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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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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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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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Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2016

The Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2016 took place on 12 May 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, UAE. The awards aim to recognise exceptional achievement by private practice and in-house lawyers working in local and international companies and law firms.

Senior Partner Dr […]

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Corporate seminar in Prague

Speaker at a corporate seminar in Prague.
Hosted by CZECH Gulf business council in cooperation with the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, held in Prague, on 15 April 2016.
Topic: Legal business conditions in the United Arab Emirates and in the Saudi Arabia
Presenter: Lara Barbary […]

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INTAX Expo Global Summit 2016

Speaker at INTAX Expo Global Summit 2016.

Hosted by INTAX Expo, at Conrad Hotel on 14 – 15 March 2016, Dubai, UAE.

Topic: Investing Globally – Flexible Corporate Structures

Presenter: Rima Mrad, Partner

Rima looked at:

Current Investment Environment
Value of FDI
International Investments
Corporate Structures – How to decide on […]

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Structuring real estate ownership in Dubai – Conference (Part 2)

Speaker at the Structuring real estate ownership conference.

Hosted by Academy & Finance, at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai on 2 March 2016.

Topic: What are the specificities of ownership in the DIFC?

Presenter: John Peacock, Senior Associate

John looked at:
– What is the applicable ownership/property law […]

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Structuring real estate ownership in Dubai – Conference (Part 1)

Speaker at the Structuring real estate ownership conference.

Hosted by Academy & Finance, at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai on 2 March 2016.

Topic: Which holding structures are authorised to own real estate in the Designated Areas of Dubai (direct and indirect freehold)?

Presenter: Jimmy Haoula, Managing Partner […]

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In-House Congress Dubai 2016

Co-host at the In-House Congress Dubai 2016.

Hosted by Pacific Business Press, at the Raffles hotel, Dubai on 2 March 2016.

Practice Area Workshop: Deal Or No Deal: An Interactive IP Case Study

Presenter: Nadim Bardawil, Senior Associate
He covered a step by step case analysis […]

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Structuring real estate ownership in Dubai: Pre-conference seminar

Speaker at the  Structuring real estate ownership, pre-conference seminar in Dubai.

Hosted by Academy & Finance, at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel on 1 March 2016.

Topic: Introduction to real estate ownership in the UAE.

Presenter: John Peacock, Senior Associate

He covered the following issues on real estate […]

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