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April

  • FEDERAL ANTI-BRIBERY LEGISLATION IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    by Willem Steemkamp - w.steemkamp

    Although the UAE has had anti-bribery legislation in place since the late 1980s in the form of the UAE Federal Penal Code (the “Code”), the businesses community in the UAE has, to a large extent,...

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  • THE IMPACT OF THE RECENT MINISTERIAL RESOLUTIONS ON UAE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

    by Rebecca Ford  - 

    The employment team hosted a breakfast seminar on Tuesday 22 March 2011, discussing the impact of the Cabinet Resolution (No. 25 of 2010), and its supporting Ministerial Resolutions, on UAE...

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  • UAE PRACTICE OF ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN ARBITRAL AWARD IN LIGHT OF NEW YORK CONVENTION 1958

    by Hassan Arab & Suzanne Abdallah -  /

    International treaties are binding contracts between states. Treaties can be either bilateral treaties (for example, between two states) or multinational treaties (i.e. between many states) Treaties...

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  • ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    by Cherry Turcal  - 

    Following the previous article entitled “Assignments in the United Arab Emirates” (published in the November issue of the Law Update) explaining the general conditions and requirements of a valid...

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  • CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

    by Fadi Dahar - 

    There have been various developments recently in Saudi Arabia towards increasing the effectiveness of the Corporate Governance framework.

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  • ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS PROTECTION DEPARTMENT IN SHARJAH, UAE

    by Stephen Jiew - 

    As of February 2011, Sharjah Department of Economic Development (“SDED”) has established a new Intellectual Property Rights Protection Department (“IPRD”) in a show of commitment to the enforcement...

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  • IN FOCUS – BANKING & FINANCE

    The Banking and Finance team at Al Tamimi and Company have been at the forefront of the banking and finance sector in the Middle East and as a result have earned a strong reputation as leaders in...

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  • LAW 13 OF 2008 PROCESSES

    by Suzanne Abdallah - 

    Summary: In an action initially filed before Dubai Court of First Instance, the Court of Cassation ultimately held that in accordance with Article 13 of Law No.13 of 2008 Regulating the Interim Real...

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  • LEASING A STRATA UNIT IN DUBAI: ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR LANDLORDS

    by Sonia Harvey - 

    Over the last few years, a significant number of commercial and office towers have been constructed in Dubai.

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  • PLANNED AMENDMENTS TO THE GCAA REGULATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL AND NON COMMERCIAL AIR TRANSPORT OPERATIONS BY FOREIGN AIR OPERATORS

    by Angelique Watkins - 

    On 23 February 2011, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) released a Notice of Proposed Amendment (No. 2 of 2011) in relation to the regulations concerning foreign air operators within the...

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  • CLOSING ISLAMIC BRANCHES OF QATARI COMMERCIAL BANKS

    by Karim Shiyab - K,

    The Qatari Central Bank (the “QCB”), has recently announced its decision in relation to closing the “Islamic banking windows” of commercial banks.

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  • ESTABLISHING THE CENTRE FOR AMICABLE SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES

    In September 2009, H.H Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai issued Law No. 16 of 2009 – “Establishing the Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes”.

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  • PROTECTING COPYRIGHT OF AUDIOVISUAL WORK IN CINEMATIC, TV, AND RADIO WORKS IN JORDAN

    by Samer Al Zuriekat - 

    In today’s modern world, it has become a common phenomenon for news broadcasts, cinematic and documentary films, television series and the like to broadcast works containing copyrighted material...

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  • LIABILITY OF DIRECTORS ON MISMANAGEMENT AND BANKRUPTCY

    by Islam Abaza - 

    Generally, directors of a joint stock company (“KSC”) have a broad authority to manage the company, provided that such powers of management are not restricted by the provisions of the articles of...

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  • International Commercial Arbitration

    by Fiona Campbell  - 

    In our August 2010 Law Update, Al Tamimi & Company reported the first decision of a Court in the UAE to recognise and enforce a foreign arbitral award pursuant to the New York Convention.

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