About Us

the Oath is a magazine aimed at the region’s legal profession, associated industries, and those trying to keep abreast of the regional legal landscape.

the Oath acts as the voice of the industry, analysing major developments in the legislature, and keeps an eye on routine
changes. Each issue will include a special report on a topic, newsworthy field of business and law. Written by qualified
journalists and industry experts, the Oath maintains fresh, honest and open perspective on all issues that are shaping
the business.

The publication is the only leading legal news and features title in the region, with a monthly helping of indispensable
news, features, interviews and analysis that enables C-level business executives across all professions to keep abreast of
law-related developments. In its sixth year now, the publication is a reliable and trustworthy source of legal and business information for lawyers in the GCC and the wider Middle East region.

The features include (subject to change):

» Comprehensive analysis of contemporary issues
» Special reports from regional legal experts or groups explaining a specific aspects of the legal landscape
» A chance for a different industry figure to let off some steam
» In-depth interviews with leading figures of the legal fraternity
» A look at the bigger picture – regional and global issues
» An industry focus on how regional laws affect the operations of that specific sector
» A country or regional focus by leading players, highlighting both domestic and cross-border laws that affect the business environment
» A ‘Firm Focus’ on private practice, providing an overview of its vision, values, practice areas, sector specialisations and much more
» The deals, the rumours, the mergers and all the corporate news you need to know
» Private Eye – A Q&A with senior-level private practitioners on trends, themes and pressing issues in the region
» Legal Musings – An op-ed column by in-house counsel to air their thoughts and perspectives

Every issue of the Oath is dominated by news that affects the legal profession, the legislation that affects the wider
business community, and the activities that are driving the legislature.



The Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2016
In Pursuit of Legal Excellence…

To recognise the legal profession’s achievements, Niche Publishers announced ‘The Oath Middle East Legal Awards’ in 2015
to felicitate law firms and general counsels who are a cut above the rest. A special evening to honour and celebrate the
accomplishments of the Middle East’s legal profession over the past year.
» The Awards honours the game changers and innovators who are revolutionising the legal landscape
of the Middle East.
» The Awards are independent and open to all law firms and registered companies in the region.
» Each category seeks entries that reflect the firm, company or individual’s high calibre and noteworthy achievements.
» The judging panel is independent and comprises of leading legal and business minds in the region, known for their exceptional
contribution to the region’s legal industry.
» The Awards follows a fair and objective judging process. Judges evaluate each category based on a comprehensive, point-based
scoring system by adhering to specific guidelines and criteria. To maintain the highest degree of fairness, accuracy and integrity, the total scores are validated by an audit firm.

The second edition of the Awards will be held in November 2016. Visit www.theoathlegalawards.me for more information.


GC Talk Series

A monthly breakfast seminar series hosted by the Oath with key practical insights from experts on navigating the changing legal landscape of the region.

the Oath in association with Akin Gump organised the first breakfast seminar in the GC Talk Series and focused on ‘Cyber Security & the GC’ – how general counsels and their teams can implement practical measures to enhance the cyber security of the organisation. Natasha Kohne, co-managing partner of Akin Gump Abu Dhabi, led the interactive discussion.


GC Rendezvous 

As part of our new initiatives this year, we are proud to present the GC Rendezvous series. the Oath will host 3-4 general counsel from the region to have a discussion over dinner about trending issues in the region. We believe the series provides an opportunity for us to reflect different perspectives to our readership on a chosen topic/theme.

The first session was on  Women in Law and Leadership: Has the glass ceiling really shattered?
A dialogue on overcoming challenges and exploring opportunities for women in the legal profession specific to the Middle East region with Anneliese Reinhold of Du, Jehad Kazim of Dubai Chamber and Ghada Qaisi Audi of  Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons. 










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