BSA advises Louis Dreyfus Armateur on an agreement with EGA

  BSA’s Dubai Lawyers’ Bertrand Dumon and Edouard Salwan advised Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, a French global Group engaged in maritime  transportation and services, in the structuring of their activities in the region and on an undertaking to form a joint venture company with Abu Dhabi Ports  to work together to implement a 15 year agreement for the transshipment of bauxite…

Legal inheritance for non-muslim expatriates

The question of inheritance in the event of death is the ultimate apprehension of European expatriates residing in the UAE, especially considering the uncertainty and complexity of the rules that governs inheritance matters in the UAE. Whilst the UAE law expressly disposes that inheritance shall be governed by the law of the deceased at the…

Warning to Contractors Dealing with GCC Governments

Analysis Offset obligations (“Offsets”) are required by most of the GCC governments from their foreign service and product providers (“Contractors”). In short, as a matter of public policy, GCC governments will never contract with foreign corporate entities without any specific offset agreement which will provide an economic benefit from their expenditure. This article, explores the…

Porte Ouverte Sur l’Iran

Après plusieurs années de négociation entre l’Iran et les membres permanents du Conseil de Sécurité de l’ONU plus l’Allemagne (P5+1), la levée des sanctions contre l’Iran est désormais acquise avec quelques limitations de personnes listées sur une liste dite « SDN » et contrôle par l’Agence Internationale de l’Energie Atomique (AIEA). Cet accord a été défini dans…

BSA’s Firm Focus

Regional insight, global outlook Rooted in local heritage with a focus on building relationships, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates’ key strength lies in their ability to look beyond the law for their clients. It’s been a busy year at BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates (BSA). Back in the Oath’s July/August issue, the firm…

BSA in association with Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) hosts a business road-show for 300 leading French companies

BSA together with JAFZA organized a four-day road-show in Paris and Lyon, which included seminars and networking events with 300 of France’s most prominent companies from a range of industry sectors. The road-show presented Dubai as a key business hub and promoted the expansion of French companies into the region by highlighting the opportunities available…