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Qatar Fact Sheet – Copyright
“The purpose of copyright and related rights is twofold: to encourage a dynamic creative culture, while returning value to creators so that they can lead a dignified economic existence, and to provide widespread, affordable access to content for the public.” ...
The separability of an arbitration clause
- the Sharjah Court of Appeal sets limits
Qatar Fact Sheet – trade marks
"Because so much money and time is often invested in a trade mark, it is worth paying something to protect it from misuse ..."
Dubai Family Ownership of Common Property Law
The Law also aims to provide a legal framework for maintaining continuity of family ownership and avoiding division of businesses amongst family members ...
Assignment of Patent Rights
The potential value of patents, or patent applications, cannot be understated. Only the owner of a patent has the exclusive right to exploit its value to exclusion of all other parties ...
UAE Foreign Direct Investment Law vs GCC Customs Exemption
By Charles Laubach and Saurbh Kothari, Afridi & Angell
Middle East Related News
A rapid response has been needed to control the coronavirus outbreak, but it remains to be seen how permanent the changes will be ...
A rapid response has been needed to control the coronavirus outbreak, but it remains to be seen how permanent the changes will be ...
Electronic signatures: A comparison of the electronic regulations in the GCC
The shift towards the use of digital documents has never been more timely or relevant.
The impact of Covid-19 on Mena M&A
The pandemic will undoubtedly cause lasting economic and societal changes that will affect the way that deals are conducted.
M&A in the UAE & KSA — The evolving legal landscape
The outlook for acquisition activity in the region is positive, though much will depend on the impact of Covid-19 ...
Sigrid Wettwer
We speak to the head of group legal for the Middle East & Asia Pacific at DNV GL, the world’s largest classification society, about change, technology and running a lean and efficient legal organisation ...
The Novel Coronavirus: Anatomy of key employment issues in Mainland China, Hong Kong and The Middle East
Information for employers in Mainland China, Hong Kong and the Middle East.
The Novel Coronavirus – Insurance Considerations
The Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) is likely to represent a significant exposure for the insurance market ..
Significant changes to UAE’s Civil Procedure Code
While the changes are welcome, they put pressure on litigants to plead their cases within relatively short time periods ...
Netting arrangements made enforceable in the UAE
For decades, banks and other counterparties in the UAE have obtained financial services from foreign financial institutions. Industry bodies, such as the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the International Capital Market Association and the International Securities Lending Association, have developed standard documentation for these kinds of transactions ...
Middle East In-House Handbook & Directory
Middle East Chapter (including firm directory)