We were shortlisted for the Middle East 'Team of the Year' in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Real Estate & Construction categories at the annual The Oath Middle East Legal Awards.
Ashley Freeman achieved a Top 50 ranking in the Islamica 500 directory, which recognises those individuals with the greatest contribution to the Islamic economy. Ashley was the only lawyer to make the Top 50.
We hope you find the articles interesting and look forward to working with you in 2016.
Major issues in hotel management agreements
Managing hotels and associated leisure facilities will inevitably give rise to a wide range of complex commercial and legal issues. In this article, we examine some of the high level topics. Read more.
Joint venture considerations in the Middle East
This checklist should be used during preliminary discussions in relation to a proposed joint venture to highlight issues that will have bearing on the structure of the transaction and to assist in the finalisation and agreement of the key commercial and legal terms and conditions to be included in the joint venture agreement. Read more.
Public policy exception and international arbitration
The recent arbitration laws passed in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and the announcement in September 2015 that Oman intends to establish its own centre for commercial arbitration in the Sultanate at the beginning of 2016, clearly indicate a recognition within the regional body politic of the benefits of arbitration as a private, expedited dispute resolution process that benefits both local businesses/entities and international investors. Read more.
Family offices in the Middle East
This article provides an overview of the key issues and considerations for family offices in the Middle East. Read more.