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The flashpoints hindering gender parity in law: a best practice guide to improving diversity

Diversity is rising up the agenda for law firms, with more and more GCs now demanding a better gender balance among their external advisers. This report, which looks at some of the flashpoints hindering progress, includes a best practice checklist for firms aiming to boost diversity among their ranks...view abstract

Law Firm: ALM Intelligence | Published: 20 April 2017 | Practice Area: Career development

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Deciphering due diligence in the UAE: how to uncover the information you need

With no centralised company register, and over 40 different free zones, obtaining basic information about UAE free zone companies may pose a daunting challenge. Even so, there are still effective tools available to uncover the information you need, as this guide explains.

Law Firm: Fichte & Co | Published: 06 April 2017 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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Flash update: trade compliance

This week has seen two important developments in relation to the UK and EU legal and regulatory framework governing trade with Iran and Russia.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 03 April 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Changes to the UK nuclear liability regime

The Nuclear Installations (Liability For Damage) Order 2016 was made on 4 May 2016 and is expected to become law in early 2017. This report examines the implications.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 27 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

AIG Europe Limited v Woodman and others

On 22 March 2017, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of AIG Europe Limited v Woodman and others. This briefing examines the case.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 24 March 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Sale and leaseback in the UAE is now 'a thing'

A sale and leaseback transaction is the sale of an asset which is then leased back, from the new owner, to the original owner. This briefing takes a look at their emergence in the UAE.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 23 March 2017 | Practice Area: Commercial Property

South Africa’s Financial Sector Regulation Bill and the regulation of financial conglomerates

The latest draft of the Financial Sector Regulation Bill was published by the National Treasury (Treasury) on 21 October 2016. This briefing takes a closer look.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 21 March 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

How to improve human rights policies in international football

More than six years ago, FIFA awarded the World Cup 2022 to Qatar. Even today the discussion on this largely criticized decision has not yet stopped.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 14 March 2017 | Practice Area: Non Governmental Organisations

South Africa’s National Treasury looks to fix problems with diesel refunds

The South African National Treasury and South African Revenue Service (SARS) have released a Discussion Paper in connection with the Diesel Fuel Tax Refund System.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 14 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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New rules in force for brokers marketing overseas properties in the Dubai Emirate

To protect investors, the Dubai Land Department (DLD) has issued a set of new stricter rules to govern how overseas properties may be marketed for sale in the Emirate by brokers.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 10 March 2017 | Practice Area: Real Estate

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