Contract Watch: Forfeiture Clauses

Forfeiture’ or ‘liquidated damages’ clauses feature in many commercial agreements, and more commonly in joint venture contracts in the oil and gas exploration and construction sectors. They are common in GCC contracts but the approach differs to common law jurisdictions. Most construction contracts contain a provision for liquidated damages to be paid in the event of…

Country Report – UAE: Leading The Way In The Middle East

The past month witnessed the announcement of several pieces of groundbreaking news fostering the growth and presence of Shariah compliant products in the Middle Eastern market. The latest developments are pushing hard at the limits and boundaries of the Islamic finance industry as serious new players are coming on board. Goldman Sachs Sukuk: Goldman Sachs…