Middle East Briefings
2014 global data centre market report download subscription
This inaugural report highlights the current key trends and themes in the global data centre industry and provides an outlook for the data centre market in 2014.
Inertia over: how Twitter is now grasping the nettle download subscription
Before Christmas, Twitter indicated how it intends to tackle two of its main challenges in 2014, namely: trolls and the spread of false information.
FCPA update: December 2013 — Vol. 5, No. 5 download subscription
Debevoise & Plimpton has published its FCPA Update for December 2013. The lead article is ‘Weatherford International enters the FCPA top 10 list with $152.5m in fines and penalties’.
M&A Index: Q3 2013 download subscription
While dealmaking remained generally quiet in most markets in Q3, there are signs that capital flows are shifting from emerging to more mature markets.
The internet just got bigger: further developments in the gTLD space download subscription
Businesses and brand owners should make sure that their trademarks are not registered as domain names in the new spaces by unscrupulous operators or competitors.
Scam invoices for trademark services: a warning subscription
The new Kuwaiti companies law subscription
Reining in escalating e-discovery costs download subscription
The proliferation of electronically stored information is driving legal departments to re-engineer dispute management to improve outcomes and lower risk.
Chambers Global 2013 — DLA Piper full ranking summary download subscription
DLA Piper has released a summary of all of the firm’s rankings and editorial commentary in Chambers Global 2013.
Banking and Finance Briefings
Sovereign state restructurings and credit default swaps download subscription
The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of a sovereign state restructuring on credit default swaps.
Global cartel enforcement — 2013 year in review download subscription
Prioritisation and globalisation drive higher fine totals from fewer investigations.
ISDA Arbitration Guide 2013: model clauses provide a step towards certainty download subscription
The 2013 ISDA Arbitration Guide was published last week following a two-year consultation with ISDA members.
Recent changes in international sanctions against Iran download subscription
Following the completion of recent negotiations between Iran and the P5+1, an interim deal relating to sanctions against Iran was reached on 24 November 2013.
From the firm of the week
SHE Matters — winter 2014: the safety, health and environment newsletter from DLA Piper download subscription
DLA Piper has released the winter 2014 issue of SHE Matters, a newsletter dedicated to safety, health and the environment.
Food and beverage news and trends download subscription
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
The changing Australian Privacy Principles: increased risks for employers download subscription
Employers have a much greater opportunity to collect and retain vast amounts of information. This information is useful to have on file — but what are the risks?
ICC launches new mediation rules download subscription
The close of 2013 saw the ICC launching the new ICC mediation rules at a global launch event in Paris.
Why e-discovery should be a top priority for your organisation download subscription
E-discovery is a critical process that occurs early in civil litigation matters and involves the exchange of information between parties involved in a legal action.
Hospitality and Leisure — franchising and industry innovation download subscription
This year’s Hospital and Leisure focuses on technology inter-operability issues within hotel franchising, as well as looking at the current economic environment.
M&A Predictor — January 2014 download subscription
KPMG’s M&A Predictor is a forward-looking tool that helps member firm clients to forecast worldwide trends in mergers and acquisitions.
Middle East Analysis
Setting up in Saudi Arabia requires picking through complex regulation. Here’s what you need to know
Legislation intended to loosen the stranglehold of a few conglomerates on the economy is set to trigger a surge in sell-offs and overseas interest
Instability has dogged the economy for the past few years but a new constitution brings prospect of a brighter future
Helping the strong Israeli tech sector get funding is vital, says INE Ventures’ Paul Grossinger
As Qatar spends billions gearing up for the World Cup and a new emir orders full-scale modernisation, the case for a practice in Doha looks compelling
Vibrant hi-tech and energy sectors along with a more liberal professional climate mean international law firms have high hopes of Israel
After the Arab Spring Dubai and Abu Dhabi are booming again, with infrastructure and energy work drawing in international law firms
East African law firms are benefiting from a boom in natural resources such as oil and gas in the region