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Eversheds Sutherland LLP

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland LLP

At Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Clint Dempsey advises a number of lenders on a range of issues, often relating to government-owned entities and projects, and involving unusual security structures. Clients include Commercial Bank of Dubai and Standard Chartered.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Eversheds Sutherland LLP handles a range of M&A deals, joint ventures and commercial transactions. Zeid Hanania, who heads the corporate team, and Hani Nassef, who joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, advised the founders of Sporter.com on the sale of a majority stake in the company to Gulf Capital. Geraldine Ahern heads the commercial side of the practice.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Eversheds Sutherland LLP’s Geraldine Ahern advises a range of national and international clients on contentious and non-contentious issues including restructurings, employee terminations and ownership of employee-generated IP.

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Energy and infrastructure
Energy and infrastructure - ranked: tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Eversheds Sutherland LLP’s clients include governments and key energy players. Tim Armsby is advising Martifer on its potential participation in Egypt’s renewables feed-in tariff programme. Gurmeet Kaur is advising the Investment and Development Office of Ras al-Khaimah on a planned rooftop solar project.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland LLP

At Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Abu Dhabi-based senior associate Atif Taher handles transactional IP maters, including franchising. In Dubai Nasser Ali Khasawneh has expertise in Arabic-language trade mark disputes.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Eversheds Sutherland LLP advises on data protection, outsourcing, adtech and high-level regulatory matters for several leading names in the TMT space. Senior associate Atif Taher and Middle East managing partner Nasser Ali Khasawneh are recommended.

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United Arab Emirates: Dispute resolution

Arbitration and international litigation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation - ranked: tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Eversheds Sutherland LLP handles a range of cross-border matters covering sectors including finance and media. Key figures include Nasser Ali Khasawneh, who handles English and Arabic-language arbitrations, and Rebecca Copley, whose work includes civil fraud and mis-selling cases. Paul Taylor, who has commercial and construction dispute expertise, joined in January 2018 from Reed Smith.

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Legal Developments in United Arab Emirates

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    After much media coverage, Cabinet Decision 56 of 2018 (the Decision ) has been gazetted which introduces new long term residency visas to, amongst others, four categories of persons in the UAE. 
  • Significant Changes to Civil Procedure Code

    Significant changes to Federal Law No 11 of 1992 (the Civil Procedure Code ) will soon be coming into effect. These changes are introduced through regulations (the Regulations ) issued under the Civil Procedure Code and will come into effect on 16 February 2019.
  • Merger Clearance Matters

    The United Arab Emirates (the UAE ) promulgated legislation to specifically address the regulation of competition (being Federal Law 4 of 2012, or the Competition Law ) several years ago but until recently, it has been the case that the requisite implementing regulations and processes were not in place. This is no longer the case. Not only have the much anticipated implementing regulations been issued, the UAE Ministry of Economy (the Ministry ) (being the regulator in charge of administering the UAE competition regime) has now formed the required committee and issued the anticipated guidance and forms to allow concerned parties to make merger clearance submissions to the Ministry where required to do so pursuant to the Competition Law. 
  • New Promotion Regime for Domestic Funds

    In late November 2018, the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) announced that they had reached agreement on facilitating the licensing of domestic funds by each authority for promotion across the UAE. 
  • Federal Penal Code Amendments

    In the latest development in an eventful year, Federal Decree-Law 24 of 2018 introduces amendments to the Federal Penal Code, originally enacted as Federal Law 3 of 1987. 
  • New Anti-Money Laundering Law

    The new anti-money laundering ( AML ) law of the UAE took effect at the end of October 2018. Containing features recommended by the Financial Action Task Force ( FATF ), the new law introduces subtle but important changes to the AML landscape in the UAE. 
  • Confidentiality Under Renewed Focus

    The UAE federal government has recently issued a raft of important legislation, addressing and in many ways updating areas of law that are key to businesses in the jurisdiction. Amongst this legislation is Federal Decree-Law 14 of 2018 concerning the central bank and the organisation of financial institutions and activities (the New Banking Law ) and Federal Decree-Law 20 of 2018 concerning anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing (the New AML Law ). Both the New Banking Law and the New AML Law repeal and replace the previous legislation on their respective subjects. Importantly, the New Banking Law and the New AML Law have together enhanced the protection afforded to confidential information under UAE law, in particular where financial and legal service providers and their customers and clients are concerned. 
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    Before the approval of the UAE Federal Decree Law No. 9 of 2016 (the “Bankruptcy Law”) by the UAE Cabinet on 4 September 2016, the bankruptcy proceedings were regulated under the Commercial Code and were limited to court-driven proceeding addressed to liquidate companies rather than assist in restructuring their debts. This new law puts some light on the regulation on how companies should deal with their financial issues. In below article, our Associate from the Dispute Resolution department, Ahmed Salih talks about the bankruptcy proceedings and the preventive measures in the UAE. With over 10 years of experience in the UAE and Sudan , Litigator Ahmed Salih specializes in Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Civil Claims, Labour Disputes, Shari'a Law, personal status cases, Real Estate Claims, and Bankruptcy.
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