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November

  • DUBAI COURT OF APPEAL JUDGMENT ON THE SCOPE OF PUBLIC POLICY IN REAL ESTATE ARBITRATIONS

    by Robert Karrar-Lewsley & Marwa El Mahdy -  /

    A recent judgment by the Dubai Court of Appeal has explained the grounds on which an arbitration clause included in a sale of an off-plan unit would be enforceable.

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  • SECURITISATION OF INSURANCE

    by Thomas Bicknell - 

    The use of Special Purpose Vehicles as a means of reinsurance for UAE-based insurers

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  • DUBAI COURT OF CASSATION JUDGMENT: INCORPORATION OF ARBITRAL CLAUSE BY REFERENCE IN BILL OF LADING

    by Robert Karrar-Lewsley & Zane Anani -  /

    Most arbitral clauses are contained within the main body of a contract. However sometimes parties find it convenient to agree the specifics of an agreement in one document, and then refer to another...

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  • UPDATE: PLEDGING OF SHARES OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY IN THE UAE

    by Cherry Turcal - 

    Following our previous article explaining the difficulties and uncertainties of pledging the shares of a limited liability company in the UAE (“Pledging of Shares of a Limited Liability Company: fact...

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  • UAE WELCOMES MOBILE NUMBER PORTABILITY

    by Chris Appleby - 

    In this day and age, telecommunication services feature prominently in our personal and business lives.

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  • DUBAI LAND DEPARTMENT: NEW LAW AND REGISTRATION FEES SCHEDULE ISSUED

    by Eloise Robb - 

    On 18 September 2013, Dubai Law No. 7 of 2013 (concerning the Dubai Land Department) came into force (‘the Land Department Law’), having been published in Issue No. 371 of the Official Gazette.

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  • OMAN A HOLIDAY DESTINATION WITH UNIQUE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

    by Izabella Szadkowska  - 

    A ‘free zone’ is a specific area in a jurisdiction where taxes or restrictions on business or trade do not apply. Although the United Arab Emirates has been a leader in the GCC as far as free zone...

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  • THE NEED FOR SPECIALISED ADVICE ON SPORTS LAW

    by Steve Bainbridge - 

    The sports industry is booming. It has been estimated that up to US$620 billion is spent every year in the global sports industry.

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  • JUDICIAL REFORMS ARE SIMPLE TO MAKE, YET LONG AWAITED

    by Essam Al Tamimi - 

    A country’s legal system must continue to reform and develop in line with the growth of the country. Legal reforms are needed by all countries, regardless of whether they are developed or developing.

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  • THE NEW ADCCAC ARBITRATION RULES

    by Justin Ede - 

    In a significant development for arbitration in the UAE, the Abu Dhabi Commercial, Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (“ADCCAC”) has published new procedural regulations for the conduct of...

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  • ENFORCING FOREIGN JUDGMENTS IN DUBAI

    by Tarek Shrayh - 

    The enforceability of foreign judgments and orders in the courts of Dubai depends on a number of factors, in particular:

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  • 'EXPORT CONTROL' CLAUSES IN SOFTWARE AGREEMENTS

    by Nick O' Connell - 

    Many clients query the appropriateness of clauses that purport to make them subject to US law relating to the re-export of software and technology.

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  • JORDAN: REASONS FOR REORGANISING A PUBLIC SHAREHOLDING COMPANY

    by Abdallah Al Fraihat - 

    This article considers the reasons why a public shareholding company might be reorganized under Jordanian law.

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  • KUWAIT: THE EXECUTIVE REGULATIONS FOR LAW NO. 25 OF 2012 TO THE KUWAIT COMPANIES LAW

    by Sadallah Ali  - 

    The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has recently released the Executive Regulations to the new Companies Law no. 25 of 2012 (the “Companies Law”).

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  • SAUDI ARABIA: THE COMPETITION LAW REGIME

    by Grahame Nelson  - 

    How widespread are Competition Laws in the GCC Region?

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  • A MOMENT WITH AHMED SALEH- HEAD OF OMAN OFFICE

    Last month saw Al Tamimi & Company continue to expand its network of operations in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in Muscat, headed by respected Omani lawyer Ahmed Saleh.

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  • UAE: BRIEF NOTICE OF TRADEMARK OPPOSITION IS NO LONGER SUFFICIENT TO START PROCEEDINGS

    by Munir Suboh - 

    Trademark protection is ideally secured through registration of the trademark in the UAE.

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  • HOW TO PROTECT YOUR TRADEMARK SMARTLY

    by Rasha Al Ardah - 

    The Dubai Government has recently announced a project to transform Dubai into a “Smart City”, linking the emirate’s government services and the public through the use of smart devices accessed freely...

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