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Bahrain’s draft bankruptcy law

The Finance and Economic Affairs Committee of Bahrain’s Shoura Council has approved in principle a bill to reorganise the country’s bankruptcy law, state news BNA said on Tuesday. Bahrain first introduced a bankruptcy law in 1987 but the...

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Cryptocurrency – A shift in focus

Across the jurisdictions, the focus now needs to shift from an amateur debate on ‘whether or not the cryptocurrencies are a viable mode of payment’, to a more pragmatic dialogue of understanding the efficacy and implementation...

Saudi law firm AlSabhan & AlAjaji sign MoU with Pinsent Masons

Last month, Saudi law firm AlSabhan & AlAjaji signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with international law firm Pinsent Masons during the Saudi-UK CEO Forum, to facilitate co-operative efforts to develop the Saudi firm’s legal know-how in...

Charles Russell Speechlys & Couchmans combine

Charles Russell Speechlys has announced that the partners and staff of Couchmans LLP have joined the firm to form a unique full-service legal offering for the sports sector with a focus on the Middle East market. By combining its...

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Designer courts

Dubai Design & Fashion Council (DDFC) today signed a cooperation agreement with DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA), including DIFC Courts, to pave the way for wider adoption of the English language, international law courts system by...

DIFC issues new employment law for public consultation

The DIFC has proposed a new Employment Law regime. DIFC Authority’s Legislative Committee has invited public comment on the new proposed law, which enhances the current DIFC Employment Law, in order to bring it in line...

DIFC Courts' global connectivity

Commercial claims on the rise at DIFC Courts

DIFC Courts has revealed its key figures for the full year 2017, with a volume of 520 cases across all divisions, delivering steady growth for the English-language common law courts. Claims at the main Court of...

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