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Vol. XIX – Issue 1, Jan. 2015–Articles

Review of
Legal News of the Gulf

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Agency Agreements and How to Deal with Them

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This article discusses common issues with the UAE Agencies Law and how to avoid certain pitfalls

Pre-In Cooperation Contracts in the UAE

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Contracts which were concluded by either the shareholders or other third persons on behalf of the company before its registration was completed, will remain legally effective for the company once it is registered. No further transfer of rights to the company is required if the contracts were necessary for the foundation of the company. Any kind of legal action closely connected to the intended activities of the company shall be deemed to be necessary in this sense. Rights and obligations arising from any such contracts, which are not necessary for the foundation of the company, must be transferred to the company. The transfer can be carried out by implied actions.

Iran Sanctions Update: January 2015

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As previously advised, in January 2014, Iran and the group of nations known as the P5+1 (United States, U.K., France, Russia, China and Germany) implemented a Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) whereby Iran agreed to accept limits on its nuclear program in exchange the EU and U.S. brought into force measures which temporarily suspended and relaxed (for an initial period of six months) some of the sanctions in place against Iran. At the end of that initial six month period, when no agreement between Iran and the P5+1 could be reached, all measures were extended for a further six months, to November 24, 2014. On November 24, 2014, Iran and the P5+1 countries extended the JPOA for a second time until June 30, 2015 during which time the parties would seek to negotiate a comprehensive agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

The Communication and Media Commission in Iraq (CMC)

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The communications and Media in Iraq have been fluctuated for decades. In fact, this fluctuation constitutes a reality that the country has been facing such as the security issues, the economic blockade imposed on the previous regime, and all the exceptional circumstances. This paper illustrates the nature and reality of communication and media in Iraq after 2003.

Overview on the Governance System in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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The demise of King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz and the smooth fast transfer of power to his half-brother King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, raised a lot of interest about the governance system in Saudi Arabia. In this article, we are providing an overview on the legal background of ruling in the most influential state amongst the Arabian Gulf monarchies “the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”.

The Controversy Over the New Draft Amendments of the Egyptian Litigation Fees Law

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An overview about the draft amendments of the Egyptian fees law and its extent of acceptance between the judicial circles and jurists.

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