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March 29, 2017
The UAE has embarked on an ambitious undertaking by introducing new business friendly mutual funds regulations to stimulate the UAE funds industry and provide the foundation for a more developed regional funds regime in the Gulf Cooperation Council ...
February 6, 2017
The United Arab Emirates’ much-awaited new bankruptcy law is a positive step forward for the country’s insolvency regime. If implemented constructively and embraced within ...
January 19, 2017
The new Pledge Law of the UAE was enacted on 12 December 2016 ...
November 30, 2016
Two Cabinet Decisions have been issued which provide guidance on the implementation of the Competition Law, particularly on market share thresholds and on small and medium establishments.
November 30, 2016
The UAE Penal Code was amended to introduce the concept of criminal liability for arbitrators, experts, and translators who issue dishonest and partial decisions and opinions.
November 23, 2016
Perhaps the most important new feature of the new Law is the introduction of a regime that allows for protection and reorganization of distressed businesses ...
September 21, 2016
The Emirates Insurance Authority prepared a draft regulation concerning marketing of insurance policies by banks in the UAE.
September 9, 2016
On March 7, 2016 the UK financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’), introduced new principles ...
August 31, 2016
Described by one of her peers as being “everything you would need in a lawyer”, Heba Ali was hired by Lenovo in 2014 to establish the organisation’s legal department for the Middle East and Africa region. A reflection of her success, in May, Ali was selected by our expert panel of judges as the In-House Community Counsel of the Year, 2016. Here she talks to Asian-mena Counsel about the qualities she thinks are vital to being a good in-house lawyer.
July 14, 2016
We discuss Brexit with insight from various private practice lawyers; Richard Bell of Clyde & Co writes about his Journey along the Silk Road; JunHe delve into issues regarding provisions to China's network publishing services; and Trowers inform us about Doing business in Iran in this Hot Topics Special Feature.
July 12, 2016
Distinguishing between primary and secondary US sanctions as well as revealing who will benefit most from opportunities in Iran, Thomas Wigley, Martin Amison and Sallie Bowtell of Trowers & Hamlins disclose how to work your way through the laws surrounding Iranian trade.
July 12, 2016
The UAE came into being in 1971. The self-taught local entrepreneur who set up shop selling just one product or service in those early days ...
July 7, 2016
The Ministerial Decision No. (272) of 2016 addresses the scope of Article 104 of Federal Law No.2 of 2015, stating which articles relating to public and private joint stock companies apply to limited liability companies.
June 29, 2016
Mayer Brown announced the opening of its office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The office serves as a hub of the firm’s Middle East practice....
June 1, 2016
End of Service Gratuity (Gratuity) is a statutory severance pay across most Middle Eastern jurisdictions and one which ...