Insurance event in London

Speaker at Insurance event organised by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC). Held in London on 1 June 2016. Topic: Insurance in Iran Speaker: Michael Kortbawi, Partner The topics of discussion were: Relevance of Iran – demographics, econnomics and insurance players Legal framework for insurance in Iran – laws, takaful and sanctions The audience will be made…

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…

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…

Corporate seminar in Prague

Speaker at a corporate seminar in Prague. Hosted by CZECH Gulf business council in cooperation with the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, held in Prague, on 15 April 2016. Topic: Legal business conditions in the United Arab Emirates and in the Saudi Arabia Presenter: Lara Barbary, Partner Lara covered the following topics: The…