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  • The importance of a signed Arbitral Agreement in the UAE

    by Omar Khodeir - 

    Parties sometimes overlook formalities when finalizing their agreements.

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  • Telemedicine: How Apple and others may keep the doctor away

    by Andrew Fawcett - 

    With companies such as Apple and Samsung moving into the health data business, a significant shift in how the health industry interacts with patients using telemedicine is being predicted.

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  • Liability of Restaurants for Serving Food Contaminated with Bugs and Insects

    by Tarek Idais - 

    This article is a review of a recent UAE court judgement where a lawsuit that was brought by a customer (“Plaintiff”), against a company that develops and operates the trade mark of a well known...

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  • Novation of a Consultant in a Design and Build Project in Qatar

    by Adam Balchin - 

    Novation of a design consultant to a main contractor is often seen in a turnkey project and offers potential benefits to project participants.

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  • Medical Expert Evidence in UAE Criminal Prosecutions

    by Hiam Al Muhtadi - 

    In the UAE, victims of medical malpractice can pursue complaints against healthcare professionals and hospitals in three different way

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  • The New Iraq Electronic Payment Regulation

    by Haydar Jawad - 

    At the beginning of April 2014, and according to Article 27 of the Electronic Signature & Electronic Transactions Law No. 78 of 2012...

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  • The UK Bribery Act: Are you safe in the UAE?

    by Andrew Hudson - 

    Bribery is bad for legitimate business, tarnishing the names of companies that are known to be associated with it.

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  • Micro Steps, Giant Leaps

    by Faris Abdel Hadi & Zaid Qatarneh -  /

    One of the lesser known facts about Jordan is its highly developed microfinance market, which competes with other similar markets on an international scale.

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  • Workforce flexibility within the UAE Healthcare sector

    by John Stamper - 

    The success of any patient care provider within the UAE Healthcare sector is dependent upon maintaining its reputation for employing skilled hospital-based specialists.

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  • Health Planning and Consultancies in Dubai

    by Masood Khan - 

    A sector that has remained largely immune to economic fluctuation in Dubai has been the health sector, which, given the government...

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  • Protected or not? Criminal liability of managers in Qatar

    by Roy Georgiades & Zehra Manni -  /

    Recently, accidents such as fires, building collapses and gas tank explosions occurring in places of business and retail outlets, have made headlines in the local news in Qatar.

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  • ISO/IEC 27018 (ISO 27018): A Modern Approach to Cloud Security & Privacy

    Cloud computing in all its various forms is now the ideal model for a wide range of sectors (including government entities) in view of what it offers in terms of improved data security features,...

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  • Choosing suitable premises for your hospital or healthcare centre in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

    by David Bowman & Eliana Ugolini -  /
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  • The Real Estate Development Law No. 28 of 2014: Balancing the Interests of Developers and Buyers

    by Foutoun Hajjar - 

    Bahrain recently enacted a long awaited and much debated new real estate development law, the Real Estate Development Law No. 28 of 2014 (the “New Law”).

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  • Improving the Quality of Life – The future of United Arab Emirates

    by Essam Al Tamimi - 

    On 2 December 2014 the United Arab Emirates will be celebrating its 43rd National Day.

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  • GSO Regulates Permissible Tobacco Additives

    by Bassam Al Azzeh - 

    The Gulf Standardization Organization (“GSO”) has recently published a technical regulation that regulates the permissible tobacco additives.

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  • Kuwait has recently ratified the joining of Berne & Paris Conventions

    by Tarek Abu Mariam - 

    On 11 May 2014, two new laws nos. 35 & 36 for the year 2014 were published in the official gazette no. 1183...

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  • Update on Qatar’s National Health Insurance Scheme

    by Angelique Watkins & Thomas Bicknell -  /

    Qatar is in the middle of rolling out its ambitious National Health Strategy.

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  • Trust Receipts – Law and Practice in Qatar

    by Rafiq Jaffer & Dina Al Wahabi -  /

    Trust receipts are instruments commonly used in trade finance in Qatar. This article explains why they are used in Qatar and the legal framework relating to them.

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  • FATCA in the UAE

    by Arina Gidwani & Ashish Banga -  /

    The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) is a United States (“US”) federal law with global reach aimed at curbing offshore tax evasion by US persons.

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  • Incentive payments in the healthcare sector: A regional and UAE overview

    by Andrea Tithecott  - 

    Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) spending in the healthcare sector is predicted to reach US$ 70 billion by 2018.

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  • Spotlight on Illegal Sports Streaming

    by Rachael Hammond - 

    Television piracy, and in particular the illegal streaming of sports programming, is a hot topic of discussion in the regional broadcast sector.

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