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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

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RESOLVING FRANCHISING DISPUTES

November 2016 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Motei & Associates.

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The reality: Honeymoon-Rough-Bold

Despite all best efforts to maintain the “honeymoon” period, there will come time during the relationship where the franchisee and franchisor may not agree or see things differently; this is the “Rough” period
 very likely, such period will evolve to a clear disagreement the “Bold” period which, if not managed properly, it can lead down an emotional and costly path.This is the reality in any relationship. 

It may be that franchisee feels that the new items introduced on the menu are not going to do well in the market, or that he lacks support from franchisor, or too much control from franchisor, or that he pays a high fee for the services he receives.

Certainly, when signing the franchise agreement, the last thing the parties want to think about is what happens if the relationship goes bold.

Below, I shall discuss the most common ways to resolving franchising disputes such as Negotiation, Mediation, Litigation and Arbitration, and the considerations to bear in mind when choosing Litigation or Arbitration in a dispute resolution clause.

A Safer and Happier Life for Children in the UAE

May 2016 - Crime. Legal Developments by Motei & Associates.

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Highlight on the New UAE Child Protection Law “Wadeema Law”

A decision to ratify an arbitral award has been overruled by Dubai Court of Appeal

April 2016 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Motei & Associates.

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Motei & Associates was instructed by the Respondent in recent legal proceedings between two parties (details for which must remain confidential) before the Dubai Courts in relation to the ratification of an arbitral award issued by the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).

 

Midnight Arbitration Clause v. 8:00 a.m. Clause

January 2016 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Motei & Associates.

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By: Ashraf El Motei LL.M., MCIArb

In the past, contractual dispute resolution provisions were commonly known as ‘midnight’ clauses because commercial lawyers only come to discuss them in the closing stages of contract negotiations. Nowadays, taking into account the complications which may arise from badly drafted arbitration clause, they are better referred to as the 8 o’clock in the morning clauses.

Property Investors in Dubai may Withhold Payment of Due Installments

July 2015 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Motei & Associates.

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A property investor in Dubai may withhold payment of due installments whilst the developer is in breach of his contractual obligations.

Dubai Court's Ruling Against Developer

July 2015 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Motei & Associates.

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Dubai Court ordered developer to compensate buyer for the shortfall in the size of the sold property and all its supplemented areas.

Buying Property by Expatriates in Abu Dhabi

June 2015 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Motei & Associates.

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The basics of buying freehold property in Abu Dhabi are the same as anywhere else in the United Arab Emirates. However, unlike Dubai, Abu Dhabi does not till date have specific laws/regulations regulating sale and purchase of real estate by foreigners (i.e. off plan sale, real estate brokers and agents, escrow accounts, jointly owned property (Strata Law), etc). Such being the case one needs to be even more careful and exercise greater due diligence while purchasing property in Abu Dhabi.

Buying Property in Dubai

June 2015 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Motei & Associates.

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The endless opportunities that Dubai is bringing back to its real estate sector and the influx of new people relocating to Dubai have substantially increased the Dubai property demand. The basics of buying a property in Dubai are the same as anywhere else in the world: “One needs to be very careful in closing a property deal”.

When A Marriage Breaks in the United Arab Emirates

June 2015 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Motei & Associates.

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Shedding light on the application of the UAE Personal Affairs (‘Sharia’) versus foreign laws. The case of a Hindu divorce granted by the Sharia Court in the UAE to the wife with full custody of the kids as well as alimony.