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FIGHTING CORRUPTION IN THE GCC

Countries around the world are stepping up their fight against financial malpractices and various offenses related to graft. While corruption fight is taking front seat globally, two experts from Tribonian Law Advisors (TLA), Carlo Pianese, partner...

THE DRAFT INVESTOR PROTECTION LAW: PROS AND CONS

There has been much speculation about the release of the new draft Investor Protection, which aims to codify the relationship between investors and developers. Mamoon Ashraf, corporate associate and Jimmy Haoula, managing partner at Bin Shabib...

OATHS: TO SWEAR OR TO AFFIRM

People have been taking oaths for thousands of years, and the issue of affirming as opposed to swearing only really began to arise in the 1600s. The alternative of an affirmation began to be suggested, with...

QATAR PLANS SPECIALIST INSURANCE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SCHEME

The Middle East region is set to benefit from a new issue- specific dispute resolution scheme for insurance and reinsurance matters, which is to be launched by the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre. Q...

WILLS AND INHERITANCE ISSUES IN THE UAE

Cynthia Trench, principal lawyer at Trench & Associates, shares her knowledge and expertise in relation to inheritance and estate planning issues impacting expatriates in the United Arab Emirates.   What is a Will and do you need to...

INVESTMENT IN OMAN: COMMITTING TO SECURITY AND DIVERSIFICATION

Charles Schofield, partner at Trowers & Hamlins shares his thoughts and knowledge about what he sees as increasing growth opportunities in Oman and its legal framework which introduced strong economic themes in the recent years.   W ith...

FIDIC; RIGID TIMEFRAME OR ANOTHER PIECEMEAL APPLICATION?

Soheyla Dad of Trench & Associates, explores how the UAE civic code sits with the FIDIC conditions of contract for construction and sets out the various circumstances in which rights of work suspensions and terminations arise....

MOVING FORWARD; NEW MARKETS LAW AND AMENDMENTS TO THE REGULATORY LAW

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has recently introduced new Markets law, designed to promote investor protection that brings the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) closer in line to international standards, particularly European Union (EU) requirements...

DLA PIPER: LAW FIRM WELCOMES DFSA’S NEW MARKETS LAW

Aryan Schoorl, legal director, DLA Piper and former DFSA regulator takes a look at the new Markets Law and the amendments to the Regulatory Law issued recently. “A s a former DFSA regulator I’ve seen a...

KUWAIT: STEP TOWARDS ACHIEVING REFORM

Being one of the richest countries in the world per capita, Kuwait has seen very little movement in terms of legal reform and the introduction of new laws as compared to other countries in the Arab...

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