Counsel in Intellectual Property Department. In October 2004, he joined the General Inspection of Finance related to the Minister of Economy & Finances which is in charge of auditing projects funded by international financial organizations and auditing management of state-owned companies and departmental corporations. Mr. Zegrary is the chairman of the organizing committee of the Casablanca Arbitration Days. He is member of the ENA Alumni Association, member of ICCA and member of Association Droit et Commerce.
Jalal El Ahdab
Ilham is part of Hogan Lovells’ International Arbitration Group based out of Dubai. Ilham holds law degrees from both common and civil law jurisdictions: she is a graduate of the Universite Catholique de Louvain and of SOAS, University of London. Before joining Hogan Lovells in December 2016, Ilham worked in-house within the legal department (Middle East/Africa) of a major international corporation and then in the disputes department of a German-UK law firm based out of Dubai. Over the years, Ilham has demonstrated a keen interest for the development of arbitration and the Rule of Law in Africa and has assisted a number of African Governments with the creation or improvement of their arbitration and trade legal frameworks. She was appointed in 2016 as Member of the International Arbitration Taskforce for the Federal Government of Somalia and was recently chosen to be part of Somalia’s Negotiating Team for its Accession to the WTO. Ilham is also Head Coordinator of the IGAD-CCD Task Force for the creation of the Djibouti International Arbitration Centre (DJIAC). Ilham keeps strong ties with her motherland – Morocco – where she is a Lecturer in Introduction to International Litigation and Arbitration (Universite Internationale de Casablanca) and where she was also appointed as Head Coordinator by the Board of the Casablanca International Mediation and Arbitration Centre (CIMAC).
Mireya Berteau is Director of Marketing and Business Development, Europe and Asia at McDermott Will & Emery based in the Paris office.
With over 17 years of experience in world class, B2B, consulting and law firms, Mireya has experience with both hands-on marketing, marketing and brand management as well as Public Relations strategy, press relations, printing and web content.
Her business development experience includes developing coaching and thought leadership as well as event management, seminars and internal and corporate communication including for global organizations and international associations present around the world.
Mireya has previously worked at leading internal law firms.
Thomas Granier is an associate at McDermott Will & Emery in Paris, France. He focuses his practice on international arbitration and arbitration-related litigation. He has developed a strong experience in disputes relating to construction, new technologies, IT, energy, joint-ventures and commodities. Thomas has acted as counsel in a number of commercial and investment arbitrations under the rules of various institutions such as the ICC, the LCIA, the HKIAC, the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and ad hoc arbitrations. In addition, Thomas has acted as Sole Arbitrator under the ICC Rules and the rules of arbitration of Delos Dispute Resolution.
Prior to joining McDermott Will & Emery, Thomas served as counsel in the case management team at the secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris dealing mainly with cases from Africa, the Middle East and France. He previously served as deputy counsel for the case management team dealing mainly with cases from Germany, Switzerland and Austria. At the ICC, Thomas supervised more than 300 arbitrations and reviewed a number of arbitration awards.