BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates

2014 April

Sector feature – UAE: DFM issues new standard for issuing, acquiring, and trading Sukuk

The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) published its ‘Standard for Issuing, Acquiring, and Trading Sukuk’ on the 2nd April 2014. Rima Mrad takes us through the details.

After researching and reviewing the existing Shariah Sukuk standards with Islamic scholars and various regulatory bodies, the DFM issued the Standard to […]

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Country report: Evaluation of the status of the Islamic finance industry in Lebanon

The method used to tap the real attitude of the main Islamic industry players in Lebanon has raised several questions:

• Can Lebanon be an attractive hub for the Islamic finance industry?
• Can Lebanon attract those investors?
• What can Lebanon offer?
• What is the real problem, if any, impeding […]

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The Dubai International Financial Centre Arbitration Law

The DIFC, Dubai’s, Common Law jurisdiction has recently amended  its arbitration law in order to expand the jurisdiction of its Courts with regard to staying proceedings in favour of arbitration. Antonios  Dimitracopoulos, Partner and Head of Arbitration at Bin Shabib  &Associates LLP, DIFC, looks at the […]

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2014 Q1 Review – Sector spotlight on the current climate in Dubai

The global economy has experienced much uncertainty in recent years, however 2014 is predicted to be much healthier. Both Michael and Nadim have witnessed this up-tick.
“We have definitely experienced an increase in activity through the first quarter of 2014,” says Michael. “Dubai has especially felt this […]

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