Sponsors for the Annual Legal Gala 2018

BE A SPONSOR and show your commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility in your support for the Academy of Law’ Pro Bono Programme, the first of its kind in the Middle-East

The Legal Gala presents an ideal opportunity for your company to highlight your commitment to the Legal community amongst an influential audience compromising of industry leaders and decision makers.

– Enjoy publicity in business and legal press promoting the partnership
– Enhance your brand as an industry leader to an audience of high net worth guests
– Generate direct access to your target market

For more details on event sponsorship opportunities available please download the Annual Legal Gala 2018 Media Kitbespoke packages can be tailored to meet your company objectives.

For any questions, please contact the Academy of Law at legal.gala@draacademy.ae


The Academy of Law Annual Legal Gala 2018 Sponsors

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Outer Temple Chambers  - Associate Sponsor 

Outer Temple Chambers provide bespoke legal services for solicitors, in-house counsel, professional clients and private individuals. Their success is built on sound legal advice and effective problem solving, focused wholly on the individual needs of clients. Outer Temple Chambers' success has been consistently recognised in the independent legal trade directories. 

“Outer Temple Chambers - proud sponsor of the DIFC Academy of Law Annual Legal Gala 2018.  We are delighted to support the Academy’s flagship event and to be able to make a positive contribution to the continuing excellence of the GCC legal community”. 

Visit http://www.outertemple.com/ for more information.

Twiiter: @outertemple

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Pink Pepper Photopraphy - Photography Sponsor 

Pink Pepper Photography is a global award-winning boutique photography company based in the UAE. Pink Pepper Photography, operational since 2008, quickly acquired a market-leading reputation in the field of contemporary family portraiture. From this success, Pink Pepper rapidly expanded into weddings and events, and are now number one within this area of expertise. 

Visit http://pinkpepperuae.com/# for more information

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Grant Thornton International Ltd - Award Sponsor 

As a member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd and a leading business adviser, the brand is respected globally, as one of the major global accounting organisations recognised by capital markets, regulators and international standard setting bodies. 

Privately owned, publicly listed and public-sector clients go to them for technical audit, tax and advisory skills and industry capabilities, but also for their different way of working.  The firm has been built based on transparency, connected thinking and driving real insight to businesses who are focused on growth, building value and investing in innovative models for the future. 

Grant Thornton has a long legacy in the region, therefore, not only have they supported economic prosperity but have worked to support businesses who today are successful profiled conglomerates. Therefore, whether a business has domestic or international aspirations, Grant Thornton can help you to unlock your potential for growth 

Visit www.grantthornton.ae for more information

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TransPerfect Legal Solutions (TLS) - Award Sponsor


ExecuJet Aviation Group - Award Sponsor

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, ExecuJet is a global aviation company providing tailored and complete private and business aviation solutions. The Middle East division was established in 1999 and the first independent business aviation company to receive permission to operate aircraft charter flights from United Arab Emirates. 

Through associated companies in Africa, Asia Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, ExecuJet offers a comprehensive set of business aviation sales, operations and aftermarket support services worldwide. In 2015 ExecuJet joined the Luxaviation Group and is now part of the second largest business aircraft operator in the world.

Visit https://www.execujet.com for more information

Instagram: @execujetaviation

Facebook:  @ExecuJetAviationGroup

Twitter: @ExecuJetAvGrp

LinkedIn: ExecuJet Aviation Group


Horizons & Co - Associate Sponsor Legal Gala + Judges Reception

Founded in 1999 by Chairman, Adv. Ali Al Zarooni, Horizons & Co has a strong regional focus, regularly advising clients throughout the GCC region. 

We are experts in dispute resolution, specialising in litigation and arbitration. The firm represents major corporate and private clients on a range of complex matters before the differing dispute resolution fora within the UAE. 

Clients include local and international corporations, financial institutions, developers, contractors, oil and gas companies and Government organisations. Frequently serving as local counsel to international firms on multifaceted civil and commercial disputes, Horizons & Co is considered a leader in advising on UAE legal matters.  

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/horizons-&-co-law-firm/  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Horizlaw 

Website: http://horizlaw.ae/

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SAS Asset Recovery - Award Sponsor

SAS Asset Recovery provides bespoke solutions to Sovereign Funds, Banks, and High Net Worth Individuals to repatriate capital through litigation funding, forensic audit, asset tracing, and mediation and arbitration.



FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. We work across a range of disciplines, including investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring. With over 4,600 people located in every major business centre across the work, FTI Consulting has been a trusted advisor during some of the most memorable events in recent history, including landmark celebrity legal cases, international crises and disputed elections.

Website: www.fticonsulting.com

LinkedIn: FTI Consulting EMEA

Twitter: @FTI_EMEA

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Virgin Atlantic – Airline Sponsor

Virgin Atlantic was founded by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson 33 years ago with innovation and customer service at its core. With Daily flights from Dubai to London Heathrow, Virgin Atlantic operates a fleet of 39 aircraft serving 26 destinations across four continents. Today Virgin Atlantic carries 5.5 million customers annually, and was recently named the UK’s favourite long haul carrier by Skytrax.



Tailored to the regional market, we provide legal solutions that help our customers streamline their processes, collaborate with colleagues and clients, and leverage critical information and insights. Our products cover the full spectrum of legal needs, within law firms, corporate practice, and government departments. Thomson Reuters delivers best-of-class legal solutions that help you work smarter. Intelligently connect your work and your world through unrivaled content, expertise, and technologies. See a better way forward at mena.tr.com


Official Tailoring Partner 

Ascots & Chapels is a British tailoring house, with a 130 year heritage in creating top-quality hand-crafted clothing for the discerning gentleman. Through its exquisitely skilled team of master craftsmen, Ascots & Chapels sets a new benchmark in the in the art of tailoring in the region. Use of the finest fabrics exclusively woven for them, precise construction and pin-point attention to detail make every Ascots & Chapels creation a sartorial reflection of the man wearing it. Ascots & Chapels opened its first UAE outlet in 2007. Today, the brand boasts outlets in Golden Mile - Palm Jumeirah Dubai, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the Dubai Marina Mall, Al Raha Mall and The Galleria, Abu Dhabi and the Pearl, Doha. 

 Website: @ascotsandchapels

LinkedIn: @ascotsandchapels

Instagram: @ascotsandchapels

Facebook: @ascotsandchapels



LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets.

LexisNexis encompasses authoritative legal publications and services dating back to the 19th century including: the All England Law Reports and Halsbury’s Laws in the United Kingdom, the JurisClasseur encyclopedia in France, and lexis.com, Shephard’s and the Matthew Bender portfolios in the US.

Through the integration of information and technology, LexisNexis uniquely unites proprietary brands, advanced Web technologies and premium information sources. We provide customers across the globe with access to billions of searchable documents and records from more than 45,000 legal, news and business sources.


CharlesRussell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP is a leading international law firm headquartered in the UK with offices throughout the Middle East, Europe and Asia, including a dedicated and growing team based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). 

Our Middle East lawyers have significant experience in the following key areas of expertise: International & Regional Dispute Resolution, Real Estate and Hospitality, Construction (contentious and non-contentious) and Corporate/Commercial and Finance. Regional sector expertise also includes energy, aviation, and telecommunications. 

Our clients in the region include governments, sovereign wealth funds, multinationals, family businesses, financial institutions, and private clients. 

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BMW AGMC – Car Sponsor

For 40 years, AGMC has delivered premium automotive products and services to its customers as the exclusive importer for BMW Group cars and Motorrad in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates. Established in 1976, AGMC has now become one of the most important markets for BMW Group Middle East.



Vazir Group was founded in Dubai with the intention of enabling people to live their dreams and build their new life abroad with ease. Vazir Group assist individuals in achieving their relocation goals with quality professional advice, guidance and support throughout the immigration process.

Whether the move is for a new job, studying, setting up a business or making an investment abroad, our dedicated professionals are here to make the whole process smooth and stress-free.



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OffRoad-Zone are also experts in maintenance and servicing of your off-road vehicle, and can upgrade your 4x4 with superchargers, tuners and proper ECU calibrations, using either pre-owned or brand new parts from leading manufacturers. Jeep or other brand, all 4x4's are welcome at OffRoad-Zone! And finally, if you are not quite sure how to tackle the great outdoors and drive in rugged terrain, then a guided self-drive experience is just what you need so that you can learn all the skills needed to reveal the ultimate power of your 4×4 and fully unleash the off-road enthusiast in you!