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  • New FIDIC Contracts

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 14 December 2017

    This blog post looks at some of the features of the three new FIDIC contracts.

  • Technology and Construction Division opened in DIFC Courts

    Article

    Submitted: 12 December 2017

    This article considers what parties should be aware of when considering the Technology and Construction Division as a potential venue for hearing their disputes.

  • The new DIAC Arbitration Rules

    Article

    Submitted: 11 December 2017

    The DIAC has revised and improved its Arbitration Rules. The draft of the new DIAC Arbitration Rules awaits approval before they will have sovereign effect.

  • Financial Services Alerter - November 2017 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 05 December 2017

    Issue 118 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • Financial Services Alerter - October 2017 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 02 November 2017

    Issue 117 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • Legal Headwinds: UK/EU - Quarterly Report - Q4 2017 Restricted access

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 31 October 2017

    The Q4 2017 edition of Legal Headwinds focuses on key legal and regulatory developments relevant to asset managers and financial institutions operating in the UK for the period from 01 October 2017 to 31 December 2017.

  • Asset Management in the Middle East Restricted access

    Seminar

    Last Reviewed: 24 October 2017 / Submitted: 11 October 2017

    A presentation on the asset management sector in the Middle East, including an overview of customary investment structures and related Sharia structuring considerations, the options for establishing an investment management presence and the impact of recent developments in the laws relating to the financial promotion of investments.

  • Cybersecurity: Threats from Suppliers, Partners and Professional Advisors Restricted access

    Seminar

    Last Reviewed: 24 October 2017 / Submitted: 11 October 2017

    Cybersecurity often starts and ends with a business’s own defences. This session looks at the critical threat posed by third parties - outsourcing, partners and professional advisors - and consider the key liabilities that may arise and practical steps which might mitigate the threat.

  • Hot Topics for Hedge Funds Restricted access

    Seminar

    Last Reviewed: 24 October 2017 / Submitted: 11 October 2017

    This session looks at current hot topics for the hedge fund industry.

  • Initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency: The Wild West of financing? Restricted access

    Seminar

    Last Reviewed: 24 October 2017 / Submitted: 11 October 2017

    The world of start-up financing has been turbo-charged in the last 18 months through the emergence of “initial coin offerings” (ICOs) - cryptocurrency-enabled financing schemes which across the world have raised billions of dollars in cash in a very short period of time. This session covers the short history of ICOs, the legal issues surrounding them, and asks whether there is a place for legitimate ICOs in the future.

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