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The legal status of Bitcoin in the United Arab Emirates

Bitcoin and blockchain appear to be on the radar of the UAE Government and the UAE Central Bank.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 21 February 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Crowdfunding in the UAE: a guide to the key legal challenges

Crowdfunding is the new kid on the block in the alternative finance market, and in the UAE, the concept is attracting considerable interest. This article provides a general overview of crowdfunding, examines the legal challenges surrounding crowdfunding in the UAE, and outlines the way forward.

Law Firm: Fichte & Co | Published: 16 February 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Employee housing for mine workers

A binding private ruling on the tax treatment of expenses incurred in respect of employee housing for mine workers.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 15 February 2017 | Practice Area: Mining

The blockchain revolution: the regulation and technology behind distributed ledger technology

Blockchain is on the verge of revolutionizing how we interact in the digital world. It has far reaching applications from the financial industry to many other sectors of the economy. This guide provides a general description of distributed ledger technology, blockchains, blockchain technology and...view abstract

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 09 February 2017 | Practice Area: Information Technology

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Kenya’s new mining act

The new Act is a modern piece of legislation that is clear in terms of timelines and structures, but still has a few challenges that need to be addressed.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 08 February 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

A guide to doing business in the UAE

This guide provides an overview of the principal legal issues for foreign investors considering doing business in the United Arab Emirates.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 06 February 2017 | Practice Area: Anti Money Laundering

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Key developments in Iran, January 2017

This update aims to provide a brief overview of key developments which have occurred in Iran during the past month and to highlight areas of future interest.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 01 February 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Restructuring and insolvency in 2017 – Be careful what you wish for…

Allen & Overy’s international partners give their views on what to look out for in the restructuring and insolvency world in 2017.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 31 January 2017 | Practice Area: Insolvency

Global Tax News January 2017

DLA Piper takes a look at tax news from around the world.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 30 January 2017 | Practice Area: Double Taxation

The regulation of financial conglomerates 

In this briefing, Bowmans examines South Africa's Financial Sector Regulation Bill, 2015.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 18 January 2017 | Practice Area: Financial Services Regulation

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