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The pervasive nature of COVID-19 means that organisations globally and in the Middle East are facing a similar struggle: navigating both the short-term and long-term business implications of the pandemic. Whether managing the immediate crisis, stabilizing your operations or evolving your business model, it is critical for your organization to navigate the various regulatory developments and changes that vary by country and consider the risks and opportunities that may impact your business.Baker McKenzie is pleased…

As you may have seen in the press over the last couple of weeks, there has been a significant development in the recognition and enforcement of UAE judgments in India with the issuance of the official Indian Gazette Notification on 17 January 2020 (the Notification). The Notification declares the UAE as a ‘reciprocating territory’ and, going forward, judgments from the UAE courts will be recognized and enforced in India. What has changed? Whilst India and…

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).

Since the UAE Federal Arbitration Law came into force on 15 June 2018, a number of procedural developments have been introduced in relation to both the conduct of arbitration proceedings and the enforcement of arbitration awards before the local UAE courts. The Federal Arbitration Law has repealed the Arbitration Chapter of the UAE Civil Procedures Code and has addressed the common pitfalls that existed under the old arbitration regime.

The recently issued Implementing Regulations of the UAE Civil Procedures Law (Implementing Regulations) have brought a number of amendments intended to facilitate and expedite the process of ratification and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Implementing Regulations were published in the UAE Federal Gazettes on 16 December 2018 and came into force on 17 February 2019.