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DIFC Issues New Direct Marketing and Electronic Communications Guidelines

The DIFC guidelines provide practical guidance for DIFC-registered entities engaging in electronic direct marketing, including useful “dos” and “don’ts”. By Brian A. Meenagh, Fiona M. Maclean, and Laura Holden What Do DIFC-Registered Entities Need to Know? In January 2019, the Commissioner for Data Protection for the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) issued new Direct Marketing … Continue Reading

Is Green Sukuk a Viable Option for Clean Energy Initiatives in the GCC?

A number of GCC governments, including those in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, have set ambitious clean energy and energy efficiency targets. As the fastest growing region in the world, the GCC’s population is expected to grow more than 53 million by 2020. Substantial amounts of investments will be required to finance the clean energy … Continue Reading

Top 3 Employment Issues in the United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has reported a 24 percent increase in newly registered companies since last year; in part due to the recent successful World Expo 2020 bid, among other positive economic forces. As companies look to establish in the UAE, the Gulf state’s economy is expected to boom across many sectors … Continue Reading

An Introduction to Non-Profit Incorporated Organisations in the DIFC

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 … Continue Reading

Top 4 Trends that are Shaping UAE Capital Markets

The strengthening global recovery appears to have brought renewed confidence to the UAE’s capital markets. As such, a number of interesting themes have begun to emerge: Resurgence in Dubai’s Real Estate Sector:  Following a four year gap, IPOs and other equity offerings have returned in the form of DAMAC, Al Noor Hospitals, Arabtec, NMC Healthcare … Continue Reading

Infographic: How #Healthcare is Regulated in the #UAE

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.… Continue Reading

How to comply with laws that protect personal #data in the #Middle East

Digital Identity Dominates  Having a digital identity for online browsing, transactions and interactions has become necessary to operate in this information age.  As more and more lifestyle and business services shift to the digital platform, there has been an explosive growth in personal data capture.  The “Big Data” phenomenon has the potential to transform, innovate … Continue Reading

How new UAE Competition Law will impact businesses

The expiration date is looming for the six month transitional period granted to the Federal Law No. 4 of 2012 (the “Competition Law”) On 23 February 2013, the new Competition Law came into force in the UAE, prohibiting certain types of restrictive agreements and abuses of dominance, and introducing merger control. The 23 August 2013 … Continue Reading

Iraq: Opportunities Despite Ongoing Uncertainty

Few countries in the world have come close to matching Iraq in terms of contradictory media coverage in recent years. Stories of economic growth and opportunity are tempered by reports of political, tribal and sectarian divisions. While the world is focussed on insecurity in the immediate aftermath of the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq … Continue Reading
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