Law Update

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  • Egypt: Acquisition of Listed Companies

    by Ehab Taha - 

    The Egyptian Capital Market Law and its regulations (CML) has regulated the acquisition of listed stock and gaining control over listed entities.

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  • Upgraded Protection: Security for Costs in DIFC Litigation

    by Zeeshan Dhar  - 

    The recent decision of the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) Court of Appeal in Asif Adil v Frontline Development Partners Limited CA 005/2015 (issued on 15 September 2015) has brought...

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  • Regulatory Capital Bond and Sukuk Issuances in Qatar

    by Rafiq Jaffer - 

    In response to the financial crisis leading to the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued a comprehensive set of reform measures, developed to strengthen...

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  • An Overview of Criminal Proceedings in Dubai

    by Hiam Al Muhtadi - 

    Those subjected to criminal proceedings in the UAE can find the system intimidating and overwhelming, particularly expatriates who do not understand Arabic and who may find the process very different...

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  • Jordan Banking Law: Highlights and Amendments

    by Yafa Abourah - 

    Jordan is a country that aims to ensure the safety of financial transactions being processed by its local banks and to increase the transparency between the management of banks and the Central Bank...

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  • Bankruptcy in the Context of UAE Law No. (18) of 1993 Concerning Commercial Transactions

    by Saifedin Nagar - 

    UAE Law No. 18 of 1993 ‘Concerning Commercial Transactions’ (the “Commercial Transactions Law”) provides a framework for the bankruptcy of persons engaged in trade.

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  • The New Jordanian law of Standards of Metrology Organisation and its ability to Protect Original Trademarks

    by Ala’a Bataineh - 

    The Amending Law of the Standards and Metrology Law No. 38 for the year 2015 (the “Law”), amending the Standards of Metrology Law No. 22 of 2000, has been issued by the Jordanian Standards of...

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  • Empty Judgments in the UAE: Who to Blame?

    by Ayen Biar - 

    Enforcement of a judgment should be the crown jewel of every successful claim.

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  • Iraq’s New Draft Anti-Money Laundering Law

    by Andrew Hudson & Maitha AlHashimi -  /

    Effective anti-money laundering (“AML”) laws are crucial for combating money laundering and terrorist financing around the globe.

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  • An Insight into Islamic Banking in Iraq

    by Mustafa Muayad  - 

    The Islamic banking industry began in Iraq in the early 1990’s, and has witnessed significant growth in the last decade.

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  • The Wait is Over: Abu Dhabi’s New Property Law

    by Hassan El Tahir & David Bowman -  /

    Abu Dhabi has recently published its long-awaited new property law aimed at better regulating the real estate market in Abu Dhabi, which will take effect from January 2016.

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  • Open Data in Dubai: A New UAE Data Protection Law?

    by Nick O’Connell  - 

    Recent UAE media reports of a ‘new data law’ have attracted a lot of attention, including from businesses concerned at how such a law may impact on their activities.

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  • Trolling the Online Abuse Law

    by Andrew Fawcett - 

    A newspaper article published in the UAE in June this year (which was picked up by various international news sites) reported that people swearing online at others could be fined AED250,000 and...

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  • A Picture is Worth…? Considering the Legal Position in the UAE for Publishing Photographs Online

    by Fiona Robertson - 

    Recent cases involving the general public’s use of social media has turned a spotlight on the laws relating to content regulation in the UAE.

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  • What makes a Construction Contract Bankable?

    by Euan Lloyd  - 

    Bank finance is often required to fund construction projects and this means that both the contractor and the construction contract must be ‘bankable’.

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  • UAE Labour Market Reform: A new platform for 2016

    by Ivor McGettigan - 

    The Minister of Labour introduced some important changes to the UAE labour regulations by means of three decrees issued on 27 September 2015.

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  • Part II: Importation of Medical Devices and Drugs into the UAE

    by Eliana Ugolini & Christina Sochacki  -  /

    In the April 2015 edition of Law Update, we discussed the requirements for registration of companies with the Ministry of Health (the “Ministry”) in order that these companies are able to import...

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  • IP Cooperation and Harmonisation in the Gulf: A myth or reality?

    by Omar Obeidat  - 

    The global harmonisation of Intellectual Property (“IP”) laws dictated by TRIPS Agreement of 1995, to align the national legislation of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) member states to a common...

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  • The New Abu Dhabi Property Law: An Overview for Property Financiers

    by Azlin Ahmad  - 

    The Law No. 3 of 2015 on the Regulation of Real Estate Sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (the “Property Law”) will take effect from January 2016.

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  • Common Considerations for Staging a Sports Event in the UAE

    by Raj Pahuja - 

    The sports events market in the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) and the wider Gulf region is growing at a tremendous pace with the introduction of new sports and competitions increasing year by year.

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