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October

  • UAE: APPLICATION OF THE LAW WITH REGARD TO TIME AND PUBLIC POLICY

    by Mohammad Al Muhtaseb & Zane Anani -  / Zane Anani

    The general rule in the UAE is that laws only apply to events which occur after the law comes into force. Laws come into force either on the date they are published in the monthly gazette (a...

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  • DISCIPLINARY ACTION IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    by Mandeep Kalsi - 

    A key facet of many multinational businesses is that they now operate within a complex matrix of jurisdictions, each of which presents its own unique legal challenges.

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  • RESTITUTION MECHANISMS UNDER THE UAE PENAL LAW

    by Eslam Hassan & Omar Khattab -  /

    This article focuses upon the practical application of Article 230 of the UAE Penal Law No. 3 of 1987 (the “Penal Law”).

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  • DEALING WITH MEDICAL COMPLAINTS IN DUBAI

    by Hiam Al Muhtadi - 

    The Dubai Health Authority was established in June 2007 under Dubai Law No.13 of that year. The aim of the Dubai Health Authority is to enhance the healthcare sector and the medical profession within...

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  • THE ABU DHABI COURT OF CASSATION ESTABLISHES NEW PRINCIPLES IN HARMONY WITH THE NEW YORK CONVENTION

    by Hassan Arab  - 

    In a unique and significant decision, the Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation established a number of important principles relating to the enforcement of international arbitral awards.

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  • THE USE OF COURT APPOINTED EXPERTS IN MARITIME LITIGATION IN THE UAE: A SECOND COURT

    by Omar Omar - 

    Maritime law is a peculiar science which requires not only a knowledge of maritime law, but also a solid knowledge of many other related laws such as insurance, crime and corporate laws. A good...

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  • THE LAW IS APPLICABLE TO EMPLOYEES OF GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES & COMPANIES IN THE UAE

    by Hassan El Tahir - 
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  • KEY ISSUES IN DISTRICT COOLING MASTER ARRANGEMENTS

    by Euan Lloyd - 

    District cooling is the centralised production and distribution of chilled water to end-users for air conditioning.

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  • IS INCOME TAX OR CORPORATE TAX AN OPTION FOR THE UAE?

    by Essam Al Tamimi - 

    Every few years a rumour circulates around the UAE community about the government’s intention to introduce corporate or income tax.

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  • MENA REGIONS TOP 50 BRANDS: A PROTECTED BRAND IS AN EFFECTIVE BRAND

    by Sadaf Nakhaei - 

    Much of today’s advertising is defined by the use of distinct and unique brands that resonate in the minds of consumers.

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  • LAW ORGANISING CONSTRUCTION IN THE TOWERS AREA OF MODERN DOHA (THE ‘DAFNA LAW’)

    by Seem Maleh - 

    The rate of construction projects in Qatar has been increasing rapidly in recent years and the same is expected to rise as we come closer to the 2022 World Cup.

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  • SOLVING DUBAI’S TENANCY DISPUTES: THE NEW TENANCY DISPUTES SETTLEMENT CENTRE

    by Alex Foo - 

    On 18 September 2013, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, issued ‘Decree No. 26 of 2013 concerning...

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  • LEGAL RISKS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA USERS IN THE UAE

    by Nick O’Connell & Anita Siassios -  /

    Local media in the UAE recently reported that a complaint had been laid against a member of the public who posted footage of a violent street assault on YouTube.

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  • THE HOWS AND WHYS OF CORPORATE SPIN-OFFS IN QATAR

    by Frank Lucente & Nadia Belhout -  /

    For companies to reduce risk, improve financial performance and become more effective and efficient, they often require new strategic alternatives. More and more companies are using “spin-off”...

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  • THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE NEW UAE COMPANIES LAW

    by Gary Watts - 

    When the writer arrived in the UAE in 2006, the nation’s economy seemed strapped to a surging and rocket powered roller coaster, the trajectory constantly upwards.

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  • A MOMENT WITH KEVIN HALL - Regional General Manager

    Kevin moved to the UAE from New Zealand in 2007 and joined Al Tamimi & Company as the Firm’s General Manager.

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  • CONTENTION OF PUBLIC DEBT AND PRIVATE DEBT IN MORTGAGED MONEY

    by Zaid Al Syouf - 

    Initially, all creditors are equal in recovering their rights from the debtor’s money except those creditors that are granted the right to advance in accordance with the law.

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  • THE EFFECT OF USING REAL ESTATE AS SECURITY IN KUWAIT

    by El Hassan Abdel Razek  - 

    The Kuwait banking and finance market is witnessing considerable growth, as evidenced by the significant increase in the amounts of lending and borrowing by banks and financial institutions.

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  • SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS: ORDERS FOR PAYMENT LAW AND PRACTICE

    by Ahmad al Awamleh - 

    The UAE Civil Procedures Code No. 11 of 1992 (”CPC”) governs the procedural aspect of initiating and litigating disputes before UAE Courts.

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  • INVESTMENT IN OMAN

    by Ahmed Saleh - 

    Expansion plans for many corporate entities have become a necessity for survival with the rapid and unexpected changes in the economic circumstances at the state, regional and international level.

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  • AMENDMENTS TO CHINESE TRADEMARK LAW

    by shernaz desa - 

    After three reviews over the past two years, a revised Trademark Law has been recently approved by China’s top legislative body. The law will come into force on 1 May 2014.

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  • INSTRUCTIONS FOR VERIFYING THE VALIDITY OF TRADEMARKS

    by Ala’a Al Bataineh - 

    The Jordanian Standards and Metrology Organisation (‘the Organisation’) has issued new instructions for verifying the validity of trademarks entering Jordan through borders or through the market...

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