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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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Insurance trends in the Middle East

The Middle East is weathering the tumult of low oil prices. Slowly rising oil prices have restored a degree of calm. Some vital sectors such as construction see an uptake, yet investors remain cautious. Finance and banking are slow to recover. The combination of the recent financial trauma […]

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B-2-B Dispute Resolution

For some while, the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) has had a Commercial Control and Consumer Protection Department (CCCPD), dealing with consumer disputes. However, it has recently set up a new sub-department, called the Business Protection Department (BPD) which will function as a local commercial dispute […]

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Implementation of the Value Added Tax in the United Arab Emirates

Introduction
In February 2016, the Ministry of Finance announced the introduction of Value Added Tax (“VAT”) in the UAE, and has ended a long period of speculation and discussion of “when” and “if” VAT would be introduced.

According to the announcement, the UAE will impose VAT at a […]

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Gulf Shipping Insurance Trends: 2016

The first half of 2016 has justified what many analysts have forecasted in regards to the shipping insurance sector in the Gulf Region – that it will maintain the trends witnessed in 2015, with one salient exception – Iran. Regional developments have not necessarily spiraled, but economic conditions have not […]

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The UAE sets up national regulatory Shariah authority

This month witnessed the much-awaited announcement regarding the establishment of a national regulatory authority for Shariah in the UAE which is expected to further promote the overall local Islamic economy.

Earlier in May, the UAE cabinet approved the launch of a national regulatory Shariah authority which will […]

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Mergers and Acquisitions – the legal considerations

Mergers and acquisitions, whether from the perspective of the Seller or the Buyer entail considerable preparation, research, adjustment, and due diligence. In most jurisdictions, including the UAE, in spite of the market’s relatively small size, only a minority of mergers and acquisitions successfully conclude without snags.
While […]

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Porte ouverte sur l’Iran

Après plusieurs années de négociation entre l’Iran et les membres permanents du Conseil de Sécurité de l’ONU plus l’Allemagne (P5+1), la levée des sanctions contre l’Iran est désormais acquise avec quelques limitations de personnes listées sur […]

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European and Middle East guide to Litigation, Arbitration and ADR.

Meritas Law Firms Worldwide is proud to present its European and Middle East Guide to Litigation, Arbitration and ADR. If you are facing a dispute in Europe or the Middle East, this guide will help you navigate some of the key issues and jurisdictional differences that you may […]

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