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Vol. XXIII – Issue 3, July. 2019-Articles

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Legal News of the Middle East
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Possibilities of Expansion of German Enterprises in the Near and Middle East and its Legal Conditions

In the “lex arabiae” issue January 2019 we had already introduced the cooperation of Meyer-Reumann & Partners (M&P) with MKS Business Group and announced a series of seminars and workshops. This series will now start with its first event.

NEW DIFC Wills and Probate Registry Rules

On 30th of June 2019 the Registrar of the DIFC Wills Service Centre issued new rules regarding the drafting of Non-Muslim Wills.

Thoughts on the new DIFC Employment Law

From 28 August 2019 onwards, a new DIFC Employment Law (DIFC Law No. 2 of 2019 / the “New Employment Law”) will come into effect in the DIFC, which replaces the existing DIFC Law No. 4 of 2005 (the “Old Employment Law”). The aim of this article is not providing a detailed analysis of all changes that the New Employment Law will introduce, which various other parties have done already. Instead, this article reviews the changes that will be applicable and aims to give an outlook on the impact these changes will have on employers.

Implementation of Excise Tax in Oman

The implementation of excise tax in Oman follows the issuance of the Royal Decree 23 of 2019 (“the Excise Tax Law “) on 13 March 2019 and the subsequent publication of the Excise Tax Law on 17 March 2019.

Special Economic Zones in South of Italy

The Decree-Law No 91 for the Economic Development of South of Italy issued on 20 June 2017 (“Decree-Law”) and converted into ordinary Law No 123 on 3 August 2017 has introduced various measures for the growth of the southern part of Italy. These measures shall offer to this part of the country more flexibility from an organizational, financial and fiscal point of view. The Law in particular has established the creation of Special Economic Zones (“SEZs”), special zones connected with port areas, and the Regulation No 12 issued on 27 February 2018 (“Regulation”) provides the details of the new provisions for the Special Economic Zones.

The Legal Leap of Summer 2019 – New Investment Laws in the Region include the UAE positive list

July 2019 has brought about several core changes and reforms in States of the GCC regarding particularly the materia of foreign direct investment (FDI).

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