The United Arab Emirates, seeking to bolster state revenues, is likely to complete the drafting of laws introducing corporate tax and value-added tax in the third quarter of this year,...
Canadian law firm Gowlings has agreed to merge with Britain's Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co in a deal that could lead to further international expansion, the two firms have said.
Herbert Smith Freehills has closed its Abu Dhabi office, according to reports, and will move its five-lawyer team there to Dubai. It currently has two partners in Doha and eight...
Dentons has advised the Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC) on its debut issuance of $1 billion notes, with Dechert counseling the joint lead managers.
Following are major Islamic bond issues in the global pipeline.
|Bahraini insurer ARIG plans full ownership of Takaful ReBahrain's Arab Insurance Group is in discussions to take full ownership of Dubai-based Islamic reinsurer Takaful Re, as regulatory moves add pressure on firms in the overcrowded Gulf insurance sector to consolidate. Full Article|
|HSBC’s Turkish unit may go to ING for $750 mlnHSBC is set to agree to sell its Turkish business to Dutch lender ING Group for around $700-$750 million in the next few days, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Full Article|
|Oman fund set to seek ruling against Bulgaria over bank collapseOman's biggest sovereign wealth fund is set to seek an arbitration ruling against Bulgaria over the collapse of Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank), a source familiar with the situation told Reuters. Full Article|
|Dubai's Union Properties says plans three projects worth $544.5 mlnDubai's Union Properties plans to develop three new projects worth AED2 billion (USD544.5 million), it said in a bourse filing. Full Article|
|Qatar Airways says in talks with India's IndiGoQatar Airways said it was in talks with IndiGo about taking a stake in India's biggest airline that would expand the Gulf carrier's foothold in one of the world's fastest growing aviation markets. Full Article|
|Dubai realtor S&K says worsening market led to bankruptcyDubai-based real estate agency S&K Estate Agents said a deteriorating property market in the emirate contributed to its decision to file for bankruptcy and be liquidated. Full Article|
|How to Become an English Solicitor in Just a Few MonthsEach year, hundreds of lawyers from Asia Pacific countries such as Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Japan and Malaysia, decide to qualify as English solicitors, and become dual-qualified lawyers. What motivates them to... Full Article|
|The search for consistencyIslamic finance today is booming, but could its progress be held back by inconsistencies in interpretations across jurisdictions, asks Raghavendra Verma Full Article|
|The boom is backThe United Arab Emirates has bounced back from the financial crisis of 2009-2010, when it came perilously close to sovereign default. Infrastructure construction has returned to full swing, while M&A deals abound, which means more... Full Article|
|Underground plansSaudi Arabia has awarded $22.5 billion contracts to build the Riyadh metro system. Full Article|
|AEC Report: Potential, reality and the role for business 27 May 14 Vriens & Partners' crucial report - The ASEAN Economic Community - is now available. This detailed report can be purchased for just US$1,000 from the link at the top of this page. Click below for Table of Contents.|
|ALB Employer of Choice 2013 17 Sep 13 Thousands of law firm employees across Asia, ranging from managing partners to support staff, were surveyed for two months and asked to rate their employers on the basis of job satisfaction, remuneration, work-life balance, career prospects, mentorship, job security and...|
|ALB M&A Rankings 2013 17 Sep 13 We rank the region’s best law firms for M&A work on volume, complexity and size of work, the firm’s visibility and profile in the marketplace, presence in Asia and key existing clients and new client Wins. These are the firms...|