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By Douglas G. Smith
The following summary is designed to set out some of the chief considerations and potential pitfalls in preparing, negotiating and settling shareholders and joint ventures in the United Arab Emirates
By Douglas G. Smith, Mark J. Gilligan, Radwa Al Rifai
The foregoing is intended to represent an outline of the Employment Law's principal terms and is not intended to serve as legal advice, nor should it be treated as such.
By Douglas G. Smith
On 15 March 2017 a significant new law, Law No 20 of 2016 Regarding the Pledge of Movables as Security for a Debt ("Pledge Law"), came into force in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
By Douglas G. Smith, Mark J. Gilligan
A director is prohibited from utilizing or disclosing company secrets or attempting to damage the company business.
By Douglas G. Smith, William L. Nash III, Mark J. Gilligan
General duties of employees are spelled out in the Employment Regulation.
By Kevin Connor
This is the reality driving governments in the GCC and the MENA region generally to actively develop solar projects.
By Douglas G. Smith
Public Private Partnerships, or PPPs, are essentially partnerships between government and the independent private sector, pursuant to which delivery of a public service is transferred...
By Ben Holland, Charbel M. Maakaron
Like many other energy industry relationships, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) are often sold under long-term contracts.
By Bernhard Gilbey, Jeremy Cape, Lindsay M. Fainé
The new UK-UAE Double Taxation Convention (the UK-UAE DTC) entered into force on 25 December 2016 and took effect (broadly) on 1 January 2017.
By Douglas G. Smith
The "mini-insolvency law" and the 90 day moratorium it creates is not automatically binding upon UBF members.
By William L. Nash III, Thomas P. Wilson, Douglas G. Smith, Mark J. Gilligan
The United Arab Emirates (UAE or Emirates) has come a very long way from its beginnings as a regional trading hub with an economy dominated by pearl harvesting, fishing and local agricultural products.
By Douglas G. Smith, Mark J. Gilligan
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a new Commercial Companies Law (Federal Law No. 2 of 2015), enacted on 1 April 2015, which came into force on 1 July 2015.