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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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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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BSA advises GCC sushi shop franchisee on buyout

Bertrand Dumon, Partner at BSA has recently advised French entrepreneurs, the founders and owners of premium, innovative sushi restaurant chain SushiArt in its acquisition by eathos, the Dubai DIFC based regional restaurant operating company. eathos was advised by Gibson Dunn in the buyout.

This deal sees co-founder […]

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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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