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  1. Legal news
    09 July 2018
    Melissa Murray and Saladin Aljurf have contributed the UAE chapter to the Life Science Review
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/melissa-murray-and-saladin-aljurf-have-contributed-the-uae-chapter-to-the-life-science-review

    The continuously evolving landscape of UAE law in life sciences and other sectors reflects its desire to become a world player in these fields in the foreseeable future.

  2. Legal news
    28 November 2019
    Regulatory developments on e-cigarettes in the UAE
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uae/regulatory-developments-on-ecigarettes-in-the-uae

    The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology ("ESMA") issued a new set of standards, which came into effect from mid-April 2019, legalising the sale and use of electronic smoking devices.

  3. Legal news
    18 July 2019
    Counterfeit Mobile Devices – More Than Just a Security Risk
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uae/counterfeit-mobile-devices-more-than-just-a-security-risk

    A recent study conducted by the EU’s Intellectual Property Office (EU IPO), said that 180 million fake mobile phones are sold globally per annum (www.euipo.europa.eu – "The Economic Cost of IPR Infringement in the ...

  4. Legal news
    11 May 2020
    COVID-19: Our series of regulatory legislation trackers for the Life Sciences & Healthcare industry - UAE
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uae/covid-19-our-series-of-regulatory-legislation-trackers-for-the-life-sciences-and-healthcare-industry

    COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge to the global life sciences industry. Members of our International Life Sciences & Healthcare team, lawyers who have a wealth of hands-on experience and strong relationships ...

  5. Legal news
    31 March 2020
    COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in the UAE
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uae/covid-19-guidance-for-employers-in-the-uae

    The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has officially been recognised as a pandemic and is a public health emergency of international concern. Understandably, this may be creating great concern and unrest for you and ...

  6. Legal news
    28 January 2020
    Shifting attitudes towards single use plastic in the UAE
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uae/shifting-attitudes-towards-single-use-plastic-in-the-uae

    The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (“EAD”) has recently announced that it is preparing a draft policy on single-use plastic, which is due to be implemented in 2020. The EAD’s aim is to significantly reduce the use of ...

  7. Legal news
    27 November 2018
    Key implications on the use of registered trade marks of Licensors in local trade names of Licensees in the Middle East.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uae/implications-on-use-of-trade-marks-of-licensors-in-local-trade-names-of-licensees

    Melissa Murray and Ayah Abdin summarise the implications of a licensee using the registered trade marks of a Licensor in local trade names in the Middle East.

  8. Legal news
    30 August 2018
    Distributorship or Franchise?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/distributorship-or-franchise

    We often see confusion about the differences between distribution and franchise agreements, and the situations in which each should be used. There are key differences between the two types of agreement and the ...

  9. Legal news
    24 June 2019
    UAE Energy Strategy 2050
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/uae-energy-strategy-2050

    The United Arab Emirates Energy Strategy 2050 has the bold goal of diversifying current energy sources and doubling the country's reliance upon clean energy sources by 2050. The goal is also to reduced the country's ...

  10. Legal news
    13 June 2019
    New employment law – DIFC taking international cues
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/new-employment-law--difc-taking-international-cues

    DIFC's new Employment Law is expected to offer a more secure work environment to all employees and is aimed at fostering robust working relationships between employer and employees.