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  • Kuwait Agents lose ‘Exclusive Agent’ Status
       Provided by Al Yaqout Legal Group

    Bringing in a paradigm shift to the Commercial Agency laws prevailing in Kuwait, the state’s National Assembly had passed significant amendments in February 09, 2016. The new amendment laws precisely struck down the concept of ‘exclusivity’. The principal-companies henceforth can appoint more than one agents or dealers of commodities in Kuwait once the new laws hit the official gazette.

  • Title Search Report in Egypt
       Provided by Youssry Saleh Law Firm

    The title search report is considered one of the most important documents to be obtained by the buyer prior to buying a property as it provides essential information on the legal status of the purchased property be it a piece of land, a factory, residential building or a commercial office space.

  • Insurance Litigation in Saudi Arabia
       Provided by Hazim AL-Madani Law Firm

    Insurance Litigation will be dealt with Insurance Dispute Committee and Appeal Committee.

  • Boundaries of Allowed and Forbidden in Parallel Import in Israel
       Provided by Gill Nadel Law Office

    Parallel import in Israel is a growing and expanding phenomenon. Many brands are imported not only by official/exclusive importers, but by other importers as well.

  • Senegal Business Environment: From a Local and a Regional Perspective
       Provided by Geni & Kebe LLP

    Senegal belongs to two major regional entities: ECOWAS and WAEMU. ECOWAS is an association of 16 West African entities aiming at having one economic and monetary zone with a uniform legislation on the main sectors regarding economy, trade, natural resources, diplomacy, to mention a few. WAEMU is an entity of eight West African countries, having the same currency, the same reserve bank and the same business law.

  • Extradition of Criminals in the UAE
       Provided by Abdel Aziz Alhanaee Advocates & Legal Consultancy

    International judicial cooperation is one of the most important aspects of cooperation between countries for crime fighting. There is exigent need to fighting the crime and protecting the society structure, in addition to punishment and chasing the criminal wherever he travels, in order not to avoid the punishment. A criminal usually escapes after committing the crime, as it becomes easy for him, nowadays, to travel freely between countries.

  • Midnight Arbitration Clause v. 8:00 a.m. Clause in Dubai
       Provided by Motei & Associates, Attorneys at Law

    In the past, contractual dispute resolution provisions were commonly known as ‘midnight’ clauses because commercial lawyers only come to discuss them in the closing stages of contract negotiations. Nowadays, taking into account the complications which may arise from badly drafted arbitration clause, they are better referred to as the 8 o’clock in the morning clauses.

  • Power of Attorney in the UAE
       Provided by Hassan Elhais

    A Power of Attorney is a notarised letter of authority given by a person or a company to another person or a company, which allows them to act for and on behalf of the original person in various government departments and for contractual purposes. The attorney and the person giving it must be over 21 years of age and must be of sound mind.

  • Investing in Real Estate in the DR Congo: Ownership, Rights and Usage of the Land
       Provided by Yav & Associates

    Real estate market in the Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC] is vast, especially for urban centres, like Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Kisangani, Goma, Kolwezi, Bukavu, Matadi, etc.

  • Yemeni Bribery & Anti-Corruption Laws & Facilitating Payments in Practice
       Provided by Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Sons

    An overview of the current legal framework regarding bribery and anti-corruption in Yemen followed by a discussion of the practical implications of the framework with respect to the payment of facilitating payments. Criminal code No. 12 of 1994 is a general Law addressing all matter related to crime and punishment. A more specific Law addressing bribery and anti corruption was issued in 2006, namely the Anti Corruption Law.

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