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Vol.XV – Issue 4, Oct. 2011 – Articles

Review of
Legal News of the Gulf

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After The Egyptian Revolution, Will an Economic Revolution Follow?

Guiding Principle
This article is discussing the status of the Egyptian economy after the 25th of January 2011 revolution and the expectations for the Economy after such hold back.

2017: Railways Network Connecting the GCC States

Guiding Principle
Despite the existence of a railways network all over the world, the GCC states are almost the only countries in the world, which have not established railways network. However, it seems that this fact is going to change by 2017 as the GCC states have finally decided to establish a network which will link all the 6 states of the Gulf together.

Legal Procedure and Information on Obtaining Iranian Work Permit and Business Visa

Guiding Principle
A foreign national may not be authorized to work in Iran, unless he obtains the entry visa with the right of working and work permit from the General Bureau of Aliens’ Occupation of Iran. Before the arrival of the foreign national in Iran, it is advisable that the employer of foreign national applies for the issuance of an entry visa with the right of working. Upon the issuance of the said visa and the arrival of the foreign national, the employer should apply for work permit within 7 days.

Qatar – Accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Guiding Principle
Qatar (QA) became the 143rd Patent Cooperation Treaty “PCT” Contracting State on 3 May 2011 and the PCT will enter into force in Qatar on 3rd August 2011.

Lobbyism – a ‘conditio sine qua non’ for Successful Business in Saudi Arabia

Guiding Principle
This Article describes lobbyism in Saudi Arabia commonly known as “Sponsor” and in particular the lobbyist in governmental contracts which has a legal background.

The new Companies Law in Syria?

Guiding Principle
Syria’s relatively new Company Law No. 3 of 2008 was replaced in February 2011 with Legislative Decree No. 29 of 2011. When the previous text was passed in 2008, it replaced a 59-year old bill, the Commerce Law of 1949. The new Legislative Decree 29 of 2011 introduces new forms of companies and provides for more simplified procedures.

When driving with a local or a foreign driving license in the UAE?

Guiding Principle
Many expatriates in the UAE on a UAE-residence visa are still driving with their home countries driving license. This fact invites and leads to punishment, fines up to imprisonment.

The Important Advantages of the Yemeni Investment Law

Guiding Principle
In this Article, the author illustrates the advantages of the Yemeni Investment Law between exemptions, warranties and facilities.

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