Middle East & International News

Middle East & International News

MOROCCO – Parliament wraps up spring session

AFTER some lively encounters in the Moroccan parliament, the spring session of the 2011-2012 legislative year recently came to a close.   At a press gathering the chairman of the chamber of representatives, Abdelkrim Ghellab, stressed...

LEBANON – $150 million seized from Lebanese bank

U.S. authorities recently claimed that they had seized $150 million from a Lebanese bank suspected of being at the heart of international money-laundering schemes linked to the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah.   In February 2011, the...

QATAR – DLA Piper advises Doha Festival City

DLA Piper, the global law firm, has recently announced its involvement in the financing of Doha Festival City, one of the largest multi-use developments in Qatar. The project is being developed by its owners, Bawabat Al...

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New partner at TLA

TRIBONIAN Law Advisors (TLA in association with Rindala Beydoun legal consultancy) has recently made Carlo Pianese, new partner of the Dubai office.   Pianese previously worked as senior associate at international law firm Vinson & Elkins...

JORDAN – King approves electoral amended law

THE amendments to the 2012 Elections Law, enacted by the two chambers of parliament, were recently approved, according to Jordan news agency, Petra.   The Lower House and the Senate passed the overall legislation first, approving...

JORDAN – Chadbourne’s powerful project

CHADBOURNE & Parke represented the Sponsors, Suez Environnement S.A.S., Infilco Degremont, Inc and The Morganti Group, Inc, on all aspects of the US$225 million expansion of As-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant in Jordan.   The Expansion of...

OMAN – SNR Denton advises USG

  SNR Denton advised USG Corporation (USG), the Chicago based manufacturer of building materials, on their partnership with Oman based Zawawi Minerals.   This strategic and multifaceted partnership has been developed to meet the growing demand...

SAUDI ARABIA – The Kingdom issues new finance laws

THE Saudi Council of Ministers has issued a package of five new laws which many believe will dramatically change the finance market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These new laws have been anticipated for a...

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