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At the invitation of the Section of Science & Technology Law and the ABA's Rule of Law Initiative, former Section Chair Richard L. Field represented the ABA as the keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Conference on Electronic Transactions (E-Commerce and E-Government) in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 19-20 May 2009.
The UAE joins other progressive countries in looking ahead to a national economy increasingly based on e-transactions. It is in the process of enacting laws to facilitate progress in this area, including Federal law no. (1) of the year 2006 in respect of the electronic transactions and commerce. Mr. Field addressed the challenges and benefits of creating laws suitable for the new economy, as well as current e-transaction "hot topics" in the U.S. He invited attendees to join the ABA and the Section.
The Conference was hosted by Dean Jassim Ali Salem Al Shamsi of the Law School of the University of the United Arab Emirates and was under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak AL Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research. It was sponsored by the Law School and the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research.
Conference materials are available at < http:slconf.uaeu.ac.ae>.