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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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The turnaround plan

DWF’s Umera Ali and Leanie van de Merwe talks about the key elements of restructuring under UAE laws: protecting creditors’ and investors’ rights.  The financial landscape in the Middle East has drastically changed since the economic...

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Gig economy on trial

The UK Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the landmark Pimlico Plumbers case has an impact on organisations that have a large self-employed workforce. The UK Supreme Court has recently held in Pimlico Plumbers v Smith that...

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Resolving a shareholder dispute: Formal action

DLA Piper sets out the issues to be addressed when a dispute between shareholders cannot be resolved informally, and the parties must resort to litigation or arbitration. Corporate disputes can emerge in many forms – including...

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