Several Islamic insurers in the United Arab Emirates are seeking guidance from the UAE Insurance Authority on the possibility of mergers and acquisitions in the sector, Ibrahim Al Zaabi, director-general...
The court system in Dubai's financial free zone is seeking an agreement with Chinese courts on enforcing its judgements as trading ties between the two economies expand, a senior Dubai...
The partnership of China’s Dacheng Law Offices has reached an agreement with global law firm Dentons to merge, according to Li Shoushuang, managing partner of the Chinese firm, thus creating...
Pinsent Masons has launched a tax practice in Doha with the hire of Ian Anderson, formerly the director of tax at the Qatar Financial Centre.
Al Tamimi & Company has hired Scott Lambert as regional head of construction and infrastructure from Australian law firm Holding Redlich.
|UAE regulator issues rules to protect minority shareholdersThe United Arab Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority has issued new rules to protect minority shareholders, including regulations covering halts to trading in companies' shares, it said. Full Article|
|Some banks win, some lose in Dubai’s Islamic economyDubai's drive to develop its Islamic finance sector is fuelling growth of shariah-compliant banking, but the benefits are unevenly distributed, with some lenders struggling to compete against burgeoning competition. Full Article|
|Saudi Arabia to open stock market to foreigners on June 15Saudi Arabia will open its $532 billion stock market to direct foreign investment on June 15, allowing qualified foreign institutions to buy shares from that date, the Capital Market Authority said. Full Article|
|Kuwait proposals to introduce same tax for local, foreign companiesKuwait is studying proposals to introduce the same tax rates for local and foreign companies, Finance Minister Anas al-Saleh told reporters on the sidelines of a business conference. Full Article|
|Dubai's Noor Bank launches $500 mln 5-yr debut sukukDubai's Noor Bank has launched a $500 million, five-year debut sukuk issue, a document from lead arrangers showed. Full Article|
|Cheap oil seen cooling Abu Dhabi’s resurgent property sectorLower oil prices are likely to cause Abu Dhabi’s residential property sector to stabilize in 2015 following a two-year price boom as sentiment weakens and government spending in some areas slows, industry consultants say. 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|
|Drawing a lineIndia set to halt Iran oil imports over insurance Full Article|
|MP Interview: Husam Hourani, Al Tamimi & CoAl Tamimi & Co Managing Partner Husam Hourani talks to Ranajit Dam about the highlights of his career, the challenges of running a regional firm, and how Al Tamimi & Co can hold on to... Full Article|
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|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...|