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22 Feb 2021

Beneficial owners' disclosure extended date in Tanzania

Beneficial owners' disclosure extended date in Tanzania On 1 July 2020, the Finance Act incorporated amendments by creating certain advantageous ownership laws, such as Companies Act, Anti-Laundering Act, the Income Tax Act and the Trustees Incorporations Act. The term beneficial owner means a natural individual who has directly or indirectly…

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21 Feb 2021

EU EMIR: EU Margin and Clearing Rules' changes take place

EU EMIR: EU Margin and Clearing Rules' changes take place Two delegated acts amending Legislation (EU) 648/2012 (EU EMIR) on the European market infrastructure (EU) were published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 17 February 2021. The delegated laws (the Acts) bring in amendments to the EU…

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18 Feb 2021

COVID-19 Measures in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

COVID-19 Measures in Dubai and Abu Dhabi The Dubai Supreme Committee on Crisis and Disaster Management (the Dubai Committee) and the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee for the COVID-19 Pandemic have adopted new steps to curtail the' second wave' of COVID-19 incidents (the Abu Dhabi Committee). The Dubai…

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17 Feb 2021

United Kingdom- High Court sets precedent on ‘value’ in post-bankruptcy petition payments

United Kingdom- High Court sets precedent on ‘value’ in post-bankruptcy petition payments An appeal submitted by a trustee in bankruptcy, alleging that transfers made by the bankrupt to corporations after the presentation of a bankruptcy petition is void, was rejected by the High Court. The court found that the funds…

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16 Feb 2021

Latest Executive Rules on Competition Law from Oman

Latest Executive Rules on Competition Law from Oman Ministerial Resolution Number 18 of 2021, the executive regulations of the Law on the Protection of Competition and Prevention of Monopoly ('Regulations'), supplementing Royal Decree Number 67 of 2014 ('Competition Law'), has been issued by the Oman Ministry of Commerce, Industry and…

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15 Feb 2021

Expatriate UAE Residents’ procedures regarding Wills

Expatriate UAE Residents’ procedures regarding Wills: Expats will be delighted to hear that the allocation of the estate of an individual will now take place according to the rules of the country of which the individual is a resident, rather than the application of UAE law (which codifies Islamic Sharia principles…

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