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A double blow

The contractual repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic and oil price war on oil and gas contracts by Richard Devine and Ana Severova.  The economies of the GCC countries and public spending budgets depend heavily on oil....

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Secondment arrangements – whose liability is it anyway?

The DWF Employment team in Dubai explores how secondment arrangements are dealt with across the DIFC and the ADGM in order to analyse the feasibility of and the resulting implications arising from the implementation of secondment...

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Uncharted waters

Marco De Leo and Enrico Vergani of BonelliErede share their insight on COVID-19 and its impact on the cruise industry. The UAE was quick to respond to the threat of COVID-19, as evidenced by the authorities’...

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A journey towards responsible AI

An in-depth look into the decision-making capability of artificial intelligence by FICO’s chief analytics officer Scott Zoldi. It was just over a year ago that I wrote an article for the Oath about data being a...

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Keep safe and carry on

How does the Covid-19 outbreak impact the continuity of dispute resolution in the region? Norton Rose Fulbright’s Paul Stothard and Clinton Slogrove elaborate. On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially adopted the name...

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UAE’s cryptoasset rules

The United Arab Emirates’ Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) published draft regulations in October 2019 governing cryptoassets, setting standards for a range of market participants. The regulations cover all aspects of the cryptoasset industry, such as...

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Regulating online portals

Online shopping and delivery platforms have become the mainstay of the region, securing significant popularity among consumers with premium products and exclusive deals. These portals also present immense market opportunities. An insight into the legal framework...

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The fight against fraud

Eversheds Sutherland writes about UAE’s ongoing commitment to combatting financial crime and protecting its economy. There is no doubt that the UAE’s focus on combatting financial crime has significantly increased over the last few years and...

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Interim measures in practice

Interim relief prior to starting arbitrations under the Federal Arbitration Law: a note on recent experiences by Chatura Randeniya of Afridi & Angell. Afridi & Angell was recently successful in obtaining interim orders from the Dubai...

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Driven by growth

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aims to be the premier hub for Startups in MENA by 2030, writes Jean Abboud of BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates. One of the key strategic aims of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is to shift its oil-dependent economy to a knowledge-based...

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