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Dubai International Financial Centre: New Intellectual Property Regulations

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has enacted new Intellectual Property Regulations with effect from 5 July 2021 under DIFC Law No. 4 of 2019 (IP Law). The new regulations will enable DIFC to increase innovation by identifying and protecting IP rights, important to technology and start-up companies.  Moreover, these regulations allow Commissioner of Intellectual Property …

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COVID-19: Working from home leads to high bills. Can I get reimbursed?

Since Covid-19, more and more of us are working from home. However, working from home does not come without consequence. Many employees have faced higher household bills. The question some people have been asking is whether employees can be reimbursed for their increased costs. Senior Associate at Al Suwaidi & Company, Reda Hegazy, speaks to  …

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Award for Dispute Resolution in Middle East

Congratulations to Robert Sliwinski for achieving the award for Dispute Resolution lawyer of the year for the Middle East Robert primarily deals with claims for professional negligence, property, landlord & tenant, delay analysis, costs, variations, defects, interpretation of contracts, repudiation, and many other aspects of contract in the areas of building, civil engineering, mechanical & electrical, …

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UAE: I terminated my contract early – will I get my cheques back or have to pay a penalty?

REDA HEGAZY’s recent contribution to the Gulf News focuses on If you terminate your lease agreement in the UAE before it is completed, would you need to pay a penalty or the remaining rent for the months left on the contract? Here is all you need to know UAE: I terminated my contract early – …

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COVID-19: Can I resign from a UAE job when I am outside the country?

Our esteemed colleague, Reda Hegazy is once again featured in the UAE’s prestigious newspaper, Gulf News, sharing his insights on whether employees may resign from job in the UAE, when they are outside the country. You may read the article here: https://gulfnews.com/living-in-uae/ask-us/covid-19-can-i-resign-from-a-uae-job-when-i-am-outside-the-country-1.1602165124835