Business of law
In a dispute between a UAE investor and a foreign investor, the parties disputed over whether a side agreement or the official Memorandum of Association governed their relationship. The UAE investor appealed for the third time to the Supreme Court contesting the validity of the side agreement.
Law Firm: Al Tamimi & Company | Published: 19 June 2013 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
With the number of disputes and amount of regulatory monitoring and intervention increasing, new methods to identify and assess the merits of potential disputes and regulatory risk are being sought. Deloitte outlines how commercial early case assessment can be achieved in three stages.
Law Firm: Deloitte | Published: 17 June 2013 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
Users of the Employment Tribunals will have to get to grips with a new set of procedural rules. The new rules have now been published and aim to simplifying the existing rules which have been criticised for being inadequately drafted in places and not very "user friendly".
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 11 June 2013 | Practice Area: Tribunals
Do you ever wonder if, instead of focusing on running your business, you spend your life catching up with bureaucracy and endless new government and legislative initiatives? Nabarro summarises very briefly what the latest employment laws mean to you.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 04 June 2013 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
British Virgin Islands-based fund managers looking to market in the European Economic Area from 22 July this year should pay attention to this briefing from Mourant Ozannes, which explains the impact of the EU's Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD.
Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 04 June 2013 | Practice Area: Corporate Financing
There is plenty that companies can do to prepare ahead of the expected 2015 implementation of the EU-Wide Data Protection Regulation. This briefing from Macfarlanes covers the main steps to prepare across internal compliance; international data transfers; and more robust regulators.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes LLP | Published: 03 June 2013 | Practice Area: Data Subjects
According to the relevant articles of the UAE Constitution and the UAE Civil Procedure Law, any legal action must be filed before the courts of the relevant Emirate having jurisdiction, failing which the court may dismiss the action on the grounds that it has no jurisdiction to hear the matter.
Law Firm: Al Tamimi & Company | Published: 29 May 2013 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
Download the 24th May 2013 issue of Legal Week for free. Featured articles this week include: layoffs mount up as job cuts at UK top 50 law firms reach 750 over past year; the influx of global firms making their mark on the Singapore market; and an interview with British Legal Awards GC Geoff Wild.
Law Firm: Legal Week | Published: 28 May 2013 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
On 9th May the Supreme Court gave judgment in Futter v HMRC and Pitt v HMRC. This decision, by a panel of seven judges, is of enormous importance to trust lawyers but also has considerable significance in the field of professional liability. 4 New Square summarises the case's issues and facts.
Law Firm: 4 New Square | Published: 23 May 2013 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts
HMRC have been focusing on LLPs using corporate members to reduce income tax liabilities. The consultation document now makes it clear that HMRC propose to stop all corporate member planning where one of the purposes of the planning is to reduce or defer income tax liabilities.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes LLP | Published: 23 May 2013 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation
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