Foreign Investment Review (UAE chapter), Lexology Panoramic

A broad-ranging, multinational view of domestic governments’ powers to control and block foreign investment. Expert local insight in jurisdictions worldwide, covering: an overview of law and policy towards oversight of foreign investment, powers of the regulators to intervene on national interest grounds and threshold issues, procedure: notification and filing submissions, timelines for clearance, regulatory guidance, lobbying, assessment: tests for clearance, interagency and international consultation, remedies and appeals and detailed analysis of recent leading case law.

Arbitration in the Middle East: Dubai Court of Cassation clarifies the distinction between jurisdiction and admissibility for the first time

In arbitration, distinguishing between jurisdiction and admissibility can be complex. A recent Dubai Court of Cassation ruling clarified that contractual pre-conditions affect admissibility, not jurisdiction. This distinction is crucial, impacting both arbitration proceedings and the reviewability of awards, and signals a more arbitration-friendly approach in the UAE.


Read the full article here.

The Islamic Finance and Markets Law Review (UAE chapter), 8th edition

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has always provided an attractive environment from which to provide Islamic finance services and products into the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and beyond. In addition to being an established and vibrant global financial centre and having its geographical location in the centre of the Asian and Western financial markets, the UAE also provides a legal system and a judiciary that is familiar with the principles of shariah. This chapter provides an in-depth analysis of everything you need to know about the Islamic finance and markets in the UAE.

The Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labor Law (UAE chapter)

The Littler International Guide provides an overview of workplace laws and regulations of over 30 countries and territories. This chapter is focused on labor and employment laws in the United Arab Emirates.

Private Equity in the United Arab Emirates: Market and Regulatory Overview

A Q&A guide to private equity law in the United Arab Emirates.


The Q&A gives a high level overview of the key practical issues including the level of activity and recent trends in the market; investment incentives for institutional and private investors; the mechanics involved in establishing a
private equity fund; equity and debt finance issues in a private equity transaction; issues surrounding buyouts and the relationship between the portfolio company’s managers and the private equity funds; management incentives; and exit routes from investments. Details on national private equity and venture capital associations are also included.

Fintech (UAE chapter), International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG)

In addition to the UAE, which we have contributed for the third year, this guide covers a broad range of common issues in fintech laws and regulations in 41 jurisdictions. Areas covered in the guide include the fintech landscape, funding for fintech, fintech regulation, other regulatory regimes / non-financial regulation, accessing talent, and technology.

Shipping (UAE chapter), Lexology Getting The Deal Through

This globally relevant Q&A of Lexology, Getting The Deal Through, focuses on key questions centered around Shipping in the United Arab Emirates. Some topics covered include; shipping registration and mortgages, limitation of liability, ship arrest, judicial sale of vessels and many more.

Lending and taking security in the United Arab Emirates: overview

A Q&A guide to lending and taking security in the United Arab Emirates. The Q&A gives a high level overview of the lending market, forms of security over assets, special purpose vehicles in secured lending, quasi-security, guarantees, and loan agreements. It covers creation and registration requirements for security interests; problem assets over which security is difficult to grant; risk areas for lenders; structuring the priority of debt; debt trading and transfer mechanisms; agent and trust concepts; enforcement of security interests and borrower insolvency; cross-border issues on loans; taxes; and proposals for reform.

LexisNexis UAE Managing Partner Report 2023

The 2023 UAE Managing Partner Report is here!


Brought to you by LexisNexis Middle East and supported by Abu Dhabi Global Market, this year’s report titled, ‘Where the Future is Still Bright’, is packed with positive growth and optimism in the UAE legal market.


Bashir Ahmed shares his insights on the growing compliance landscape in the UAE legal market. Read his interview by downloading the PDF.