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Corporate Lawyers in Dubai
20 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
31 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
29 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
05 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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Company Formation in Dubai Airport Free Zone
30 Aug 2017

Company Formation in Dubai Airport Free Zone

Company Formation in Dubai Airport Free Zone In its early years, the renowned Emirates airlines had to lease aircraft(s) from its counterparts in Pakistan to meet the growing demand in the aviation industry in the Middle East. Although, the global airline sector back then was not the same as it is…

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Banking Law Firms in Dubai
26 Aug 2017

Boarding Complete: An Islamic Rendering (Part 1 of 2)

Boarding Complete: An Islamic Rendering Part I of II Islamic Principles not only lay guidance on the relationship between man and God but also provide directives on a system of transactions for dealings between man and man to lead a life in an Islamic way. Such Islamic jurisprudence referred to…

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Lawyers in Riyadh
29 Jul 2017

Who’s Winning and Who’s Whining

Who’s Winning and Who’s Whining Under Saudi Arabia’s New Enforcement Law Preface "The Prophet Muhammad (resorted to) arbitration to resolve disputes and (recommended) others to use it. His (involvement in) arbitration between the clans of the Quraysh tribe during the renovation of the Ka'ba is significant in the history of…

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FATCA in UAE
19 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
14 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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Arbitration Lawyers in Dubai
04 Jun 2017

The Effect of Brexit on International Arbitration

The Effect of Brexit on International Arbitration ‘When life gives you orange, make orange juice'1 Does life always give oranges, you may ask? To some, oranges are acidic but for a few a morning without orange juice is like a day without sunshine. They are packed with vitamin C and…but…

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Taxation Lawyers in UAE
01 Jun 2017

A Study of the Indian Tax System

Part 1: A Study of the Indian Tax System   Part 2: Taxation of E-commerce Transactions From the printing press to the digital revolution, humankind has been inclined to innovate first and plan later. It goes without saying that in the modern world, technology develops faster than the law. Cell- phones and…

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Lawyers in Oman
30 Apr 2017

Commercial Agency Law of Oman

Commercial Agency Law of Oman "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."  - Abraham Lincoln The most prevalent form of doing business in the Gulf Co-operation Council countries (the GCC) for the foreign companies is to appoint a local agent…

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Law firms in Europe
29 Mar 2017

Golden Visa to Europe

Golden Visa to Europe The Golden Visa is otherwise known as the “Golden Door” to Europe.   For some, the “Golden Door” is a marriage of convenience to gain easy access to Europe.   As the economic crisis spreads all over the world, Europe is introducing new laws, which facilitate foreign…

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Law Firms in Dubai
27 Mar 2017

UAE's Outbound Investment in India

UAE's Outbound Investment in India 'Foreign Investment is what keeps the whole show going.' - Patrick Barkey Think about a predicament in which a bank would charge its customers a fee amounting to two-thirds of your deposits for the purpose of handling the finances. Bizarre, some might say! However, this…

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