Middle East & International News

Middle East & International News

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...

Al Tamimi & Company launches Leadership Academy

  UAE-HEADQUARTED Al Tamimi & Company has launched a “Leadership Academy” as part of its learning and development strategy.  After launching a Centre for Development in 2010, managing partner, Husam Hourani said: “The firm understands that...

Egypt court rules against panel composition

The 100-member body charged with drafting Egypt’s new constitution has been suspended by an Egyptian court. A Cairo court decided “to halt the parliament speaker’s decision to form the constituent assembly,” Judge Ali Fikri told Egyptian...

Dubai creates aviation body

A NEW law has created Dubai Corporation for Aviation Engineering Projects (DCAEP), a body that will help the emirate leverage its expertise in master planning and developing world-class airports in and outside the country.    Law...

Taxing times for tobacco

DUBAI is set to impose a 200 per cent tax on cigarettes by August, in the hope of detering smokers, and to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease in the country.    “We will impose the...

DIFC Courts Honour GCC Justice

THE DIFC Courts, the English language, common law judicial system based in Dubai, recently made a legal landmark – after its first enforcement under the Protocol on Enforcement of Judgments, Letters Regulatory and Judicial Notices issued...

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