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Partner and Head of Maritime, Jonathan Brown and Associate, Raymond Kisswany presented on “The challenges faced by mortgagees in recovery in the UAE” at the 11th Annual Gulf Ship Finance Forum, Marine Money which was held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers last week. 
There has been a growing policy amongst some developer’s in Dubai to link debts between properties held in one’s personal name with those held by companies that person might also be a shareholder in.
The first of its kind in the Middle East, the Netting legislation recently enacted in the DIFC enforces close-out netting in case of insolvency. Hadef & Partners highlights the main provisions of this new law.
Following the publication of Towers Watson’s recent report entitled End of Service Benefits in the Middle East (2014), there has been a revival of interest in pension schemes in the UAE as a potential replacement of the End of Service Gratuity scheme.  In this article, Jamie Liddington, Senior Associate at Hadef & Partners, reviews the End of Service Gratuity scheme and considers the advantages and disadvantages of replacing it with defined contribution pension plan. Pension entitlements for those who are employed in the public sector are primarily governed by Federal Law No 7 of 1999 (UAE Pensions and Social Security Law) and fall outside the scope of this article.
Leading UAE law firm, Hadef & Partners, announces two Partner appointments in its Dubai office. Tim Watkins and Melissa Quai Currie have been promoted, effective from 1 January 2015.
Hadef & Partners continually strive to seek feedback from our contacts and clients in order to develop and refine our knowledge and delivery of service. As part of this we conduct a detailed survey of the Dubai Real Estate market every 2 years to help identify issues and trends in the market as well as provide a useful opportunity for market feedback from stakeholders.
Tim Watkins, Senior Legal Consultant in the Corporate team considers the concerns and challenges that businesses face when considering M&A activity in the Middle East. 
Partner Walid Azzam and Associate, Karim Mahmoud in our Dispute Resolution team discuss the legislation and position of bribery in the UAE and the UAE’s efforts to reduce corruption.
Valeria Lysenko, Partner in Hadef & Partners Banking & Finance department, considers what the new federal procurement and warehouse regulations mean for companies contracting with the federal government and federal government entities in the UAE. 
The Oath magazine recently published an article by Maha Bin Hendi, Associate in our Commercial team on the challenges music artists and performers face in the absence of regulatory bodies to protect and distribute their royalty. 
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