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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

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

 

Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants appoints Matthew Donovan as Partner

March 2019. Press Releases by Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants (view listing).

Galadari Advocates& Legal Consultants, one of the leading integrated law firms in the region,announces the appointment of Matthew Donovan as a partner based in the firm’sheadquarters in Dubai.

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And It Was the IP Strategy That Made My Business Plan Edgy!

March 2019. Press Releases by Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants (view listing).

For both Ariana and Asma it was critical that their respective business plans get accepted. While Araina was trying to win the investors for her start up, Asma wanted her much awaited promotion from the board of directors. While Ariana did crack the deal,sadly Asma didn’t.

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Out with the Old, In With the New: Comparing DIFC and ADGM Arbitration Law

March 2019. Press Releases by Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants (view listing).

The UAE has implemented a major initiative to update its laws and procedures, by adopting best international practice to encourage foreign direct investment and trade more generally with the UAE. There was a new Companies Law in 2015, a Bankruptcy Law in 2016, tax laws in 2017, and a Federal Arbitration Law and Foreign Direct Investment Law in 2018. In addition to that, Federal law No. 18 of 2017 amended the Companies Law to allow the authorities to dis-apply the requirement for 51% local ownership of UAE companies. A clear message is being sent to the world that the UAE is open for business, there is a strong modern structure in place in a form which is familiar to the big international players and which will serve their business needs.

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Are Security Cheques Still an Effective Form of Security in Dubai?

March 2019. Press Releases by Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants (view listing).

Cheques are the most commonly used commercial paper in the UAE not only because they are used as a method of payment, but also, because they are the only commercial paper secured by the provisions of the UAE‚Äôs Penal Code (the ‚ÄúPenal Code‚ÄĚ)to enhance confidence in cheques as a form of payment. As a result, cheques have been used for decades in the local market as a form of security.

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Arbitration in The UAE Under the New Arbitration Law

March 2019. Press Releases by Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants (view listing).

Arbitration practice and procedure has developed rapidly in the UAE, and the courts now take a far more pro-active role in supporting the arbitration process and enforcing arbitral awards. This movement can be seen progressively in Cassation Court judgments over the past ten years and is now recognised in Federal Law No. 6 of 2018 on Arbitration (the ‚Äúnew Arbitration Law‚ÄĚ), which repealed and replaced the old arbitration law in Articles 203 to 218 of Federal Law No. 11 of 1992. The old law did not reflect international best practice and left too much scope for the award debtor to avoid making payment

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