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Joanna Matthews-Taylor

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As part of Baker McKenzie’s BakerWomen Middle East* programme of events, we are pleased to invite our female in-house legal and business executives to the first in a series of roundtable discussions in Dubai focusing on the latest developments impacting investments and operations in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA).

The Dubai International Financial Centre Authority has enacted a new IP law aimed at fostering innovation and improving the protection and enforcement of IP rights. On 21 November 2019, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, enacted a new Intellectual Property Law (Law No. 4 of 2019, the DIFC IP Law).

End of Service Gratuity (EOSG) rules have been long established in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and seem, at least on the face of it, straightforward. On termination of employment, employees in the UAE and the KSA are entitled to receive an EOSG provided that certain qualifying conditions are fulfilled.