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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

 

GOLAW has been recognised as the best Ukrainian law firm in the field of Tax Law

June 2019. Press Releases by GOLAW (view listing).

On May 7, GOLAW became a finalist of the Legal Award 2019 in two nominations (the best law firm in the field of Tax and Criminal Law) and received a prestigious award “The Law firm of the year in the field of Tax».

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ZF opens Factory in PanÄŤevo

June 2019. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

A leader on the car industry market, the German company ZF opens its factory in PanÄŤevo within the first phase of the EUR 160 million investment. The factory will start producing machines, generators for hybrid and electric drives, gearshift switches and microswitches in the first half of June.

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DELHI HIGH COURT REJECTS THE OBJECTION OF NHAI AGAINST THE ARBITRAL AWARD REGARDING PNC-BEL (JV)

The Hon’ble Delhi High Court rejects the objections of NHAI under section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 regarding an Arbitral Award which was passed in favour of PNC-BEL (JV). The petition [O.M.P. (COMM) 41/2019, decided on 24th May, 2019] was filed by NHAI challenging the Arbitral Award dated 20.09.2018 passed by the Arbitral Tribunal adjudicating the disputes that have arisen between PNC-BEL (JV) and NHAI in relation to the Agreement dated 04.02.2005, executed between the parties for the Project for Widening and Strengthening of National Highway No. 24 from Km 93.00 to Km 149.25 to four lane standards (Garhmukteshwar to Moradabad) & ROB at Km 181 of NH-24 and Bridges on NH-87 in Uttar Pradesh (Package-II).

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MPR Partners assisted Trico in the acquisition of wiper systems business from Federal Mogul

June 2019. Press Releases by Maravela & AsociaĹŁii (view listing).

MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Roman has assisted the global wiper blade manufacturer Trico in the acquisition of the worldwide wiper and wiper systems business of Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

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Mid Europa Partners sells Knjaz Miloš to KMV and PepsiCo

June 2019. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

Mid Europa Partners, the leading private equity investor in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today the agreement to sell its shares in Knjaz Miloš to a joint venture between Karlovarské Minerální Vody (KMV) and PepsiCo, Inc. (PepsiCo). The transaction is currently subject to customary regulatory approval and is expected to close in Q3 2019.

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GOLAW lawyers have been listed among the TOP Professionals in Ukraine according to the international

May 2019. Press Releases by GOLAW (view listing).

GOLAW lawyers have been highly recognised by the international research program Best Lawyers and included to 10th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2020. The Best Lawyers survey is based on the peer-review only, that reconfirms the professionalism of GOLAW lawyers and their recognition among colleagues.   

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GOLAW lawyers have been highly recognised by international legal advisory Who's Who Legal

May 2019. Press Releases by GOLAW (view listing).

GOLAW lawyers have been highly recognised by international legal research program Who’s Who Legal (WWL). The firm’s Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice Kateryna Manoylenko and Counsel Kateryna Tsvetkova have been listed among the best lawyers in Ukraine in the field of Labour, Employment & Benefits 2019.

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SENIOR CORPORATE LAWYER

May 2019. Press Releases by Gauci-Maistre Xynou (view listing).

Gauci-Maistre Xynou (Legal | Assurance) is a dynamically developing Greco-Maltese law firm having its head office in Malta. Due to the expansion process being undertaken by GMX, the firm is currently looking to recruit a corporate lawyer to join its Valletta office on a full-time basis.

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GVZH Advocates appoints new Partners

May 2019. Press Releases by GVZH Advocates (view listing).

Dr Luca Vella and Dr Kurt Hyzler have been admitted as Partners of GVZH Advocates within the firm’s Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Banking and Finance and Financial Services Industry practice groups.

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TURUNÇ Vinci Venture Capital on its First Investment

May 2019. Press Releases by TURUNÇ (view listing).

TURUNÇ represented Vinci Venture Capital on its investment into Octovan, a marketplace connecting home and small item movers with end-users. This was Vinci's first-ever investment since the fund's formation in March 2017.

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Anniversary rebranding: Maravela|Asociații becomes MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Roman

May 2019. Press Releases by Maravela & AsociaĹŁii (view listing).

Celebrating 5 years since its establishment by highly experienced business lawyers, Maravela|Asociații is undergoing a rebranding process that includes a name change to MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Roman and a new logo.

