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End of 2021 message from the MENA chapter president, Filippo Cossalter

ACC Middle East and North Africa promotes the professional and business interests of in-house counsel that work for corporations, associations and other organisations in: Algeria, Egypt, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen.

ACC Middle East and North Africa is the largest and most active legal group in the Middle East. Members work in 15 countries and have the opportunity to collaborate with their 42,000 in-house counsel peers in 85 countries. The chapter undertakes a wide range of activities with the goal of sharing best practice, promoting continuing legal education and offering networking opportunities. By applying the concept of By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel® at a regional level, we work to establish valuable local partnerships while also providing the resources necessary for lawyers to serve their multinational corporations. 

For more information on ACC activities in the Middle East and North Africa, please contact the chapter office

25/9/2022: ACC Middle East & North Africa is seeking potential leaders of the in-house bar to be considered for its board of directors for the next term starting January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023. Serving on the board provides the opportunity to shape the future of the chapter. 

To be considered for a seat on the chapter board, please submit your nomination to the chapter office for consideration by the nominating committee by noon on Monday October 24, 2022. The nominating committee is charged with preparing a slate of directors to put to the membership vote at the AGM on December 8th, 2022.

Thank you to all those that volunteer their time to serve the chapter and to the nominating committee for their support with the election task. 


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ACC MENA Social at the Wardorf Astoria, DIFC / Thursday June 2, 2022
ACC MENA: Advertising Regulations & Digital Marketing in the UAE / June 28, 2021
ACC MENA: 5 Keys to Mastering your Career with Lakeshia Ekeigwe / February, 2020


The premier legal organisation in the Middle East

ACC Middle East strives to meet the needs of the in-house legal profession in the region.

  • We intend to set a high standard for the quality of continuing legal education in the Middle East
  • We offer our business partners with direct, one-stop access to the in-house legal community
  • We promote contact between the Middle East legal community and the foreign legal communities
  • We serve as an important voice for the interest of our members and the valuable companies they represent
  • We serve as your link to other legal organizations, national and international, and to the government
  • We respect and value the legal traditions and history of the region in which we practice
  • We advocate for in-house lawyers and seek to support and promote your interests 
  • We aspire to be a dynamic and fun organization promoting networking and contact within the group

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