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  • Advertising in the UAE: The legal framework and key issues

    by Ahlam Al Tamimi - 

    Advertisements are basically a process to call for public attention for a product or service.

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  • Management in LLCs and PJSCs: Key differences under UAE law

    by Ammar Tarawneh - 

    The rules governing corporate management differ between limited liability companies (”LLCs”) and public joint stock companies (“PJSCs”) under the UAE Federal Commercial Companies Law (Federal Law No...

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  • Protection of IP rights for Mobile Apps

    by Manel Ben Said - 

    Mobile Applications enable many businesses to be contacted with greater ease and at any time the customer wants.

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  • Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre to be set up in Dubai

    by Essam Al Tamimi - 

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is in the final stages of completing the rules for the first maritime arbitration centre in the Middles East: the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)....

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  • Kuwait Considers New Insolvency Legislation

    by Abdullah Masud - 

    Kuwait is now considering a new law that will bring its bankruptcy and insolvency legal regime closer to Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

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  • “Winter is Coming” How Family Businesses can survive Generational Transitions

    by Nawal Abdel Hadi  - 

    In the popular “Game of Thrones” books, there is a legend of a night which lasted a generation, a night when kings froze in their castles and shepherds froze in their huts.

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  • Qatar Financial Centre Broadens the Interpretation of “Professional Services”

    by Nicola de Sylva - 

    When the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) was first set up, only firms that provided services to the financial service industries were permitted to be established.

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  • Market Forces in Oman: The New Competition Law

    by Ahmed Al Barwani & Arif Mawany -  /

    Earlier this year the Competition Protection and Control of Monopoly Law (“Competition Law”) was passed in the Sultanate of Oman under Royal Decree No. 67 of 2014.

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  • How to Set up an NGO in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    by Haydar Jawad - 

    Despite the exceptional security issues faced by the Kurdistan Region in Iraq, the number of local and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)...

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  • Beware of the Like Button - How to Avoid Misuse of Common Social Media Logos

    by Sadaf Nakhaei - 

    The social media phenomenon has greatly changed the way in which society communicates and shares information.

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  • Telemedicine has the potential to revolutionise the UAE’s healthcare sector

    by Andrea Tithcott & Christina Sochacki -  /

    The UAE’s rapidly growing population, thriving tourism sector, and growing prevalence of lifestyle diseases are placing an increasing strain on medical institutions to provide quality healthcare to a...

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  • Sports Sponsorship in the Middle East: Some Key Considerations

    by Steve Bainbridge - 

    What are the key considerations and best practices?

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  • Dubai Court of Cassation Broadens Losses Recoverable in Real Estate Disputes

    by Rami Abdellatif  - 

    In a recent judgment (No.29 of 2014) the Dubai Court of Cassation considered how to calculate damages in relation to termination of a transaction involving the sale and purchase of real estate units.

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  • Taking security over real estate in Dubai and Abu Dhabi: Recap for banks

    by Karim Shiyab - 

    In recent years the UAE has taken many important steps to implement new laws and policies to protect real estate owners.

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  • Amendments to the Commercial Companies Law: Positive Steps Towards Bahrain’s 2030 Economic Vision

    by Aysha Sanad - 

    Over the past forty years, the Kingdom of Bahrain (“Bahrain”) has been able to establish a reputable business infrastructure suited to the needs of both local and foreign investments.

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  • What happens when it all goes wrong? Terminating a construction contract from a UAE law perspective

    by Euan Lloyd - 

    Termination is a drastic step and it is an option which should never be taken lightly – Indeed, regardless of how clearly a termination clause has been drafted and how directly a particular event is...

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  • Infrastructure Projects in Saudi Arabia: Getting qualified

    by Daniel Goodwin - 

    Infrastructure Boom

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  • Establishing a Branch Office by a Foreign Investor in Saudi Arabia

    by Hesham Al Homoud - 

    In recent times there has been a surge in foreign investment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (‘KSA’) as investors seek to capitalize on the prosperous investment climate in the pursuit of business...

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  • An analysis: The Practice and Procedures of the Dubai Rent Disputes Settlement Centre

    by Ahmed Allouz & Hiam Al Muhtadi -  /

    Landlords and tenants in the Emirate of Dubai can resolve any tenancy or rent related disputes, save for the exceptional cases set out hereunder, through the Dubai Rent Disputes Settlement Centre at...

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  • An Overview of Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Investment and Employment Strategy

    by Sumit Soni - 

    In recent years businesses in Saudi Arabia, or those seeking to commence business operations, have dealt with a rapidly changing legislative landscape.

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  • Incentivising manufacturing: The customs duty implications for manufacturing entities in Dubai

    by Omer Khan & Panagiotis Dermatis -  /

    On the back of the UAE government’s official policy of economic diversification, attracting manufacturers and incentivising manufacturing activity in the UAE is a core focus.

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