Middle East & International News

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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...

SRS Law established in the UAE

SRS Law has announced its establishment as a legal consultancy in the United Arab Emirates, specialising in the energy and utilities sector. Rajan Phakey, founder and CEO of SRS Law, was previously a partner at Dentons, where...

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Dual-licensing in Dubai

In a landmark move, the DIFC has signed a MoU with Dubai Economy to allow companies operating within DIFC to obtain licenses to operate in the Emirate’s mainland. Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) signed a memorandum...

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ADJD and DIFC Courts formalise partnership

The collaboration has been underpinned by the first-ever cooperation agreement between the two entities, covering joint research, training and best practice.  Two of the UAE’s key judicial entities, the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) and the...

First-ever Free Zone Company Share Will

DIFC Wills & Probate Registry has launched a new online will, delivered as an interactive online template, for shareholders in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah. Free Zone company shareholders in both Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah...

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