Austrian Business Council
Austrian Business Council Dubai &
The Northern Emirates
Austrian Business Center, DMC, Concord Tower, 6th floor
P.O.Box 126732, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Carsten joined FRACHT Germany in 2006 has been appointed as Delegate for the FRACHT GROUP in Abu Dhabi the same year.
Born and raised in Northern Germany Carsten Weisner has some background in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, for which he also spent a year abroad in Loughborough, UK to strengthen the English language skills. Later he switched to the shipping industry and certified as Freight Forwarding Agent / Speditionskaufmann with Dacotrans, targeting projects in Maghreb, South Africa, Russia, later with GTC Mashriq and Sudan. For FRACHT he relocated to Abu Dhabi and is taking care of marketing and coordinating their transport business from and to the Middle East; here he supervised transport projects for customers involved with the Shuaibah III power plant and desalination project (in 2009 the largest greenfield independent power and water project and the first in the KSA), or at Fujairah Asia Power Plant (Fujairah F2, UAE), as well as supply and rolling stock projects with Personal Mover Systems (eg trams) and Metro wagons.
Personal interests lie mostly in enjoying culture and traveling, with some parts combining personal life by organizing social activities with business life by being involved in the Executive Board of the Austrian business council, (as well as formerly in the Swiss Business Council).
Clemens Daburon is the founder and Managing Partner of Daburon & Partners. He has more than 12 years’ experience in the MEA region, ten of them in Abu Dhabi.
Dr Daburon has a wealth of corporate finance expertise and a proven record of advising key decision-makers on mergers and acquisitions and major commercial contracts. He has advised in transactions in UAE, Oman, Iraq, Egypt and Qatar, across industry sectors such as construction, healthcare and defence, and on cross-border tax issues (including VAT). He has also successfully represented clients in arbitration procedures before the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation Centre, the Dubai International Arbitration Centre and the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority.
He graduated from the University of Economics and Business in Vienna with a degree in international commerce in 2001 and was awarded a degree in law the following year from Vienna University. He received a PhD in international law with distinction from the same institution in 2006. Dr Daburon passed the Austrian bar exam also with distinction in July 2007. He is also qualified to practise law in England and Wales since 2013.
Dr Daburon is the officially appointed “Lawyer of Trust” of the Austrian embassy in Abu Dhabi and a member of the board of the Austrian Business Council in Dubai and of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Business Council in Abu Dhabi.
He is fluent in English, German, French and has basic knowledge of Arabic and Russian. Dr Daburon is “Of Counsel” for Baitulhikma, a local litigation firm with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Salalah and Sohar.