UAE: Proposed data protection amendments “seek to close loopholes”

Click here to view the article online. The Abu Dhabi Global Market (‘ADGM’) launched, on 4 May 2017, a consultation on the Data Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (‘the Proposed Amendments’), which would amend the Data Protection Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’). The Proposed Amendments would introduce significant changes to the capabilities of the ADGM Registration Authority…

Overview of the Proceedings and Reasons for Delay within the Court of Cassation

Analysis The United Arab Emirates (the “UAE”) is a constitutional federation established in 1971 and composed of seven Emirates- Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman and Fujairah. During the UAE’s establishment, the rulers of the seven Emirates agreed upon a provisional constitution (the “Constitution”), which provided the legal framework for…

Halal Certification And The Need To Set Unified International Standards

Click here to view the article in PDF. The importation of meat and poultry products into Gulf Cooperation Council (“GCC”) nations, and other Islamic countries, is big business. One issue that has caused uncertainty in this important international market segment, is the necessity to obtain proper Halal Certification of the imported products. This article explores…

Warning to Contractors Dealing with GCC Governments

Analysis Offset obligations (“Offsets”) are required by most of the GCC governments from their foreign service and product providers (“Contractors”). In short, as a matter of public policy, GCC governments will never contract with foreign corporate entities without any specific offset agreement which will provide an economic benefit from their expenditure. This article, explores the…