With the rise in frequency of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) in Africa, the 26 percent growth of M&A in the Middle East this year and the global volume and value of M&A at its highest for years in the first three quarters of 2014, global M&A activity is expected to continue its growth through 2014 and into the first quarter of 2015. Latham & Watkins recently hosted, in collaboration with PwC and the Dubai Economic Counsel (DEC), an industry
While the Dubai International Financial Centre (the DIFC) remains primarily focused on the financial services industry, its stable and sophisticated legal and regulatory regimes have increasingly attracted organisations in the culture and arts, retail, leisure and — more recently — the non-profit sectors.
To date, only a handful of non-profit entities have been established in the DIFC. Yet, the more recently introduced regulations allowing the creation of the Non-Profit Incorporated Organisations (NPIOs) may lead to increased interest. Nonetheless it…
With investment pouring into the education sector, academic institutions have never been in a stronger position to capitalise on costly real estate assets to fuel future expansion. Research suggests the public and private education market in MENA is projected to be worth US$96 billion by 2015, with the GCC region claiming US$61 billion of that predicted value. (Al Masah Capital Report)
The sale and leaseback model is enabling educational institutions to unlock capital.
In the most straightforward form,…
Investment in the UAE’s healthcare sector is steadily increasing as the government seeks to deliver world-class healthcare to its residents. Latham has compiled the following Infographic to explain the regulatory framework behind the UAE’s first-rate infrastructure projects and advanced healthcare services.
Read more about UAE healthcare regulations here.