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Vol.XVIII – Issue 4, Oct. 2014–Articles

Review of
Legal News of the Gulf

The Egyptian Cheques

Guiding Principle

The regulations pertaining to cheques under Egyptian law are included in the Egyptian Commercial Code, Chapter Three, Art. 472-539 EG-CL.

Iran Sanctions Update July 2014

Guiding Principle

In January 2014, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – United States, United Kingdom, France, China, and Russia, plus Germany (“P5+1”) negotiated an Interim Agreement with Iran and agreed on a Joint Plan of Action to suspend some of the existing EU and US sanctions against Iran for a period of six months. It was announced in July 21, 2014 that the Joint Plan of Action would be extended for four months to allow negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran to continue.

Kuwait Joins Paris and Berne Conventions and Convention

Guiding Principle

The Government of Kuwait deposited on September 2, 2014 its instrument of accession to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, and Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. On that date, Kuwait will become a member of the International Union for the Protection of Industrial Property (Paris Union), and the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (“Berne Union”).

Legal Notes on Tendering in the Sultanate of Oman

Guiding Principle

This Article pertains to legal procedures, applicable government policies which need to be taken under consideration by foreign investors intending to take part in the tendering process in Oman.

“Nazaha” -Fighting Corruption in Saudi Arabia

Guiding Principle

The fact that Saudi Arabia is being ranked number 63 out of 177 countries on the Corruption Perceptions Index of the Transparency International, and the public discontent at the growth of corruption at the government agencies, motivated the Saudi Government to establish the National Anti-Corruption Commission “Nazaha” in 2011. Nazaha, which reports directly to the King, came to lead the efforts of the current supervisory bodies at the government authorities. The Royal Order for establishing Nazaha granted it the necessary powers to eliminate all aspects of administrative and financial corruption at all sectors of the Saudi government.

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