The final Law Update of 2022 is here, and it’s packed full of articles. The double edition features two focus areas, first is a spotlight on Energy and Resources and second we feature a collection of articles on Transport and Logistics. The developments occurring in these sectors in the MENA region are unprecedented and our lawyers cover vast themes for you.
The Energy and Resources focus features topics such as diversifying energy resources, solar PV, mining in the Middle East, renewable energy and green hydrogen. From a transport perspective, we draw attention to the Bahrain metro project, discuss the challenges and remedies associated with the repossession of an aircraft, and there is advice on what to consider should a party vary the terms of a shipping contract.
This edition navigates you through updates from across jurisdictions such as, Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Qatar, and the UAE. Each article is timely and provides insights into legal issues and cases that are affecting these sectors across the region.Read the full edition
In August, the Intellectual Property department’s enforcement team set new records as they successfully conducted two raids on the same day for two different brand owners. The raids’ success established an important precedence not only in the UAE but also in the region. With the help of the Dubai Police and Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Al Tamimi & Company’s enforcement team acting on behalf of one of the largest technology companies were able to seize 7000 counterfeit smart phones and relevant components. Simultaneously on the same day, the team acted on behalf of one of the largest and most well known manufacturing company for metal detectors and machines to pursue a major wholesaler that supplies counterfeit products to local and regional markets for gold, metal detection machines and accessories. The raid resulted in the confiscation of goods with an estimated value of USD 10,000,000 and listed as one of the largest raids to have taken place in the region in terms of volume and confiscated value.
On behalf of Al Tamimi & Company, Partner and Regional Head of Intellectual Property Omar Obeidat would like to thank the Dubai Police and CID for their continued hard work and support and would also like to congratulate Munir Suboh, Rasha Al Ardah, Ahmad Zaza and Bassam Al Azzeh of the IP enforcement team for their continued dedication and hard work.