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February

  • DUBAI COURT SUBPOENA RECOGNISED BY A U.S. DOMAIN NAMES REGISTRY

    by Munir Suboh & Manal Bin Said -  /

    Identity Protection in respect of the ownership of domain names is no longer an obstacle in litigation before the Dubai Courts.

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  • SOCIAL MEDIA LEGAL ISSUES – PART I

    by Nick O'Connell - 

    Some of us are employers, many of us are employees, and all of us are customers. Some of us are fans, pundits, critics and activists.

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  • BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME… Part 1

    by Mohammmed Kawasmi, David Bowman & Mohammmed Kamran Tahir -  / /

    Developer registration requirements in the UAE

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  • ADVERTISING STANDARDS FOR THE UAE

    by Anita Siassios & Sana Saleem -  /

    Prior to the issuance of the Advertising Standards, content in relation to advertisements in the UAE was governed and regulated by a combination of legislative and regulatory measures.

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  • SUPREME COURT DECISION: POWERS OF ATTORNEYS SUBMITTED TO BANKS

    by El Ameir Noor & Zane Anani  -  /

    In a recent and unusual Supreme Court decision, it was held that where several power of attorneys (giving authority to different individuals) are submitted to a bank at different times, the last...

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  • SECURITY FOR COSTS IN THE DIFC COURTS

    by Tarek Shrayh - 

    Most jurisdictions are familiar with ambitious Claimants represented by law firms with unconventional billing practices. Claimants in the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC...

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  • UAE COURT’S JURISDICTION IN COMMERCIAL AGENCY AGREEMENTS

    by Khaled Gamaleldeen & Marwa El Mahdy -  /

    When it comes to Arbitration in the UAE, the general rule and practice of UAE Courts is that courts would not entertain any action related to a dispute arising from the execution of an agreement in...

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  • DUBAI CASSATION COURT EMPHASISES ITS STRICT COMPLIANCE TO THE NEW YORK CONVENTION

    by Hassan Arab & Marwa El Mahdy -  /

    In a recent judgment issued on 18 September 2012, Dubai Court of Cassation confirmed to the international society its determination and commitment to strictly complying with the New York Convention...

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  • FIDELITY POLICY

    by Rami Al Tal - 

    The Claimant is a money exchange company (“Claimant”) and the Defendant, an insurance company (“Defendant”). The Claimant signed an insurance policy with the Defendant to cover any loss resulting...

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  • THE CENTRE FOR AMICABLE RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES IN DUBAI

    by Abigail Powell - 

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, created the Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes in Dubai (the “Centre”)...

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  • THE MIDDLE EAST, CONSTRUCTION AND THE LAW

    by Adam Balchin - 

    The construction industry across the Middle East is showing very encouraging signs of sustained recovery from the global economic crisis.

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  • PERFORMANCE BONDS IN QATAR: CONTRACTS STRIKE BACK

    by Hani Al Naddaf - 

    Queries raised by our clients in recent months, and discussions in wider industry circles in Qatar would indicate that there is a high incidence of seemingly-arbitrary calls on Performance Bonds,...

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  • TRADEMARK REGISTRATION IN SOUTHERN SUDAN

    by Shernaz DeSa - 

    Following the end of the civil war in Sudan in 2005 and the separation of North and South Sudan the continuous worry for trademark owners is the protection of their rights in Southern Sudan.

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  • BONDS ISSUE UNDER THE UAE LOCAL LAWS

    by Ahmed Ibrahim - 

    Companies have many different ways to raise financing; either by way of equity financing or by way of debt financing.

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  • KUWAIT: NEW COMPANIES LAW

    by Ramy El Demrdash - 

    A new positive step has been recently taken by the Parliament of Kuwait to reflect the changes which have occurred over the past years concerning commerce and industry in the GCC region and in...

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  • THE CORRELATION OF MONEY LAUNDERING AND FRAUD FROM A PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVE

    by Khalid Al Hamrani & Omar Khattab -  /

    Aside from crimes of violence, the main objective behind almost all crimes is to generate profits for the individual or group that carries out such crimes.

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  • ARE SWIFT MESSAGES LEGALLY BINDING?

    by Sarah El Serafy - 

    SWIFT messages are a method of communication, payment, settlement, clearing, trading in deposit certificates etc. that are admissible by the Qatar Central Bank “QCB”.

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  • QATAR: ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE QATARI CIVIL CODE

    by Sarah El Serafy - 

    Lenders providing financing for the construction or purchase of assets such as a power plant, ship or building often stipulate that the receivables arising from the asset should be assigned to the...

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  • AMENDMENTS TO EMPLOYMENT LAW IN THE DIFC

    by Samir Kantaria & Luke Tapp -  /

    The DIFC Authority has recently introduced some key amendments to the rules regarding employment relationships for organisations operating within the DIFC.

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