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Clyde & Co
The MENA petrochemical market is forecast to grow at compound growth of 7.5 per cent this year. Whilst that may sound like a high number, it actually represents a drop in percentage terms.
Appleby
For more than 20 years, high net worth individuals around the world have been using premium financing to help them buy life insurance more efficiently.
Reed Smith
In recent years, the number of African countries which have enacted privacy frameworks or are planning data protection laws has vastly increased.
Andrews Kurth LLP
The 2014 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference was the largest in the event’s history.
Orrick
On Sept. 10, 2014, Shaanxi High People’s Court made a final decision upholding the first instance ruling by Xi’an Intermediate People’s Court dismissing claims by Xianyang Huaqin Taxi Service Co., Ltd. (Huaqin) against Xianyang Qindu Taxi Transport Service Branch (Qindu), Xianyang Weicheng Taxi Transport Service Branch (Weicheng), Xianyang Huaguang Taxi Transport Service Branch (Huaguang), Xianyang Public Transport Group Company (Public Transport) and Xianyang City Transport Management Departmen
Orrick
On Dec. 16, 2013, the Guangdong provincial Administration for Industry and Commerce issued a Written Decision of Administrative Penalty to penalize Huizhou Daya Bay Yiyuan Purified Water for abuse of dominance through bundled sales.
Clyde & Co
For some time now, governments in the Middle East and North Africa have been under pressure to diversify their energy portfolios by bringing in alternative sources of energy to supplement traditional fossil fuel power.
PwC Nigeria
Oil is Nigeria's main source of foreign exchange earnings and government financing. As a result, growth expectations for the economy have deteriorated following recent drop in oil prices.
PwC Nigeria
The Tax Appeal Tribunal on 20 March 2015 held that the Federal Inland Revenue Service should consider tax computations prepared by parties to a Production Sharing Contract in assessing PSC parties to Petroleum Profits Tax.
PwC Nigeria
Another quick reminder to keep an eye on your tax returns and payment deadlines for the month of May.
PwC Nigeria
All may not be rosy for many companies that are currently enjoying, or have recently enjoyed tax holiday status under the pioneer tax regime.
PwC Nigeria
Finally, Nigeria’s presidential election is over! Free, fair and peaceful were some of the words the global community used to describe the elections which made history when the incumbent administration conceded defeat.
Dentons
Appointment of two advisers to the Minister of Heritage & Culture: Sayyid Faisal bin Hamoud bin Nasser Al Busaidi and Hassan bin Mohammed bin Ali Al Lawati.
Al Tamimi & Company
Audible sighs of relief were heard from Industrial Design proprietors in October 2010 when welcome news broke of the possibility of filing industrial design applications in Oman.
Al Tamimi & Company
The Omani Patent Office recently issued an administrative decision which addresses three issues: substantive examination, annuity payments and the term of patent protection in Oman.
Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP)
Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP)
King & Wood Mallesons
Lack of certainty has partly been addressed by the publication of revised CCC Guidelines on the merger control rules.
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Procurement in general refers to the process of obtaining a product or service. Specifically in the construction industry, it means the way in which the responsibilities for design and construction of a construction project are allocated, including the risks and responsibilities associated with the project.
Ince & Co
On 16 October 2012, the European Union ("EU") introduced further sanctions against Iran.
Dentons
A cornerstone of Dubai's success in attracting businesses and encouraging growth across a diverse range of sectors has been the continued establishment of free zones.
Clyde & Co
The United Arab Emirates' participation in the space and satellite sector coincides very closely with the early beginnings of the UAE as a nation.
Kennedys
Handling disputes in a foreign jurisdiction can prove to be a challenge and more so in a unique jurisdiction like the UAE, which boasts different sets of laws for onshore and offshore (freezone) companies.
Clyde & Co
As reported in the market updates section of this newsletter, the UAE Ministry of Economy recently reviewed the fees charged by its various departments, including the Trade Mark, Patent and Copyright Office.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Private equity investment is increasingly popular in the MENA region, with asset values expanding and investors taking bigger stakes.
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Clyde & Co
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Clyde & Co
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