Arab Regional Forum Publications

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From the Co-Chairs - Looking forward to the Inaugural ARF Conference

By Ali Khasawneh and Sadiq Jafar. The Arab Regional Forum is currently focused on hosting its first regional conference. The event will take place in Dubai on 16–17 May 2016. The theme is ‘Dispute Resolution in the Arab Region’ and it will feature sessions on litigation, arbitration and mediation.
Islamic finance and Luxembourg: a common future? - Arab Regional Forum newsletter article, February 2016

By Philippe Muller and Nazik El Mahjoubi. Islamic finance is recognised as one of the most rapidly growing segments of the global financial system. However, despite its increasing importance, religious and social complexity has acted against a fuller understanding by regulators, policymakers, researchers and practitioners.
Doing business in failing states: the legacy of the Arab Spring - Arab Regional Forum newsletter article, February 2016

By Dr Kilian Bälz. The Arab Spring has left the MENA region in turmoil. Syria is caught in the deadlock of a protracted civil war. Both Syria and Iraq face the challenge of the self-declared ‘Islamic State’ in their heartland, which has emerged as a quasi-state organisation, based on fundamentalist Islamic concepts.
The role of mediation in the DIFC courts - Arab Regional Forum newsletter article, February 2016

By Natasha Bakirci. The DIFC Courts, Dubai’s commercial and civil common law jurisdiction, were established in 2006 to hear disputes concerning the Dubai International Financial Centre and those doing business in, with or from the Centre.
New Egyptian local content rules - Arab Regional Forum newsletter article, February 2016

By Khaled Ragheb. In January 2015, the Egyptian President enacted Law 5 of 2015 on the ‘Preference of Egyptian Products in Government Contracts’ (‘Law 5/2015’).
DIFC courts – insolvency regime - Arab Regional Forum newsletter article, February 2016

By Natasha Bakirci. DIFC courts – insolvency regime – Arab Regional Forum newsletter article, December 2015. Although there are no formal restructuring procedures in the DIFC, such as Chapter 11 in the United States or procedures whose primary objective is to rescue the company (such as administration in the UK).
Dubai court ordered developer to compensate buyer for the shortfall in the size of the sold property and its supplemented areas - Arab Regional Forum newsletter article, February 2016

By Ashraf El Motei. Our client (Plaintiff) has entered into a sale purchase agreement (SPA) with one of the renowned semi-government developers in Dubai for the purchase of a residential apartment in the amount of AED 3,596,888.
Foreign ownership restrictions in the GCC – time for change? - Arab Regional Forum newsletter article, February 2016

By Taimur Malik. During the last decade we have seen the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries taking initiatives to diversify their income and reduce dependence on the oil and gas sector.
A property investor in Dubai may withhold payment of due instalments whilst the developer is in breach of their contractual obligations - Arab Regional Forum newsletter article, February 2016

By Ashraf El Motei. A recent judgment issued by the Dubai courts has confirmed a property investor’s right to refrain from making any further due installments to a developer who is in breach of their contractual obligations.
When a marriage breaks in the United Arab Emirates - Arab Regional Forum newsletter article, February 2016

By Ashraf El Motei. Shedding light on the application of the UAE Personal Affairs (‘Sharia’) versus foreign laws is the case of a Hindu divorce granted by the Sharia Court in the UAE to the wife with full custody of the children as well as alimony.
DWT insolvency regime - Arab Regional Forum newsletter article, February 2016

By Natasha Bakirci. On 13 December 2009, Decree No 57 of 2009 ‘Establishing a Tribunal to decide the Disputes Related to the Settlement of the Financial Position of Dubai World and its Subsidiaries’ was issued by His Highness the Ruler of Dubai.
Arab Regional Forum Committee Newsletter, August 2014

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Arab Regional Forum Committee Newsletter, October 2011

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Arab Regional Forum Committee Newsletter, March 2010

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