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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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Securing HealthTech data

Patrik Daintry and Blair Jones highlight the data protection and patient confidentiality considerations for HealthTech companies in the UAE.  Many businesses operating in the healthcare and technology sectors have found a home in the United Arab...

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Bahrain leads the ‘Crypto’ way

A commentary by Karm Legal Consultants on the main features new Crypto Asset Module introduced by the Central Bank of Bahrain. In February this year, the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) introduced a Crypto Asset Module...

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Dispute: To resolve or manage?

How relevant is the litigation system or the alternative dispute resolution processes to resolve or manage commercial and corporate disputes? An analysis by Dr. Omar S I Abasheikh, barrister, Paragon Chambers. Dispute resolution In the determination...

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Product safety first

A new Federal Law on product safety has been published in the UAE Official Gazette and will come into force in July 2019. Beenish Batool Haider elaborates. Consumer protection has been the prime objective and part...

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Travel ban in the UAE

Corporate facilities in the UAE require a guarantee contract or a personal guarantee to be executed by the principal partner of the debtor company, obliging the guarantor to repay the full or part of the facility...

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The fight against financial crime continues

Eversheds Sutherland highlights the recent changes to the UAE’s anti-money laundering landscape, the new law and the forthcoming FATF mutual evaluation. There can be no question that anti-money laundering (“AML”), counter-terrorist financing (“CTF”) and illegal organisation...

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Planning ahead

A comparative view on succession planning and transfer of ownership in family enterprises. How to manage diversity in the context of succession planning? Both Lebanon and Bahrain, two countries well-versed in diversity, have had their fair...

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The way forward

Herbert Smith Freehills’ Craig Shepherd, Stuart Paterson and Caroline Kehoe talk about key developments for 2018 in Middle East dispute resolution, arbitration and anti-corruption and trends for 2019.   The year 2018 saw significant positive developments in...

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A nod to the future

Eversheds Sutherland and Smart Dubai consider the future of AI governance and how a proactive approach can create a trusted ecosystem and address ethical concerns. Could 2019 be the year Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) takes off? Around the...

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