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The New Law Amending Certain Laws on Health in Turkey

May 2019. Press Releases by NSN Law Firm (view listing).

The New Law Amending Certain Laws on Health in Turkey

The Law amending certain laws on health with the purpose to update regulations in accordance with practices concerning pharmaceutical industry, to preclude the violence against healthcare providers, to ensure the healthcare services are given better and more efficient, to regulate donating eggs and reproductive cells for protection of lineage, to prevent common usage of tobacco products, to regulate the rights and other matters of family practitioners and to enlarge the scope of general health insurance regarding test-tube baby practices has recently entered into force as of its publication in the Official Gazette dated December 5, 2018.

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Mandatory Mediation in Turkey

May 2019. Press Releases by NSN Law Firm (view listing).

As of 1 January 2019; mediation became mandatory for court actions related to IP law including trade marks, designs and patents and including monetary/compensation claims.

Provisions related to mandatory mediation will not apply to court actions pending before first instance courts, district courts of appeal and the Court of Cassation. However; the parties may still apply to a mediator at their discretion for pending actions.  

If the parties cannot agree upon a mediator recorded in the registry then one party can apply to the mediation office where the competent court is located. Then mediation will be carried out by one of the registered mediators who will be appointed randomly.

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New Procedure to Apply Sanctions on Promotional Activities related to Medical Devices in Turkey

May 2019. Press Releases by NSN Law Firm (view listing).

Turkish Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency has recently announced that the sanctions for sales centers provided under the Article 28/5 regarding the breach of Article 21 of the Regulation on Sales, Advertising and Promotion of Medical Devices (“Regulation”) shall be applied automatically by the system and no official letter shall be sent to the breaching sales centers as of 9 October 2018 (“Announcement”).

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Exceptions to the Prohibition of Payments in Foreign Currency among Residents in Turkey

May 2019. Press Releases by NSN Law Firm (view listing).

The payments in foreign currencies or indexed foreign currency have been prohibited on September 13, 2018 by the Presidential Decree which is amending The Decree Numbered 32 on Protection of the Value of Turkish Currency. The Amendment Communique (No.2018-32/51) which clarifies the new implementation and exceptions has been published in the Official Gazette on October 6, 2018 by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance.

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Amendments to The Law on Evaluation, Classification and Promotion of Motion Pictures

May 2019. Press Releases by NSN Law Firm (view listing).

Recent debates in Turkey between some of Turkish motion picture producers and a foreign based entertainment groups which distribute and display motion pictures prompt the legislator to make amendments to the current legislation in order to dissolve the discussions. Thereupon, The Law on Amendments to The Law on Evaluation, Classification and Promotion of Motion Pictures (No.7163) (“Amending Law”) is published in the Official Gazette on 30.01.2019.

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Overview of Skinny Labels Issue in Light of the Second Medical Use Patents and Regulations in Turkey

May 2019. Press Releases by NSN Law Firm (view listing).

Patent protection of the newly discovered indications as well as the dosages, dosage routes and dosage regimen of the new forms of use, constitute an important part of managing intellectual property rights pertaining to pharmaceuticals. In the pharmaceutical area, a different field of use of a known molecule can be subject to a patent. If such a use is a secondary or further use, this type of patents is called “second medical use” patents. In consideration with the basic principles of patent laws, a second medical use should be meeting the criteria of novelty and inventive step in order to be lawfully granted patent protoction. The novelty herein is arising out of the novel curative use of an already known substance. In other words, the substance in question is already known but the curative use for a particular illness is not yet known.

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Ld’ Adjudicating Authority dismisses the Application under Section 7 by ICICI Bank...

Ld’ Adjudicating Authority dismisses the Application under Section 7 by ICICI Bank against Era Infrastructure (India) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Era Infra Engineering Limited.

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Extension of Consultation Period

May 2019. Press Releases by Mamo TCV Advocates (view listing).

The MFSA has notified industry participants and interested parties that the Consultation period for the Guidance on Cybersecurity, issued on the 8 February 2019, has been extended to Monday 25 March 2019. 

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AVELLUM advises EBRD on infrastructure financing to Negabarit-Service

April 2019. Press Releases by Avellum (view listing).

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”) in connection with a senior secured loan of up to EUR2.6 million to Negabarit-Service LLC (“Company”), a Ukrainian leader in the oversized and complex auto cargo transportations.

