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The Banking Regulation Review - UAE Chapter

May 2013 - Finance. Legal Developments by Afridi & Angell.

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The past year has seen a substantial improvement in the performance of banks and financial institutions in the UAE. Adequate provisions have been made for most nonperforming loans, banks are once again aggressively competing for good assets and 2012 bank results show substantial improvement in profits.

Getting it off the ground: the Jointly Owned Property Law in Dubai

February 2013 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Afridi & Angell.

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The original version of this article was published in Practical Law, Multi-Jurisdictional Guide to Corporate Real Estate, 2012/2013

By Shahram Safai, Arsalan Shaikh, Andrew Yule, Ronnie Dabbasi

CORPORATE REAL ESTATE - United Arab Emirates

February 2012 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Afridi & Angell.

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Shahram Safai, Arsalan Shaikh, Andrew Yule, Christopher Linwood and Omar Ayad
Afridi & Angell

What have been the main trends in the real estate market in your jurisdiction over the last 12 months? What have been the most significant deals? 

ANTI-CORRUPTION COMPLIANCE IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

January 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Afridi & Angell.

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International businesses must devote ever increasing resources to avoid involvement in anti-corruption offences. Of course, for decades the strict provisions of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, or FCPA, have applied to American corporations, defined broadly to include entities whose securities are listed on American stock markets. These provisions have led to many non-U.S. corporations being caught in FCPA violations.

United Arab Emirates

January 2012 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Afridi & Angell.

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Haider K Afridi and Chatura Randeniya
Afridi & Angell

How is commercial arbitration used in your jurisdiction? What are the recent trends? What are the general advantages and disadvantages of arbitration compared to court litigation in your jurisdiction? 

Corporate Real Estate Handbook 2010/11

January 2011 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Afridi & Angell.

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Real estate projects generally comprise master communities managed by master developers. Master developers provide the infrastructure and divide the land into plots. The plots are usually sold by a master developer to smaller property developers who transform the plots into residential or commercial centres, ranging from tall towers to secluded buildings and villas.

Country Q&A: Arbitration 2010/11

September 2010 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Afridi & Angell.

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Please give a brief overview of the use of commercial arbitration in your jurisdiction, including any recent trends. What are the general advantages and disadvantages of arbitration compared to court litigation in your jurisdiction?

Energy and Project Finance: A promising future

September 2010 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources . Legal Developments by Afridi & Angell.

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As economies continue to seek private sector participation for developing infrastructure projects, banks and financial institutions continue to provide debt to fund such projects on a limited recourse basis. Project finance has developed as a very useful tool for funding infrastructure projects, particularly given the fact that banks and financial institutions are amenable to extending long-term repayment schedules for such projects. A long-term repayment schedule is often necessary given the tariff structures usually associated with off-take arrangements in project finance transactions.

THE SECURED LENDING MARKET

March 2010 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Afridi & Angell.

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Country Q&A United Arab Emirates - There are several free zones in the UAE and each free zone has its own regulations for creating security interests by entities licensed within that zone and/or over property located within it. However, aside from the creation and enforcement of security interests in the UAE, this chapter is restricted to security interests in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and in the Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA), the first free zones in the UAE around which the laws of most other free zones are modelled.

The Restructuring Review

March 2010 - Finance. Legal Developments by Afridi & Angell.

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OVERVIEW OF 2008/2009 RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY

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UAE - Dispute Resolution 2009/10

August 2009 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Afridi & Angell.

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Commercial disputes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are generally resolved through litigation in the courts or arbitration. Arbitration is becoming an increasingly popular way to resolve disputes. The UAE recently signed the UN Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958 (New York Convention).