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March

  • ISLAMIC SYNDICATED FINANCE

    by Riza Ismail - 

    One form of financing which has been largely used in the conventional finance markets for decades and is being increasingly practiced now in the Islamic financial market is syndicated finance.

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  • QATARI INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING (IPO) REGIME

    by Mohamed Khodeir  - 

    Introduction:This article attempts to highlight key legal features of the Qatari Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) regime, by touching upon basic principles that must be considered as they are often...

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  • EMPLOYMENT OF EXPATRIATE WORKERS IN IRAQ

    by Haydar Jawad - 

    People are always looking for better job opportunities to secure their future and those of their families. Even though most people would prefer to work in their own countries, many workers are...

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  • THE LEGAL PROTECTION FOR THE UN-REGISTERED TRADEMARK

    by Baha Asfour - 

    The Jordanian Trademark Law No. 34 of 1999 (the "Trademark Law") defines a trademark as any visually perceptible sign used by any person or entity for distinguishing goods or services from others.

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  • DIFC NON-REGULATED ENTITIES - DFSA's merciless cut down on Financial Crime

    by Izabella Szadkowska & Richard Catling  -  /

    Under a commonly adopted definition that originated from the International Monetary Fund (“IMF”), money laundering is a “process by which the illicit source of assets obtained or generated by...

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  • LIQUIDATED DAMAGES – THE BIGGER PICTURE

    by Faisal Attia - 

    Liquidated damages clauses (or penalties clauses) are widely used in construction contracts worldwide.

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  • E-HEALTH - JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

    by Nick O’Connell  - 

    Technology has great potential to improve the quality and safety of healthcare, and it is obvious that the benefits of the information age should be utilized in the provision of healthcare services.

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  • NEW REGULATIONS FOR ENERGY DRINKS

    by Bassam Al Azzeh - 

    On December 14, 2011 the Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology (ESMA) has issued resolution No. 19/2012 regulating the registration of energy drinks in the UAE.

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  • UAE ADOPTS THE 10TH EDITION OF THE NICE CLASSIFICATION OF GOODS & SERVICES

    by Shernaz DeSa - 

    The Nice Classification of Goods & Services is an international classification created for the purpose of registration of trademarks. The Nice Agreement is what most countries around the world...

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  • TERMINATION-OF-A-HOTEL-MANAGEMENT-AGREEMENT

    by Tara Marlow - 

    Given the time, effort and financial investment generally spent by a hotel owner in its operator selection process, and the additional time then spent by the owner and the selected operator in...

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  • CHANGES TO THE LANDLORD AND TENANT LAW IN ABU DHABI

    by David Bowman - 

    Abu Dhabi Law No. (20) of 2006 (the “Landlord and Tenant Law”) as amended by Laws No. (6) of 2009 and No. (4) of 2010 (“Law No. (4)”) and Executive Council Resolutions No. (56) of 2010 and No. (25)...

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  • EFFECTIVENESS OF ARBITRATION AND JURISDICTION CLAUSES IN THE COURTS OF DUBAI

    by Fiona Campbell - 

    Welcome to the Hotel Courts of Dubai…you can check out anytime you like, but can you ever leave?

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  • NEW PRECEDENT IN WHITE COLLAR CRIMES

    by Khalid Al Hamrani & Omar Khattab -  /

    The legal status of a great threshold of private employees in the UAE has changed dramatically when courts started declaring such employees as entrusted with public services according to certain...

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  • JUDGMENT: ARBITRATION AND THE COURT'S JURISDICTION

    by Hassan Arab - 

    The courts in the UAE will not hear an action if the parties have agreed to refer the matter to arbitration.

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  • JUDGMENT: ESTABLISHING LIABILITY OF THE CUSTODIAN OF THINGS

    by Zafer Oghli & Zane Anani -  /

    The Insurance company (the Appellant) sought recourse against the Respondent (an oil company) for the value of compensation paid by it to the insured on the basis that the cause of the damage to the...

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