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An introduction to VAT in the Gulf states

A new Value Added Tax (VAT) is to be introduced in the Gulf States with effect from 1 January 2018. This article provides an overview of how it will operate.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 20 July 2017 | Practice Area: Taxation

African Election Insights Series: Senegal

In the second instalment, Linklaters explores with law firm Geni & Kebe, the potential effect of the election in Senegal, due to take place in July, on key areas of economic activity in the country.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 18 July 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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Frustration in Qatar: The contractual consequences for the shipping industry

On 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain issued statements cutting ties with Qatar. This article looks at the implications for the region's shipping industry.

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 10 July 2017 | Practice Area: Sea

Inside Arbitration: Perspectives on cross-border disputes

This publication is intended to give a personal insight by sharing the perspectives of international arbitration partners from across the globe.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 06 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Collective effort and culture change can curb violent strikes in South Africa

Employment law experts struck at a seminar in Johannesburg on collective bargaining and strikes. This article offers insight from the event.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 05 July 2017 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

South Africa’s new Maritime Policy and Ports Development

The Department of Transport has now finalised its Comprehensive Maritime Transport Policy (the CMTP) for South Africa. This briefing examines the new policy in detail.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 28 June 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

Real estate investment in Africa: Is the honeymoon over?

A look at some of the key findings in the joint DLA Piper/CBRE Real Estate Investment in Africa report.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 26 June 2017 | Practice Area: Real Estate

South African mining industry blindsided by Mining Charter III

Much controversy has surrounded the Reviewed Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining Industry (“Mining Charter III”). This article examines the current situation.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 22 June 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

Who provides the best service: global law firms or global legal networks?

When your company looks for legal advice outside of its home jurisdiction, who provides it with the best legal advice: global law firms or global legal networks? We are conducting research into the true nature of global legal services and want to hear from you – this survey will take no more than...view abstract

Law Firm: Legal Week | Published: 22 June 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

Five key trends in Middle East construction disputes: how to avoid the most common pitfalls

This report is based on an in-depth annual study which provides insight into underlying market conditions and behaviours that are driving construction disputes across the Middle East, focusing on five of the key findings from this year’s research.

Law Firm: Arcadis | Published: 19 June 2017 | Practice Area: Construction

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