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On May 25th of 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. A lot of UAE Companies and businesses are considering this new EU regulation and identifying whether they fall within its scope of application.
There is no time like the present to integrate legal technology into your daily workflow. With Contract Express, you can easily transform your firm or legal department into a predictable, cost effective and efficient business.
More law firms in the MENA region are exploring a possible move to cloud storage and software services as an alternative to costly and inflexible on-premises solutions.
Corporate governance is understood to be the system or set of rules, practices and processes by which a company is directed and controlled. It provides the framework for achieving a company’s goals or objectives. Therefore, it engulfs every aspect or administration falling within the management sphere.
Dr. Gordon Blanke (DWF) explains the recent MoU established between the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and the DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA)
We’re hearing more and more about blockchain, but what could this technology mean for law firms? Read our most recent article published on The Oath and learn about the challenges and opportunities that come with the implementation of smart contracts.
PPPs have recorded success stories in areas that require greater operational input from the private sector and where the public sector can agree on fixed payments.
Advances in legal technology have gathered pace, but is the Middle East keeping up? We asked professionals in the sector what they think…
If parties fail to appoint an arbitrator, the courts step in to keep things on track, explains Thomson Reuters’ Head of Legal Content Nadim Al Jisr
Arbitration expert considers how UAE courts are recognizing their international obligations under the New York Convention
Misleading media coverage has led to uncertainty over whether VPNs are now banned in the UAE. We clear up the confusion
Not ready to leave just because you’re due to retire? We explore expat retirement options in the UAE.
An expert’s view on the changing employment framework in the GCC.
Global benchmarking tool, the TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono, shows more MENA law firms are tracking engagement levels in this important field.
Give your MENA legal team a competitive edge with strategic knowledge management – they’ll be more agile and inspired to innovate
After the UK’s vote to leave the EU, we asked the experts to explore the legal implications of this market-rocking decision
As the relationship between legal firms and clients changes, billing models are reviewed. Paresh Khushal offers advice on working out the best deal.
Legal Process Outsourcing can bring extensive cost and time efficiencies to your business by streamlining your legal workflows and allowing you to build a more competitive service model.
The much anticipated new DIFC Employment Law, DIFC Law No. 2 of 2019 (the "New Law") has been enacted. Read more on how The New Law is customized to bridge the gap between the DIFC Employment Law and the UAE Labour Law.
This article discusses the resolution of Islamic banking and finance disputes in a modern world of dispute resolution, in which litigation and arbitration as the main contentious forms of dispute resolution contend for taking prime position before any other form of dispute resolution.
Thomson Reuters interviews Nasser Ali Khasawneh from leading regional firm, Eversheds Sutherland, to understand how they are addressing margin pressures with legal technology to be able to support their clients with fixed cost services.
Jacques Visser, Chief Legal Officer at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), offers his insight on the regional legal landscape and why firms need to embrace this transformation.
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) serve as key players in the development of a country, especially in the Middle East and North Africa region where SMEs make up a large portion of existing businesses. As the SME sector grows bigger and more competitive, however, SMEs are increasingly resorting to innovation as an important differentiating factor that can lead to the success and sustainability of their business. Tina Ghanem, Head of Accelerate SME at Thomson Reuters, speaks to Ahmad Saleh, Head of Patents & Designs (R&D and Innovations), from Al Tamimi & Company on the importance of innovation to SME success in the region.
At the end of last year the UAE government issued a new bankruptcy law which was regarded as an important step towards its insolvency regime. The new law outlined a more modernized approach to company restructuring and insolvency management, and provided clearer criteria on the legal guidelines and its application for businesses. Gary Watts, Head of Corporate Commercial at Al Tamimi & Company, speaks to Tina Ghanem, Head of Accelerate SME at Thomson Reuter MENA, on what this law means for businesses across the UAE.
In the second of this two part interview, Neil Cuthbert, Banking & Finance Partner at Dentons Dubai speaks to Paresh Khushal, Head of Professionals at Thomson Reuters MENA, on China’s One Belt, One Road Strategy – what it means, its importance to the Middle East, and how this strategy is set to transform the future of this unique trading relationship.
The private sector impacts public infrastructure projects, we team up with Denton's Solicitors to discuss the impact for the MENA region
In the first of this two part interview, Neil Cuthbert, Banking & Finance Partner at Dentons Dubai speaks to Paresh Khushal, Head of Professionals at Thomson Reuters MENA, on the close trading relationship between China and the Middle East region.
Confused by all the media hype around VPN laws? We chat to an expert who outlines what’s clear in black and white, and what’s still a gray area.
As the UK inches towards starting negotiations to leave the EU, arbitration specialist Matthew Showler tells us what Brexit could mean for MENA
CEO of DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority, Mark Beer OBE, talks to Thomson Reuters Haley O’Brien on how technology is going to impact the way in which legal services are delivered.
Haley O’Brien, Market Development Lead for the Legal business at Thomson Reuters MENA, talks to Justine Reeves, Head of Knowledge at Clyde & Co, about how new legal technologies can drive efficiency and assist with the development of knowledge management.