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June

  • UNREGISTERED AGENCY AGREEMENTS IN JORDAN

    by Samer Al Zuriekat  - 

    The First Claimant and the Second Claimant are commercial companies registered in accordance with Jordanian Law as limited liability companies.

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  • SAUDI ARABIA JOINS THE PCT

    by Stephen Jiew  - 

    On 3 May 2013, Saudi Arabia deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT (the Patent Cooperation Treaty), thus becoming the 147th Contracting State of the PCT, and will on 3 August 2013 become...

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  • DUBAI LAND DEPARTMENT’S ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS AND JUDICIAL REVIEW

    by Ahmad Allouz & Marwa El Mahdy -  /

    In a recent Dubai Court Judgment, the Court ruled in the appeal filed by the Attorney General that, in the event of a claim from the land developer against the purchaser, the role of the Land...

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  • AFRICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    by Mohammed Ali  - 

    Comoros becomes the 17th OAPI member state

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  • SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT: NEW APPROACH ON THE ISSUE OF SIDE AGREEMENTS

    by El Ameir Noor & Zane Anani -  /

    This important case was mentioned in a previous Law Update article (July/August 2012 issue) which provided a unique position on the issue of side (nominee) agreements.

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  • DRAFT JORDANIAN INCOME TAX LAW OF 2013

    by Saba Gheshan - 

    A new draft of the proposed Income Tax Law has been submitted for review to the Legislation and Opinion Bureau in Jordan. At a later stage this draft law will be submitted to the Parliament for...

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  • COMPANIES WITH LIMITED LIABILITY UNDER THE NEW KUWAIT COMPANIES LAW

    by Sadallah Ali - 

    Companies with limited liability are perhaps one of the most common in Kuwait. This article briefly discusses some of the noteworthy changes recently made to the Companies Law No. 25 of 2012.

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  • A LEGAL INSIGHT INTO THE ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN JUDGMENTS IN IRAQ

    by Jawad Khalaf - 

    Whether a judgment is foreign can be determined by numerous criterias, among which, is the geographical crietion which is adopted by the Iraqi law in 1928 when it was explicitly detailed in Article 1...

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  • FOUR FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING AN ARBITRATOR

    by Jessika Stadwick - 

    One major difference between arbitration and litigation is that parties to an arbitration participate in the selection of the Tribunal.

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  • KNOW YOUR TYPE THREE TYPES OF ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS IN A NUTSHELL

    by Omar Khodeir & Ahmad Ghoneim -  /

    This article sheds light on three different types of arbitration agreement, namely: 1. arbitration clauses; 2. submission agreements (arbitration deeds); and 3. arbitration agreements incorporated by...

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  • REFORMS TO COMBAT CORRUPTION AND ENCOURAGE WHISTLE BLOWING IN THE UAE

    by Khalid Al Hamrani & Omar Khattab -  /

    Corruption has a detrimental effect on any economy. It creates unfair advantages, anti-competitive practices and a generally unfavorable business environment.

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  • INFORMATION SECURITY: HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE FACE OF INFORMATION SECURITY

    by Sana Saleem - 

    The digital revolution has radically changed commerce, industry and government. Information is no longer stored in rooms full of filing cabinets under lock and key.

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  • WWW.LEGAL-ISSUES-IN-ECOMMERCE.AE

    by Anita Siassios - 

    The retail landscape of the UAE is rapidly changing. We now live in a world where we can shop for goods and services from the comfort of our own home and without the need to brave the heat and head...

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  • ISSUES RELATING TO BANK GUARANTEES IN THE UAE

    A bank guarantee (“Bank Guarantee”) is defined in Article 411 of the Commercial Transaction Law No. 18 of 1993 (“CTL”) as “An undertaking issued by a bank to settle the customer’s debt to a third...

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  • CONTRACTORS' EXPOSURE TO DELAY DAMAGES UNDER QATARI LAW

    by Sarah Kelly - 

    As the countdown clock to the immovable 2022 FIFA World Cup deadline ticks ever louder, the expansion and diversification of Qatar’s construction industry continues apace.

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  • FRAUDLENT BILLS OF LADING

    by Mohammad El Hawawy - 

    The ‘bill of lading’ is a formal document that serves as a receipt for cargo being transported by a sea carrier. The bill represents the cargo and the legitimate holder of the bill has the right to...

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  • A MOMENT WITH: CHRIS APPLEBY, REGIONAL HEAD OF TMT

    With over 20 years’ experience in Technology, Media & Telecommunications law that has seen him travel from New Zealand to Hong Kong to Qatar, Chris Appleby settles in Dubai to take on his latest...

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  • LIBYA - TRADEMARKS UPDATE

    by Valerie Rodrigues - 

    In an article entitled “The IMF releases its latest world economic forecasts – Libya good in short term, but needs reform in long term” the Libya Herald reported on 16 April 2013 that “The IMF...

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