Law Update

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July - August

  • BYOD in the UAE

    by Sana Saleem - 

    In the consumerization of IT, bring your own device (BYOD) refers to the use of personal devices, such as smartphones, laptops and PDAs, for work purposes, including connectivity on the corporate...

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  • Regulation of digital content in the UAE – Part two

    by Anita Siassios & Sana Saleem -  /

    In the United Arab Emirates, digital media content, like traditional media content, is regulated.

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  • Mediation in the UAE

    by Abigail Powell - 

    Mediation is the catalyst which puts the thought of settlement into the minds of parties in dispute.

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  • Software Piracy in the UAE 2011- BSA GLOBAL SOFTWARE PIRACY STUDY

    by Waldo Steyn  - 

    During May 2012, the Business Software Alliance (BSA), described as “the voice of the global commercial software industry”, published the 2011 BSA Global Software Piracy Study.

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  • Recent Key Developments in UAE Employment Law

    by Samir Kantaria - 

    Employment relationships in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are generally regulated by the UAE Federal Law No. 8 of 1980, Regulating Labour Relations, as amended (Labour Law) together with regulations...

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  • Qatar Trademarks Dispute

    by Ahmed El Amoury - 

    Al Tamimi’s Qatar Litigation team successfully won a lawsuit brought on behalf a Swiss watchmaker recently, following a dispute which arose from the trademark registration process where the Swiss...

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  • Jordan: Arbitration International conventions vs. Domestic Law

    by Samer Al Zuriekat  - 

    In maritime disputes, focus is often placed on the issue of the applicability of arbitration clauses which refer disputes to international institutions, particularly when domestic laws clearly state...

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  • The Court’s approach - Side Agreements and their enforceability

    by El Ameir Noor & Zane Anani -  /

    A recent judgment handed down by the Federal Supreme Court demonstrates a unique position on the issue of side agreements and the removal of a partner in a company. The judgment sheds light on the...

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  • Commercial Agency Termination

    by El-Ameir Noor & Zane Anani  -  /

    This commercial agency judgment addresses the issue of termination and whether legislation can operate retrospectively. This unique decision establishes a precedent in the UAE on such dispute as the...

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  • Qatar: Keeping your hands clean

    by Wong Yuen Ping  - 

    The government of Qatar and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement in April of this year setting out the financial contributions to be made by Qatar to UNDP’s...

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  • The New DIFC Markets Law Regime - A Catalyst for NASDAQ Dubai?

    by Izabella Szadkowska - 

    Over the period of nearly two years the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), being the regulatory authority of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), has undertaken an extensive...

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  • Corporate Benefit: An analysis under the UAE Legal Regime

    by Richard Catling & Ahmed Hamad -  /

    The principle: In a world where large corporate groups are the norm, corporate benefit issues constantly rear their head in common law legal systems. In this article, we examine to what extent...

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  • Share Buy Backs in Private Joint Stock Companies

    by Carla Saliba - 

    A share buyback occurs when a corporation buys shares in its own capital. Once the shares are bought by the company, they are referred to as “treasury shares”.

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  • Qatar: Changing the way we build

    by Sharifah Hamzah - 

    Climate change is a global issue.Addressing climate change should be both a global agenda as well as a national one.

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  • Pledge of Shares: Statutory Provisions vs. Private Arrangements

    by Jade Al Araoui - 

    In Kuwait, it is not unusual for lenders to set in place certain contractual arrangements with their borrowers which create a pledge-like over shares owned by the borrowers in the capital of certain...

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