The MENA Business Law Review No. 01/2023 is out!

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The MENA Business Law Review No. 01/2023 is out!

We are pleased to share the first edition of the MENA Business Law Review 2023, the definitive business law reference in the Middle East and North Africa!

In this edition:

PRACTICAL GUIDANCE: Contract Lifecycle Management – In-House Strategies for Effectively Delivering Technology Projects

In this article, Tarek Saad, Senior Counsel, and Tamim Momeni, Associate from Crowell & Moring LLP set out a number of general contract management recommendations and techniques that will increase a technology project’s chances of success.

CASE COMMENT: DIFC Court Hears Ground-Breaking Cryptocurrency Claim

Sara Sheffield, Max Davis, and Peter Smith from Charles Russell Speechlys share their insights on the cryptourrency claim. The Court of First Instance of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has handed down judgment following trial of a claim arising from the misappropriation of 300 bitcoins. The case touches on several of the key questions facing the courts around the world.

CASE COMMENT: Rajabieslami v. Tariverdi and others

English Commercial Court casts doubt on enforceability of English court judgments in Qatar. Sophie Eastwood and Joseph Dyke from McNair International sheds light on the case and it’s analysis.

CASE COMMENT: Administration in UAE – A Close Look into the NMC Group

In this, Hana Al Khatib from Global Advocacy & Legal Counsel (UAE) explores the introduction of the Common Law concept of “administration” in the UAE’s Civil Law System through the landmark NMC Group litigation. This legal mechanism aims to rescue distressed companies and prioritize the interests of creditors for better outcomes than liquidation.

FEATURE: The Legal Industry and the Perfect Storm

Rany Sader from SADER Publishing discusses the unstoppable transformation happening in the legal sector, comparing it to a tsunami that demands adaptation. Embracing technology, including tools that utilize big data, is crucial for lawyers to streamline their work, enhance research, and meet client demands for transparency, speed, and cost-efficiency.

FEATURE: Lawyers Must Be Agents of Change

In a thought-provoking perspective, Senior Technology Lawyer, Khaled Shivji emphasizes the need for the legal industry to wholeheartedly embrace technology and digital disruption. Discover why lawyers must seize this opportunity for transformative change.

FEATURE: ChatGPT in the Legal Industry: Balancing Potential Benefits and Limitations

Rosena Nhlabatsi, LLB, LLM, RTTP gives an overview of the benefits and limitations of Chat GPT in the legal sector.

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FEATURE: UNIDROIT Draft Principles on Digital Assets: Guidance for Law Reform in the MENA Region

Andrew Dahdal and Omran Almulla discuss the UNIDROIT Draft Principles on Digital Assets and their potential impact on law reform in the MENA Region.

FEATURE: Fintech Licensing in Dubai: Navigating Regulatory Requirements

Omran Almulla helps us navigate regulatory requirements for FinTech licensing in Dubai.

FEATURE: The Legislative Environment for Self-Driving Vehicles in the State of Qatar

Fathy Mahmoud Radwan discusses current and future legislation for Self-Driving Vehicles in Qatar.

Tanya Jain