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Russian Law Firm - Dubai
03 Jul 2016

The Agency Law of Russia

Agency Law of Russian Federation - FAQs STA continues to be in the vanguard of trade and commerce across national boundaries. As we continue to advise clients on matters of franchise and agency law within the Russian marketplace, in this issue we take a close look at the Russian law…

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Who’s Fooling Whom? Combating Counterfeits: The UAE Context
20 Jun 2016

Who’s Fooling Whom? Combating Counterfeits: The UAE Context

Who’s Fooling Whom? Combating Counterfeits: The UAE Context   “If buyers wish to be snobs, the law will protect them in their snobbery. i”    Consumer industry is demanding and precisely so when it relates to high-end luxury at a fraction of the retail cost. One would be only foolish…

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Law Firms in Dubai
11 Apr 2016

Trade Finance - Letter of Credit in UAE Context

  Trade Finance - Letter of Credit in UAE Context  A documentary credit or a letter of credit is usually used to finance international trade. Judges have referred to documentary credits as the “lifeblood” of global commerce. Most documentary credits in international transactions are governed by the International Chamber of…

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Due Diligence in Mining Sector
20 Jan 2016

Due Diligence in Mining Industry

The due diligence is sin qua non for the purposes of investments, acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships or such other essential investment ventures. It provides rational assurance on the investment related to assessment, financing, and purchase of assets. The mining companies, by its nature of exploration and mining, launch itself or…

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Dubai Design District - STA
30 Dec 2015

Dubai Design District (D3)

“We’ll build a city dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs in Dubai. I invite the Arab youth to join the march of innovation and entrepreneurship,” his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai asserted. Just when you think…

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UAE Commercial Agency Law - Disputes
25 Dec 2015

Disputes under UAE Commercial Agency Law

We have already highlighted in a previous article1  the fact that the Federal Law no. 18 of 19812 , also known as UAE Commercial Agency Law (the Law), has a protectionist approach favoring the Agent, defined therein as “A natural person holding the nationality of the state, or a juridical…

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Court Uncourt - Upsurge of IPOs in UAE
09 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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03 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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Role of IP
24 Nov 2015

Role of Intellectual Property in Food & Beverage Industry

“I hate the notion of a secret recipe. Recipes are by nature derivative and meant to be shared - that is how they improve, are changed, how new ideas are formed. To stop a recipe in its tracks, to label it "secret" just seems to mean.”- Molly Wizenberg, Food blogger …

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Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Center (ADCCAC)
11 Nov 2015

ADCCAC - The Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Center

ADCCAC - The Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Center Evolution has created several ways of defying the unsettling consequences of disputes. In the animal kingdom, where survival is dependent on mutual respect, harmony, and assistance, there is a need to maintain beneficial relationships. For example, chimps kiss and embrace…

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27 Jul 2015

Construction Law: Prolongation Claim in Arbitration

Construction Insight:     The sight of a rainbow in the middle of a desert is a rather recherché glimpse. The United Arab Emirates, however, is not a conventional desert panorama come true.   Take for example the construction industry in the region. There is an interesting mix of cultures…

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STA Law Firm - Can you choose your judge
08 Jul 2015

Can You Choose Your Own Judge?

For a variety of reasons, it is highly likely that most people’s instincts would incite them to answer “no”! However, if we peruse UAE legal texts we will find that actually, in most cases, the answer will be “yes”!  Litigation is one of the basic rights guaranteed by most world…

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Drug and Pharmaceuticals Importation in UAE and Dubai
21 May 2015

Registration and Importation of Pharmaceuticals in UAE

Headache? Perhaps you’d take paracetamol. Upset stomach? Maybe an indigestion pill. Cold or flu? You might consider anti-congestant medication. In the United Arab Emirates, such pharmaceuticals are easy to come by, with the majority of people likely to have a supply already to hand in their purses or bathroom cabinets.…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
25 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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