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Healthcare lawyers in UAE
30 May 2020

The Consideration of Coronavirus as a Force Majeure Event

The Consideration of Coronavirus as a Force Majeure Event As it continues to spread globally, coronavirus (COVID-19) has effectively ensnared the world’s attention and concern by bringing it to a standstill. As of 28th March 2020, the World Health Organization has confirmed 512,701 cases of the virus worldwide and a…

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Criminal Lawyers in UAE
30 May 2020

Appealing Power: The Power to Appeal

Appealing Power: The Power to Appeal Power and responsibility go hand in hand. The power to appeal renders the responsibility to seek justice, and the public prosecutors have been entrusted with such powers to seek appeals in certain civil and criminal matters in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The courts…

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competition Laws in UAE
18 May 2020

Regulation Governing Cartels in India: An Analysis

Regulation Governing Cartels in India: An Analysis In August 2016, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) levied an immense penalty it has levied to date – a whopping 63.2 billion rupees- in the infamous Cement Cartel case. The origin of the Cement Cartel case was a complaint filed by the…

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Financial Lawyers in UAE
16 May 2020

DMCC Company Regulations, 2020

DMCC Company Regulations, 2020 Regulations in the business world are essential and a mechanism to protect workers, public safety, businesses, and investments. However, regulations which are inefficient or inadequate can indeed stifle entrepreneurial activity and business growth which ultimately impacts the ease of conducting business. For instance, it takes about…

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Lawyers in Dubai
05 May 2020

An overview of the applicability of VAT legislation

An overview of the applicability of VAT legislation A Achar Value Added Tax (VAT) was introduced in the United Arab Emirates upon the issuance of Federal Decree Law Number 8 of 2017 and was implemented just as the year 2018 was heralded. Value Added Tax is the tax on the…

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Lawyers in Dubai
05 May 2020

Commercial Companies Law in Oman

Commercial Companies Law in Oman N Anand The new Commercial Companies Law (CCL) in Oman was enacted by the Royal Decree Number 18 of 2019, (the Law) and published in the official gazette on 17 February 2019. The Law came into effect within 60 days of its publication, being, 17…

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Lawyers in Dubai
03 May 2020

Due Diligence by Foreign Law Firms of UAE Entities

Due Diligence by Foreign Law Firms of UAE Entities Business transactions around the world often involve mergers, acquisitions or take-overs. Such transactions of the business organizations require thoughtful decisions which ultimately decides the future of the Company. Hence, due diligence holds the key to vital decisions of the economy as…

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Franchising Laws in KSA
30 Apr 2020

Franchising in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Franchising in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Cross border transactions continue to evolve, and businesses within the Middle East continue to witness substantial growth. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) continues to prosper due to foreign investment in addition to its oil revenue business. The business of franchising has helped all kinds…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
28 Apr 2020

Criminal Implications of Perjury An Examination of the UAE Penal Code

Criminal Implications of Perjury  An Examination of the UAE Penal Code Perjury, the crime of lying under oath, is an offence that derails the fundamental goal of the justice system – the discovery of the truth. Even some notable and influential entities have not been exempt to the consequences of…

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Contracting Lawyers in Dubai
27 Apr 2020

MAC Clauses in M&A transactions

MAC Clauses in M&A transactions In M&A transactions, buyers continuously grapple with the risk of the business ultimately delivered on closing falling short of what the buyer agreed to acquire. The parties negotiate the allocation of the risk between the buyer and the seller; the material adverse change "MAC" provisions…

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Financial Lawyers in UAE
27 Apr 2020

Validity of Side Agreements in the United Arab Emirates

Validity of Side Agreements in the United Arab Emirates A side letter or a side agreement is an agreement that is not part of the primary contract or agreement but is an ancillary to the primary contract. A side agreement is used by parties a contract to confirm additional details…

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Lawyers in Dubai
26 Apr 2020

An Analysis of Design Rights in India

An Analysis of Design Rights in India Have you ever crossed a person who doesn't love owning branded phones, shoes, cars, or jewellery? I don't think so. But for a fact, we can say that many people buy products that are copies of various original brands. Why? Because in today's…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
22 Apr 2020

Special Purpose Acquisition Company

Special Purpose Acquisition Company One or more private individuals/entities can create a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) for the special purpose of acquiring interest in one or more existing companies or businesses by raising capital through an initial public offering (IPO), and therefore, receive profit from such a merger, acquisition…

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Law Firms in Dubai
21 Apr 2020

Country Guide: Consumer Protection and Product Liability in Bahrain and Oman

Q&A on Consumer Protection and Product Liability in Bahrain and Oman Sources of law Q1. What are the principal legislation and regulation pertaining to product liability? The main areas of law and regulation relating to product liability are: I. Oman Product liability is regulated by the: Consumer Protection Law (Royal…

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