Interview With Simon Isgar

Following his latest appointment at BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, one of the region’s leading law firms, Al Morkeb Magazine had the chance to interview Simon Isgar, the new Head of Insurance & Insurance Pactice, about his plans for his new position and the challenges that are facing the sector and the actions taken…

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates Appoints New Head of Insurance in Dubai

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, one of the region’s leading law firms, has announced the appointment of Simon Isgar as Head of Insurance. A qualified barrister, Simon previously headed up Kennedys Dubai LLP’s MENA corporate and regulatory insurance practice. He joins BSA’s growing team of corporate lawyers, to form the largest corporate insurance practice in…

Insurance Distribution in Europe & widers Implications for the Middle East

Effective as at 1st October 2018, the Insurance Distribution Directive ((EU) 2016/97) (IDD) [1], (Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD)) and its statutory provisions will apply to all EU distributors of insurance products and replaces the Insurance Mediation Directive (2002/91/EC) (IMD) [2]. The IDD provides wider application in terms of extending compliance of the rules to insurance…

The Legal 500: 2nd Edition Insurance & Reinsurance Comparative Guide

Michael Kortbawi and Raghad Hammad contribute to the UAE Chapter of  The Legal 500: 2nd Edition Insurance & Reinsurance Comparative Guide. This country-specific Q&A gives a pragmatic overview of the law and practice of insurance & reinsurance law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It addresses topics such as contract regulation, licensing, penalties, policyholder protection, alternative dispute resolution as well as personal insight and opinion…

BSA announces the launch of Spanish and Latin American Desk

The renowned regional law firm, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, introduce the firm’s second foreign desk in a market leading affiliation with Spanish based law firm, Lupicinio International Law Firm BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP is delighted to announce the unveiling of its latest venture, a Spanish and Latin American Desk,…

New VAT Implications Impacting The Region – Key Measures To Consider For Insurers In The GCC

  It is crucial for businesses to start the preparation process early, as an understanding of the potential impact of VAT on the business will reduce friction in the ongoing process. VAT liabilities are generally self-assessed, with errors often leading to harsh penalties, time-consuming interactions with local tax authorities, or business disruptions. Raghad Hammad, Senior…