B-2-B Dispute Resolution

For some while, the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) has had a Commercial Control and Consumer Protection Department (CCCPD), dealing with consumer disputes. However, it has recently set up a new sub-department, called the Business Protection Department (BPD) which will function as a local commercial dispute-resolution and settlement body. In the past, there were numerous disputes among businesses and professionals in Dubai but although…

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…

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…