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AVELLUM successfully represents the client in GAFTA appeal

April 2019. Press Releases by Avellum (view listing).

The GAFTA Board of Appeal satisfied in full the Client’s claim of approximately USD150,000 seeking compensation for damages specified in a washout agreement that were caused by the failure to comply with the contract.

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AVELLUM successfully represents international inspection company in ICAC arbitration

April 2019. Press Releases by Avellum (view listing).

AVELLUM secured a favourable award for the client in the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (“ICAC”) for a total amount of almost USD200,000.

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Arendt & Medernach appoints four new Partners

April 2019. Press Releases by Arendt & Medernach (view listing).

Arendt & Medernach has the pleasure of announcing the appointment of four new Partners.

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VEGAS LEX on The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 ranking

April 2019. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has improved its ranking in traditionally strong categories of The Legal 500 EMEA 2019. In particular, the firm ranks first in PPP and infrastructure projects category.

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BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER RUSSIA ADVISES HMS GROUP 
ON RESTRUCTURING

April 2019. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Russia (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) has successfully advised H.M.S. Technologies Limited (HMST), the major shareholder in HMS Group, on restructuring its 71.51% shareholding in HMS Hydraulic Machines & Systems Group Plc (LSE: HMSG) (HMS Group Plc), the Cyprus-based parent of HMS Group.

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Dr. Katrina Abela selected as an Advocacy Committee member of the European Business Aviation Associa

April 2019. Press Releases by GVZH Advocates (view listing).

GVZH Advocates is delighted to announce that senior associate Katrina Abela has been selected as a member of the first Advocacy Committee of the European Business Aviation Association.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Accel on investment in Rasa Technologies

April 2019. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Accel and other co-investors have invested in AI startup Rasa Technologies, originally founded in Berlin, as part of a Series A financing round. Rasa is an open source company that enables developers to build contextual AI assistants.

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Certified Continuing Professional Development Center

April 2019. Press Releases by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC (view listing).

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC has been certified by the Cyprus Bar Association as a Continuing Professional Development Training Centre.

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Employment Law - Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors, London

April 2019. Press Releases by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors (view listing).

Employment

Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors specialises in all aspects of commercial and employment law, including: HR support, workplace mediation and representation in Employment Tribunals. Our lawyers provide clear and practical advice that is tailored to our clients needs.

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Corporate Insider’s Business Excellence 2019 title awarded to DMS DeBenedetti Majewski Szcześniak

April 2019. Press Releases by DeBenedetti Majewski Szczesniak (view listing).

It is a pleasure for us to inform that DMS received Business Excellence 2019 award in the category of Investment funds Law Firm of the Year, awarded by a prestigious international information platform Corporate Insider.

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Hengeler Mueller advises ZEISS on acquisition of GOM

April 2019. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

ZEISS, an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics and GOM have signed an agreement on the business combination of the companies. 

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Hengeler Mueller advises Deutsche Börse on creation of new index and portfolio / risk analytics pro

April 2019. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Deutsche Börse AG (Deutsche Börse) has entered into binding agreements on the acquisition of Axioma Inc. (Axioma), which is a leading provider of portfolio and risk management solutions. Axioma will be combined with Deutsche Börse's entire index business (STOXX and DAX) to create a new company.

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Hengeler Mueller advises TRUMPF on EUR 250m Schuldschein loan

April 2019. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG. has successfully placed a Schuldschein loan (Schuldscheindarlehen) in the aggregate amount of EUR 250 million with terms of five, seven and ten years. The transaction has been arranged by UniCredit Bank AG and Landesbank Baden-WĂĽrttemberg.

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BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER (RUSSIA) LLP TOP-RANKED BY THE LEGAL 500 2019

April 2019. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) is once again named one of the best law firms on the Russian legal market by the recently released The Legal 500.

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“Hardtalk: Renewables in Details” - Prospects and Problems of the “Green” Energy Market have

April 2019. Press Releases by GOLAW (view listing).

State of implementation of the new electricity market and readiness of the Regulator and market participants for the new regime of state support for renewable energy projects - these were the main topics discussed by the TOP market experts during the interview at the “Hardtalk: Renewables in Details” event on March 28 in Kyiv.

The organizers of the event -A7 CONFERENCES and GOLAW. 

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ANGOLA | VALUE ADDED TAX

April 2019. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

25 January 2019

The Angolan National Assembly approved a bill enacting the new Value Added Tax (“VAT”) Code.

