Opinions

Opinions
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SMEs, know your T’s & C’s

Formulating terms and conditions are often given the last priority by entrepreneurs in a bid to enter the market rapidly. Sara Al Kabban of Al Kabban & Associates shines a light on why small businesses should...

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The question of Force Majeure

Gareth Mills of Charles Russell Speechlys talks about how Force Majeure and Termination clauses have come to the fore in the region as the Qatar crisis continues. On June 5, 2017 the governments of Bahrain, Saudi...

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A Buyers’ Market

With more quality oil & gas assets set to come onto the market in 2017, the outlook for M&A is brightening, write Paul Jones and Christopher Williams of Bracewell. For the majority of global oil &...

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Loud & clear?

Mark O’Flynn of Hadef& Partners talks about the need for guidance on the new understanding between the DIFC Courts and the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. On April 20, 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”)was entered into...

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‘e’ to be or not to be

Maali Khader of EMAC shares her insight on the impact of digitalisation on arbitration case management and the benefits and pitfalls of e-arbitration services.  Today, the term digital transformation is used across the business spectrum. For...

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A spike in data protection disputes

David McIlwaine reveals the findings of the survey conducted by Pinsent Masons and Queen Mary University of London on dispute resolution in the TMT industry. While Intellectual Property is predicted to continue as the reason behind...

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Piercing the ‘Corporate Veil’

Mojahed Al Sebae talks about the extent to which the UAE law recognises a LLC’s separate legal personality and the specific cases under which the corporate veil can be lifted. The Limited Liability Company in the...

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A solid bridge between Middle East and Europe

Islamic finance has the opportunity to be the perfect tool to strengthen and increase the investment flows from Middle Eastern investors into Europe, writes Guido Labriola of Global Advocacy and Legal Consultants. The Islamic finance industry...

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Healthcare gets a lifeline in the UAE

Moaz Forawi of Fichte & Co sets out the key aspects of UAE’s New Medical Liability Law, introduced to define medical malpractice and specify the rights and responsibilities of healthcare providers. The healthcare industry is booming...

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Colouring outside the lines?

Sadique Mohd of CSCEC shares his thoughts on the potential consequences of the recent amendment to the UAE Penal code on arbitrator bias. The recent amendment to the Federal Law No. 7 of 2016 amending Article...

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