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Saudi Antitrust Authority Blocks First Vertical Transaction Under New Competition Law

Saudi Arabia - June 20 2022 Recent actions by the Saudi Arabia competition authority confirm that the agency is adopting a more aggressive enforcement approach, particularly…

Serge Clerckx, Michael Maloney, Ryan C. Thomas

DIAC 2022 Arbitration Rules: Will They Propel DIAC Into a Top-Five Institution?

Global - April 25 2022 The Dubai International Arbitration Centre's ("DIAC") new Arbitration Rules (the "DIAC 2022 Rules" or "Rules") are now effective. The Rules apply to…

Pierre Heitzmann, Michelle Bradfield, Jean-Pierre N. Harb, Heather Martin, Sheila L. Shadmand

Saudi Antitrust Regulator Blocks First Acquisition Under New Merger Control Law

United Arab Emirates - December 10 2021 Saudi Arabia competition authority blocks its first transaction under the Kingdom's 2019 Competition Law. The Saudi Arabian General Authority for…

Serge Clerckx, Michael Maloney, J. Bruce McDonald, Sheila L. Shadmand, Craig A. Waldman

Disputes Disrupted? The Impact of Dubai's Decree No. 34 of 2021 on the Choice of Commercial Arbitration in the UAE

United Arab Emirates - October 19 2021 Dubai Decree No. 34 of 2021 (the "Decree") was issued on 14 September 2021 and became effective on 20 September 2021. The Decree cancelled—with…

Pierre Heitzmann, Jean-Pierre N. Harb, Heather Martin, Sion Richards, Sheila L. Shadmand

Saudi Arabia's New Tourism Development Fund

Saudi Arabia - September 30 2020 Saudi Arabia's Vision2030 is a strategic framework to reduce Saudi Arabia's dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop public service…

John S. Beaumont