Trusts: in succession planning
Recent developments for UK real estate holding companies
Back to the future: put success
into your succession planning
The validity of a marriage
contract under Islamic Sharia
Bahrain family business:
a solution in trusts
Ibtissem Lassoued talks to Bloomberg on the Transparency Corruption Perceptions Index 2019
Our Partner & Head of Advisory Ibtissem Lassoued (Regional Financial Crime Practice) featured on a guest segment for Bloomberg where she addresses the implications of the recently published Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2019.
The Latest Legal News and Developments from the MENA Region. This month we focus on all things Family Business and Private Wealth related.
Coronavirus Considerations: Could it be Qualified as a Force Majeure Event in the UAE?
Force Majeure, or as it is widely known the “Act of God” clause, is in prominence due to the continued spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This French-law derived doctrine has been repeatedly applied to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, heat waves and other unforeseeable natural-caused incidents. In recent eras, the scope of the foregoing…
Coronavirus Considerations: What should MENA based employers know?
As countries try to deal with the growing COVID-19 crisis, here are some issues that MENA based employers, particularly in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Egypt, should be aware of under their respective labour and employment legislative regimes in dealing with the impact of the outbreak. 1. Health &…
Coronavirus Considerations: Consequences for Construction Claims in the UAE
Introduction The Coronavirus is defined by the World Health Organization (‘WHO’) is a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several Coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe…
Coronavirus Considerations: Hotels & Leisure
Hotels & Leisure The tourism and travel sectors are currently at the forefront of disruption caused by the global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) with hotel revenues likely to be significantly impacted both regionally and globally. In the UAE, those hotels with a heavy reliance on Chinese and Iranian tourists have been hardest…
Coronavirus Considerations: Banking and cashflow
A consequence of the Coronavirus situation is the immediate financial impact on businesses caused by things such as contracts not being fulfilled, reduced customer footfall and increased costs due to having to find alternative suppliers. Many businesses will find their cashflows stressed for reasons completely outside of their control. Even if a…
Coronavirus Considerations: Use of remote access VPNs in the UAE for legitimate business purposes
As the incidence of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, becomes more widespread employers need to assess remote working options. Having a business–grade virtual private network (or “VPN”) may be essential for any company with remote working employees. A VPN is a secure way of transporting private data across unknown networks…
Coronavirus and event Cancellation: what is the legal position for stakeholders
The Shanghai Grand Prix, Six Nations rugby, PGA Tour golf, MotoGP and now all Italian sport. You name it, pretty much every sport has been affected by the global spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) since mid-February; with postponements, cancellations and events being held behind closed doors becoming the rule rather than the exception.…
Coronavirus Considerations: Technology Contracts beyond Force Majeure
Customers and suppliers, even if not immediately affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus, should be undertaking a comprehensive review of their technology contracts so as to determine their contractual rights, limitations, and obligations in the context of current, and possible future, circumstances We set out below some specific technology contracts issues…