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The arbitration scene in Dubai has recently faced a small setback with a decision of the Court of Cassation (the highest court in Dubai) in case no. 290/2021.
How our people are taking action in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through community initiatives and partnerships
The Global Week to #Act4SDGs, which ran from 17 – 28 September –is focused on mobilisation and collective action by people and companies from all sectors, to accelerate progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In this blog we explore sentiment analysis and the different approaches of two off-the-shelf sentiment analysers, Vader and TextBlob. While these analysers can be good for a quick solution for a sentiment analysis use case, they sometimes fail to produce reliable results for certain use cases and scenarios.
Contracts for the supply of goods or services (including construction contracts) frequently contain provisions seeking to limit the quantum of liability for breach by the vendor or contractor. A liquidated damages clause is a familiar example of such a provision.
Kennedys Partner Celine Abi Habib Kanakri, Senior Associate Laurice Elten and Chartered Legal Executive Kelsey Evans recently contributed to the nineteenth edition of Lexology Getting the Deal Through's Dispute Resolution guide. In it, they discuss the structure of the civil court system in the UAE and the difference between onshore and offshore UAE courts.
It is common for construction contracts to contain provisions specifying that entitlements to, for example, extensions of time and/or additional payment will be lost unless intimated within a specified period of time. But what happens if, for any reason and by any margin, the deadline is not complied with?
Sustainability in the Middle East - transitioning to a lower carbon economy by building smart cities?
Imagine a city where you land in the airport from your flight, walk through and be taken on a high-speed underground only a short ride from the city centre. The facial recognition software inbuilt into the system already knows where you’re going – so an auto-shuttle picks you up to take you to your hotel. No need to check-in – the hotel already knows it’s you and you can sign into the room. The city has no cars, no streets and no carbon emissions. Everything you need is within walking distance.
The legal technology market has a natural fascination for the new. Words like “launches”, “debuts”, “unveils” are the narrative that propels a growing niche of alternative offerings that are increasingly an adjunct to most big firms.
Caroline Wilson, HR Director, explains how our virtual work experience programme levels the playing field and is an opportunity to reach talented individuals who you may never have had a chance to help and nurture.
We take a look at the changing practice of business throughout this period via the lens of our global corporate and commercial practice areas. We also consider the way forward for organisations in this ‘new normal’.