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Middlesex University Dubai launches new LLM programmes for 2017

In September 2017, legal professionals in the United Arab Emirates will be able to enhance their academic qualifications with the launch of Middlesex University Dubai’s new LLM programmes. The LLM in International Business Law and LLM...

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Support Legal, a different approach

Support Legal, a new legal services platform, is aiming to change the legal landscape forever for entrepreneurs and emerging companies across the UAE, GCC and beyond. Support Legal’s innovative concept is the start of a new...

Law Firm Highlights – July 2017

  Pinsent Masons announced details of its unaudited results for FY16/17. The firm achieved global turnover of £423.1m, an 11 per cent increase on FY15/16. Almost 85 per cent of revenues were generated from clients operating...

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Ruler of RAK endorses DIFC Courts’ GC Forum

In his address to delegates, His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), stated, “The holding of the DIFC Courts’ General Counsel Forum in Ras Al...

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ADGM moves ahead in the FinTech space

The financial centre has become the first regulatory body in the MENA region to be part of the R3 consortium. Further, it has admitted the first five regional and international RegLab applicants. ADGM joins R3 Consortium...

Law firm highlights – June 2017

CMS UK, Nabarro and Olswang announced the completion of their transformational merger, creating the 6th largest law firm globally by headcount. Trading as CMS, and with 70 offices across 39 countries, the new firm blends scale...

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Marine financing in the Middle East

Continuing its aim to facilitate ongoing dialogue between the region’s legal experts and maritime industry professionals, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) hosted its fourth successful ‘Breakfast with EMAC’ seminar on May 16, 2017 at its...

Clyde&Co releases 2017 Middle-East deal study

Clyde&Co has released its 2017 Middle-East Deal Study, which shows that, while the number of deals has remained consistent, deal values have dropped. The third edition of this annual report, which is the only one of...

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Gary Born and breaking the Old Boys’ Network

Under the title “Appointment as Arbitrator- Breaking the Old Boys’ Network”, Women in Arab Arbitration (“WIAR”), organised a luncheon on May 8, 2017. The event hosted by Thomas Snider, Al Tamimi’s head of arbitration practice, featured...

Leading Emirati talent elevated to top DIFC Courts role

Amna Sultan Al Owais, has been promoted to serve as co-chief executive and registrar of the DIFC Courts, underscoring the Courts’ commitment to increase female participation in the highest echelons of the country’s judicial sector. Al...

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