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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
03 Sep 2019

Force Majeure Clauses and the Limitation of Liability

Force Majeure Clauses and the Limitation of Liability Introduction Force majeure roughly translates to ‘superior force’ and is used when referring to unforeseeable events taking place. For the most part, unforeseeable events are not attractive prospects for any individual, especially in the case of business agreements. While contracts generally do…

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Financial Lawyers in UAE
31 Dec 2018

DFSA Regulations on Cross-Border Crowdfunding

DFSA Regulations on Cross-Border Crowdfunding In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, when access to capital became difficult, the concept of Crowdfunding emerged. Crowdfunding, an outcome of the modern sharing economy, is a loaded term where old and new meanings have come up to describe similarly or the same…

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Lawyers in Dubai
11 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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Employment Lawyers in DIFC
28 Oct 2017

Employment Regime in the DIFC

Employment Regime in the DIFC “A diploma is a piece of paper that is used to acquire another piece of paper: an employment contract.”         Mokokoma Mokhonoana Time and again, our team of employment lawyers in Dubai have discussed the provisions of UAE Federal Law Number 8 of…

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Law Firms in Dubai
19 Sep 2017

The Dubai International Financial Centre & Its Jurisdiction

DIFC: A Jurisdictional Overview The DIFC courts exist as a jurisdictional island within the Dubai panorama. The Dubai International Financial Centre (the DIFC) Courts were established back in 2004 by His Highness, Dubai's ruler at the time, Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Providing an independent administration of justice in…

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Shipping Law Firms in Dubai
22 Aug 2017

Maritime Arbitration- Legal Perspectives

Maritime Arbitration- Legal Perspectives Courts can no longer individually address the issue of conflict resolution and as such the modern business world requires an alternative means of conflict resolution to meet its demands. A need arises for a legal mechanism through which parties can resolve their disputes quickly, fairly, efficiently,…

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Business Setup in ADGM
28 Jul 2017

Company Formation in Abu Dhabi Global Markets

Company Formation in Abu Dhabi Global Market The impact of globalization and elimination of trade barriers is considered to be an economic merit that consolidated the domestic markets of the world under one roof. However, there also exists an opposing view to this concept. Some financial pundits have argued that…

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Special Purpose Companies | Special Purpose Vehicles UAE | ADGM SPV
22 Jul 2017

Special Purpose Vehicles

  Special Purpose Companies or Vehicles (the SPCs or SPVs) are temporary companies set up to achieve a precisely structured financial operation. SPCs provide an alternative mode of financing transactions. Put simply they are subsidiary companies of a parent company, whose assets are protected from the actions of the parent company.…

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Asset Securitization in the UAE
26 Mar 2017

Asset Securitization in the UAE (Part II)

Asset Securitization in the UAE  (Part II of II) In part one of our series on Asset Securitization, we defined asset securitization, reinforced its importance and illustrated the ways in which it is used for financing purposes. In fact, asset securitization transactions had evolved centuries back and were also, incredibly pervasive…

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Islamic Finance Lawyers in Dubai
01 Aug 2016

Clash of Jurisdictions: Applicability of Islamic Finance Principles under English Law

Clash of Jurisdictions Applicability of Islamic Finance Principles under English Law As in any religion, one may argue, there exists a spectrum of devout belief spanning from those who strictly follow the teachings of the Qur’an, to those that rarely feel the impact of their faith on a daily basis.…

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Insurance Lawyers in Dubai UAE
11 Apr 2016

UAE Insurance Law

INTRODUCTION: The Insurance Third Party Administrators have become the vital section of the insurance industry and changing the facade of the insurance sector all around the world. Third party administrators are neither insurance providers nor insured. They are the service providers bridging the gap between the two and serves the…

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Data Protection Lawyers
11 Apr 2016

Dubai Data Law: Let’s share!

Dubai Data Law In October last year, Dubai introduced the new ‘data law’ which will allow the sharing of information between public sectors and for the benefit of the private sector. This Article aims to understand the concomitants of such a move. Remember that time when a dial-up icon popped…

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UAE-Insurance-Law-Update
06 Mar 2016

UAE Insurance Law – Detailed Overview

Federal Overview Within the United Arab Emirates, insurance is largely governed at a Federal level by the Insurance Authority (IA) which was established pursuant to Federal law Number 6 of 2007 (the Insurance Law). The law replaced the previous enactment being Federal Law No.9 of 1984 on Insurance Companies and…

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03 Dec 2015

Share Pledge for Commercial Facilities

Diageo, a company more commonly associated with alcoholic beverages Smirnoff, Guinness and Johnnie Walker in the United Kingdom- held almost 27.8 percent stakes in a company called United Spirits Limited, one of the leading spirits company in the Indian market by volume.  A series of share pledges by United Spirits…

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