Legal 500: UAE Litigation Chapter 2021

Originally published as a Country Specific Q&A on Legal 500, Partner, Abdullah Ishnaneh provides an overview of litigation laws and regulations applicable in UAE, answering such questions as: What are the main methods of resolving commercial disputes?     The main method of resolving commercial disputes is litigation before the local courts. However, there are other means…

GCC Restructuring & Insolvency Report

The worldwide economic distress caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has certainly not spared the GCC region. The pandemic has exacerbated the region’s pre-existing economic challenges, many of which date from the prior distresses that occurred ten years ago and were never fully remediated. This has led to a knock-on effect whereby many corporate interests…

Cartels Practice Guide 2021

Originally published as a Practice Guide on Chambers.com Partner, Munir Suboh and Associate Felicity Hammond provide up to date in-depth legal information on cartels policy, including procedural framework for cartel enforcement, private civil litigation and, sanctions and remedies.  1. Basic Legal Framework  1.1 Statutory Bases for Challenging Cartel Behaviour/Effects The laws and regulations that allow for…

Revised Central Bank Guidance regarding Saving and Investment Insurance

Pay-when-paid clause can be defeated

Written by Antonios Dimitracopoulos for MEP Middle East    The often-dreaded pay-when-paid clause in subcontracts has deterred many from pursuing what is an otherwise legitimate claim. The common concern has always been that a defence would almost certainly be raised by the main contractor that no corresponding payment has been made by the employer and, as such,…

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…

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…