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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: Consumer

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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: Administrative and Public Law

Qatar: diplomatic ties severed – implications for business

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain have severed diplomatic ties with, and transport links to, Qatar. This article looks at initial issues that companies may take into consideration to ensure business continuity.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 13 June 2017 | Practice Area: Telecoms

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Legal developments in the Gulf Cooperation Council region: Q1 in review

This Linklaters briefing summarises a selection of the major developments in the laws of the Gulf Cooperation Council region (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) in the first quarter of 2015, with links to further reading where available.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 07 May 2015 | Practice Area: Arbitration

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The M&A outlook in the Middle East: a look back at 2014 and beyond

In this Q&A, Latham & Watkins offers some key takeaways from last October's 'Megatrends in Mergers & Acquisitions' conference, including how market trends in the Middle East compare to the global M&A outlook and how changes in regulatory regimes may impact the future of the market.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 02 January 2015 | Practice Area: Merger Control

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Legal developments in the Gulf Cooperation Council region - a quarterly review

This briefing is produced by Linklaters’ lawyers in the United Arab Emirates and aims to keep you up to date with a selection of the major legal developments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, covering Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 24 July 2014 | Practice Area: Cross Border

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Restructuring and insolvency - global issues and trends

This briefing looks at current issues of interest in restructuring and insolvency, including the difficulties for foreign creditors in Chinese bankruptcies and restructurings, and two cases which show the thin line between legal and illegal incentives to induce creditors to approve restructurings.

Law Firm: Baker McKenzie | Published: 23 June 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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Legal developments in the Gulf Cooperation Council region - key issues in Q1 2014

This Linklaters briefing looks at some of the major legal developments in the Gulf Cooperation Council region (comprising Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE) during Q1 2014, covering subjects such as reforms of the Saudi judicial system and new public debt regulations in Qatar.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 10 April 2014 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

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Listen carefully - the painful consequences of misunderstanding client instructions

In a recent High Court case, UK top 30 law firm Withers was ordered to pay £1.6m in damages to a former client for an error in an LLP agreement. The case highlights the importance of seeking clarification of a client's instructions where they are unclear, as Bond Dickinson reports.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 25 March 2014 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

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Competition law developments in the Gulf States

The UAE, Bahrain and Oman are currently following Saudi Arabia's lead in developing specific laws to protect competition and prevent monopolistic practices. This briefing outlines how the new antitrust regimes are likely to affect international law firms and businesses.

Law Firm: Hadef & Partners | Published: 08 November 2011 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement

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