Insurance Litigation

Chambers & Partners: UAE Insurance Litigation 2021

The BSA Insurance team have contributed the UAE Chapter of the Chambers & Partners Insurance Litigation 2021 guide. The guide provides the latest legal information on alternative dispute resolution (ADR), the enforcement of foreign judgments, the applicability of the New York Convention, coverage disputes, claims against insureds, insurers’ recovery rights, and the impact of COVID-19…

The New UAE Health Data Law – an In-Depth Look

The following article was originally published for BSA in the Oath Magazine and can be downloaded here: UAE Health Data Law. Healthcare data, and information, and its development in terms of how this data/information is protected, is a fast-evolving growth area, challenging both industry and consumers alike in the United Arab Emirates, i.e., where does one start…

UAE healthcare and trust law

The Concept of Healthcare / Medical Trust

The following article was originally published for BSA in Premium Insurance Magazine: The Concept of Healthcare/Medical Trust   Can Medical Insurers offer new product structures to gain market share? Health Insurance is by far the largest line of risk, alongside motor insurance in the Middle East. Both lines of insurance tend to be mandatory in several…

What FIDIC’s New Green Book Holds

The following article was originally published in Climate Control Middle East.    The FIDIC suite of construction contracts is written and published by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers. The FIDIC acronym stands for the French version of the Federation’s name (Federation Internationale des Ingenieurs-Conseil). FIDIC’s Contracts Committee produces standard forms of contract for civil…

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,…