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Jazz Moman, Director & Regional Head for Real Estate and Hotels, spoke with Dubai Eye 103.8 Business Breakfast show this morning to discuss the seizure of Schon Property assets. Listen to the podcast here
The federal government in the UAE is driving Emiratisation and prioritising the hiring of UAE nationals.
The UAE has issued a new Federal Arbitration Law, No. 6 of 2018 ("New Arbitration Law") which replaces Articles 203 – 218 ("current law") of the UAE Civil Procedures Law, No. 11 of 1992. With this development, the UAE now has its own free standing arbitration law and joins other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council who have implemented new arbitration legislation in recent years.
Kuwait Public Institution for Social Security has filed a petition for the liquidation of Abraaj Group's holding company.
DWF has appointed Shiraz Sethi as the Middle East Managing Partner and James Fox as Head of Dispute Resolution for the Middle East. The duo have an ambitious growth plan, building on the firm's success in the UAE.
There remains no guarantee that, from the intended Brexit day of 30 March 2019, the current tariff-free movement of goods between the two territories will not cease. Various models for future relationships are in debate, but the UK is currently ruling out the simplest (and least change) model of remaining in a customs union with the EU.
Shiraz Sethi, DWF Middle East’s Employment partner and co-author of the proposed law, examines the key changes to the existing legislation — modified to bring it in line with international best standards and practice.