• Developments in Abu Dhabi Real Estate Law

    The Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs and the Executive Council is currently undertaking an extensive review and consultation process in relation to a new...

    February 03, 2010

  • The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme timeline

    Timeline showing proposed carbon reduction commitment plans up to 2020.

    December 15, 2009

  • Middle East Real Estate Funds

    Much has been made in 2009 of the emergence of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in the Middle East as a new asset class and a new way of investing in regiona...

    November 05, 2009

  • Urban development in the Middle East

    A key feature of all urban development - and its principal challenge - is the achievement of a successfully integrated urban community.

    October 13, 2009

  • Insolvency in property

    The property industry has seen a dramatic decline in capital values over the last two years with peak to trough falls of approximately 44 per cent compared to a p...

    October 02, 2009

  • 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

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