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Squire Patton Boggs | United Arab Emirates | 9 Jul 2019

Dubai makes moves toward international best practices with new insolvency law

On May 30, 2019, Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, signed DIFC Insolvency Law, Law No. 1 of 2019 (the “New Insolvency Law”) into


Amereller | United Arab Emirates | 30 Jun 2019

Client Alert: The DIFC Employment Law 2019

On 30 May 2019, DIFC Law No. 2 of 2019 on Employment (New Employment Law) was enacted, replacing the previous DIFC Law No. 4 of 2005 on Employment


Fragomen FZ, LLC | United Arab Emirates | 18 Jun 2019

Stricter Employment Laws for Dubai International Financial Center Forthcoming

The Dubai government approved a new employment law that applies in the Dubai International Financial Center that is expected to go into effect on


Clyde & Co LLP | United Arab Emirates | 21 May 2019

New licensing option launched in Dubai Healthcare City

In another positive development, the Dubai Healthcare City (DHC) Authority's Registration and Licensing Department has recently launched its new


DLA Piper | United Arab Emirates | 9 May 2019

Modernizing the UAE’s financial services industry

Over the past 15 years, the UAE has made significant strides towards establishing itself as the financial hub of the Middle East. Alongside the


DLA Piper | United Arab Emirates | 3 May 2019

UAE issues new law regulating data in the health sector

The UAE federal government has issued Federal Law No. 2 of 2019 On the Use of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Health Fields


DLA Piper | United Arab Emirates | 1 May 2019

Rise of the Blockchain: A Middle East legal perspective

Blockchain, a "fourth industrial revolution" technology of great promise, is being embraced by GCC governments and regulators. Seen as a


DLA Piper | Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, etc. | 23 Apr 2019

Ramadan in the GCC

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and this year the holy month is expected to commence on 5 May


Clyde & Co LLP | United Arab Emirates | 17 Apr 2019

Improving cash flow in the Abu Dhabi construction industry

In a new circular issued by the Executive Council on 26 March 2019, the Abu Dhabi government has demonstrated its recognition and understanding of


DLA Piper | United Arab Emirates | 7 Apr 2019

Whistleblower protections and disclosure obligations - recent developments in the DIFC

In November 2018, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) issued DIFC Law No. 7 of 2018 (the Operating Law) which introduced explicit

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