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Lawyers in Dubai
Oct 2018

Project Financing: GCC Overview

Examining Project Financing issues and Regulations Introduction Driving through Dubai one is inundated with the view of cranes and construction sites, however, if a closer look is taken it becomes increasingly more evident that many, if not most of these sites are inactive and the buildings are left skeletons of…

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Law Firms in Abu Dhabi
Oct 2018

Criminal Conspiracy under UAE Law

The Curious Case of Accomplice “A good friend will help you move, but a true friend will help you move a body.”                                                                                                             ~Steven J. Daniels The Jigsaw of Accomplice Liability Towards the end of 2017, the UAE public was made aware that there had been a massive syndicate…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Oct 2018

UAE Criminal Law - Crimes Committed Outside UAE

The Territorial Applicability of Criminal Law in the UAE Introduction In may sound odd, but there is a difference between international criminal law and criminal international law. What’s more is that the differentiation between these two seemingly similar sounding things is of essential importance. The international criminal law is a…

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Financial Lawyers in UAE
Oct 2018

Non Conventional Trademarks

Non Conventional Trademarks Introduction Have a break, have a… Every chocolate lover knows the end of that saying. This chocolate is known for its' four fingers, chocolate-wrapped wafer goodness, and its' iconic tagline, but is it well-known enough to be considered "well-known?" Are well-known trademarks as viable an option as…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Oct 2018

A Guide to Non-compete Clauses in the MENA Region

A Guide to Non-compete Clauses in the Middle East Introduction Non-compete clauses are sometimes incorporated into the contracts of employees to ensure the security and protection of the employer if an employee decides to move to another company. When working for an entity, individuals will likely pick up on and…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
Oct 2018

UAE Criminal Law – Intention Vs. Negligence

Criminal Accountability – Intention VS. Negligence in Criminal Law Introduction “Mens Rea” or criminal intent refers to an individual’s state of mind at the time he committed a crime. People who have criminal intent are fully aware of the act or omission they are about to commit and they are…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Oct 2018

ADGM Regulations of Corporate Beneficial Ownership and Control

ADGM Regulations of Corporate Beneficial Ownership and Control People do not have to look any harder than turning on a news channel to see that corruption and crime are always in the news as central points for most news stories. However, what is less known by the public reading the…

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Law Firms in Dubai
Sep 2018

Non-Compete Clauses in Employment Contracts

Civil and Criminal Effects of Non-Competition Condition in UAE Labor Law Introduction The Federal Law Number 8 of 1980 regarding UAE Labor law (the Labor Law) contains a provision under Article 127 which allows the employer to require the worker not to compete or to participate in a competing project…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Sep 2018

Retrospective Application of Laws

  Non-Retroactivity of the Law “No Law shall be construed Retroactive unless manifestly intended by law.” The Law and The Time Imagine a case where a person has committed a criminal offense, and now that person is standing trial for such offense. However, during the relevant proceedings, the legislature has…

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Law Firms in Abu Dhabi
Sep 2018

ADR and Domain Name Control Law in UAE

UAE Domain Name Governance and Dispute Resolution What is in the name, asked a layman. Everything, if it is a domain name, replied the lawyer!   Introduction Almost every kind of business, whether a startup or a fully-grown company need an online presence through an official website. A website is…

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Company Formation in UAE
Sep 2018

Company Formation in Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone

Company Formation in Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone The Northern Emirate Ras al Khaimah (RAK) is the most northerly of the Emirates within the UAE, and while it is not as recognizable as the bigger glittering cities located within a couple of hours of it. It does have many natural…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Sep 2018

Mediation in UAE

MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION IN THE UAE “There are two sides to Every Story.”   Mediate over Litigate Mediation is a non-judicial means of dispute resolution mechanism, and it has become very prevalent because of the disadvantages or limitations faced in litigation. Mediation or conciliation has been for centuries in UAE…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
Sep 2018

New Trade Secrets Regulations in the UK and European Union

New Trade Secrets Regulations in the UK What are trade secrets, and why are they so crucial to a business? Trade secrets are a considerable part of the business world. Businesses will guard and protect their trade secrets zealously, as it is what gives each company their unique selling points.…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Sep 2018

Stem Cell Research and Recent Developments

Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Its Implications for Destruction of Foetus Introduction Embryonic stem cell research is a cause of great contention globally, and the regulation and stigma around such research is and will continue to be a heated topic. In the governance of every country, the murder of another…

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