Opinions

Opinions
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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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Invest with caution?

Considering the uncertainty of cyrptocurrency and ICO markets, investors are being warned about the potential risks involved. A legal perspective by Markus Kaulartz of CMS. A new type of corporate financing – Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)...

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Bridging academia with practice

Collaborative legal learning between academic institutions and legal practitioners is relevant, valuable and essential for the enhancement of the legal landscape of the region. An analysis by Middlesex University Dubai. Partnerships between industry and higher education...

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Beyond bias

Moving towards bias-conscious and inclusive corporate cultures will have a positive impact on businesses, writes Dorothy Dalton of 3Plus International. 50 women gathered at a Dubai event last month to explore the subtle challenges they must...

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Transparent, accurate & secure

Guy Wall of Grant Thornton offers his take on the emergence of Fintech and its impact to compliance protocols within the UAE. The fast-paced emergence of Fintech and the application of cryptocurrencies across the UAE has...

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Short is not always sweet

An interesting case report by Robyn-Leigh Merry of Dennemeyer & Associates, examining the potential pitfalls in the renewal process of patents in South Africa. A patent shall endure for a period of 20 years from the...

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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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