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A new regime for FDI

UAE strengthens its position as leading investment destination in the region by issuing a Foreign Direct Investment Law. An analysis by BakerMckenzie Habib Al Mulla. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently issued the long-anticipated Federal...

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Internships and Secondments in the DIFC

A quick guide to what DIFC employers need to know when it comes to internships and secondments by DWF Middle East. As it stands, the Current Law does not account for interns or secondees. Although this...

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Expert evidence in the Dubai Courts

Rana Shashaa from Deloitte discusses the role of court appointed experts in the UAE and the recent circular allowing parties to appoint their own advisor to produce a report which would be considered by the Dubai...

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Africa and the UAE: A leading light in Africa’s bright future

Dark Continent? Henry Morton Stanley, the famous (or perhaps infamous) Victorian explorer who coined the phrase “Dr. Livingstone, I presume”, is also believed to have popularised the description of Africa as the “Dark Continent”. This description...

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Milestone ruling, significant impact

Ghassan El Daye of Charles Russell Speechlys discusses a landmark judgment in Qatar and its implication on public order concepts, the jurisdiction of courts and the merits to annul the arbitration award and to enforce it....

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Branding yourself to success

“Be so good they can’t ignore you!”, writes Bernadette Baynie. The GC talks about how building a personal brand will enable lawyers to stand out from the rest. As lawyers in today’s ever-changing and competitive world,...

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The new FIDIC Yellow Book

Key changes in the FIDIC 2017 Yellow Book related to Plant and Design Build are expected to have a ‘wide-reaching’ impact on the industry. The second edition of the Yellow Book for Plant and Design Build...

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Building a legacy

Yann Mrazek and Celia Titouni talk about the main characteristics of the UAE’s foundations regime and the application in practice. Over the past twelve months, both the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)[1] and the Dubai International Financial...

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21st Century Silk Road

The Middle East is set to gain significantly from increased trade and investment from China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), especially in the technology, infrastructure and energy sectors. David Pang of Bracewell LLP elaborates. What is...

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Shifting Sands: From Cayman to Khobar

Based on a recent landmark judgment, Charles Russell Speechlys talks about dealing with discovery, tracing and “virtual” witness evidence in a complex, cross-border litigation. On May 31, 2018, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands found...

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