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Update on regulatory framework for crowdfunding platforms in the UAE

By Yi Ling Wong and Samarth Chaddha In the June-July 2016 edition of Al Tamimi’s Law Update Article (http://www.tamimi.com/law-update-articles/crowdfunding-platforms-in-the-uae/), we have previously provided an overview on the Crowdfunding Platforms in the UAE and highlighted some of the key regulatory issues commonly encountered. In an effort to facilitate the growth of the SME sector and FinTech […]

GDPR: Guide to implications for Middle East marketing activities

By Fiona Robertson The GDPR is intended to protect the data of residents of EU countries but in doing so, there are claims that it has the capacity to extend beyond the jurisdiction of the European Union to the operations of entities outside that region. The intention of this article is not to provide an […]

A beginner’s guide to smart contracts

Smart contracts will have a disruptive effect on traditional contractual performance, both practically and conceptually. However, are smart contracts actually “contracts” and are they really “smart”? What are smart contracts?

The regulation of electronic transactions in Oman

By Ahmed Al Barwani With the fast development and implementation of technology and the internet in processing operations in private and public sectors, and concluding transactions locally and internationally online or electronically on a cross-border basis, it has become essential to develop a legal framework to safeguard the rights and interests of stakeholders utilising such […]

The growth of the gig economy in the UAE

By Sabrina Saxena The UAE is not as flexible as other jurisdictions and does not accommodate many types of business models. Before an expatriate is eligible to work in the UAE, they must receive approval from the UAE immigration and labour authorities and are required to obtain a residence visa and work permit. As part […]

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Congo: Revision of mining code

By Olivier Bustin and Pierrick Ferrero Following the actions by the Ivory Coast in 2014, as well as Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Senegal in 2016, who adopted a new mining code, the DRC has recently revised its mining code enacted in 2002…

A new duty of care for financial services firms?

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GDPR compliance in the Benelux: let the controls begin

The Dutch Data protection authority (Autoriteit persoonsgegevens –“AP”) recently informed the public that they were assessing the GDPR compliance level of large companies in the Netherlands. In doing so, the authority took advantage of its new powers under article 30.4 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation…

EC puts business on Brexit amber alert

By Bernadine Adkins Yesterday, the European Commission released a Communication entitled ‘Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019′[1]. It outlines the steps that business should take to prepare for the UK leaving the EU. The Communication’s message is clear: “On 30 March 2019, the United Kingdom […]

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