The approved VAT model is a multi-stage tax that encompasses the entire economic chain. Inspired by the European VAT model, the new tax should replace the current Consumption Tax as well as bring about a few adjustments to the Stamp Duty Code.

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COMPETITION AUTHORITY CREATED IN ANGOLA

April 2019. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

January 2019

On 21 December 2018, Presidential Decree 313/18 approving the bylaws of the Angolan Competition Regulatory Authority (“CRA”) was published, putting in place the last piece of the Angolan competition law regime.

The decree completes the Angolan Competition Act (“ACA”), of 10 May 2018 (see Flash here), and the corresponding Regulation, approved by Presidential Decree 240/18, of 12 October 2018 (“Regulation”).

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Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors discuss Post Brexit scenarios - EU Nationals and Salient Immigration

March 2019. Press Releases by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors (view listing).

Immigration

From 1 January 2021 everyone except for British and Irish citizens will be subject to immigration control in the UK.  Gulbenkian Andonian solicitors has already published an article on this topic of post- Brexit immigration and has discussed the case of EU nationals and family members after Brexit, you can find that article here as one of many in our blog.

This article will highlight some other immigration changes that are taking place as a result of Brexit, as one of the main reasons that the UK voted to leave the EU some years ago, was to have control over its borders and to ensure that it was the UK Government and not Brussels would dictate the course of UK immigration.

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DMS as a partner of Polmoot organized by the Second Stefan Batory High School in Warsaw

March 2019. Press Releases by DeBenedetti Majewski Szczesniak (view listing).

On March 23, 2019  on the first day of Polmoot devoted to arbitration organized by the Second Stefan Batory High Schoold in Warsaw, C. David DeBenedetti, partner in DMS gave a lecture entitled Arbitration clauses in M&A contracts.

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PwC Legal strengthens its footprint with the nomination of two new partners and a principal

March 2019. Press Releases by PwC Legal Luxembourg (view listing).

PwC Legal strengthens its footprint with the nomination of two new partners and a principal

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HIGH COURT DIRECTS THE DRT TO DECIDE THE INTERLOCUTORY APPLICATION

HIGH COURT DIRECTS THE DRT TO DECIDE THE INTERLOCUTORY APPLICATION PRIOR TO THE FINAL HEARING OF THE MATTER

Matter titled as “S.L.Chopra Vs. IDBI”.

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THE DIVISION BENCH OF THE HON’BLE HIGH COURT OF DELHI ISSUES NOTICE IN THE EXECUTION APPEAL

THE DIVISION BENCH OF THE HON’BLE HIGH COURT OF DELHI ISSUES NOTICE IN THE EXECUTION APPEAL AND STAYS THE ORDER PASSED BY THE EXECUTING COURT

Matter titled as “M/s Maharishi Ayurveda Products Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Sparsh Builders Pvt. Ltd.”

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Karanovic & Partners wins the Law Firm of the Year Award

March 2019. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

We are proud to announce that Karanovic & Partners is the 2019 winner of the prestigious Law Firm of the Year award, in the Eastern Europe and the Balkans category. This is the third time that Karanovic & Partners is selected among some of the best law firms in Europe to take home this renowned accolade, awarded by The Lawyer Magazine.

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PRIVACY, DATA PROTECTION & CYBERSECURITY

March 2019. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

19 February 2018

COMMISSION COMMUNICATION – GUIDANCE ON THE DIRECT APPLICATION OF THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

The European Commission (the “Commission”) has issued, on the 24 January, a Communication containing guidance in view of facilitating the direct application of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in all the European Union (the “EU”) as of 25 May 2018 (the “Communication”). Simultaneously, the Commission has also published a set of GDPR-related Q&A and an online tool to help companies – focusing on SMEs -, citizens and public administrations understand the new rules.

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BEWARE OF RPM – COMMISSION ISSUES FINES FOR ONLINE RESALE PRICE-FIXING

March 2019. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

July 31, 2018

On 24th July 2018, the European Commission (EC) issued four decisions fining Asus, Philips, Denon & Marantz and Pioneer, for a total of 111 million EUR, for fixing or establishing minimum resale prices on online retailers, a commercial practice also known as resale price maintenance (RPM). According to the EC, such RPM practices restricted online retailers’ ability to set their own retail prices for widely used consumer electronics product infringing EU competition rules.

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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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