Recent Legal Developments in Business Interruption Insurance – Coverage Issues and Wider Implications perhaps for the Middle East

The English High Court has recently handed down a judgement in a test case related to “Business Interruption” insurance in the context of the COVID19 pandemic, which provides an interesting angle in respect of coverage issues and general English law [insurance] contract interpretation. The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch and Others[1] essentially addressed the legal…

Brief on the new UAE Cabinet Decision No 58/2020 on the Regulation of the Procedures of Real Beneficiary

UAE Cabinet Decision No. 58 / 2020 is to be implemented to regulate the minimum obligations of the corporate entities incorporated in the UAE mainland and in the non-financial free zones (each an “Entity”) by requiring disclosure at the initial incorporation/registration stage, and maintenance thereafter, of a “Register of Real Beneficiaries” and “Register of Partners or…

What kind of Legal Protection do Employees have against Salary Cuts and Redundancy in the UAE?

What kind of legal protection against salary cuts and redundancy is afforded to employees in the UAE? The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (‘MOHRE’) has issued, on 26 March 2020, Ministerial Resolution no. 279 of 2020 (the ‘Resolution’) to help employers cope with the hardships arising from the COVID-19 outbreak. The Resolution enables private…

Arsalan Tariq physically moves to BSA’s Muscat office as a Partner and Head of the Corporate Department

BSA has recently made a partner-level personnel move for its Muscat office. Arsalan Tariq was hired two years ago by BSA’s, DIFC office and promoted to Partner at BSA’s Muscat office in January 2020. Now, Arsalan physically moves to BSA’s Muscat office as a Partner and Head of the Corporate Department. In his new role, Arsalan…

Beirut Blast – You May Have Coverage for Damage

Potential Compensation Sources The tragic and catastrophic explosion that occurred in Beirut, beyond the immediate health and safety concerns, raises important and potentially time-sensitive considerations involving obtaining compensation for property damage sustained due to the blast. While all are most appropriately concerned with the loss of life and serious injuries inflicted upon the population, the…