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  • New immigration law in Qatar - legal update

    Article

    Submitted: 23 February 2017

    On 13 December 2016, a new law regulating the entry, exit and residency of expatriates in Qatar entered into force.

  • Financial Services Alerter - January 2017 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 16 February 2017

    Issue 108 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • Middle East Financial Markets Regulatory Digest - February 2017

    Article

    Submitted: 14 February 2017

    The Middle East Financial Markets Regulatory Digest is a selected collection of articles from elexica on key financial markets and services related regulatory developments in the Middle East.

  • Emirates law: Overview - Islamic Finance

    Article

    Submitted: 09 February 2017

    Muneer Khan and Samir Safar-Aly of Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP provide a whistle-stop tour of our theme explaining both the global context and developments, and the role Dubai is playing in these changes.

  • Developments to the DFSA’s Framework in the DIFC

    Article

    Submitted: 08 February 2017

    On 01 February 2017, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) updated its rules across a number of areas. This article outlines some of the changes made and their implications for those established in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC).

  • Is there an implied acceptance of programmes? Restricted access

    Online Learning

    Submitted: 08 February 2017

    ​Given how central the programme is to the NEC it must be important that everyone works to the same, up to date, version of it. What happens then if a contractor submits a programme and hears nothing back? Is it accepted or not, does it make a difference?

  • How much detail should the Programme include? Restricted access

    Online Learning

    Submitted: 08 February 2017

    For long and complex projects the programme can itself be complicated. How much information should anyone reasonably expect to see on a programme and does the distance away from “time now” matter? If things are further in the future is it ok to be a little more vague about them?

  • Is an NEC programme just a bar chart? Restricted access

    Online Learning

    Submitted: 08 February 2017

    The programme is central to most process under the NEC but what exactly is the programme? If it isn’t just a bar chart what exactly is it or what could it include?

  • Recent update to Iran sanctions - Sanctioned entities/persons added

    Article

    Submitted: 07 February 2017

    This article explores the recent announcement of additional sanctioned persons/entities added by OFAC in the USA relevant to Iran, and the practical considerations this may lead to for companies considering or engaged in Iran-related business.

  • Further guidance from OFAC on the Iranian nuclear deal

    Article

    Submitted: 07 February 2017

    This article explores the issue of "snapback" under the Iran nuclear agreement, in light of updated guidance from OFAC and existing provisions under EU regulation.

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