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November 13, 2017
Asian-mena Counsel: Anti-trust & Competition; Asset Searches; Big Data; and Updates from across Asia ....
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 ...
April 6, 2016
The legal landscape for doing business in Iran has changed significantly since the easing of certain Iran related sanctions.
August 17, 2015
We highlight the changes which the new UAE Commercial Companies Law (Federal Law No.2 of 2015) introduces.
September 15, 2014
The recent decision of the Malaysian Federal Court reported as CIMB Bank Bhd v Maybank Trustees Bhd & Other Appeals [2014] 3 CLJ 1 appeared to have changed the landscape of the bond market …
July 25, 2014
After several years of dialogue, debate and deliberation, the amendments to the Malaysian Legal Profession Act 1976 have finally come into force, taking effect from June 3rd, 2014. The Legal Profession Act …
July 25, 2014
The future for arbitration in Dubai just got brighter with the recent announcement that a new Arbitration Institute is to be established in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). …
July 8, 2013
In our latest edition, we take a look at why attitudes towards corporate governance are shifting in the Middle East, and investigate the steps being taken to overcome barriers to its effective implementation. Meanwhile, leading firms discuss the flow of trade along the New Silk Road, why Dubai's approach to company set-ups is likely to pay off, and why a recent UK case is generating concern for parties to future Islamic finance transactions.
June 17, 2011
Off the back of an extraordinary year of growth, modest economic expectations in the year to come are the current trend. Asian-Counsel provides a regional overview in addition to special features on Islamic finance in Japan, recent developments in Malaysian securities law and regulations and Islamic banking and finance regulations in the United Arab Emirates.
June 17, 2011
Asia’s emerging economies continue to play bigger roles on our increasingly integrated world stage. Melinda Finch investigates the rising stars of India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam and considers the impact of their ascension on the legal industry.
July 26, 2010
Dennis Ryan and Fawaz Elmalki of Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Dubai office explain why challenges currently associated with sukuk should ultimately strengthen investor confidence in Islamic finance structures.
July 26, 2010
Mazen Boustany and Muhammad Syamsulfaiz Zainuddin of Habib Al Mulla & Co take a look at the impact of the credit crisis on the Islamic finance industry, and explain why the past eighteen months have highlighted a need for further innovation.
July 22, 2010
In a recent UK case, a Shari’ah-compliant finance house argued that an agreement it had entered into, and approved, was non-Shari’ah compliant. Whilst the court’s decision in that matter might be limited in scope, Denton Wilde Sapte lawyers say the very fact the defence was raised is likely to cause unease for parties to future Islamic finance transactions.