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Vol. XXIII – Issue 2, Apr. 2019-Articles

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Legal News of the Middle East
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Company Policies and How they Relate to General Laws

Most companies will have developed their own “Company Policies”, which may include standard terms and conditions of sale, but also HR policies, etc. Most of us will have been in a situation where the “Company Policy” allegedly overrules everything else, another company’s company policies, general laws and quite often even common sense. This should be reason enough to look at “Company Policies” in a little more detail.

UAE-Federal Law No. 2 of 2019 to Protect Health Data

On 6 February 2019, the United Arab Emirates has issued Federal Law No. 2 of 2019, Concerning the Use of the Information and Communication Technology in the Area of Health (“ICT Health Law”). The ICT Health Law applies to all methods and uses of information and communication technology (“ICT”) in the UAE healthcare sector, including free zones. The text of the Law has been published in the Federal Gazette on 14 February 2019 and will come into force three months from publication.

Shared Custody in the UAE

On November 26, 2018 the Dubai Court of Appeal issued the first judgment of its kind in the UAE, that grants shared custody to the divorced parents similar as it is known from European jurisdictions.

Oman’s New Companies Law

For a long time, Oman has kept one of the oldest corporate legislations in the GCC region in force. Even though multiple times amended and updated, the Sultanate recently replaced the Law 4/74 (CL74) and introduced an entire new Law on Commercial Companies (CL) enacted by Sultani Decree 18/2019 on February 13, 2019.

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