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  • UAE: THE STANDARD OF CARE FOR SPECIAL CARE OBJECTS AND EQUIPMENT AND THE EXTENT OF LIABILITY OF ITS CUSTODIAN

    by Zafer Oghli  - 

    The responsibility for objects which need special care or sophisticated mechanical equipment lies with the person who is in control of said objects. This responsibility could, if the needed care is...

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  • UAE: LIABILITY OF BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FOR FUND TRANSFERS WHEN FINANCIAL SANCTIONS ARE INVOLVED

    by Mohammad Al Muhtaseb & Marwa El Mahdy -  /

    Fund transfers for commercial and consumer transactions are widespread today. Nevertheless, fund transfers are influenced by international political and economical factors and considerations which...

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  • HEALTHCARE ADVERTISING IN THE UAE

    by Nick O' Connell & Sana Saleem -  /

    Many changes are afoot in respect of healthcare and pharmaceuticals in the UAE. There is a real push to improve standards relating to health and medicine across the board.

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  • WATCH OUT! THE DOMESTIC JURISDICTION OF THE EMIRATE OF DUBAI IS A MATTER OF PUBLIC ORDER

    by Suzanne Abdallah & Sherif Hikal -  /

    According to the relevant articles of the UAE Constitution and the UAE Civil Procedure Law (the “CPL”), any legal action must be filed before the courts of the relevant Emirate having jurisdiction,...

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  • DEVELOPMENTS IN THE UAE CYBER CRIMES LAW

    by Nick O'Connell - 

    In this article, we outline Federal Law No. 5 of 2012 concerning Combating Information Technology Crimes. Better known as the Cyber Crimes Law 2012, the law - which came into effect in December 2012...

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  • ABU DHABI SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT: GRIEVANCE FILED BY AN EMPLOYEE AGAINST AN EMPLOYER’S TERMINATION DECISION

    by Saifedin Nagar - 

    The Appellant (an individual) filed an action to cancel an administrative decision approving his resignation and terminating his employment on the basis that he did not tender his resignation (he...

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  • TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA & TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES IN THE HOSPITALITY SECTOR

    by Tara Marlow & Nick O'Connell -  /

    In this article, Tara Marlow, Head of our Hospitality practice, interviews Nick O’Connell, of our Technology, Media & Telecommunications team, to discuss some of the areas in which their respective...

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  • TRANSFORMING DUBAI INTO A GLOBAL CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC BONDS

    by Azlin Ahmad & Karim Shiyab -  /

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum recently launched an initiative to transform Dubai into, among other things, a global centre for Islamic bonds (sukuk).

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  • SO YOU WANT TO BUILD A HOTEL IN QATAR?

    by Tara Marlow & Frank Lucente -  /

    Doha has 17,964 hotel rooms available today, primarily in the 4 and 5-star hotels and deluxe apartment-hotel categories. The Doha Port also has fully-equipped berths for cruise ships to accommodate a...

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  • EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES CLAUSES: UAE LAW AND THE COMMON LAW

    by Euan Lloyd - 

    An exclusive remedies clause provides that a party’s remedy for breach of contract is restricted to the form of redress expressly prescribed in the contract to the exclusion of all other remedies...

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  • POST TERMINATION RESTRICTIONS: HOW USEFUL IS A STICK WITHOUT A CARROT?

    by Natalie Jones - 

    In a recovering economy, in order to grow business and gain a commercial edge, many companies may look to recruit key employees directly from their competitors.

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  • AL MARYAH ISLAND: ABU DHABI’S FINANCIAL FREE ZONE

    by Stephen Forster - 

    Despite rumours circulating for some months, there was still a sense of surprise when it was announced at the end of April that the President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Khalifa Bin...

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  • PIERCING THE CORPORATE VEIL UNDER THE NEW KUWAIT COMPANIES LAW

    by Paul Saba -  /

    Many business professionals establish their ventures under a corporate or limited liability structure in an effort to protect their personal assets from claims made by internal and/or external forces.

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  • A MOMENT WITH JONGEUN (CHRISTINA) LEE

    Jongeun (Christina) Lee joined Al Tamimi’s Abu Dhabi office at the end of 2012. She moved to the UAE from Korea, where she has honed her specialism as a ‘cultural interpreter’ between Korean and...

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  • THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JOINTLY OWNED PROPERTY (STRATA) LAW IN DUBAI

    by Jeremy Scott & Katrine Kofoed -  /

    Law No 27 of 2007, Concerning Ownership of Jointly Owned Property in Dubai (“the Strata Law”), introduced the concept of “strata” ownership to Dubai.

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF REGISTERING A PATENT IN JORDAN

    by Saleem Kharraz - 

    Patents in Jordan are managed by the Patents Registrar in the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and are governed by the Jordanian Patents Law No. 32 of 1999, as amended (the “Patent Law”).

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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.

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  • ELECTRONIC SERVICES AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN TRADEMARKS OFFICE

    by Bassam Al Azzeh - 

    On 6 April 2013 (26/5/1434 H) the Saudi Arabian trademarks office issued a circular stating that it will no longer receive trademark applications in hard copy as it would only receive new...

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  • NEW DRAFT ANTI-COMMERCIAL FRAUD LAW IN THE UAE

    by Rasha Al Ardah - 

    A new draft Anti-Commercial Fraud Law was endorsed in January 2013 by the Cabinet in the UAE.

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