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Lawyers in Dubai
28 Sep 2020

Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act, 2018- USA

Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act, 2018- USA National security always matters, obviously. But the reality is that if you have an open door in your software for the good guys, the bad guys get in there, too. - Tim Cook The Committee for Foreign Investment in the United States…

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Contracting Lawyers in Dubai
22 Sep 2020

Contracts for Differences in Kuwait

Contracts for Differences in Kuwait Introduction Contracts for Differences (CFDs) is a type of security investment wherein investors make a profit from the difference of a company’s fluctuating stock value in the market. CFD is a form of derivative trading, formed as an agreement between an investor and a CFD…

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Lawyers in Dubai
16 Sep 2020

DIFC Data Protection Law, 2020

DIFC Data Protection Law, 2020 Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), issued DIFC Law Number 5 of 2020, a new Data Protection Law ("DPL"), replacing the existing Data Protection regime, first enacted in 2007. DPL aims to strengthen its standards by providing enhanced controls for the Processing and free movement of…

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Lawyers in Dubai
15 Sep 2020

Cybercrimes and their Punishment in the UAE

Cybercrimes and their Punishment in the UAE Any illicit use of the internet, computer network, electronic website or any other information technology means is prohibited and shall constitute as a cybercrime. The use of the internet for the invasion of privacy, for provoking another to commit a crime or for…

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competition Laws in UAE
15 Sep 2020

Competition Law in Bahrain

Competition Law in Bahrain “The heart of our national economy long has been faith in the value of competition” -Standard Oil Co. v. FTC, 340 U.S. 231, 248, 71 S. Ct. 240 (1951) Firms conducting anti-competitive behavior may find their agreements to be unenforceable and risk being fined for particularly…

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Financial Lawyers in UAE
15 Sep 2020

Corporate Governance Law for JSC

Corporate Governance Law for Joint Stock Companies Corporate governance can be stated as a set of regulations, mechanisms, its process, and relations by which corporations are controlled and operated. It is a system of governance where the interests of various stakeholders involved with the Company is taken care of. It…

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Lawyers in Dubai
14 Sep 2020

E-Commerce in the UAE

E-Commerce in the UAE “We buy things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people we don't like.” -Dave Ramsey One of the most repeated lines from one of the most popular movies of the 20th century, one can see how the statement rings true in relation…

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corporate lawyers in Dubai
13 Sep 2020

Challenging Expert Appointment in the UAE

Challenging Expert Appointment in the UAE The appointment of an expert in UAE (United Arab Emirates) can be challenged on the basis that the expert failed to carry out his duties in an impartial manner or without prejudice to either one of the parties. The expert appointed has to at…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
05 Sep 2020

Copyright Registration in the Middle East

Copyright Registration in the Middle East  Admittedly, the Middle East has something of a "Wild West" reputation, when it comes to some business behaviors. One of the most protuberant of these is the Middle Eastern perception of copying someone as a form of flattery, rather than as theft. In this…

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Financial Lawyers in UAE
25 Aug 2020

A Guide to REITs

A Guide on REITs Since time immemorial, real estate has been acknowledged as a historically significant investment class- one that offers increased portfolio diversification, low volatility, and optimally risk-adjusted returns. A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a financial instrument that not only allows investment in real estate but an…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
24 Aug 2020

Non-payment of Service charges in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Non-payment of Service charges in Dubai and Abu Dhabi The Real Estate Regulatory Agency ("RERA") issued a notice in April 2020, stating that the homeowners in Dubai who defaulted on 2019 service charge payments will have their fines waived. But did this mean that the waiver would extend to 2020…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
23 Aug 2020

SEBI Portfolio Managers Regulation 2020

SEBI Portfolio Managers Regulation 2020 The Portfolio Management Services (PMS) industry had a robust growth of 18 percent Compound Annual Growth rate in the preceding five years, with assets under management (AUM) rising from INR 6.04 trillion to INR 13.7 trillion. Furthermore, disruptions in the market, including technological advances, have…

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Financial Lawyers in UAE
18 Aug 2020

External Commercial Borrowings in India

External Commercial Borrowings (ECBs) in India Within a narrow span of two years, foreign debt more than doubled, as domestic lenders adopted a cautious stance upon considering the fallout of a liquidity crisis, and as India's Central Bank eased rules for using overseas borrowings. As depicted by the data of…

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Financial Lawyers in UAE
16 Aug 2020

Securities Finance in Bahrain

Securities Finance in Bahrain What are Securities and Assets? Securities is a financial instrument that is negotiable and holds some type of monetary value. It is equivalent to an ownership position in a corporation through the stock. Securities can be categorized into three types: Equities Debts Derivatives Equities Equity security…

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