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K&L Gates LLP

Regulation of Crypto Asset Activities on the Abu Dhabi Global Market

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Introduction - Recent technological innovations are transforming how financial activities are conducted and regulated. The technological advances have also resulted in disrupting traditional financial services and other...more

Dechert LLP

The New UAE Arbitration Law: Separating the Old from the New

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Federal Law No. 6 of 2018 Concerning Arbitration (the "New Law") came into force on 16 June 2018. It applies to all arbitrations seated in the United Arab Emirates ("UAE") (excluding the DIFC and ADGM), and includes...more

Bracewell LLP

Worthier Horizons: The UAE's New Federal Arbitration Law

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Almost 12 years after it acceded to the New York Convention, the UAE’s new Federal Arbitration Law came into effect on 16 June 2018. Closely based on the UNCITRAL Model Law, it is widely regarded amongst the international...more

White & Case LLP

Mortgages of Movable Property: a welcome update

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This article examines the implementation of the Mortgage Law (as defined below) and its potential impacts on the UAE debt finance market....more

King & Spalding

100% Foreign Ownership to be Permitted in the UAE

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This article is a two-part article concerning the foreign ownership restriction (the Ownership Restriction) which is currently in force in the United Arab Emirates (the UAE) and recent announcements from the Cabinet of...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

CIT Upholds Commerce Duties On UAE Nails

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In a May 22, 2018 Opinion and Order, the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT) upheld the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (“Commerce”) use of a Thai nail producer, rather than a Dubai producer, as a surrogate for the...more

White & Case LLP

The New UAE Arbitration Law: an incremental shift towards international norms

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The UAE has taken a significant step towards making commercial arbitration a more appealing dispute resolution mechanism for companies conducting business in the UAE and the broader GCC region. The newly enacted Federal...more

K&L Gates LLP

Changes to Foreign Ownership and Visa Rules Announced

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At a meeting of the Cabinet of the Council of Ministers of the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”), the UAE Government decided to allow foreign investors to own 100% of their businesses in the UAE and approved sweeping changes to...more

King & Spalding

Measure - Spring 2018

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Welcome to the Spring 2018 issue of measure, King & Spalding’s Middle East periodic newsletter. Following a host of legal developments in the region over recent months, we look at the following in this issue: ..Noting that...more

Hogan Lovells

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Agreement on Promotion Protection and Guarantee of Investments among Member States

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As the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") Agreement on promotion, protection and guarantee of investments among Member States ("OIC Agreement") reaches its 30 years anniversary since its entry into force in 1988, we...more

Dentons

ADGM and Abu Dhabi courts – a memorandum of understanding

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On 4 April 2018, the Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts (ADGM Courts) announced in a press release that it had entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. The MoU was signed on 11...more

King & Spalding

Initial Coin Offerings in the United Arab Emirates

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Background - Against the backdrop of the increasing prominence of cryptocurrencies globally, initial coin offerings or ICOs are becoming commensurately popular as a capital raising method. ICOs, essentially a method of...more

White & Case LLP

Civil Liability of Arbitrators in the UAE – An Update

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The Dubai Court of Cassation in its recent decision in Case 484/2017 has set a new threshold for establishing the liability of arbitrators in civil matters, thereby providing some much needed clarity on this important issue....more

Hogan Lovells

Investment Outlook 2018: Transaction and deal trends in the GCC

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Gulf economies and markets have transformed in many ways in response to three years of low oil prices, new regional leadership and a global world order in flux. The tougher fiscal environment and renewed drive to implement...more

White & Case LLP

Key Investment Themes in UAE Real Estate & Real Estate Finance Markets

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The end of 2017 proved to be very busy in UAE real estate and real estate finance markets. Here we put the spotlight on 3 key investment themes that characterised those markets in 2017. We also look forward to some of the...more

Hogan Lovells

As fundraising methods continue to diversify, the DFSA provides a robust regulatory framework for equity and loan based...

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On 1 August 2017, the Dubai Financial Services Authority ("DFSA"), the regulator of financial services and securities in the Dubai International Financial Centre free zone ("DIFC"), introduced a regulatory framework for loan...more

Hogan Lovells

Highlighting the risks: The Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority adds its voice to ICO concerns

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What you should know  The UAE's federal financial services and securities regulator, the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), has issued a public warning statement on 4 February 2018 in relation to initial coin...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - February 2018 #2

Oil World Turns Upside Down as U.S. Sells Oil in Middle East - "Yet, in a trade that illustrates how the rise of the American shale industry is upending energy markets across the globe, the U.A.E. bought oil directly from...more

Hogan Lovells

A closer look at the Judicial Tribunal and its Key Decisions of 2017

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Since this landmark decision, a number of decisions were made by the JT in 2017 and a definite jurisprudence has emerged. • the JT's decisions giving guidance as to what is a "conflict of jurisdiction";...more

MERITAS - Law Firms Worldwide

Guide To Employee Non-Compete Agreements in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Business practices are changing. Markets are becoming more global and employees are on the move around the world. Employees are key assets driving sales, productivity and profit over different markets. It is therefore vital...more

King & Spalding

EU “Black Lists” Bahrain and UAE as Non - Cooperative Jurisdiction for Tax Purposes

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On 5 December 2017, the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) determined a list of 17 non-cooperative jurisdictions, which included Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This list was established based on...more

Bracewell LLP

Executive Regulation on Value Added Tax in the UAE

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The United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) Federal Tax Authority has recently published the draft Executive Regulations of Federal Decree Law No. 8 of 2017 on Value Added Tax (the “VAT Law”) which introduces a 5% VAT on the import and...more

Hogan Lovells

The New DIAC Arbitration Rules 2018

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The most prominent development during Dubai Arbitration Week 2017 last week was the announcement from the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (the "DIAC") that they will soon release and enact the new DIAC Arbitration...more

Perkins Coie

Blockchain Week in Review – October #8

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Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of...more

Perkins Coie

Fintech Week in Review – October 2017

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Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of...more

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