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February

  • DOES ANTICIPATORY BREACH EXIST UNDER UAE LAW?

    by Khaled Gamaleldeen & Marwa El Mahdy -  &
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  • JORDAN STEPS UP PRIVATE HEALTHCARE: PRIVATE HOSPITAL DRAFT REGULATION

    by Faris Abdel Hadi & Olivia Faust -  &

    Jordan has an international reputation for high-quality medical services provided by its private hospitals, attracting significant revenue as a result.

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF A COMPLETE ARBITRAL AWARD UNDER UAE LAW

    by Hassan Arab - h.arab@tamimi.com

    The culmination of the arbitral process is the issuance of the Final Award disposing of the issues in dispute.

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  • THE QATAR FINANCIAL CENTRE SPECIAL COMPANY REGULATIONS: GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME

    by Wong Yuenping - 

    The amended Special Company Regulations (“Regulations”) and the new Special Company Rules in relation to companies in the Qatar Financial Centre (“QFC”) were issued by the QFC Authority (“QFCA”) at...

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  • COMPETITION TO ATTRACT PATIENTS BETWEEN HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS IN ABU DHABI

    by Andrea Tithecott - 

    The UAE has seen significant growth in the healthcare market over the past few years, based partly on the government initiative to diversify away from traditional oil and gas markets, but also as a...

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  • M&A DEALS IN THE MIDDLE EAST KEY PRACTICAL ISSUES

    by Izabella Szadkowska - 

    With global economies recovering from the financial crisis and major financial hurdles in the United States coming to an end, mergers and acquisitions (“M&As”) have started to pick up around the...

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  • THE EFFECT OF THE ARAB SPRING ON THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST

    by Essam Al Tamimi - 

    The Arab Spring has had a devastating effect on the society and economy of the countries that previously suffered from dictatorship. Following the overthrow of their respective governments, Libya,...

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  • RESTRICTIONS ON EMPLOYEE MOBILITY IN THE UAE HEALTHCARE SECTOR

    by John Stamper - 

    The healthcare sector within the UAE is growing apace. This is clear from the wider industry that has developed around both primary and secondary healthcare, most recently in the Dubai Government’s...

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  • COMPARATIVE ADVERTISING IN THE UAE: A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

    by Sharaf Al Hijazin - s.alhijazin@tamimi.com

    Comparative advertising is a clever marketing tool used by various corporations allowing them to highlight the differences between their product and those of their competitors.

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  • WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S FIRE: UAE’S DRAFTS PLAN FOR PLAIN CIGARETTE PACKAGING

    by Sadaf Nakhaei - 

    The UAE Ministry of Health has recently proposed legislation which would lead towards plain cigarette packaging designs. Should the proposed legislation be adopted, plain cigarette packaging would...

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  • DEVELOPMENTS IN PRODUCT LIABILITY LAW: 2014 AND BEYOND

    by Andrea Tithecott - 

    The United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) has diversified its economy into new markets and increased its attractiveness as a trading nation largely by supporting the production and distribution of locally...

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  • THE QATAR CENTRAL SECURITIES DEPOSITORY

    by Sarah El Serafy - 

    The Qatar Central Securities Depository (‘QCSD’) was been established by the Qatar Central Bank and Qatar Exchange (‘QE’).

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  • SECURING HEALTHCARE PREMISES

    by David Bowman - 

    All healthcare operators setting up in Dubai or Abu Dhabi will require premises for their businesses.

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  • NEW RENT CAP LAW IN DUBAI: THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS SHIFTED

    by Alex Foo - 

    Decree No. 43 of 2013 on Determining the Increase in the Real Estate Rentals in the Emirate of Dubai (“the New Decree”) was issued on 18 December 2013 and is now in effect. As the name suggests,...

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  • CONTENT REGULATION IN THE UAE: ‘THE WOLF OF WALL STREET’

    by Sana Saleem - 

    Media content regulation has again become a topical issue in the UAE following the release of the film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, which was heavily edited for release in this jurisdiction.

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  • PRIVACY IN A UAE HEALTHCARE CONTEXT

    by Nick O'Connell - 

    Privacy is often considered a fundamental human right, linked closely with ideals such as personal autonomy, individuality, respect and dignity.

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  • INSURANCE IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS: A FEW THINGS TO KNOW

    by Euan Lloyd - 

    There are many risks in any construction project. The majority of these risks are usually assumed (and priced) by the contractor during the construction phase, who typically covers this exposure by...

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  • COMPULSORY HEALTH INSURANCE TOUCHES DOWN IN DUBAI

    by Thomas Bicknell - 

    Compulsory health insurance has arrived in Dubai. Having watched as Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Saudi Arabia established their health care schemes, Dubai has drawn on certain aspects of these schemes...

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  • THE BAGHDAD COMMERCIAL COURT: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

    by Moahmmed Norri - 

    In late 2010 the Ministry of Justice established a new court in Iraq one in Baghdad, Basra and Najaf, now known as the Commercial Court.

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