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Vol.XVIII – Issue 2, Apr. 2014–Articles

Review of
Legal News of the Gulf

Possibilities for Foreign Investors in Qatar

Guiding Principle

Qatar is one of the most successful countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The population is growing and is estimated at more than 2 million as of 2013. The most important sector is still oil and gas but Qatar likewise enforced the development of other sectors like infrastructure, healthcare and education to diversify its economy.

New restraints on the employment visa issuance procedure in Oman

Guiding Principle

Amendments to the Omani Residency Law on issuing employment visas for expatriates will be implemented from July 1, 2014. Additionally, the Ministry of Manpower on April 15, 2014 extended by another six months a ban on employing expatriate construction workers and housekeeping staff in the private sector, which was in force since November 2013.

Res judicata in Sharjah Rent Law

Guiding Principle

In the following article a closer look shall be taken at a certain matter concerning Sharjah rent disputes: How is the problem of res judicata to be tackled in Sharjah Rent law Cases? Moreover, what arguments can be used to prevent the re-trialing of a case that has already been judged?

The matter will be discussed under the following aspects: Firstly, a brief overview of Sharjah Legislation shall be given. Then the exact wording of the Text shall be examined for being a base to treat the problem of res judicata and prevent the occurrence of double judgment in the same case. Secondly, context argument from the law and other laws shall be taken into account. Thirdly, references shall be made to Islamic Law, which can still have a significant influence on local Legislation in the UAE.

UAE Trade Marks Office puts an end to examination reports and filing a TM-Application without PoA

Guiding Principle

In the recent period, the UAE-Trademark Office issued several decisions regarding the examination reports and PoAs..

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