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Guernsey Image Rights lure EPL elite

The Island of Guernsey remains the only jurisdiction in the world to offer its own image rights legislation and register. Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance, shares her expertise on the unique concept of...

NAVIGATING THE QATAR MAJOR PROJECTS MARKET

With the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup less than a decade away, all eyes are on Qatar’s booming construction industry. James Bremen and Mark Veitch of Herbert Smith Freehills share their insight on ‘managing common issues...

Catching cargo in the UAE

Ince & Co’s Graham Crane and Alexandra Bailey offer a case in point highlighting significant clauses of the UAE Maritime law by reviewing a recent judgment on the attachment of a high value cargo on board...

Piracy at sea: ‘Assured’ enough?

Simon Cartwright of Holman Fenwick Willan takes a look at risk from the perspective of the cargo owner and insurers in the event of piracy.  In September, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted ‘Countering Maritime...

United Arab Emirates: NEW RULES FOR TRADABLE ISSUE RIGHTS

Imtiaz Shah and Blake Harley of Hogan Lovells deconstruct ESCA’s new regulations for tradable issue rights focusing on the content of these rules, how they work in practice and the issues that are likely to arise...

The Education Sector and the Sale and Leaseback Model

The Latham & Watkins team highlights the legal approach to sale and leaseback transactions in this fast-expanding sector.  While educational facilities in the GCC often sit on valuable plots of land, educational institutions can face difficulties...

Corporate Immigration Compliance across the Gulf Countries

In the light of recent developments in this practice area, Murtaza Khan of Fragomen elaborates the due diligence companies must comply to meet the immigration needs of the region.  A decade or so ago, immigration to...

JORDAN AND LEBANON TAKE CENTRE STAGE

Law firm Dentons explores the jurisdictions of these two progressive Middle Eastern countries. They share their analysis on why Lebanon is an ideal platform for investments and offer an insight into Jordan’s arbitration law.  INVESTING IN...

RENEWABLE GROWTH IN THE MIDDLE EAST

With abundant reserves of conventional sources of energy, the Middle East may not have an immediate need for tapping its renewable energy potential. Michelle T. Davies of Eversheds thinks otherwise. Using Saudi Arabia and Jordan as...

FATCA IN THE UAE: ARE YOU READY?

The first implementation phase of the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is effective next year, which raises questions of compliance and steps that businesses need to take immediately. Jayne Newton and Peter Somekh...

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