MENA Legal Knowledge Hub
We provide you with thought leadership for the Middle East and North Africa region's legal landscape through white papers, reports, interviews with subject-matter experts, and more.
What are the basic and necessary elements of a company's establishment that must be present in order to cast away the risk of having a company nullified in the UAE?
How can the legal profession work smarter and be more efficient to offset price pressures and growth of alternative legal solutions?
As more law firms in the MENA region explore moving to cloud storage and software services to cut costs, data privacy and security concerns arise. How can legal firms adopt cloud technology in a way that supports compliance efforts?
What are the main duties of managers and directors of commercial companies? What happens in case of a violation and what are the liabilities imposed as a consequence?
Dr. Gordon Blanke (DWF) explains the recent MoU established between the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and the DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA).
Dubai has launched a strategy that would see all government documents on blockchain by 2020. What does this mean for lawyers?
Public Private Partnerships (PPP) are partnerships between the government and the independent private sector. Which countries in the MENA region are leading this trend? Why should an effective regulatory framework be built?
We explore the role of technology in the law firm of today and tomorrow, and consider whether high tech necessarily equates to high performance.
It’s a flexible and efficient type of judicial settlement, but arbitration isn’t without its problems. Thomson Reuters Head of Legal Content Nadim Al Jisr looks at what happens when you fail to appoint an arbitrator.
Arbitration expert considers how UAE courts are recognizing their international obligations under the New York Convention.
There has been a lot of confusion around what has and hasn’t changed. We look at what the law actually says.
What are the pros and cons of expat retirement in the United Arab Emirates, and what does the law actually entail?
What you need to know about changes to the GCC employment landscape – from Saudization to workers’ welfare reports.
How is pro bono faring in MENA? The TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono, Thomson Reuters Foundation’s pro bono legal survey, shows the sphere is thriving globally.
Legal professionals in the MENA region need to be sharper than ever. We explore the ways in which a culture of knowledge sharing can boost your bottom line.
From the freedom of movement to the impact on financial services, how can Brexit change the legal landscape of Europe?
As legal budgets are not what they used to be and as clients have fewer resources to spend on external counsel, how can law firms and their clients work together to get the best deals?
As legal process outsourcing gains ground in MENA, what can law firms do to ensure that their legal service provider is a seamless extension of their office?
There is increasing demand on lawyers to have sufficient business knowledge that would enable them to provide practical and user-friendly advice to their clients. What can legal firms and lawyers do to meet these demands?
As legal technology adoption globally continues to grow, professionals and law firms in the region have to keep up by adopting technology to utilize it as a competitive advantage in the market. Is the region, however, ready yet?
SMEs in the MENA region are increasingly resorting to innovation as an important differentiating factor that can lead to the success and sustainability of their business. What is the nature of R&D in SMEs and what role does it play in facilitating SME innovation?
At the end of last year, the United Arab Emirates government issued a new bankruptcy law which was regarded as an important step towards its insolvency regime. What is the basic process under which this law will operate? Why would this law be needed in the United Arab Emirates?
What does China’s One Belt, One Road Strategy mean and what is its importance to the Middle East? How is this strategy set to transform the future of this unique trading relationship? Neil Cuthbert from Dentons shares his insights with us in this interview.
What is the role of public private partnerships in shaping the funding of infrastructure projects in the Middle East and North Africa? Find out in our interview with Udayan Mukherjee, Managing Partner at Dentons Dubai.
The relationship between China and the Middle East is well documented with increases in oil flows and a rise in general trade. What are the key milestones over the last three years between China and the Middle East?
There have always been restrictions around the use of VPNs in the UAE, but the misreporting of recent changes to the law has caused a great deal of confusion. What changed in the VPN law in the United Arab Emirates, and how does it impact you?
How will the UK's exit from the EU change the MENA region's arbitration landscape? What impact will Brexit have on MENA's legal landscape and businesses?
Legal firms in the Middle East and North Africa region are now under pressure to become more responsive to technologies in the legal space. What is driving the upcoming changes in the legal industry and how will legal technology impact the way in which legal services are delivered?
What are the opportunities that new technologies provide for the legal space? How can the application of these technologies drive efficiency and assist with the development of knowledge management in the legal sphere?