• Mediating under the Civil Justice Reform

    On 2 April 2009, Hong Kong’s Civil Justice Reform (CJR) came into effect. One of the key aims of the CJR is to encourage litigating parties to use alternative dis...

    September 07, 2009

  • Changing development trends in Bahrain

    The current challenging economic conditions have forced developers in Bahrain to reconsider their development strategies. This article examines some of the changi...

    September 02, 2009

  • Building contractor insolvency and considerations for the employer

    Changes in the way a building project is progressing may indicate that a building contractor is in financial difficulty and that insolvency may be imminent.

    August 10, 2009

  • Dubai real estate updater

    During the first half of 2009, there have been some significant developments in Dubai’s real estate laws. However, whilst helpful in providing greater certainty a...

    July 23, 2009

  • The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)

    From April 2010 a new mandatory cap and trade scheme for carbon dioxide (CO²) emissions will come into force. Large commercial property developers, owners and occ...

    July 06, 2009

  • Are estate agents now “debt collectors”?

    A recent ruling by the Council for Debt Collectors has sparked outrage amongst estate agents, property managers and sectional title managing agents. Are these pr...

    July 01, 2009

  • How flexible are your contracts?

    Developers should review their contracts to determine whether they are sufficiently flexible to protect themselves against, and take advantage of, the current unc...

    June 29, 2009

  • Real estate funds

    This briefing focuses on the impact for real estate fund managers of a new draft directive regulating alternative investment fund managers (the AIFM Directive). I...

    June 24, 2009

  • Hotel and hospitality updater

    Hotel financings in the Middle East are back in the spotlight once again. The second of our 2009 quarterly briefings seeks to identify some of the key issues that...

    June 23, 2009

  • Verjährung des Anspruchs auf Sicherheitsleistung nach § 648a BGB

    Amendments to German Law for Work and Services have taken effect on 1 January 2009. This article deals with an issue which was obviously overlooked by the legisla...

    June 10, 2009

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