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A clash of jurisdictions?

Sarah Walker and Rizwan Kanji talks about recent developments and trends in Islamic finance disputes – on navigating Shari’ah risk and the honouring of debts. The apparent tension between two strands of jurisprudence – in this...

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2018: The year of transformation

The tough fiscal environment and renewed drive to implement diversification are reshaping the region’s investment landscape of the GCC region, according to Hogan Lovells latest report. Hogan Lovells’ “Investment Outlook 2018: Transaction and Deal Trends for...

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Content remains King

Based on DLA Piper’s latest report, Jamie Ryder considers the impact of findings from a Middle East perspective – with a focus on the OTT space.  In March 2018, DLA Piper published its Global Media Sector...

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Global sanctions trends 2018

Eversheds Sutherland looks back on recent developments in global sanctions compliance and explores the trends that are expected in 2018 and beyond.  Sanctions compliance is becoming ever-more important for companies operating in the Middle East, as...

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What’s in store for the Middle East?

Inspiratia joined CMS for the Middle East launch of its Infrastructure Index in Dubai last month. A panel discussion held during the event considered the outlook for key markets across the region, as well as the...

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Start-ups in focus

The BVI’s new incubator fund and fund vehicles makes the this offshore financial centre an attractive jurisdiction for MENA-based investments. Oliver J. Simpson examines the recent developments. The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has introduced regulations which...

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Towards greater transparency…

A new beneficial ownership regime has been introduced by the Cayman Islands, requiring companies to maintain a register of beneficial owners. Maples and Calder elaborates. Much has been made recently of the perceived secrecy surrounding certain...

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Proposed changes to the DIFC Employment Law

Shiraz Sethi, DWF Middle East’s employment partner and co-author of the proposed law, examines the key changes to the existing legislation — modified to bring it in line with international best standards and practice. Consultation Paper The...

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Determining the choice of law & courts

Nouf Alkhaja highlights the significance of choosing a specific country’s legal system and court that would govern business contracts in case of a commercial dispute that may arise between parties. It may often be difficult to...

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Cautious optimism

Sachin Kerur of Pinsent Masons identifies key trends in the Middle East construction market based on the recent December 2017 ACEL survey results. Overall sentiment in the GCC’s construction sector has improved over the last two...

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