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  • NO NEED FOR A POA IN UAE ARBITRATIONS

    by Sherif Hikal & Marwa El Mahdy -  /

    In a recent judgment issued earlier this year, the Dubai Court of Cassation found that parties to an arbitration do not need to submit powers of attorney for their legal representatives. This is...

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  • ANTI-COUNTERFEITING ACTION IN KUWAIT

    by Tarek Abu Mariam - 

    Like in many other jurisdictions in the Middle East, trade in counterfeit goods in Kuwait poses a significant challenge for brand owners. At this time, there is still no formal process available to...

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  • A FINANCIAL BROKER IS AN AGENT WITH COMMISSION ACTING UNDER FIDUCIARY DUTY

    by Zafer Oghli & Marwa El Mahdy -  /

    A Trading Agreement in stocks and bonds is an agreement between a brokerage company or agency and its customer (the “investor”), pursuant to which the brokerage company acts as the investor’s broker...

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  • RECENT RULINGS ON ARBITRATION BY THE DUBAI COURTS

    by Hassan Arab  - 

    The Dubai Court of Cassation recently issued several rulings dealing with various aspects of arbitration. The following discussion gives an overview of these rulings to keep readers apprised of the...

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  • LOCAL V INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS

    by Essam Al Tamimi - 

    Historically, lawyers were trained in and operated within their national borders dealing with domestic matters with no external competition.

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  • RECOVERING LEGAL COSTS IN DIAC ARBITRATIONS

    by Robert Karrar-Lewsley - 

    The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) is the most widely used arbitration centre in the region. It has a modern set of rules that generally work well. However a recent Dubai Court of...

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  • DUBAI LEASE RENEWALS AND RENT CONTROLS

    by Katrine Kofoed - 

    Uncertainty regarding the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants often arise in relation to lease renewals and rent increases. In this article we consider these issues in light of the...

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  • THE FOREIGN OWNERSHIP OF LAND IN JORDAN

    by Maria Mazzawi - 

    In a climate of regional unrest and political instability, Jordan’s relatively safe political and economic environment is proving increasingly attractive to foreigners seeking to invest their money...

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  • THE NEW UAE COMMERCIAL COMPANIES LAW: A COMPARATIVE VIEW

    by Ahmed Ibrahim - 

    The new draft Companies Law (“New Law”) as approved by the Federal National Council introduces some incremental reforms to the existing Companies Law (“Existing Law”), but mostly maintains the...

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  • REMOVING CONTENT FROM SOCIAL MEDIA SITES

    by Anita Siassios & Sana Saleem -  /

    Social networking sites (otherwise known as “social media”) including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram are widely used by individuals to share their lives. More recently, the increased...

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  • CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

    by Wassim Sassia - 

    The Capital Markets Authority (the “CMA”) has recently issued resolution no. 25 of year 2013, dated 27 June 2013, covering the Corporate Governance Rules (the “Resolution”) for companies subject to...

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  • GUARANTEES AS SECURITY IN THE UAE

    by Mamoon Khan & Arina Gidwani -  /

    Lenders often rely on guarantees provided by corporations and individuals for third party debts as a form of security. While both corporate and personal guarantees justifiably provide lenders with...

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  • DECENNIAL LIABILITY IN QATAR: A Contractor’s Adversary

    by Hani Al Naddaf & Sarah Kelly -  /

    Decennial liability is a strict form of liability imposed by law on construction contractors and design professionals for the total or partial collapse of buildings they designed and/or constructed,...

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  • CIF CONTRACTS IN INTERNATIONAL SALES OF GOODS

    by Tariq Idais - 

    A Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) contract is an agreement to sell goods at a price inclusive of the cost of the goods, insurance coverage and freight.

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  • A MOMENT WITH: STEPHEN FORSTER

    Partner & Head of Abu Dhabi Office

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  • MAJOR ANTI COUNTERFEIT ACTION IN AJMAN

    by Rasha Al Ardah - 

    Al Tamimi and Company were instrumental in arranging for a major police raid on a warehouse in Ajman on 30 May 2013.

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  • IRAN BECOMES NEW MEMBER OF PCT

    by Divya Rajesh - 

    The Islamic Republic of Iran has become the latest member to join the WIPO administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

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