The MENA Business Law Review No. 04/2022 is out!

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The MENA Business Law Review No. 04/2022 is out!

We are pleased to share the fourth edition of the MENA Business Law Review 2022, the definitive business law reference in the Middle East and North Africa! In this edition:

REGULATORY: البيع على الخارطة by Faisal Rashid Al Sahouti of the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC)

We look into how Qatar is working on boosting and advancing the real estate sector by establishing the Real Estate Regulatory General Authority, which shall work on achieving stability in the real estate sector, protecting the investors’ money, and fulfilling the vision of the State of Qatar to reach a comprehensive urban renaissance.

LEGISLATIVE INSIGHT: Implementing Regulations under the UAE Immigration Law by Gordon Barr and Roxanne Vesuvala of Al Tamimi & Company

We summarise the new visa rules that have come into force in the UAE.

LITIGATION: The English Courts’ View on the “Convenience” of Litigating in the UAE by Peter Smith of Charles Russell Speechlys

This article considers cases in which English courts have considered the advantages and disadvantages of commercial disputes being heard in the courts of the United Arab Emirates as the alternative to England.

CONSTRUCTION LAW: The Middle East – Safe Harbour for the Global Construction Industry by Andrew Mackenzie and Terrick Mccallum of DLA Piper

In this article, we explore some of the significant projects and developments underway or set to commence in the Middle East soon, with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE and discuss what this means for the construction sector as a whole in the region.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Managing Disputes During the Life Cycle of a Construction Project by James Cameron of Fenwick Elliott LLP

Construction projects have an almost unique ability to generate disputes, which are often expensive and drawn out. This article reviews recent industry reports from HKA and Arcadis. It aims to provide real-world tips to help employers, main contractors, and subcontractors avoid and mitigate disputes where that is not possible.

LIBERALISATION: “Où va le droit des affairs en Tunisie” ? by Dr Najet Brahmi Zouaoui

The new Tunisian constitution of 15 July 2022 appears to be part of a logic of withdrawal from the liberalism of the past. This article explores how the texts of the constitution have been modified to strengthen the exemption of certain economic activities from the requirement of prior authorisation and aims to answer the question of where business law is going in Tunisia today.

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