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KIZAD THE GATEWAY TO ABU DHABI VISION

<i>Abu Dhabi</i>, the capital of UAE is the striking example of change and exemplary growth. The visionary thinking and the aim to diversify its oil based …

Legal Protection of Software - An Overview

<b>Legal Protection of Software - A Detailed Overview</b><p>Intellectual property is an intrinsic part of the modern economy. We have discussed trademarks in …

Bit Coins: Decrypting the Currency - Laws & Regulation

<i>In this interesting Article, Surbhi questions the legal standing of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and the challenges it has posed for both financial</i> …

An Overview of Insurance Web Aggregators

<i>Fair Share - An Overview of Insurance Web Aggregators</i><p>“When action grows unprofitable, gather information”<p>-Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness<p>…

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Cargo Claims in UAE

<b>Cargo Claims in UAE</b><p><i>“The good seaman weathers the storm he cannot avoid, and avoids the storm he cannot weather.”</i><p>Cargo claims are <i>primarily commercial</i> …

Registration and Importation of Pharmaceuticals in UAE

<b>H</b>eadache? Perhaps you’d take paracetamol. Upset stomach? Maybe an indigestion pill. Cold or flu? You might consider anti-congestant medication. In the …

Need for Speed: Summary Proceedings under UAE Law

The judicial system of a country is the pivotal recourse that is available to the public in order to resolve their disputes without taking law and …

Electronic Registration of Cases- Advantages and Legal Issues

<b>Electronic Registration of Cases- Advantages and Legal Issues</b><p><i>“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.”</i><p>-Bill Gates<p>…

In It Together - Collective Investment Schemes

<b>COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEMES:</b><p><i>SKYLINING DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE (DIFC) LAW</i><p><i>“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that</i> …

FIDIC in the Middle East - The Must Knows for Industry Players

<i>FIDIC in the Middle East - The Must Knows for Industry Players</i><p><b>T</b>he UAE industry has seldom been ignorant to internationally set standards- that in …

Law Surrounding Counterfeits in Dubai & UAE

<b>Who’s Fooling Whom? Combating Counterfeits: The UAE Context</b><p>“<i>If buyers wish to be snobs, the law will protect them in their snobbery</i>. i”<p><b>C</b>onsumer …

Sharjah Rental and Lease Law

<b>To change or not to change?</b><p><i>“Dubai rents have started to fall for the first time in three years.”</i><p>Note: This article was updated on 10 December 2017<p>As …

Extension of Time in Construction Contracts

<b>T</b>he construction contracts are generally prepared as per Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils (the FIDIC) red books 1987 and 1999, …

Hotel Management Agreements and UAE Law

<i>Agreeing with your spouse to reimburse him or her after a shopping trip? A contract. Buying a plane ticket? A contract. Signing an offer letter from</i> …

Whistle-Blowing - A Silent Noise

<b>Should I not hear, as I lie down in dust, The horns of glory blowing above my burial?</b><p><b></b><b>Conrad Aiken</b><p><b>V</b>uvuzelas, firealarms and whistleblowing-sounds that …

Ijarah and Arbitration

<b>Q</b>uestions that are generally debated these days within business and legal diasporas pertain to the recession aftermath. These questions seek to …

Trade Finance - Letter of Credit in UAE Context

A documentary credit or a letter of credit is usually used to finance international trade. Judges have referred to documentary credits as the “<i>life</i> …

Law on Aircraft Mortgages: Aviation Lawyers in Dubai

<b>Aircraft Mortgages</b><p><i>STA's team of aviation lawyers discuss the technical aspects surrounding aircraft financing, mortgages, governing law and court</i> …

Digital Platform and the Concept of Caveat Emptor

Are You App Safe?<p>“People have forgotten this truth," the fox said. "But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. …

Let's Spin it off?

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward (Ellen Glasgow)<p><b>T</b>he term ‘change’ in simplest form means going from one state to a new state. …

Special Purpose Vehicles in the Middle East

Special Purpose Companies or Vehicles (the <i>SPCs or SPVs</i>) are temporary companies set up to achieve a precisely structured financial operation. SPCs …

Company Formation in ADGM

<b>Company Formation in Abu Dhabi Global Market</b><p>The impact of globalization and elimination of trade barriers is considered to be an economic merit that …

Saudi Arabia’s New Enforcement Law

<b>Who’s Winning and Who’s Whining</b><p><b>Under Saudi Arabia’s New Enforcement Law</b><p><b>Preface</b><p>"<i>The Prophet Muhammad (resorted to) arbitration to resolve disputes and</i> …

Writs of Performance

<b>Court-Side Justice</b><p><b>‘You don’t go on bended-knee to petition the official culture for your rights. You have to take them.’</b><p>-Terrance McKenna<p>Countries …

Enforcing Foreign Judgments in UAE- Part II

<b>INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS GOVERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN JUDGMENTS IN THE UAE</b><p><b>T</b>o continue from our previous article, the second party deals with …

Life of Debt: India's SARFAESI Act on Non Performing Assets

<b>Life of Debt</b><p><i>‘If I owe you a pound, I have a problem; but if I owe you a million, the problem is yours!’</i><p><i>-John Maynard Keynes</i><p>Graffiti had set its tone …

Spotting the Fake: Forgery Under UAE Law (Part 2 of 2)

Spotting the Fake: Forgery Under UAE Law<p>Part 2 of 2<p><i>In the previous issue we discussed material aspects relating to forgery under UAE Criminal Laws</i> …

The Effect of Brexit on International Arbitration

<b>The Effect of Brexit on International Arbitration</b><p><i>‘When life gives you orange, make orange juice'1</i><p><i>D</i>oes life always give oranges, you may ask? To some, …

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Regulation on Medicinal Products and Product Liability in the UAE

<i>Medicinal Product Regulation and Product Liability in the United Arab Emirates: An Overview (Part I of II)</i><p><b>1.</b> <b>What are the main legislation and</b> …

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