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March

  • THREE’S A CROWD

    by Robert Karrar Lewsley - 

    Arbitration is a product of contract: parties agree in writing that any dispute arising from an agreement will, instead of being heard in a public court, be referred to an arbitral tribunal...

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  • MOVING FORWARD

    by Omar Omar - 

    The Dubai First Instance court recently issued a decision, in favour of one of our clients, quashing the claimant’s claim of compensation for damaged cargo after it fell from one of the port’s cranes.

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  • MEDICAL DEVICE REGISTRATION IN THE UAE

    by Nick O'Connell - 

    The healthcare industry in the UAE is set to boom. Dubai is in the process of setting itself up as a regional hub for medical tourism, and there is a drive towards improving the standard of...

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  • DOING BUSINESS IN TECHNO PARK

    by Sherif Rahman - 

    OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to introduce Dubai Techno Park (Techno Park) as jurisdiction in which businesses can set up.

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  • NASDAQ DUBAI

    by Izabella Szadkowska - i.szadkowska

    After an extended consultation period, in January 2011 NASDAQ Dubai (“the Exchange”) released draft revised Listing Rules (“Draft Rules”) for public consultation.

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  • ABU DHABI COURT: CHOICE OF LAW MAY NOT BE A CHOICE

    by Ahmad Al Awamleh - 

    The jurisdiction of the UAE courts is regulated by Law No. 11 of 1992 (the “Civil Procedure Law”).

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  • BANKRUPTCY IN QATAR AND ITS IMPACT ON SECURITY IN RELATION TO FOREIGN ASSETS

    by Stefan Jury - 

    The bankruptcy regime in Qatar draws upon the principles contained in the legislation of many western jurisdictions. It includes familiar concepts such as claw-back and preferences.

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  • IN FOCUS - QATAR

    Qatar has had a busy start to the New Year; Asian Cup, Qatar Open, Qatar Women’s Tennis, the excitement of the FIFA 2022 victory bid, and a list of real estate development projects that will reshape...

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  • QATAR! 2022!

    by Stephen Jiew - 

    Everybody loves a party and no one is quicker to a party than an ambush marketer so as Qatar celebrates, the watch is on for plans to defeat ambush marketing in the time leading up to this monumental...

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  • REPO TRANSACTIONS UNDER THE QATARI LAW

    by Kamal Hafez - 

    Since the onset of the world financial crisis, financiers have been developing various methods to better secure finance. Popular in Islamic finance is the use of a Repo arrangement instead of a more...

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  • TENDER PROCESS FOR GOVERNMENT PROJECTS IN QATAR

    by Sharifah Hamzah - 

    Foreign construction companies wishing to participate in Government tender bids in Qatar should seek legal advice first. Often, foreign construction companies will focus more on the technical and...

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  • JUDGMENT OF THE ABU DHABI FEDERAL CIVIL COURT OF APPEAL

    by Suzanne Abdullah & Hassan Arab -  &

    The Respondent filed a case in the Abu Dhabi Federal Court in which it sought an order that the Appellant be directed to appoint an arbitrator.

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  • IS THE ELECTRONIC CUSTOMER ALWAYS RIGHT?

    by Wong Yuwn Ping - 

    Qatar’s Decree Law No. 16 of 2010 on Electronic Commerce and Transactions (E-Commerce Law), which came into effect towards the end of 2010, promises greater protection for consumers in electronic...

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  • DUBAI’S ‘RENT CAP DECREE’ FOR 2011

    by Mohammed Kawasmi  - 

    H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, issued Decree No. 2 of 2011 Regarding Rentals in the Emirate of Dubai on 10 January 2011 (the “2011 Decree”).

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  • THE PROPOSED KSA COMPANIES LAW

    by Hesham Al Homoud - 

    It has been almost a decade since various governmental authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia started their discussions in relation to the issuance of new regulations that govern commercial...

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  • IN FOCUS - LITIGATION

    Resolving disputes is a vital component of corporate risk management and strategy.

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  • GROUNDS FOR SETTING ASIDE ARBITRATION AWARDS

    by Suzanne Abdullah - 

    Claim and facts of the case: A Commercial Action was filed before the Dubai Court by a Subcontractor (“Party A”) against (“Parties B and C” together the “Parties”).

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  • THE DUBAI LAND DEPARTMENT & RERA

    by Lisa Dale  - 

    Emad Eldin Farouq, Senior Legal Counsel at the Dubai Land Department, is centrally involved in the process of identifying and facilitating the introduction of new legislation and regulation necessary...

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  • A BROKER’S CAPACITY

    by Suzanne Abdallah - 

    Claim: The Claimant, an individual, filed an action against a local broker (the First Defendant) and a Developer (the Second Defendant) (collectively referred to as “the Defendants”).

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  • DOMAIN NAME GOVERNANCE

    by Yvonne Pah - 

    Registering a distinctive and/or easy to remember domain name is only the first step, and probably the easiest step in effective domain name governance. Like trademarks, domain names must be...

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  • SHAPE TRADEMARK AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN PROTECTIONS IN GCC

    by Mohammed Ali - 

    The shape of a product is often significant value to a business. This article briefly considers the use of trade mark law and industrial design law to secure the intellectual property value of a...

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  • CLAIMING PRIORITY FROM INVALID PATENT APPLICATIONS IN THE UAE

    by Bassam Al Azzeh - b.alazzeh!@tamimi.com

    In discussing the aforementioned question, we will refer to the UAE Federal Law No. 31 for 2006 (the ‘UAE Patent Law’), the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (the ‘Paris...

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  • SECOND LEVEL DOMAIN NAME 2LD(.SA) REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE IN SAUDI ARABIA

    by Stephen Jiew - 

    The (.sa) domain is a coveted one as it is arguably the definitive identifier in cyberspace as the domain of choice for entities connected to Saudi Arabia, who would want to own a (.sa) domain name...

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