The future is all Reit

24 September 2018

Mohammed Kamal and Amy Jones take a look at the Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”) landscape in the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”) and the wider GCC.

Blockchain, Banking and the “New Normal”

20 September 2018

In the second part of this blockchain series, Neale Downes and Michael Savva examine the benefits and potential pitfalls of blockchain technology in the banking and finance industry.

The new movables pledge law: and what it means for secured lending in the UAE

4 September 2018

In this briefing, Michael Savva and Alice Atkinson discuss the new regime for the registration of mortgages over movable assets in the UAE.

Iran’s SEO mulls green Sukuk regulations

12 July 2018

Partners Ahmad Khonsari and Neale Downes comment on Iran’s plan to develop a regulatory framework for green sukuks as part of its target of installing 5,000 MW of renewable energy nationwide by 2020. This article first appeared in IFN Volume 15 Issue 27 on the 4th of July 2018.

New UAE Law on Arbitration – A Shift in the Right Direction

29 May 2018

The long awaited UAE Arbitration Law has been issued by the President of the UAE, currently expected to come into force in July 2018. What does the new law entail?

Foreign Ownership of Companies in the UAE and New Residency Rules

23 May 2018

The ruler of Dubai and UAE Prime Minister has announced the introduction of 100% foreign ownership of companies in the UAE and ten year visas. What does this mean for the future of the UAE?

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