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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

 

Managing Partner, Fareya Azfar, selected by Gulf Business Magazine in its “30 under 30 Power List

September 2012. Press Releases by TLG (The Legal Group) (view listing).

Managing Partner, Fareya Azfar, selected by Gulf Business Magazine in its 30 under 30 Power List which was publsihed in August 2012. This listing featured the region’s most prominent leaders and achievers under the age of 30. As per Gulf Business these 30 individuals, within which Fareya Azfar was ranked # 12, for their potential to significantly influence their respective sectors.

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TLG is proud to announce their latest achievement in the realm of property disputes in Dubai

January 2012. Press Releases by TLG (The Legal Group) (view listing).

The Legal Group (“TLG”) is proud to announce their latest achievement in the realm of property disputes against Mrasem LLC, a subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, the developer of the world’s tallest tower “Burj Khalifa”.

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TLG wins verdict against a self-proclaimed developer of the world’s tallest residential tower

November 2011. Press Releases by TLG (The Legal Group) (view listing).

This famous UAE based Real Estate Property developer was more than three years delayed in the construction of its pride and shine, monumental real estate project in the emirates of Dubai. The developer attempted to justify the delay in construction by using various defences the most relied on and forceful of which was that the delay was caused as a result of occurrence of several Force Majeure events.

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TLG announces the opening of its new office to house its newest attorneys

July 2011. Press Releases by TLG (The Legal Group) (view listing).

TLG announces the opening of its new law office in the Old Town Island of Emirates of Dubai, opened to welcome and house its five newest attorneys. The office marks the firm’s third location in Middle East and second in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa itself, managing partner Fareya Azfar is leading the initiative.

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TLG successfully persuades Dubai Courts to lift the corporate veil

July 2011. Press Releases by TLG (The Legal Group) (view listing).

April 2011 TLG wins a landmark verdict from the Dubai Court of First Instance whereby the court in a sweeping judgment effectively lifted the ‘veil of incorporation’ and held the shareholders of a limited liability company to have been personally culpable for the misapplication of the funds carried out through the medium of the company.

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Legal Developments in United Arab Emirates

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Cautious Optimism on 100 per cent Foreign Ownership

    Recent media reports have suggested that 100 per cent foreign ownership of companies in the UAE will now be permitted. The reports are based on a government press release regarding a UAE Federal Cabinet (Cabinet) meeting held on 20 May 2018.
  • Thoughts on the Extradition Rules under the UAE Laws

    This article assesses the feasibilities and outline of the process of extradition in the UAE. The article also reviews how extradition succeeds through judicial collaboration internationally.
  • Arbitration Article Series V: Challenging an Arbitration

    In this case the losing party will file an annulment case. However, it may be possible to argue that the parties have accepted the tribunal’s jurisdiction, or have waived any right to object, or have lost that right by not objecting at the first opportunity.
  • Investors win Dh84m claim against developer in Dubai

    A Dubai developer has been ordered to pay three men Dh84m after they failed to deliver villas the men had purchased from a housing project near Dubai Land.
  • The Public-Private Partnership Law Review 3rd Edition

    The Philippine chapter of The Public-Private Partnership Law Review 3 rd edition was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Marievic G. Ramos-Añonuevo and Arlene M. Maneja . The chapter includes information on public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the Philippines, including general framework, bidding and award procedure, contractual arrangements, financing, and recent developments and decisions.
  • Arbitration Article Series IV: Enforcing Arbitration Awards

    In this case the losing party will file an annulment case. However, it may be possible to argue that the parties have accepted the tribunal’s jurisdiction, or have waived any right to object, or have lost that right by not objecting at the first opportunity.
  • Arbitration Article Series I: Rise of Arbitration

    The UAE has rapidly emerged as a leading financial centre, attracting large global investors and businesses. As international developers and contractors continue to invest in construction projects, there has been an increasing trend in the use of arbitration in Dubai. The arbitration process is the preferred method to resolve disputes by commercial companies. As the certified language of arbitration proceedings is in English, a specialist tribunal can be appointed as opposed to the more broad UAE courts, and arbitration is generally more cost-effective and less time-consuming. This has led businesses and investors in the UAE to ensure that arbitration clauses or agreements are inserted into their contracts. Furthermore, the downturn in economic conditions in the real estate market over the past few years has led to an increase in disputes in general, and parties are more likely to issue court proceedings than to try to recover their losses through other ventures.
  • Arbitration Article Series II: Appointing Arbitrators

    An arbitrator can be appointed directly by name (this is not the common method used), through the court or through the arbitration centre. If you agree for the court or arbitration centre to appoint an arbitrator you need to make an application. The arbitration provisions of the Civil Procedure Code contain mandatory provisions concerning the appointment of an arbitrator. There must be an odd number of arbitrators, although there is no limit set on the number of arbitrators.
  • Arbitration Article Series III: Terms of References

    Parties wanting to enforce an award under the New York Convention must satisfy the requirements of the UAE Civil Code. In practice, enforcing arbitration awards can be a lengthy and unpredictable process. It is common for the UAE courts to require the foreign award to satisfy the rules and procedures of the UAE, and they may refuse to enforce it if there is a violation of local laws. One potential difficulty arises in convincing the UAE court that it did not have jurisdiction to hear the dispute in the first place (irrespective of the arbitration agreement between the parties). The UAE courts normally have a fairly broad jurisdiction over disputes including, for example, claims connected to money or assets within the UAE and claims arising out of contracts executed or to be performed in the UAE, as well as claims over foreigners who are resident in the UAE. Therefore, it is difficult to prove that the UAE court did not have jurisdiction over the order.
  • An Introduction to Corporate Guarantee

    In the UAE, the risk management activities inherent in running a corporate or investment banking business remain of crucial importance, not least because of the strong local characteristic of “name lending”, by which is meant lending or providing other banking facilities to family or other private businesses, primarily on the strength of the “name” or “names” of the proprietors standing behind the business, rather than on the strength of the asset quality and underlying credit of the particular business. Of course, in practice, there is commercial overlap between the proprietors and the companies which they own, but the credit analyses can break down where poor banking practices and procedures result in poorly constructed legal documentation and gaps in guarantee and security support documents.