GC Talk Series: To litigate or to arbitrate?

The goal of dispute resolution is to resolve a dispute as efficiently and effectively as possible, in a manner which considers the nature and goals of the dispute in addition to the needs and interests of...


GC Talk Series: The benefits of mediation in maritime

The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) was set up under the patronage of HH Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The independent entity was designed to assist in resolving maritime disputes...


GC Talk Series: Duties & Responsibilities of Directors

Under the UAE Commercial Companies Law, the rules that apply to corporate management differ significantly between the limited liability companies (LLCs) and the public joint stock companies (PJSCs). It is important for directors to understand and...


GC Talk Series: Risk & Innovation in the Digital Age

While technology is clearly essential to virtually all businesses, it also represents one of the major sources of risk as a result of the high degree of reliance on systems and connectivity, and vulnerabilities in those...


Taking the stand

Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel addresses frequently-asked questions on the role of experts in the UAE Courts. Expert evidence plays a significant role in the civil and commercial justice system. It is a common practice for...


Striving for excellence

A dazzling ceremony honouring exceptional achievements of the Middle East’s legal fraternity over the past year. As a leading initiative, The Oath Middle East Legal Awards made its debut in 2015 to felicitate law firms, legal...


GC Talk Series: Corporate Liability in the UAE

A primer on the consequences, responsibilities, reporting obligations, penalties, systems and controls that organisations need to follow and implement. Under what circumstances are companies subject to criminal liability? Is a company liable for the conduct of...


Creating a level playing field

Collaboration, harmonisation and the need for bespoke regulations were the key themes that emerged from the first RegTech MENA Summit . As the region is in the midst of a FinTech revolution, the conference focused on...

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