Private-client specialist law firm Withers has launched a tax office in Dubai after hiring Stijn Janssen, the former co-head of Ernst & Young’s Dubai international tax group.
Singapore’s WongPartnership has entered into a strategic alliance with Al Aidarous International Legal Practice, a boutique law firm in UAE that has offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Bahrain's stock exchange has established a market for real estate investment trusts (REITs), it said.
Low oil prices are forcing Gulf states to borrow to prop up their economies and are now taking their toll on the region's banks too, complicating their efforts to raise...
The CMS network has opened an office in Tehran, becoming the first international firm to set up a presence in Iran
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