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Lawyers in Dubai
Nov 2018

India: Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Take-Over (SEBI) Regulations

Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Take-Over (SEBI) Regulations 2011 Overview   Introduction The Indian economy has been marked by many critical structural initiatives which intend to build the strength and substantial growth over the past two decades.  In the last t 25 years, India has gained a lot in the…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Jul 2018

Trademark Registration in Asia

Trademark Registration in Asian Countries Country and Applicable Legislation Length of Trademark (in years) Trademark Definition Eligible Applicants Documentation Requirement Language Requirement and Procedures Treaty/ Classification Treaty/Classification Benefits Afghanistan The Trademark Law Number effective from 1 September 2009 (as amended) repealing Trademark Regulations issued on 20 September 1960. 10 Article 2…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Jun 2018

Registration of Trademarks : Asia (Part II of II)

Trademark Registration in Asian Countries Country and Applicable Legislation Length of Trademark (in years) Trademark Definition Eligible Applicants Documentation Requirement Language Requirement and Procedures Treaty/ Classification Treaty/Classification Benefits Kazakhstan  Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No.456 of July 26, 1999, on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin (2012) Law on…

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commercial lawyers in Dubai
Mar 2018

Franchising in Global Context

A Global analysis of franchise agreement “Isolation is not possible. Globalization is inevitable and beneficial.” Introduction Do you wish to establish an attractive business model to distribute goods and services globally? Does your company have a brand image in the market and hopes to expand? Do you have a unique…

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Top Law Firms in Dubai
Mar 2018

Goods and Service Tax (GST) in India

                                                   GST IS HERE!  GST (the Goods and Services Tax) is finally here just like winter in Game of Thrones.  The much-awaited indirect-tax regime was honored with the throne…

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British Lawyers in Dubai
Feb 2018

Sale by Description

SALE BY DESCRIPTION - INTERPRETATION AND AMBIGUITIES “A picture will never compare to the real thing”  -        Author Unknown A red bike described by the seller is up for sale online, the buyer then receives an orange-colored motorcycle: deception by description or merely a deal by description, which is built…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Jan 2018

Cloud Computing at Arm's Length?

Cloud Computing and Transfer Pricing In these times life without Netflix or Google Drive is hard to imagine, right? Accessing your all-time favorite movies from wherever you are to whenever you need without the hassle of carrying a bunch of discs and tapes wherever you go. Be it your slumber…

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Aviation Law Firms in Dubai
Nov 2017

Technical Aspects of Aircraft Lease

Technical Aspects of Aircraft Lease (Part II of II) In the previous issue, we discussed the various categories of aircraft lease such as a wet lease, dry lease, and damp lease. We also covered broadly the legal requirements for leasing an aircraft in the UAE and its implications. The aviation…

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Insider Trading Laws in Dubai UAE
Nov 2017

The Law on Insider Trading

INSIDER TRADING BETWEEN FRIENDS AND FAMILY “The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.”                                                                                                                                   - Warren Buffet The term insider trading has been popular amongst headlines of newspapers for a while now and has been subject to the argument of whether…

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ICJ Lawyers
Sep 2017

Diplomacy and International Court of Justice: An Analysis

DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE: AN ANALYSIS (Part I of II) ‘Peace comes at a price. And that price is diplomacy. We may all know who is paying the price, but sometimes, we cannot comprehend the amplitude of the price paid.’ {C}-        International Relations Department, STA Law Firm The…

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Indian Lawyers in Sharjah
Aug 2017

Note Unnote - Recent Developments in Indian Companies Act

Note Unnote  - Recent Developments in Indian Companies Act This line was added at the last minute. Before adding this line, the title to this article was changed. Just in case you were thinking that there’s no word such as ‘unnote’, believe me – there is. It means not noting;…

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FATCA in UAE
Jul 2017

Too Much of FATCA

Too Much of FATCA! Renowned author and entrepreneur, Mark Twain, once said, ‘tax is a fine for doing well; whereas, a fine is a tax for doing wrong.' Now, the question on hand is which one of the two the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (the FATCA) would get unseated!…

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Law Firms in Dubai
Jul 2017

The Evolution of Private Equity in India

The Evolution of Private Equity in India   The advent of the year 2015 has seen a lot of political and economic skepticism unfolding in the form of the Brexit vote, demonetization in India, mounting Chinese debt and concerns over trade relations between the US and Asia. It, however, appears…

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Corporate Lawyers in Dubai and UAE
Jun 2017

Value Creation Through Mergers and Acquisitions

  The word 'efficiency' may not mean much for those of you who were absent during economics class in school. It is a term around which the whole concept of economic studies in based. Investopedia[i] defines 'efficiency' as the allocation of resources in an optimal manner to serve a company…

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