The UAE Sets Up National Regulatory Shariah Authority

This month witnessed the much-awaited announcement regarding the establishment of a national regulatory authority for Shariah in the UAE which is expected to further promote the overall local Islamic economy. Earlier in May, the UAE cabinet approved the launch of a national regulatory Shariah authority which will be in charge of supervising the Shariah boards of individual banks and…

Mergers and Acquisitions – The Legal Considerations

Mergers and acquisitions, whether from the perspective of the Seller or the Buyer entail considerable preparation, research, adjustment, and due diligence. In most jurisdictions, including the UAE, in spite of the market’s relatively small size, only a minority of mergers and acquisitions successfully conclude without snags. While the legal considerations are varied, there are many…

Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2016

The Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2016 took place on 12 May 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, UAE. The awards aim to recognise exceptional achievement by private practice and in-house lawyers working in local and international companies and law firms. Senior Partner Dr Ahmad Bin Hezeem, Partner Abdullah Ishnaneh, Senior Associates Nadim…

Porte Ouverte Sur l’Iran

Après plusieurs années de négociation entre l’Iran et les membres permanents du Conseil de Sécurité de l’ONU plus l’Allemagne (P5+1), la levée des sanctions contre l’Iran est désormais acquise avec quelques limitations de personnes listées sur une liste dite « SDN » et contrôle par l’Agence Internationale de l’Energie Atomique (AIEA). Cet accord a été défini dans…

European and Middle East Guide To Litigation, Arbitration and ADR

Meritas Law Firms Worldwide is proud to present its European and Middle East Guide to Litigation, Arbitration and ADR. If you are facing a dispute in Europe or the Middle East, this guide will help you navigate some of the key issues and jurisdictional differences that you may encounter. For further information, or country specific…

Guest speaker at British University in Dubai (BUiD)

Speaker at British University in Dubai (BUiD). Held on campus grounds in Dubai on 3 May 2016. Topic: Proposals for a subcontractor’s escape from conditional clauses Speaker: <a href="http://www.bsabh project management tasks.com/lawyer/antonios-dimitracopoulos/” target=”_blank”>Antonios Dimitracopoulos, Partner The talk was attended by post graduate MSc students, most of whom were from the construction industry which was followed by a…