Opinions

Opinions
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Getting back on track

Hadef & Partners analyses the recent decision by the Dubai Court of Cassation on Case 484/2017 that has provided some clarity on arbitrators’ liability in civil cases. It has been over one year since the amendment...

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Navigating the compliance maze

With evolving regulatory landscapes and organisational mandates, managing a global compliance programme can be challenging. Niloy Pyne of VFS Global shares an in-house perspective on implementing effective processes and operations… Managing compliances effectively for global entities...

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Alternatives to HMAs

Joby Beretta of The Bench explores the alternatives of hotel franchises, ‘manchises’ and leases and shares his take on the expected model of choice in the Middle East.  The Middle East hospitality industry has faced numerous...

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A need for clarity

Monika Humphreys-Davies provides an update on the new Dubai law governing administration of non-Muslim estates and wills in the Emirate of Dubai. Expats have been drawn to Dubai to live and work, set up their business...

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A matrix of liability

Mohamad A. Nasser examines the importance of the Supply Time Charter Party Agreement for the maritime sector. A Supply Time Charter Party is a maritime agreement, wherein the vessel owner supplies a maritime service to a...

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Decoding the “Winston Way”

The firm’s commitment to the quality of the practitioner combined with a focused-effort to develop renowned practices sets them apart. In 2017, Winston & Strawn demonstrated stellar growth with the highly successful opening of a new...

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Technology and the Courts

Christopher Grout of QICDRC talks about the impact and influence of technological advancements on the judicial system. Whilst being interviewed about his film Minority Report, an admittedly bizarre movie where a specialist police force apprehend ‘criminals’...

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A telecoms shake-up?

Is a hard-line enforcement policy imminent for VoIP? Dino Wilkinson and Kelly Blyth share their insight on the recent ban on popular applications in the UAE.   On 30 and 31 December 2017, du and Etisalat,...

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The power of paperwork

Nayiri Boghossian examines provisions under applicable laws on document production and the importance of maintaining proper records. As practitioners, it is not uncommon to find ourselves in front of clients who would like to engage in...

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What to expect in 2018…

Harriet Grant of Madison Pearl shares her insight on hiring trends that are shaping the GCC’s private practice legal recruitment market. Since I relocated to the region in 2015 I have noticed some significant changes in...

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