The 9th edition of Cityscape Qatar has officially opened its doors today and was inaugurated by His Excellency Mr Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of Finance. They have already welcomed thousands of homebuyers, investors and real estate professionals waiting to discover the latest real estate opportunities in Qatar and beyond.
MPG Managing Director, Michael Gallucci finished the Virtual London Marathon – Michael joined Kevin from Appleyard & Trew to run the London marathon on Sunday round the Olympic Rowing Lake at Dorney in Eton.
We were part of the world’s biggest-ever marathon – running together with more than 22,000 others in 100 countries in the virtual event, along with thousands of others on the streets of London.
We had an amazing time and are looking forward to receiving the well-earned finisher’s medal and New Balance T-shirt.
Last week MPG attended the WETEX and Dubai Solar Show organized by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). The show featured Dubai’s vision to build a sustainable future for the Emirate.
The show gave MPG the opportunity to observe the integration between all sectors of the energy industry and bring together trade and technical sectors whilst facilitating the creation of new trade opportunities, enhancing an exchange of ideas and experiences and showcasing the latest innovations.
The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. It has been has confirmed that the DIFC Arbitration Institute (DAI) will be combined with the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC). The unified entity will be called the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), an autonomous, permanent, non-profit institution that provides regional and international business communities a high calibre of arbitration services.
Michael Gallucci attended meetings at the DIFC last week and met professionals based at the Centre to discuss claims, disputes and arbitration opportunities.
MPG Expert Witness team spent an enjoyable evening with Costigan King.
David, Kevin, and Michael from the MPG Expert Witness team spent an enjoyable evening with London and Middle East solicitors: Costigan King.
A big thank-you goes to Julian Critchlow and his team for an excellent event that took place at their city offices.
The firm, Costigan King, is a full-service commercial law firm with offices, including the City of London and New York, offering a wide range of skills.
Its team is comprised of personnel from diverse backgrounds and is assisted by an established network of experienced partners.
You can check them out at Costigan King – Home
Back in Dubai!
Dubai, with the 2021 Expo in mind and the WETEX show to attend, we are also looking forward to meeting the new MPG UAE team with whom we are working closely on preparing packages for new projects in Dubai and Kuwait.
It’s great to be back in London again.
The MPG team had a fantastic lunch with a modular building and site services business Module8.
We discussed some of Module8’s work on the Crossrail and Thames Tideway and had a great meal at the German Gymnasium in St Pancras.
From some of the largest civil infrastructure projects including the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and Heathrow Terminals 2, 3 and 5 to more bespoke and unusual requirements including working in conjunction with English Heritage on a temporary kitchen in the Christopher Wren designed Great Hall at The Chelsea Pensioners, it is unlikely there will be a requirement that the management team of Module8 have not met, delivered and executed previously. You can check them out at https://www.module8.com/
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We have signed up to attend the SCL Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration (Online) webinar next week.
This presentation will include:
– An overview of the law in respect of fiduciary duties, duties of confidentiality and expert duties.
– Discussion of the UK court decision in A Company v Secretariat Consulting  EWCA Civ 6.
– Practical considerations (scope of expert retainers, how to contract out of fiduciary duties, injunctions etc).
With Covid restrictions now lifting Michael Gallucci has signed up to the 2022 Ironman 70.3 Zell am See-Kaprun.