Disputes | 15 October 2019

The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues to introduce measures, including key legislative changes, intended to further diversify the UAE’s economy away from its historic dependence on oil revenues. One key focus has been upon the introduction of measures that increase the UAE’s attractiveness as a destination for foreign direct investment (FDI). [Continue Reading]

Disputes | 15 October 2019

With the continued influx of businesses and service providers into Dubai, competition between financial and professional services firms has never been higher. Those seeking an instant ‘beachhead’ in the jurisdiction by recruiting existing teams and professionals with inflated sign-on bonuses may find themselves instead on the end of a very costly springboard injunction. Such forms of injunctive relief have developed in the English courts to protect companies who have invested time and resources into establishing themselves only to see their highest performers leave for a newcomer to the market. [Continue Reading]

Mergers and Acquisitions | 03 May 2019

It has been a year since the Takeover Panel updated its rules regarding statements by an offeror company of its intentions for a target’s business. The first formal reports by offeror companies on whether they have complied with the new regime are beginning to filter through, so now seems an appropriate moment to analyse the impact of the updated rules so far. [Continue Reading]

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