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Capital Gains Tax UK
May 2019

United Kingdom: Capital Gains Tax on Real Estate

Non-Resident Capital Gains Tax on United Kingdom Real Estate: A New Regime   Introduction The legislation encompassing the new regime for taxing non-residents’ gains on the United Kingdom (the UK) commercial real estate came into effect on 6th April 2019. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (the HMRC) has additionally published…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Apr 2019

Banking and Finance: Syndicate Loan Contracts

Syndicate Loan Agreement and Select Clauses Almost every day, we witness the birth of several new innovative projects, worth billions of dollars of investment. Many often ponder the origins of such investment. Banks play a crucial role in lending these funds to clients, ranging from corporations to large projects, and…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Apr 2019

Investment Treaty Arbitration

Investment Treaty Arbitration The foreign direct investment (FDI) is skyrocketing with the globalizing world and hundreds of millions worth cross-border investments are initiated across the world every day. This article intends to discuss the legal protection for these foreign investments. National laws of some states intend to protect foreign investments…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Apr 2019

Laws Surrounding Certificate of Origin

  Law Governing Certificate of Origin: A Global Purview When participating in international trade as an exporter, a Certificate of Origin (CO) is often required by the importing country. A CO certifies and declares the countries involved in the production or manufacturing process of the products included in an export…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
Mar 2019

The International Seed Treaty

  Liberating Farmers’ Rights While Ensuring Food Security: The International Seed Treaty Three intricately related concepts: climate change, biodiversity, and food security have become a central discussion amongst international political bodies over the last three decades. Analyzed from a unidimensional perspective in respect to Earth’s exponential population growth and carbon-emitting…

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construction Lawyers in Dubai
Mar 2019

EPC vs Design-Build Delivery: English Law Vs GCC Law

Differences between EPC and Design-Build delivery- English Law compared with GCC Any manufacturing company primarily delves on the basics of production efficiency, innovation, cost management and time to market which are the critical factors for achieving a competitive advantage. The company needs to achieve its business strategy, and thus a…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Mar 2019

Payment Protection Insurance

Payment Protection Insurance Introduction Falling behind on mortgage, loan, or credit card payments can have serious repercussions such as penalty charges, damage to one’s credit score, and even loss of property. Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) is designed to help avoid these repercussions by paying the insured’s mortgage, loan, and credit…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
Feb 2019

Global Perspective on the Crime of Aggression

A Global Perspective on the Crimes of Aggression A crime of aggression is committed when a political or military leader of a State causes the respective State to use force illegally against another State, provided that the force used constitutes a violation of the United Nations Charter in its character,…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
Feb 2019

International and Domestic Perspective on Anti Discrimination Laws

International Perspective on Anti Discrimination and Laws relating to Anti Discrimination in the UAE “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” ―…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Feb 2019

Anti-Bribery Regulation in the UAE

Anti-Bribery Legislation in the UAE Subsequent to the economic stagnation of 2008, the UAE assumed proactive measures to indict individuals who violated the Federal Penal Code’s anti-bribery legislation. Despite the surfacing of several prominent cases, the regulations, which were enacted in the 1980s, still remain wholly foreign to many businesses…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
Jan 2019

International Anti-Terrorism Conventions

A Global Purview of Counter-Terrorism Efforts With nearly 41% of all terrorist attacks resulting in casualty, and a dramatic increase in public targeted incidents, governing bodies representing both domestic and international interests alike have invested countless resources into better understanding why terrorism occurs, and how legislatively, it can be stopped.…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
Jan 2019

International Labor Standards

International Labor Standards An inevitable consequence of globalization is the increasing attention to international labor standards, especially the core labor standards as under international treaties. An essential element of the current economic undertaking is the creation of new production processes and work arrangements, the cultivation of complex supply chains, and…

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Law Firms in Dubai
Jan 2019

Lease Vs License : International Comparison

To Lease or to License… In the United Arab Emirates, there are stringent requirements for leasing… if only there was another way. There are two concepts which many jurisdictions recognize, a lease and a license. One of these concepts is formal in nature, while the other offers flexibility and an…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Jan 2019

Protection of Plant Varieties

International Overview on the Protection of Plant Varieties “Trees and plants always look like the people they live with”- Zora Neale Hurston Protection of plant variety is vital for the development of a nation since it provides for sustainability and the growth of the region. The effective and efficient system…

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