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EMPLOYMENT IN THE UAE

Whether you’re an employment law specialist, an in-house counsel or a new employee in either sector, it’s useful to know the basics. Norton Rose has produced a series of guides to local law, and here The...

Weathering Unrest with Confidence

What are the biggest challenges facing Bahrain from a legal perspective? companies in Bahrain (and elsewhere in the region) have had to quickly adapt to the changing circumstances in 2011. Many companies have faced, and continue...

Dispute Resolution in the Middle East

There has been a significant increase in disputes across the Middle East over the last few years. These disputes have arisen principally as a consequence of the global financial crisis and, unsurprisingly, most often affect the...

Hot-Tubbing: Is it time to take the plunge

'Hot tubbing’ – or ‘concurrent evidence’ as it is formally known – is becoming an increasingly popular practice whereby experts from both sides of a dispute sit in the dock together, with the judge or arbitrator...

Bahrain Telecomunications

Only recently, on December 29, 2011, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the Kingdom of Bahrain (“TRA”) issued the – in its view – most developed consumer protection guidelines in the Region (“Guidelines”).1 With these Guidelines, the...

One Step Ahead: UAE Cabinet Approves Commercial Companies Law

Samer Qudah, partner and head of corporate structuring, and Omer Khan, senior associate, corporate structuring at Al Tamimi, UAE, deconstruct the new draft Commercial Companies Law. In the most significant development in corporate law legislation since...

Immunity Law in Yemen Sparks New Protests

Immunity Law in Yemen Sparks New Protests The law – passed by the Cabinet just weeks before President Ali Abdullah Saleh is supposed to step down – is part of a US-backed effort to end the...

Developing Safe and Peaceful Nuclear Energy in the UAE

Developing Safe and Peaceful Nuclear Energy in the UAE THE UAE: HUMBLE BEGINNINGS Since the founding of the Federation 40 years ago, the UAE has become a thriving economy, with world class infrastructure attracting investment from...

Not Such a capital Idea?

The death penalty is becoming increasingly unacceptable for the majority of countries. While not yet explicitly prohibited under international law, Dr Phillip Tahmindjis, Co-Director of the Human Rights Institute (HRI), believes that custom is rapidly changing...

The Future Looks Bright

Ghada Qaisi Audi is manager of judicial support and communications at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts. She recently headed a seminar entitled “Women in the Law and Judiciary”, organised with Westlaw Gulf as part of...

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