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Webinar: Data protection in the Middle East and Africa feat. Nigerian Data Protection Commissioner

The "new normal" of global data protection regulation is becoming increasingly complex. With 37 African countries having a comprehensive data protection legal framework and the...

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Full Speed Ahead – the UAE continues its legislative development apace. Where is it all leading?
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The UAE is continuing to overhaul many of its existing laws and have introduced a number of new ones. This process continues. We consider the scale of the changes and consider where this...

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Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing in the UAE: An update
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Anti-money laundering and combatting financial crime are high on the UAE’s priorities in order to promote the Emirates as a safe jurisdiction for foreign investment. While the UAE...

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New UAE commercial gaming regulatory authority

On 3 September 2023, it was announced that the UAE had established the General Commercial Gaming Regulatory Authority (“GCGRA”), a federal authority focused on...

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Injunctive relief in the DIFC: A narrowing of the DIFC Court’s jurisdiction
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A recent decision of the DIFC Court of Appeal has significantly narrowed the DIFC Court’s jurisdiction to grant injunctions, including worldwide freezing orders, in support of...

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Strengthening the UAE's position as an international arbitration hub: Amendments to arbitration law
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In September, the UAE issued Federal Law No. 15 of 2023 amending Articles 10, 23, 28, and 33 of its arbitration law. The amendments enhance the UAE’s status as a global hub for...

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UAE Corporate Income Tax

The new corporate tax regime introduced by the UAE Ministry of Finance will apply for fiscal years starting on or after 1 June 2023. In this article, we explain the key provisions of the...

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New Civil Code makes doing business in Saudi Arabia more attractive

Signing up to a contract governed by Saudi Law is about to get easier, and your rights and obligations under that contract clearer.That's because the regime applicable to Saudi...

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New Era for the UAE's Commercial Agencies Law: Key Reforms Unveiled

The UAE has long been a regional hub for international trade and investment. Recognising the importance of commercial agency relationships in facilitating international business and foreign ...

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