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April

  • GROUNDS FOR SETTING ASIDE ARBITRATION AWARDS

    by Suzanne Abdallah  - 

    The Facts of the Case: A Commercial Action was filed before the Dubai Court by a Subcontractor (“Party A”) against (“Parties B and C” together the “Defendant Parties”).

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  • TAKING YOUR PROJECT TO MARKET

    by Katrine Kofoed - 

    Recent articles by the Al Tamimi Property team explored the regulatory requirements for registering as a developer in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East region.

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  • THE QATARI COURT OF CASSATION RULES ON THE NECESSITY FOR ARBITRAL AWARDS TO BE RENDERED IN THE NAME OF H.H. THE EMIR OF QATAR

    by Mohammed Al Marri & Roy Georgiades -  /

    The Qatari Court of Cassation rules on the necessity for arbitral awards to be rendered in the name of H.H. the Emir of Qatar A recent controversial decision by Qatar’s Court of Cassation has ruled...

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  • UAE: RATIFICATION OF A DOMESTIC ARBITRAL AWARD AND THE ISSUE OF ARBITRATION CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

    by Hussain Eisa & Rami Abdellatif -  /

    Al Tamimi and Company was instructed by a client, the Claimant, to initiate legal proceedings to ratify and enforce an arbitral award issued in the client’s favor ordering the other party, the...

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  • JUDGMENT: THE RES JUDICATA EFFECT OF A CRIMINAL JUDGMENT ON A CIVIL CASE

    by Ammar Haykal & Zane Anani -  /

    Introduction: In an appeal from a Court of Appeal judgment, the courts emphasised the principle regarding the res judicata effect of a criminal judgment on a civil case.

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  • THE ENHANCED PIB MODULE OF THE DFSA RULEBOOK

    by Michael Dalby - 

    In the good old days of financial services applications in the DIFC, a category 3 financial services licence covered a multiplicity of financial services and it would have been irresponsible of any...

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  • QATAR’S NEW CENTRAL BANK LAW: KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN BANKING REGULATION

    by Rafiq Jaffer - 

    The Government of Qatar recently issued the new Central Bank Law, Law No. 13 of 2012 (the “QCB Law”), which came into force in January 2013.

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  • JORDAN: EMPLOYEE SHARE OPTION PLANS

    by Dana Abduljaleel  - 

    Jordan Securities Commission Instructions for Conferring Share Options on Public Shareholding Companies Employees, issued by virtue of the Board of Commissioners decision No 465/ 2008 issued on the...

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  • A NEW IRAQI E-COMMERCE ACT: A NEW MOVE TO OPENNESS

    INTRODUCTION: Recently, legislation relating to e-Commerce was approved and issued in Iraq. The Electronic Signature & Electronic Transactions Law No. 78 of 2012 (the “Law”) was approved by the...

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  • THE NEW ABU DHABI DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS CENTRE

    by Tarek El Khatib - 

    In its efforts to strengthen partnership and maintain a fruitful cooperation with all relevant government bodies, as well as to streamline licensing procedures and provide a package of facilities and...

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  • A MOMENT WITH MOHAMED KHODEIR

    Egyptian national, Mohamed is a Partner at Al Tamimi & Company’s Qatar office. He joined the Doha-based team in 2011, to help develop the strategic Gulf foothold through fast-paced times in the...

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  • LEGAL ISSUES IN CLOUD COMPUTING - PART 2

    by Nick O'Connell  - 

    Remote access computing services, whereby software applications, databases, data storage, network configuration and programming tools are made available to clients as a service, are becoming...

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  • INTERNATIONAL PATENT FILING SYSTEMS – PCT & GCC PATENTS

    by Stephen Jiew - 

    Globalization is no longer the exclusive province of Multi National Companies. Companies large or small or anyone with a commercially attractive product should consider international markets and in...

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  • INTERNAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

    by Mariam Sabet - 

    Are you deriving the most value out of your Intellectual Property (“IP”) assets? Unless you have implemented an effective IP Management Program, the answer will most likely be in the negative.

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  • PURSUING GENUINE GOODS: How Far Can You Go To Protect Your Brand?

    by Munir Suboh  - 

    Al Tamimi & Company successfully represented a multi-national tobacco brands owner before the Dubai Courts in one of the most controversial cases in recent years.

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  • KUWAIT – INDUSTRIAL DESIGN APPLICATIONS BEING PROCESSED

    by Tarek Abu Mariam  - 

    The Kuwaiti Law number 4 in respect of Patents and Industrial Drawing & Designs and Integrated Circuits issued on 15 April 1962 provided the procedures for the application for registration of patents...

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  • FIGHTING COUNTERFEIT TRADE IN DUBAI

    by Waldo Steyn - 

    There is an area in one of the older districts in the Emirate of Dubai that is well known for the abundance of “genuine fakes” (as the vendors refer to it) ranging from Swiss watches and smart phones...

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