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"On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you'll see why 1984 won't be like "1984""
Foreign labour migration in the UAE (and, indeed, the AGCC in general) is characteristically transient, a trait which is further exacerbated by the increasing liberalisation of local sponsorship transfer rules. The departure of the original employer's talent pool to a competitor will inevitably impact upon its business, especially if the departures lead to loss of key customers or clients, damage to the company’s competitive edge and other critical elements of profitability. Mandeep Kalsi reports
The merits and de-merits for seating arbitration in the DIFC using the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Rules for contracts with UAE counterparties are explored by Reema Ashraf, Jonathan Brown and Valeria Lysenko.
In this article Anthony Edwards considers the extent to which the Dubai legal framework has served the construction industry in terms of protecting parties from the consequences of what happens when the boom times turn to bust. This article is the first in a series by Hadef & Partners’ Engineering & Construction Group.
Michael Webb comments on the possible opportunities for new entrants and international oil companies with an established presence in Abu Dhabi in connection with the upcoming renewal of the ADCO and ADMA-OPCO oil concessions.
James Farn, Partner and Head of Banking & Finance in Hadef & Partners’ Abu Dhabi office, details the salient provisions of the draft UAE federal bankruptcy law and their practical effect on conducting business in the UAE.
It is beyond doubt that the ground breaking change to the courts law at the end of 2011, by which the DIFC Courts’ jurisdiction was extended, is a significant and positive step for Dubai. However, any decision to opt into the DIFC Courts’ jurisdiction is one to be approached with care and knowledge.
The long-awaited UAE law on Commercial Companies which, at the date of writing, is in a draft form (New CCL) is expected to be promulgated in the coming months. The New CCL will introduce a number of new provisions, which set out major, and generally welcome, departures from the existing UAE Law on Commercial Companies (Existing CCL).
There are a variety of corporate structures available to foreign companies seeking to set up in the UAE. In this article, we take a look at those most commonly used.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a long and proud maritime tradition, and is an important strategic hub for shipping in the Arabian Gulf. From time to time, it may become necessary to arrest vessels trading to and from, and located in the UAE. This article will briefly examine the relevant statutory and procedural framework for conducting vessel arrests in the UAE.
In Middle Eastern jurisdictions, contracts concluded by the governments are subject to a particular regulatory framework, both in terms of governing law and dispute resolution. Rana El Hussieni demystifies the position of administrative contracts and the prevailing judicial system.