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The UAE Recalibrates its Foreign Direct Investment Framework with 100% Foreign Ownership and Other Landmark Changes to its Commercial Companies Law

United Arab Emirates - December 1 2020 On November 25, 2020, the UAE Royal Cabinet announced the issuance of a new decree (the "2020 FDI Decree") amending the Federal Commercial Companies…

Omar El-Khattabi, Charles Salem Hallab, Jad A. Taha

Ground Breaking Israel-United Arab Emirates Peace Deal Marks a Change in the Regional Business and Legal Landscape

Israel, United Arab Emirates, USA - September 15 2020 On August 13, 2020, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (the “UAE”) announced a landmark peace deal - dubbed the “Abraham Accord.” The deal was…

Charles Salem Hallab, Phyllis G. Korff, Anna T. Pinedo, Nanda Al Qazaz, Jad A. Taha

New COVID-19 Measures by the United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates - April 6 2020 The United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) Cabinet has approved certain new decisions in relation to the extension of several existing permits as the country…

Charles Salem Hallab, Jad A. Taha

Saudi Arabia’s New Franchise Law

Saudi Arabia - January 23 2020 On 8 October 2019, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved the Saudi Commercial Franchise Law under Cabinet Decision No…

Omar El-Khattabi, Charles Salem Hallab, Farid (Fred) Haroun, Nanda Al Qazaz, Jad A. Taha

Emiratisation "Tawteen": New Rules in the UAE

United Arab Emirates - October 21 2019 The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation ("MOHRE") recently issued new implementation rules with respect to Article 14 of the UAE…

Charles Salem Hallab, Amany Hassan, Nanda Al Qazaz, Grace Shie, Elizabeth (Liz) Espín Stern, Jad A. Taha