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ICLG Data Protection 2018: UAE Chapter

BSA’s Rima Mrad and Nadim Bardawil contribute to the UAE Chapter of the ICLG Guide to Data Protection 2018. The Guide covers relevant legislation and competent authorities, definitions, territorial scope, key principles, individual rights, registration formalities and prior approval, appointment of a data protection officer and appointment […]

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The Legal 500: 2nd Edition Insurance & Reinsurance Comparative Guide

Michael Kortbawi and Raghad Hammad contribute to the UAE Chapter of  The Legal 500: 2nd Edition Insurance & Reinsurance Comparative Guide.

This country-specific Q&A gives a pragmatic overview of the law and practice of insurance & reinsurance law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

It […]

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Getting The Deal Through – Distribution and Agency 2018

 

Global commerce depends, to a very great extent, on the relationships between manufacturers and suppliers on the one hand and their distributors and commercial agents around the world on the other. These relationships are the linchpin to moving goods and services to new markets around the world […]

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ICLG Insurance & Reinsurance 2018 Legal Guide

We are happy to announce the collaboration between BSA and International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) on the ICLG Insurance & Reinsurance Legal Guide for the year 2018.

Michael Kortbawi, Partner at BSA’s Dubai office, a prominent Middle Eastern Insurance lawyer, has been a longtime contributor to regional […]

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Jimmy Haoula in Gulf News on VAT and Owner’s Associations

 

Owners’ associations (OA) have been in a somewhat tricky position since the introduction of value added tax (VAT) in the UAE in January. The exact rules and regulations remain unclear and at the heart of this confusion lies the simple question of whether OAs are tax exempt […]

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Cancellation for non-use of registered trademarks

By Munir Suboh, Partner and Head of IP

The regional trademark offices in the Middle East, including the local UAE trademark office, receive thousands of trademark applications annually. The number of approved and registered trademarks has increased significantly over the last few years due to a less conservative […]

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Comparative analysis – Bankruptcy Laws in UAE and KSA

As part of a string of legislative reforms in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”), the Saudi Arabia Royal Decree No M/05/2018 dated 13/02/2018) (the “KSA Bankruptcy Law”) comes as a boost to the continued growth of the KSA economy and the increase of […]

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ICLG UAE Real Estate 2018 – A practical cross-border insight into real estate law

December, 2017
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ICLG’s Real Estate 2018 guide covers common issues in real estate laws and regulations – including ownership, real estate rights, system of registration, the registry/registries, real estate market and liabilities of buyers and sellers in real estate transactions – in 27 jurisdictions. John Peacock, a Senior Associate in […]

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Lost in Translation

As a market participant, it is crucial to effectively communicate with the regulator to avoid pitfalls that arise out of misunderstandings with regard to expectations and applicable standards, explains Barry Greenberg.

Anyone engaged in the UAE insurance market, whether on behalf of an insurer, claims administrator, broker, advisor […]

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International Comparative Legal Guide – Real Estate 2017

March, 2017
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John Peacock (Senior Associate) and Robert Mitchley (Associate) contributed a chapter on the UAE in the International Comparative Legal Guide – Real Estate 2017. It is the 12th edition of the this guide which provides global analysis of real estate regulations, written by leading lawyers, across 27 jurisdictions. Access […]

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The Islamic Economy Problems & Potential

March, 2017
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Although, the UAE’s Islamic Economy has been growing, there are outstanding issueswhich have slowed development. Rima Mrad of BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP explains the problems and changes being taken to tackle them.

Over the past four years, there has been considerable growth in the […]

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New measures seek to address fire safety risks at Dubai’s tall towers

On Wednesday, 20 July 2016 saw the Sulafa Tower in the Dubai Marina, a 78-storey high-rise residential building, suffer extensive fire damage as a result of the spread of a fire on the exterior of the building.

This building is recorded as having 702 apartments with […]

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