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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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Data security Laws in UAE
03 Jan 2022

Cryptocurrency's Ransomware Problem (USA)

Explaining Cryptocurrency's Ransomware Problem (USA) Introduction A hacker gains access to a company's computer system and encrypts its data, effectively halting operations. The data is then held captive by the hacker until a ransom is paid. If the demand is for Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency, the victim must open a cryptocurrency…

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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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Lawyers in Dubai
21 Nov 2021

Patenting Software

Software Patent Introduction  The digital economy's backbone is technology, and software accounts for a significant portion of its importance. In fact, the software is becoming increasingly important in all economic sectors as a means of leveraging productivity. Intellectual property (IP) regulations would be affected significantly as a result of this. …

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
23 Jul 2021

UK Tax Considerations for Short Term Business Visitors

UK Tax Considerations for Short Term Business Visitors Short-term business visitors are people who do not live in the UK but who make business trips to the UK and who works for a UK firm and/or are directors of UK companies; the tax position of the individual in the UK…

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Lawyers in Dubai
22 Jun 2021

Duties and Liabilities of Directors in Ireland

Duties and Liabilities of Directors in Ireland  Introduction  Initially, the roles of directors have been used in a variety of common law and legislation. The Company Act codifies the fiduciary responsibilities of directors in common law, but the Companies Act did not affect many of the other formal duties of…

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corporate lawyers in Dubai
05 Mar 2021

Business Exit Strategy for Family Owned Business

Business Exit Strategy for a Family-Owned Business Introduction  Companies like Walmart in the US and Reliance in India are some really successful examples of family-owned businesses. However, family and business are two parallel worlds that should ideally never meet. Operating a family business comes with its own challenges and results…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
07 Jan 2021

Concealment of Assets in Bankruptcy

Concealment of Assets in Bankruptcy Introduction  A businessman's business is basically his baby; the decision of going through the process of bankruptcy is probably the most difficult decision that a company has to make throughout its lifetime. Everyone involved in the procedure, be it, the debtors or creditors are losers…

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Healthcare lawyers in UAE
23 Jul 2020

Termination in case of Terminal Illness, UAE

Termination in case of Terminal Illness, UAE It has been an unexpectedly enlightening experience to see patients' primary concern once they are diagnosed with a terminal illness is whether they will be able to continue working while they are receiving their treatment or not and the extent of treatment on…

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intellectual Property Laws in UAE
31 May 2020

Joint Ownership of Intellectual Property

Joint Ownership of Intellectual Property   Introduction Henry David Thoreau said, “the world is a canvas to the imagination.” This is very accurate as ideas are the foundation of any success, business, or personal. Depending on the effort put and the extensive research into the innovation, it is safe to…

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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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aviation lawyers in Dubai
09 Mar 2020

Air Crash Liability in International Air Law

Airplane Crash Liability in International Law Introduction The two recent international aeroplane crashes (the Lion Air crash and the Ethiopian Air crash) resulted an international outcry over the safety of passengers aboard international flights. Consequently, the question of which entity can be held accountable for these disasters is on the…

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Lawyers in Dubai
27 Feb 2020

United Kingdom: Laws surrounding Counterfeit Goods and Piracy

Laws surrounding Counterfeit Goods and Piracy in the United Kingdom The terms "piracy" and "counterfeiting" of goods refer to manufacturing, distributing and selling inferior copies of products which have been made without the permission of the intellectual property rights holder in the said goods. Inferior copies of goods are intended…

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Property Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
22 Jan 2020

Exceptions to Patent Rights under the TRIPS Agreement

Patents Rights in Developing Countries: Exceptions Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) have never been more economically and politically important than they are today. Elements of IP law such as, but not limited to, trademarks, copyrights, patents, and utility models, are of prime importance in debates on IPRs in various sectors such…

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