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July

  • UAE & Chinese Construction Law

    by Eric Teo - 

    Highlights of the Laws of the United Arab Emirates, the People’s Republic of China and the Common Law applicable to construction This article is written for China Construction Law Review. It seeks...

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  • Rotterdam Rules Vs. Hamburg rules

    by Siri Hashem  - 

    Rotterdam Rules (the “Rules”) is the new United Nation Convention on the carriage of goods by sea which involves other modes of carriage. The new convention came to the surface in 2008 after the...

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  • FUND RAISING BY SHARIA COMPLIANT COMPANIES THROUGH COMMON STOCK VS SUKUK

    by Islam Abaza - 

    Sharia compliant companies raise capital from a number of sources such as common stocks, Sukuk and funds. Different securities are expected to generate different returns. Fund raising by a company in...

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  • Jordanian Government Issues a General Pardon

    by Dana Abduljaleel - 

    The Jordanian government recently issued the General Pardon Temporary Law No. 10 of 2011 (the 'Law'), published in Issue No. 5096 of the Official Gazette dated 8 June 2011.

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  • In This Issue

    I’d like to take the opportunity this month to congratulate our Banking and Finance team on once again winning the ‘Best Law Firm of the Year’ award at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards.

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  • The Construction & Engineering Team

    With a strong reach across the Middle East, Al Tamimi’s Construction and Engineering team is one of the regional leaders in this area of practice.

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  • The Way To Serve A Notification For The Commercial Companies in Civil Procedure Law

    by Mohammed Jamil Ak Bik - 

    In the case of the Abu Dhabi Court of Appeals vacated the Court of First Instance’s decision. The appellee was ordered to pay the appellant’s court fees and costs incurred at both stages of...

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  • Qualifying Events For Force Majeure

    by Suzanne Abdallah - 

    Principle: When the performance of an obligation under a binding contract becomes impossible, the contract will be terminated, thereby extinguishing the subject obligation and returning the parties...

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  • Intellectual Property Audits in Intellectual Asset Management

    by Yvonne Pah - 

    Intellectual assets not only encompass registered intellectual property (IP) rights, such as: patents, trademarks, and design rights; but also include rights that are unregistered, such as...

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  • ESTIDAMA – The Sustainability Initiative of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council

    by Ibrahim Tukan - 

    Estidama, the Arabic word for sustainability, is the sustainability initiative of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC). Abu Dhabi's Plan 2030 establishes a clear vision for sustainability as...

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  • SUMMERTIME WORKING IN THE UAE

    by James Williams - 

    Introduction: Restrictions on working hours during the summer were first introduced in the UAE in 2007 and, as a result, accidents on construction sites dropped by more than 50% throughout July and...

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  • Kuwait Office In Focus

    Kuwait is situated at the head of the Arabian Gulf and covers an area of 17,818 square kilometers. The land is mainly flat with occasional low hills and shallow depressions and despite having a...

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  • Guaranteeing Future Obligations Under Kuwait Law

    by Islam Abaza - 

    In loan transactions, lenders normally require the borrower to provide collateral or other forms of security to secure the debt obligation of the borrower. One such form of security, which is widely...

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  • Update on Capital Markets: Authority issues and capital requirements

    by Alex Saleh & Jade Al Araoui -  &

    The Capital Markets Authority Law (“CML”) and its executive regulations (the “Regulations”) granted the Capital Markets Authority (the “Authority”) the right to issue resolutions after the...

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  • Disclosure Rules under the CMA Law

    by Alex Saleh & Jade Al Araoui -  &

    The Capital Markets Authority Law (“CML”) and its executive bylaws (the “Executive Bylaws”) provide for different types of disclosure obligations in connection with the activities of a licensed...

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