The Middle East Institute is proud to host Thomas W. Donovan, an expert in Iraqi business law, specializing in international investment. Drawing upon his background as a corporate attorney and managing partner of the Iraq Law Alliance, PLLC, Mr. Donovan will discuss the particular nuances of doing business in post-war Iraq and how the 2009 Status of Forces Agreement may change the way in which international investors interact with their Iraqi partners. Mr. Donovan will also provide important insight into some of the problematic legal aspects of the 2009 and 2010 Iraqi Petroleum Bid Rounds.

As US military operations in Iraq come to a close, Mr. Donovan will outline the facets of international business and law which may define the next several years of foreign involvement in Iraq.