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UAE employment essentials for employers

Gloria Estolano highlights the main provisions of the Labour Law and how it impacts employers and employees in the United Arab Emirates. UAE Federal Law No. 8/1980 as amended (the “Labour Law”) governs all employment matters...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in Qatar

LexisNexis discusses M&A practices in the State of Qatar with Prof. Andrew Dahdal from Qatar University. What are the key differences between M&A practices in Qatar and other major international jurisdictions that purchasers need to be...

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Protection guaranteed?

An insight into the liabilities of directors/managers and rights of employees under the UAE Bankruptcy Law by Jimmy Haoula of BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates. The implications of the new Bankruptcy Law are significantly dependent...

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A bespoke model

Bracewell reviews the new international AIPN oil and gas farm-out agreement and its impact on the Middle East. In June 2019, the oil and gas industry body, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), published a...

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The global expert witness

Jacqui Record of Ankura highlights the roles and duties of an expert witness in legal proceedings and the top factors lawyers should consider when appointing an expert for global disputes. Whilst there are many definitions of...

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Taking the alternative route

Jordan is heavily reliant on imported energy, which accounts for more than 90 per cent of energy needs. Zeina Al Nabih considers the region’s energy strategy.  Jordan is an energy importing country and been largely reliant...

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A promising start

Altynay Tanasheva and Ana Severova talk about the key considerations involved in doing business in the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) in Kazakhstan.  With stories of Brexit and trade wars between the US, China and the...

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Keeping up with the IoT boom

The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has published a new policy regulating services and devices associated with the Internet of Things. Kellie Blyth elaborates.  The rapid development and adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), also referred...

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The GCC solar power boom: Powering on after sunset

Mhairi Main Garcia looks at recent developments in the renewable energy sector in the GCC and the implications of large amounts of solar power entering the power generation mix, considering some of the options and challenges...

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Investing in KSA

Saudi Arabia has become a key investment hub over the years as it seeks to diversify its oil-dependent economy. Abdullah Alanezi and Lujain Al Yousef consider the key aspects involved in setting up a business in...

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