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  • Qatar Court of Cassation shifts its view regarding Commercial Agency

    by Roy Georgiades & Zehra Manni -  /

    In 2009, the Court of Cassation issued a judgment interpreting Article 2 of Law No. 8 of 2002 (“Commercial Agency Law”) and defined the conditions that must be met to establish the existence of a...

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  • UAE Enhances Battle Against Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism

    by Khalid Al Hamrani & Omar Khattab -  /

    On 30 April 2014, the UAE Federal National Council passed a draft law to amend the Federal Law No. 4 of 2002 regarding the criminalization of Money Laundering (“Former AML Law”).

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  • Dismissal of criminal case related to a dishonoured cheque that was honoured without actual payment

    by Al Misbah Sabiel & Marwa El Mahdy -  /

    Al Tamimi and Company represented a client in a criminal case related to a bounced cheque and succeeded to obtain judgment in favour of the client.

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  • The Framework for player contracts

    by John Stamper - 

    Sport is no longer merely a leisure pastime. The recognition of elite athletes as economic commodities has led to a worldwide multi-billion dollar industry.

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  • Is there any legal requirement set out in the UAE Civil Procedure Law to include a summary of the Terms of Reference in Arbitration Awards?

    by Ahmad Ghoneim - 

    The provisions of the UAE Civil Procedure Law [Federal Law 11 of 1992] as amended (“CPL”) that relate to arbitration are contained in Articles 203 – 218, which make up Chapter Three of Book Two of...

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  • New dots

    by Andrew Fawcett - 

    The internet domain name system is currently going through a major growth spurt.

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  • Time Bars in Articles 880 and 883 of the UAE Civil Code (Regarding Construction Disputes)

    by Jalal Kudsi - 

    One of the fundamental legal aspects to be considered by a party to a legal dispute is the statutory time bars that are relevant to the subject matter of the dispute.

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  • Trending now: Social Media

    by Anita Siassios - 

    It is no surprise that social media is the epicenter of all communications.

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  • The New Court System in Saudi Arabia

    by Bandar Al Hamidani - 

    The Saudi Arabian court system is regulated by the Law of Judiciary promulgated by Royal Decree No. M/78 on 19/09/1428H corresponding to 1 October 2007.

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  • Jordan: Financial leasing and its stimulation of the national economy

    by Zaid Al Syouf & Amy Arsamakova -  /

    The Purpose of Financial Leasing

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  • Qatari courts and foreign arbitral awards – the end of the story?

    by Anne K. Hoffmann - 

    The Qatari Courts have in recent months issued a series of important judgments concerning the enforcement of arbitral awards in Qatar.

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  • A New Pathway to Market for UAE Companies

    by Ahmed Ibrahim & Ahmed Hamad -  /
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  • Arbitrability of Disputes: Issues of arbitrability and public policy in the UAE

    by Fiona Campbell - 
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  • Arbitration in the UAE: Aiming for excellence

    by John Gaffney & Dalal Al Houti -  /

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is experiencing a period of substantial economic growth again as it a continues to diversify its economy.

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  • The use of experts in construction disputes in the UAE

    by Dean O'Leary - 

    Those familiar with construction disputes in the UAE will know that it is not unusual for experts to be involved in the dispute resolution process.

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  • Mediation - Does it work in the Middle East?

    by Essam Al Tamimi - 

    On 1 May 2014, the ICC held the MENA Launch of the ICC Mediation Rules 2014 (“Rules”) in Dubai and introduced the new Rules which came into force on 1 January 2014.

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  • The legal status of owners’ associations in light of recent developments

    by Alex Foo - 

    Following the introduction of Law No. 27 of 2007 on Ownership of Jointly Owned Properties in the Emirate of Dubai (“JOP Law”), the Dubai Land Department (“DLD”) has been introducing guidelines and...

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  • Dubai Tourists to face the new Tourism Dirham Fee

    by Aruna Mukherji - 

    In our March edition of Law Update, we reported on the introduction of the Tourism Dirham Fee in Dubai.

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  • Landlords’ rights to increase rent upon renewal of leases in Qatar

    by Seem Maleh - 

    The purpose of this article is to shed light on the rights of landlords and tenants with regard to rent increases upon renewal or expiry, so that the parties are aware of applicable rent caps and...

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  • Specific Performance Remedies Under Kuwait Law

    by Alex Saleh & Paul Saba -  /

    For commercial contracts, a civil law system generally allows for a non-breaching party to choose between damages and specific performance.

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  • New SCA Investment Management Regulations

    by Edward Brown & Ali Awad -  /

    As flagged by the Securities and Commodities Authority (“SCA”) when the 2012 Fund Regulations came into force, the SCA has recently released Board of Directors’ Decision No. 1 of 2014, concerning the...

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  • Anti-Money Laundering under Iraqi Law

    by Ahmed Hasan - 

    Banks and financial institutions are considered to be the most targeted organizations by money launderers and terrorist groups, in efforts to hide their identities and conceal the sources of their...

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