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October

  • FALSE ACCUSATION IS NOT A PETTY CRIME UNDER UAE PENAL CODE

    by Mohamed Abdelrehiem / Omar Khattab -  /

    In early 2014, Al Tamimi & Co successfully represented a client who was accused by Dubai Public Prosecution of being an accomplice in a false accusation case.

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  • JORDAN’S RENEWABLE ENERGY

    by Kais Zayadin - 

    Renewable energy is a term Jordanians will be hearing quite often in the coming years, and rightly so.

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  • ENFORCING FOREIGN ARBITRAL AWARDS IN THE UAE

    by Khaled Ali Al Hadhrami / Marwa El Mahdy -  /

    International commercial arbitration as a mechanism for resolving commercial disputes continues to gain popularity worldwide. The popularity of this form of dispute resolution however varies and the...

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  • CYBER CRIME PREVENTION LAW IN QATAR

    by Ra’ed Alhout  - 

    Qatar has high levels of internet connectivity, with 96% of households now connected to the internet, a six-point jump since last year, according to a new report from the UN Broadband Commission.

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  • UAE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS: LIMITED OR UNLIMITED

    by suzanne Gingles - 

    Under the UAE Labour Law No. 8 of 1980 (as amended) (the “UAE Labour Law”), applicable to all employers in the UAE (save for those based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”)),

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  • SERIES ‘NAVIGATING THE MINEFIELD OF MUTUAL JUDICIAL COOPERATION IN CRIMINAL MATTERS’

    by Ibtissem Lassoued - 

    Part One: “Interpol: policing the world”

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  • A NEW FORM OF MUSATAHA AGREEMENT IN THE EMIRATE OF ABU DHABI

    by Nisreen Bajis - 

    The general rule is that only UAE nationals (and companies wholly owned by them) may own property in Abu Dhabi.

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  • MASTER COMMUNITY PLANNING FROM A REAL ESTATE LAW PERSPECTIVE

    by Jeremy Scott - 

    This article takes a high level look at the master planning process from a real estate law perspective.

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  • MORTGAGEE REPOSSESSION OF AIRCRAFT IN THE UAE

    by Angelique Watkins - 

    The rapid expansion of the aviation industry in the UAE brings with it the growth of cross border aircraft finance and queries by foreign banks as to the validity of mortgages over aircraft, their...

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  • DUBAI LAWYERS CAN NOW ACT AS PUBLIC NOTARIES

    by Essam Al Tamimi - 

    By Law No. 4 of 2013. the Dubai Government has relaxed the rules concerning who may notarise documents for official purposes.

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  • DIFC REGULATORY UPDATES

    by Margaret Elder - 

    This article is a summary of some key regulatory developments that have been implemented in the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) in recent months.

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  • ONGOING MATTERS REQUIRING NOTIFICATION BY DIFC COMPANIES

    by Alyzeh Zahid Vana - 

    This article identifies matters which require formal notification to the Registrar of Companies in the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”).

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  • THE NEW KUWAIT PPP LAW

    by Sadallah Ali / Abdullah Masud  -  /

    With the closing of the Az-Zour North IWPP phase 1 project, the government of Kuwait decided to introduce Law No. 116 of 2014 (the “New PPP Law”) which has superseded the old law in relation to...

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  • NEW FRONTIERS FOR EQUITY CAPITAL MARKETS IN QATAR

    by Frank Lucente / Ahmed Jaafir -  /

    In response to continued calls for the opening up of equity capital markets in Qatar, the Qatari government has recently explored new frontiers for foreign investments into listed public companies by...

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  • INSOLVENCY IN THE UAE – BUSINESS FAILURE WITHOUT BANKRUPTCY RULES

    by Gary Watts - 

    This article is a case study on how the UAE, a country with two cities which are significant international financial and business centres (namely Dubai and Abu Dhabi), functions without effective...

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  • COPYRIGHT LICENSING IN THE UAE AND THE PITFALL OF AMBIGUOUS LANGUAGE

    by Mariam Sabet  - 

    For a copyright license to be enforceable, it must define the work accurately. The terms of the license must be sufficiently definite to enable a court to interpret the intent of the parties in the...

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  • THE EMIRATES MUST WORK TOGETHER IF DUBAI MAKES AN OLYMPIC BID

    by Steve Bainbridge - 

    Recent media coverage highlighted some intriguing comments from Ali Omar, Director of the Dubai Sports Council’s sports development department.

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  • SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IN DUBAI

    by Anita Siassios / Ahlam Al Tamimi -  /

    In this age of increased security, there is an emerging trend to deploy Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) to support security measures.

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  • PROTECTION OF PATIENT HEALTH INFORMATION IN DUBAI HEALTHCARE CITY

    by Nick O’Connell  - 

    The regulatory framework of Dubai Healthcare City (“DHCC”), a healthcare free zone in the Emirate of Dubai, has recently been reviewed.

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