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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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Law Firms in Abu Dhabi
May 2018

The Base Erosion and Profit Sharing (BEPS) - OECD

Base Erosion and Profit Sharing (BEPS)- Tax Evasion of Multinational Corporations OLD WINE IN A NEW BOTTLE Before 1961, there was a minimal focus on national tax laws upon the multinational corporation’s tax and digital economy because during that time no country taxed the foreign source. During that time the…

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Lawyers in Dubai
May 2018

Company Formation in Kuwait Free Trade Zone

Company Incorporation in Kuwait Free Trade Zone   Kuwait, also known as the Fruitful Land of the Gulf is considered to be a land of opportunities. The country’s richness lies in the natural resources like oil and gas but also the real wealth of the nation lies in its human capital…

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Corporate Lawyers in Dubai
Mar 2018

Final- majority Minority V.1

BALANCING THE UN-BALANCED “The Majority is always wrong and the minority is rarely right” -Henrick Ibsen Corporate law is the yardstick for the business sector which chaperons and molds the behavior of a Company. Corporate Law establishes the structure of the corporate form as well as formulates rules for the…

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Special Purpose Companies | Special Purpose Vehicles UAE
Jul 2017

Special Purpose Vehicles

  Special Purpose Companies or Vehicles (the SPCs or SPVs) are temporary companies set up to achieve a precisely structured financial operation. SPCs provide an alternative mode of financing transactions. Put simply they are subsidiary companies of a parent company, whose assets are protected from the actions of the parent company.…

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Law Firms in Singapore
May 2017

The New Takeover and Merger Code of Singapore

The new Takeover and Merger Code of Singapore   Our current capitalistic society has created an atmosphere of intense competition. Of course, competition isn’t the worst thing in the world, being one of the most important reasons we get the high-quality products and services that we do. Consumerism is only…

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Asset Securitization in the UAE
Mar 2017

Asset Securitization in the UAE (Part II)

Asset Securitization in the UAE  (Part II of II) In part one of our series on Asset Securitization, we defined asset securitization, reinforced its importance and illustrated the ways in which it is used for financing purposes. In fact, asset securitization transactions had evolved centuries back and were also, incredibly pervasive…

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Due Diligence Lawyers UAE
Jan 2017

Post-Closing Transactional vs Ongoing Enterprise Due-Diligence

 Post-Closing Transactional vs Ongoing Enterprise Due-Diligence “Diligence is the mother of good fortune.”  -        Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Introduction In July 2016, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) stated that it’s review of 12 initial public offerings (10 of which were small and mid-sized companies), found incredibly poor due…

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Company Formation in Sharjah International Airport Freezone
Dec 2016

Company Formation in Sharjah International Airport Free Zone : FAQ | STA Law Firm

Company Formation in Sharjah International Airport Free Zone (SAIF Zone) 1. What law established this Free Zone? Sharjah Emiri Decree Number 2 of 1995 established both the Free zone at Sharjah International Airport and the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority. 2. What are the main internal regulations governing this…

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Court Uncourt - Upsurge of IPOs in UAE
Dec 2015

Upsurge of IPOs in the UAE

  “In a world that’s changing so quickly, you are guaranteed to fail, if you do not take any risks”                                                            …

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share-pledge
Dec 2015

Share Pledge for Commercial Facilities

Diageo, a company more commonly associated with alcoholic beverages Smirnoff, Guinness and Johnnie Walker in the United Kingdom- held almost 27.8 percent stakes in a company called United Spirits Limited, one of the leading spirits company in the Indian market by volume.  A series of share pledges by United Spirits…

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Corporate Law Firm in Dubai and UAE - STA Law Firm - Lawyers in Dubai
Nov 2015

New UAE Commercial Companies Law: Detailed Insight and Review

The New UAE Commercial Companies Law (Federal Law number 2 of 2015)   Although the primary objective of companies law is to safeguard interests of shareholders, modern/current day investment climate dictates that the legislation dealing with companies should:- i) serve the interests of business at large; ii) provides for simple…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
Feb 2015

The UAE Anti Fronting Law

Investors interested in forming their companies are required to comply with the provisions of the UAE Commercial Companies Law of 1984, as amended (the Law).The Law regulates and provides for different forms of commercial entities investors can choose from. Although expatriate investors can own one hundred percent shares in free…

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Whistle-blowing UAE Law
Nov 2014

Whistle-Blowing - A Silent Noise

Should I not hear, as I lie down in the dust, The horns of glory blowing above my burial?                                                              …

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