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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
19 Apr 2021

European Union: Collection of Personal Data of Hotel Guests

European Union: Collection of Personal Data of Hotel Guests Introduction  Massive amounts of personal details are now shared online. The personalization of technology and customer service is fuelled by e-commerce and social media. As a result, consumer privacy, accountability, and data security have become hot topics around the board, including…

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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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Property Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
10 Dec 2020

Confidentiality in International Arbitration

Confidentiality in International Arbitration Introduction  Confidentiality is the essence of trust, which is why individuals, corporations and even government bodies resort to Arbitration. Confidentiality is attractive to litigants internationally for a myriad of reasons, like freedom of making arguments which would not normally be made at a public forum, or…

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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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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
22 Apr 2020

Special Purpose Acquisition Company

Special Purpose Acquisition Company One or more private individuals/entities can create a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) for the special purpose of acquiring interest in one or more existing companies or businesses by raising capital through an initial public offering (IPO), and therefore, receive profit from such a merger, acquisition…

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corporate lawyers in Dubai
21 Apr 2020

Short Selling Provisions in the European Union

Short Selling Provisions in European Union A curious story emerged on 11 April 2017 when a man was charged with planting a bomb under the Borussia Dortmund football club team bus in April. It was initially suspected to be the work of terrorists but the truth was actually much stranger—it…

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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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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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Technology Lawyers in Dubai
21 Jan 2020

Political Boundaries in Cyberspace

Political Boundaries in Cyberspace As Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) continue to suffuse through every aspect of human life in the twenty-first century, they have skewed the perceptions of citizens, and the outlook of jurisdictions worldwide. As societies continue to reshape themselves into digital economies, there has been a surge…

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Construction Lawyers in Dubai
15 Jan 2020

Liquidated Damages upon Contract Termination

Liquidated Damages upon Contract Termination Liquidated damages while not present in every contract, there will arise occasions where liquidated damages are mentioned within contracts and provide necessary assurance and security. There are numerous benefits, though also some drawbacks to this type of clause. The method of awarding damages also differs…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
12 Jan 2020

Intelligence-Led Policing

Advantages of Intelligence Policing The terms ‘intelligence’ and ‘policing’ put together often strike thoughts pertaining to some fashion of covert surveillance system that is used to gather information in an undisclosed manner. However, the true meaning of the term intelligence policing, or “intelligence led policing” (a more meaningful way to…

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Lawyers in Dubai
20 Nov 2019

The European Union Directive 2004/25/EC on Takeover Bids

European Union Anti-Takeover Takeovers or mergers have been common economic activity since the wave of globalization has swept the countries. According to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), there has been increase in takeover and mergers with opening up of economies due to Organization for Economic Co-operation and…

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Lawyers in Dubai
14 Nov 2019

The Tort of Trade Mark Passing Off Around the World

The Tort of Trade Mark Passing Off Around the World Introduction The reason trademarks are so crucial in the modern business world is due to how the customers and consumer loyalty work. Often, when considering a particular industry such as, for example, fast food, there will be specific names which…

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Lawyers in Dubai
07 Nov 2019

New European Foreign Investment Screening Regulation

New European Foreign Investment Screening Regulation Introduction The European Union (EU) spans with twenty-eight (28) member states which have a combined population of approximately 500 million people. It is a massive draw for foreign investors in part due to its scale. With 28 member states spread across a large proportion…

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