Opinions

Opinions
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Conflicting Provisions: The Design or the Industry Standard?

Pamela McDonald of Pinsent Masons takes a closer look at a recent judgment in the UK that has potentially harsh consequences for contractors who have entered into contracts with conflicting terms – something seen often in...

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What is The Meaning of…Contractual Obligations

A recent decision by the UK Supreme Court sheds light on the issue of the rules to be applied when there is a disagreement in the wording of a contract. Fraser Dawson of Gibson Dunn elaborates....

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Rooted & resilient

To achieve business sustainability, succession planning among family businesses have to be well-managed, transparent and underpinned by good corporate governance practices, writes Kirsty Smallman of Crescent Enterprises.  Family businesses are a lifeline of the region’s economy,...

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Closing the gap

The contribution of women to UAE’s workforce is on the rise, however a few challenges remain. With the country aiming for gender equality by 2021, Rita El Semaani Jansen suggests steps the country can incorporate to...

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An introduction to mentorship

Perhaps you’re seeking a mentor. Perhaps you’re interested in passing on some of your experience to a mentee. How does the mentor-mentee relationship work in practice? And, most importantly, how do you ensure that relationship works...

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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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