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December - January

  • QATAR: COMPENSATION FOR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM DEFAULTS ON LOANS

    by Ahmed Al Amoury - 

    A recent decision from Qatar’s highest court, the Court of Cassation, may prove to have significant implications for court-awarded compensation to a lender when a borrower defaults on a loan...

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  • MARKETING UNITS OF INVESTMENT FUNDS IN OMAN

    by Ahmed Saleh & Izabella Szadkowska -  /

    As state economies around the world enter into a period of recovery, investments in securities has yet again started to see a boost, and is particularly visible in Oman.

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  • ABU DHABI COURT OF CASSATION JUDGMENT ON REPORTING EMPLOYESS WHO HAVE ABSCONDED

    by El-Ameir Noor - 

    The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation has recently issued a judgment confirming that employers have a duty to report employees that have absconded, and that the reporting of such employees cannot give...

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  • WORLD EXPO 2020 – LICENSING OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

    by Manel Ben Said - 

    Once again the spotlight is on Dubai! On 27 November 2013 Dubai was chosen as the hosting city for World Expo 2020, beating other cities in Russia, Turkey and Brazil.

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  • UAE: ATTACHMENT ORDERS APPLY WHILE RECOGNITION IS PENDING

    by Robert Karrar-Lewsley - 

    The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation recently ruled that a precautionary attachment order can be granted on the basis of an arbitral award before the award has been formally recognised by the courts and...

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  • SAUDI ARABIA ADOPTS ONLINE TRADEMARK SYSTEM

    by Shernaz DeSa - 

    As of 25th September 2013 the Saudi Arabian Trademark Office adopted for the first time an online trademark system. This system is aimed at speeding up the trademark registration process and making...

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  • AMENDMENTS TO DIFC ARBITRATION LAW: STAYING PROCEEDINGS IN FAVOUR OF FOREIGN-SEATED ARBITRATION

    by Robert Karrar-Lewsley - 

    The DIFC Arbitration Law has recently been amended to clarify that the DIFC Court has the power to stay court proceedings in favour of a foreign-seated arbitration.

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  • EXPO 2020 MARKS THE BEGINNING, NOT THE END

    by Essam Al Tamimi - 

    Dubai’s winning bid as host country for Expo 2020 is a major boost for Dubai and the UAE, and comes during a year of strong economic growth for the Emirates.

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  • AN OVERVIEW OF UAE COURT PROCEDURE

    by Jennifer Page - 

    Many potential litigants can find the UAE legal system daunting, particularly expats who are not familiar with a civil law system.

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  • THE INTERPRETATION OF CONTRACTS UNDER THE UAE CIVIL CODE

    by Abobakr Dafalla - 

    When parties have differing views about what their contract means, or what its effect on their legal rights and obligations is, their differences must be settled by the court.

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  • DEVELOPMENT FINANCE IN THE UAE

    by Renata Rai - 

    With the increased economic optimism we have seen over the last year, Dubai’s successful bid to host the World Expo 2020 and Abu Dhabi’s “Plan Abu Dhabi 2030”, the UAE looks set to continue...

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  • THE NEW UAE MORTGAGE REGULATIONS

    by Ravi Gill - 

    At the end of October 2013 the Central Bank of the UAE (“Central Bank”) issued a new set of regulations (“Regulations”) on mortgage lending to banks and other financial institutions.

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  • ABOLITION OF RENT CAPS IN ABU DHABI

    by David Bowman - 

    Abu Dhabi Law No. 20 of 2006 regulates most landlord and tenant relationships in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Until recently the law had protected tenants from rent increases beyond a defined rent cap...

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  • EQUALITY IN THE DIFC

    by Mandeep Kalsi - 

    Many global and multinational businesses, whether operating in the UAE or generally, are committed to effectively managing a diverse workforce and applying global corporate policies and best...

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  • WHAT’S THE BET THAT GAMBLING IS PROHIBITED IN THE UAE?

    by Anita Siassios - 

    Well, we can’t answer that because gambling – in any way, shape or form - is prohibited in the UAE.

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  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPORTS LAW IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    by Saleh Al Obeidli - 

    The sports market is generating massive revenues worldwide with growth reportedly growing faster than overall GDP.

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  • A MOMENT WITH STEVE BAINBRIDGE

    Steve Bainbridge, Head of Al Tamimi & Company’s newly launched Sports Law practice and the first of its kind in the Middle East, has worked in Canada, Japan and the UAE.

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  • NEW AMENDMENTS TO THE JORDANIAN LANDLORD AND TENANTS LAW

    by Odai Mismar - 

    Jordan has recently enacted the Amended Jordanian Landlords and Tenants Law No. 14 of 2013 to supplement the previous Landlords and Tenants Law No. 11 of 1994.

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  • INTRODUCTION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LAW IN KUWAIT

    by Sonia Salah - 

    Kuwait has recently introduced a number of new laws in an effort to update its legal system.

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