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  • Functions of the Federal Supreme Court

    by Mohammed Al Marzouqi & Omar Khodeir -  /

    Overview of UAE Court Structure

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  • Healthcare facilities: Approvals required for printed healthcare advertisements across the GCC

    by Fiona Robertson & Christina Sochacki -  /

    The advertising of healthcare services and products is specifically addressed within legislation, regulations, or guidelines across most jurisdictions in the GCC region.

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  • An Overview of Law No. 21 for 2015 Establishing the Judicial Fees before the Dubai Courts

    by Hiam Al Muhtadi & Marwa El Mahdy -  /

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister has issued, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Law No. 21 for 2015 regarding the new fees of the Dubai Court (the...

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  • Property Laws and Regulations in Egypt

    by Ehab Taha & Salma Basset -  /

    This article provides a general overview of the property laws and regulations in Egypt and the rights of foreigners to own property.

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  • Article 279 of the New UAE Federal Commercial Companies Law Limits on the size of a sell-down offering and its implications

    by Mohamad Nizam - 

    The long awaited new UAE Federal Commercial Companies’ Law was finally enacted on 25 March 2015 (Federal Law No. 2 of 2015, the “New Law”) and entered into force on 1 July 2015.

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  • Entering the healthcare sector in Kuwait

    by Esier Kim - 

    In 2015 the State of Kuwait codified a number of new and exciting laws.

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  • Conducting Shareholder Meetings in the UAE

    by Richard Catling  - 

    Shareholder meetings link the Company’s management and its shareholders.

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  • Egypt: New Committee for Investment Contract disputes

    by Hassane Hassan - 

    The Egyptian government is making serious and continuing efforts to remove any obstacles facing investors and to resolve any issues they may face in their investments.

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  • Establishing a Medical Institution in Qatar

    by Seem Maleh - 

    Qatar has a number of both public and private medical institutions, clinics and hospitals (“Medical Centres”).

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  • Bahrain’s New Private Health Institutions Law: Raising the Standards of Medical Services in the Kingdom

    by Aysha Sanad - 

    Law No. 23 of 1986 relating to Private Hospitals (the “Private Hospitals Law”) has been repealed and replaced by the recently issued Legislative Decree No. 21 of 2015 relating to Private Health...

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  • Women in the UAE

    by Essam Al Tamimi - 

    In the past 20 years the UAE has seen significant social and economic change, the most notable being the role of women.

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  • Selling a Rights Issue: Offering Flexibility to Shareholders and a Corporate Financing Tool in Qatar

    by Sarah El Serafy - 

    The selling and trading of a rights issue was explicitly permitted under the Qatar Financial Markets Authority (the “QFMA”) rules for the first time in March 2014...

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  • Can Islamic and Conventional Financing Co-exist?

    by Azlin Ahmad  - 

    Islamic Finance: Combining Islamic and Conventional Financing

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  • Anchors Aweigh? Considering the revised time charterparty - “NYPE 2015”

    by James Newdigate - 

    Chartering a ship is not for the faint of heart. Risk lurks around every corner, for owner and charterer alike.

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  • Sinai Plane Crash: The Legal and Regulatory Investigations to follow

    by Vincent Coppinger - 

    The recent crash of a Russian passenger plane in Sinai, Egypt, has brought into sharp focus the role of aviation regulatory bodies, investigatory bodies, insurers and aviation disaster management...

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  • Healthcare Investment in KSA

    by Julie Bassi - 

    The healthcare sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”) is the largest in the Middle East and has huge potential for further development.

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  • Discrepancy between Law and Practice in Egypt’s Pharmaceutical Advertising

    by Ayman Nour - 

    As a general practice in Egypt, an entity setup as a company can undertake wider activities than a branch or a representative office which are formed to undertake a limited scope of activities.

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  • Licensing requirements and restrictions for pharmacies in the MENA region

    by Izabella Szadkowska & Christina Sochacki -  /

    Establishing a pharmacy in the MENA region has become an attractive investment for many private equity companies.

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  • Administrative Options in Kuwait for Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement

    by Ahmed El Klatawy - 

    Ensuring the protection of intellectual property rights by means of procedures for law enforcement in respect of disputes is very important.

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  • Protecting Medical & Pharmaceutical Inventions in the GCC Countries

    by Ahmed Saleh & Houda Meliani -  /

    Pharmaceutical and other healthcare entities invest tremendous amounts of money each year researching and developing new medical and pharmaceutical products.

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  • To Incentivise or Not? Recruiting and Retaining Healthcare Professionals

    by Mandeep Kalsi - 

    A hospital or healthcare provider (“Healthcare Provider”) is only as good as the care it provides, and no Healthcare Provider can render quality and superior care to its patients without the...

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