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Building a digital economy

Zaid Khonji talks about the key features of the Electronic Transactions Law and Electronic Transferable Records Law and its impact on the Kingdom. It is argued that commerce is one of the key drivers of legislation...

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Smart Contracts in the UAE: The end for lawyers?

Are smart contracts a boon or a bane for the legal fraternity? Paul Allen and Emily Southon of DLA Piper share their expert insight on the technical and legal aspects of smart contracts.   What is...

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Follow me…

Personal or professional information shared in the digital public domain can provide indicative and concrete findings in support of an investigation or litigation, Rebecca Hughes of Control Risks writes about social networks as an investigative tool....

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The ‘Flow’ experience

For lawyers on the go, how can one refocus and reframe the mind to develop a new and mindful way of working? Bernadette Baynie elaborates. Time is indeed is our most precious resource. We live in...

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Transforming the talent pool

What does the future hold for senior lawyers in the Middle East? Denise Hasircioglu and Saad Akhtar of Michael Page Middle East share a forecast of the region’s recruitment activity. “Ramadan is quiet; key decision-makers won’t be...

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An efficient process

The procedures for enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the UAE is a reflection of the legislative development process supporting arbitration, writes Mohamed Farghaly of Maamoun AlKhouli & Associates. The necessity of granting executive power to...

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8 questions, great leaders

Bernadette Baynie lists eight simple questions the best leaders always ask to inspire, innovate, interact and influence positively. Many of us aspire in our legal roles to become great leaders of the organisations and people that...

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New law, massive impact

The new Insolvency Law aims to balance the needs of all stakeholders in the context of insolvency-related situations in the DIFC, to facilitate a more efficient and effective restructuring regime.  On June 13, 2019, the much...

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What clients (really) want…

Would you pay your lawyer USD1000 to clean your bathroom? Here’s why Tim Jenkins at Tap the Market thinks it might not be such a bad idea. In this article, we look at possible ways (old...

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Can they fix it?

Mayer Brown’s Raid Abu-Manneh and Ali Auda share their take on overcoming issues related to the construction sector in the Middle East. International firms are interested in the resilient construction sector in the Middle East; this...

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