A New Law on Family Companies in the UAE
A New Law on Family Companies in the UAE

A family-owned business maybe be one of the oldest form of business organization in human history. In the GCC, the business environment has developed exponentially to the extent that there are large corporate businesses which are owned and managed by single families. These businesses play a… Read more

Relocation of Regional Headquarters to Saudi Arabia
Relocation of Regional Headquarters to...

In the announcement of the strategic goals of Saudi Arabia’s capital entitled “the Future Investment Initiative Riyadh 2030” on 15 February 2021, the Saudi government established new requirements whereby international companies are required to relocate their regional headquarters (RHQ) into Saudi Arabia in order to access… Read more

UAE sets out legal major overhaul of personal and family laws
UAE sets out legal major overhaul of p...

The Unites Arab Emirates (UAE) has embarked on one of the most significant overhauls of the legal system in years, with changes to personal and family laws, and other areas affecting people’s daily lives. The laws, effective immediately, reflect progressive measures to improve living standards, and… Read more

Intellectual Property Protection under Saudi Arabian Laws
Intellectual Property Protection under...

Intellectual property rights play an important role in the Saudi economy especially with the technology and entertainment revolution in recent years. Such revolution has lead the government of Saudi Arabia to enter into international treaties and enact laws to protect intellectual property rights including Copyrights, Patents,… Read more

ADGM: Pioneering Digital Transformation in the Legal and Justice System
ADGM: Pioneering Digital Transformatio...

On 11 November 2022, the Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) Arbitration Centre launched the world’s first “mediation in the metaverse” service. This service will revolutionize the delivery of mediation globally, immediately transforming the court-annexed mediation scheme conducted by ADGM courts into the next generation approach to… Read more

“The Riyadh convention is not part of DIFC law” an appeal ruled by the DIFC court
“The Riyadh convention is not part o...

On May 21, 2021, the DIFC Court of Appeal ruled in Lahela v Lameez that the Riyadh Convention is not part of DIFC law, and in any event provides a non-exclusive service regime. This appeal is concerned with the service of documents relating to proceedings brought… Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on employment and lease relations in Kuwait.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact ...

Over the last few days, we have received an increasing number of enquirers from employers about what they should being doing, from both an employment law and human resources (“HR”) perspective, about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We have also received queries from landlords and tenants regarding… Read more