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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
24 May 2024

International treaty on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in Bahrain

International treaty on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in Bahrain In a significant move towards bolstering global efforts in conserving plant genetic resources, Bahrain has officially acceded to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), commonly known as the "Seed Treaty." The ratification…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
16 Dec 2023

Saudi Arabia Civil Transactions law

Saudi Arabia Civil Transactions law The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Civil Transactions Law enacted on 19 June 2023, by Royal Decree M/191, has now been published in the official gazette. It will come into effect 180 days from the date of publication, i.e. around 16 December 2023. The Law…

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Lawyers in Dubai
26 Nov 2023

New Civil Law in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2023

New Civil Law in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2023 On June 19, 2023, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia enacted the Civil Transactions Law proclaimed by Royal Decree M/191 dated 18 June 2023 (Dhul-Qi'dah 29 1444 AH). The Code, which goes into force on December 16, 2023 (Jumada II 3, 1445…

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Financial Lawyers in UAE
16 Aug 2022

Federal Decree-Law Number 16 of 2021 on Factoring and Transfer of Civil Accounts Receivable

Federal Decree-Law Number 16 of 2021 on Factoring and Transfer of Civil Accounts Receivable The Government of the United Arab Emirates has recently brought in the Federal Decree-Law Number 16 of 2021 to deal with issues regarding the Factoring and Transfer of Accounts Receivable within the country. The New Law…

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Property Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
01 Jul 2022

Enforcing Foreign Awards in China

Enforcing Foreign Awards in China Requiring forced arbitration agreements limits consumer rights and protections. - Conor Lamb   In 1987 the People’s Republic of China sanctioned the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. On 10 April 1987, the Supreme People’s Court of China issued…

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Property Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
11 May 2022

Force Majeure Events and Contract Clauses in GCC

Force Majeure Events and Contract Clauses in the GCC Force Majeure is a French word that means a greater force in English. It is connected to the concept of the Act of God, where there is an unexpected happening of event.  Although, Force Majeure is an exception as it includes not…

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Law Firms in Dubai
13 Mar 2022

Understanding Censorship Across the GCC

Understanding Censorship Across the GCC Censorship is one method of the government to control media. Censorship is characterized as concealment or forbiddance of speech or composing that is considered subversive of the benefit of everyone. It happens in all manifestations of power in some degree, yet in present day times…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
01 Mar 2022

Dealing with Counterfeits in the UAE

Dealing with Counterfeits in the UAE Introduction Businesses engaging with counterfeit items in the UAE now risk significantly harsher sanctions, again for legitimate brand owners. The maximum punishment for counterfeiting has been increased from AED 10,000 (about USD 2,700) to AED 1 million (approximately USD 275,000) for pharmaceutical and food…

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Lawyers in Dubai
27 Feb 2022

Decree 34 of 2021 and Development in Arbitration in Dubai

Decree 34 of 2021 and Development in Arbitration in Dubai "Arbitration is justice blended with charity" - Nachman of Breslov The Dubai Decree number 34 of 2021 regarding the Dubai International Arbitration Centre was published on 14 September 2021. The new Decree will reform the framework of Arbitration in the Emirate of Dubai.…

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Lawyers in Dubai
01 Feb 2022

Business Closure in the UAE, and How it Must Be Pursued

Business Closure in the UAE, and How it Must Be Pursued When you decide to close your business in the UAE, you must cancel your business license as well as any related permits. Pretext It is imperative that the relevant government bodies are aware that you are no longer in…

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Law Firms in Dubai
12 Jan 2022

Limitation of Liability in Maritime Matters

Limitation of Liability in Maritime Matters The existence of vessels trade generally includes them in mishaps that result in claims. Personal injury, property damage (such as harm to vessels and beacons on the seashore and coast setups), shipment damage, and other claims may be made. In a broad sense, any…

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arbitration lawyers in Dubai
05 Jan 2022

Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in the UAE

Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in the UAE Enforcement is agreeing with a contract with an appropriate dispute resolution mechanism. The UAE introduced federal Law No.6 of 2018 on Arbitration in 2018. It clarifies the procedures to challenge the enforcement of an arbitral award before the onshore UAE courts. The arbitration…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
05 Jan 2022

Guide on Common Law system in the UK and the Civil Law system in UAE

  A Guide Distinguishing the English Common Law system and the UAE Civil Law  “The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens.”  - Henry Miller  Introduction: Generally, the judiciary is divided into two systems, one is the Common Law system and another…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
27 Dec 2021

Economic and Fraud Provisions in the Middle East

Economic and Fraud Provisions in the Middle East “There is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open…

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