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lawyers in Hong Kong
Jul 2019

IPR: Mutual Recognition of Awards Between Hong Kong and Mainland China

Mutual Recognition of award between Hong Kong and Mainland China with regards to Intellectual Property Rights Introduction For 22 years, Hong Kong and Mainland China have been described as “one country, two systems”.  Since the handover of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China in July 1997, both these…

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Financial Lawyers in UAE
Jun 2019

Arbitration Proceedings in Nigeria

Arbitration Proceedings in Nigeria Trade is connected with the potential for strife, and the development of globalization in business implies that the potential for conflict has also developed exponentially. Then what can be considered to resolve such disputes occurring out of these commercial proceedings? Disputes eventually need resolution, and in…

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Financial Lawyers in UAE
Apr 2019

Crowdfunding in the UAE : Regulatory Overview

Crowdfunding in the UAE Concept and Its Evolvement The Kickstarter community was given the opportunity to get behind a coloring book called, “Why Is Daddy Sad on Sunday: A Coloring Book Depicting the Most Disappointing Moments in Cleveland Sports.” The project’s creator, Scott O’Brien, set a goal of raising $2,000.…

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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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commercial lawyers in Dubai
Feb 2019

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement of 2010

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement of 2010 Signed in 2011 (although not yet implemented), the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) represents the combined efforts made by the US, Canada, the EU, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea to reform global Intellectual Property (IP) enforcement standards. The Agreement was established to redirect…

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Company Formation in UAE
Dec 2018

Company Formation in Turkey

Mersin Free Trade Zone   At the beginning of 1987, Turkey set up various Free Zones. The First Free Trade Zone was built up in Mersin and Antalya in 1985. The building of the Mersin Free zone is on a geopolitically significant area in the Eastern Mediterranean shores. It lays…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Oct 2018

Company Formation in Sohar Port and Free Zone

Company Formation in Sohar Port and Free Zone The Port and the Free Zone Located on the northern coast of Oman, Sohar is a city with quite a colorful past. It is quite an old and famous city, steeped in history. The city is the largest within the northern areas…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Jun 2018

Broader Issues under Sports Law

Legal Issues within the Ambit of Sports Law With the increasing involvement of the number of people in the sports industry, the number of legal embroilment issues is also on an all-time high. The body of laws governing sports is stretched far and wide covering within its different ambit issues.…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Jun 2018

Company Formation in Ajman Free Zone

Company Formation in Ajman Free Zone Strategically constructed at the Arabian Gulf, Ajman Free Zone (AFZ or Free Zone) is the smallest yet the most famous free zone in the country and is capable of serving both eastern as well as the western market. AFZ was recognized in 1988 under…

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Lawyers in Sharjah
Feb 2018

The UN Convention on Contracts for International Sale of Goods

An Overview of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods If a company in the United Arab Emirates wanted to buy authentic leather abroad, most likely they would start looking for sellers in Italy. Considering that they find such an Italian company, the first step in…

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Corporate Lawyers in Dubai
Nov 2017

Heads of Terms

Heads of Terms “Intention is one of the most powerful forces there is. What you mean when you do a thing will always determine the outcome. The law creates the world.”  -        {C}{C}Brenna Yovanoff Overview                                                                                                                             Every contract is the result of an intense negotiation between the parties of the contract…

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Shannon Free Zone Company Formation
Oct 2017

Company Formation in Shannon Free Zone

Company Formation in Shannon Free Zone Did you know that the concept (and architecture) of the Dubai World Trade Centre was influenced by the then, World Trade Centre in New York? After the consolidation and formation of the seven Emirates in 1971, the UAE was looking for an opportunity to…

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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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VAT Lawyers in Dubai
Sep 2017

Keeping it Simple: Federal Law Number (8) of 2017 on Value Added Tax

Keeping it Simple: Federal Law Number (8) of 2017 on Value Added Tax   The UAE's new governing law regarding VAT is the Federal Decree-Law Number (8) of 2017 (the Law). According to Article (1) of the Law defines Value Added Tax as ‘tax levied on import and/ or supply…

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