Middle East & International News

Middle East & International News

Covington expands in Dubai

Covington recently celebrated the launch of the firm’s expanded Dubai office by holding an evening event for over 100 clients and friends of the firm at the Four Seasons, DIFC. The firm’s enhanced offering in the...


News from the DIFC & ADGM

Signed last month at the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, the agreement between the Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA) – including DIFC Courts – and Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), fosters closer ties between the two entities,...


Construction industry unites to reduce disputes costs

Six leading professional institutions, and two leading transport and infrastructure firms have launched a Conflict Avoidance Pledge, aiming to reduce the number of disputes in construction and engineering. With many projects costing c.30-40 per cent more...


FTA Releases List of Designated Zones on VAT

The Federal Tax Authority has issued Cabinet Decision no. 59 of 2017 on Designated Zones (“Cabinet Decision”) for the purposes of Federal Law no. 8 of 2017 on Value Added Tax (“VAT Law”). Art. 50 of...

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Pinsent Masons enters association with Saudi firm

Pinsent Masons has entered an association with Saudi Arabian law firm Alsabhan & Alajaji (SJ) to enhance its coverage across the Middle East. The association with SJ will complement Pinsent Masons’ existing regional presence, providing clients...


DLA Piper launches Middle East Tax Practice

DLA Piper has strengthened its International Tax practice with the appointment of Ton van Doremalen as partner and head of tax in the Middle East. Doremalen will join the firm’s Dubai office on December 3, 2017....


Addleshaw Goddard celebrates five years in GCC

Addleshaw Goddard has recently celebrated five years’ operating in the GCC with year-on-year growth and a string of high-profile deals and mandates. The first of the firms three office in the GCC, the Dubai office opened...

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