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Saudi Arabia has now issued its Ministerial Decision No. 00594/1441 on the approval of the Implementing Regulation for the Commercial Franchise Law (‘Implementing Regulations’), which gives guidance and clarity ...
Although it may be common to see calorie and nutritional information on display/order boards in fast food restaurants in Europe and the United States, this is not yet common in the Middle East although this may be ...
As seen in other countries, the UAE has also started to ease some of the restrictions imposed in response to Covid-19. Whilst parts of shopping malls (such as ATMs, supermarkets and pharmacies) have remained open ...
COVID-19 and the subsequent government responses to the pandemic are having a significant impact on retail franchising globally. The UAE has also been impacted with (as the date of this article) mandatory closures of ...
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.
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 ...
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.
The UAE Federal Tax Authority ("FTA") has announced that the first phase of the Tax Refund for Tourists Scheme (the "Scheme") will start on 18 November, 2018
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