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United Arab Emirates Latest Updates
Recent measures implemented by the UAE authorities in response to Covid-19
Noteworthy measures that have been implemented by various UAE authorities to date.
Interim relief prior to starting arbitrations under the Federal Arbitration Law
A note on recent experiences in obtaining interim orders from the Dubai Courts.
The New DIFC Leasing Law
The New Law is a welcome development which may stimulate the property market in the DIFC.
DIFC Workplace Savings Scheme (with effect from 1 February 2020)
The Amendment introduces a new mandatory workplace savings scheme, which replaces the current end-of- service gratuity regime.
Slightly more clarity: Economic Substance Regulations in the DIFC
The new guidance is helpful for businesses in the DIFC, but significant questions still remain.
United Arab Emirates Related News
UAE – Dynamism in business and dispute resolution in the Gulf
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Andrew Cooke
We speak to the head of strategy and general counsel for Flash Entertainment, and our In-House Community Counsel of the Year, about running an in-house legal team and his outlook for the profession ...
Merger clearance matters in the UAE
Despite the limited number of filings and the dearth of decisions, parties conducting M&A in or from the UAE should consider the impact of the competition regime.
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 ...
Confidentiality under renewed focus
The New Banking Law and the New AML Law have enhanced the protection afforded to confidential information.
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 ...
An insight into the latest developments and key issues regarding dispute resolution in the UAE
The most significant development in dispute resolution in the UAE, without a doubt, is the recent promulgation of the UAE’s standalone Arbitration Law ...
Hani Abosamra Abdelrasoul, Shelf Drilling
Shelf Drilling’s associate general counsel for the Middle East and Africa discusses the changing role of in-house counsel and the effect of technology on the profession.
Much Ado About Nothing – Ministerial Resolution 972/2017 and Arbitration in Dubai - Horizons & Co
The last few months have been an exceptionally remarkable time for disputes lawyers in Dubai ...
UAE VAT Designated Zones Defined
A Designated Zone is required to be a specific fenced area with security measures and Customs controls in place ...