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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

Multinational Enterprises under the spotlight in South Africa’s Budget 2017: Transfer pricing

In his budget speech on 22 February 2017, South African Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, emphasised that combating tax avoidance by multinational enterprises is still a top priority.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 08 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Regulators prepare for innovation in distributed ledger technology

Regulators across the globe are considering how existing regulations may accommodate the development of new distributed ledger technologies (also known as “blockchain”).

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 06 March 2017 | Practice Area: Information Technology

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The legal landscape for drones in the UAE

This post explores the applicable federal and emirate-specific regulations, as well as the various concerns surrounding the use of drones.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 01 March 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

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

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