Middle East & International News

Middle East & International News

Emirati lawyers back Dubai’s dual legal system

  EMIRATI lawyers are positive about Dubai’s decision to offer two different legal systems.    A recent survey by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts revealed that 96 per cent of those polled think Dubai’s...

“Enraged” one causes outrage

A Casablanca court has sentenced a Moroccan hip hop artist to one year in prison for hurting the image of the police.    Mouad Belghouat, better known as “Al Haqed” (The “Sullen”, “Enraged” or “Contemptuous” One,...

HLA prepares for e-future, recruits Emirati graduates

  HUSSAIN Lootah & Associates, (HLA) the UAE-based law firm with 15 years of experience in practicing law in the GCC region, believes the UAE needs to rapidly prepare for the digital future.    Ahmed Hussain...

Sharia demand is strong – Economist report

BUSINESSES are bullish on the prospects for Sharia-compliant products and services, according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit.    A global survey of C-level and senior executives shows that demand for Sharia orientated products...

Global law leaders gather in Doha

“The goal of the Qatar Law Forum is to be the foremost meeting for positive international engagement among leaders in the law. The pre-eminence and diversity of the delegates and speakers attending in May is a...

Ashurst appointed to Qatari Diar legal panels

ASHURST has been appointed to three Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company (Qatari Diar) legal panels. The firm will provide advice as part of Qatari Diar’s Hotels and Resorts; Infrastructure, Construction and Engineering; and United Kingdom...

Anti-corruption project for Egypt

A multi-year anti-corruption collective action initiative was launched at a recent Anti-Corruption Policy Dialogue and Collective Action Seminar, “The Role of Companies in Fighting Corruption in Egypt”, held in Cairo. The seminar brought together 200 government...

Tanweer aims to reduce real estate legal disputes

  DUBAI Land Department (DLD) is launching a new initiative to minimise legal disputes and protect investors’ rights, to be known as ‘Tanweer’.  Majida Ali Rashid, Chairwoman of the Center for Promotion and Management of Real...

Foreign groups shut ‘over UAE licence issues’

  THE UAE said licensing irregularities were behind the closure of ‘some foreign institutions’ in the Gulf state, shortly after two Western pro-democracy groups were told to shut their offices there.    The US-funded National Democratic...

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