Region: United Arab Emirates

Eversheds Asia head joins Dubai regulator

Muna Dandan, the former head of Eversheds’ financial services disputes practice in Asia, has joined the Dubai Financial Services Authority as general counsel, after just four months at the firm in Hong Kong.

14 October 2015

People news

A round-up of the week’s latest people moves, including partner promotions at Covington & Burling and a new cyber security lawyer at Troutman Sanders.

02 October 2015

People news

A round-up of the week’s latest people moves, including new compliance staff at Standard Chartered and a former federal prosecutor joining Morgan Lewis & Bockius.

14 August 2015

Businesses in the Middle East and North Africa lack anti-bribery policies

Forty-eight per cent of large business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) lack anti-corruption and compliance policies, according to a survey on fraud by accountancy firm Ernst & Young.

24 June 2015

ABN Amro Dubai probe leads to dismissal

Dutch bank ABN Amro has fired a Dubai-based employee, as it continues an internal investigation into irregularities at the local private banking unit.

23 June 2015

US rebuts claims of excessive Epsilon sanctions fine

The US Treasury has denied that its US$4 million fine of car audio and video trader Epsilon was excessive, and said US courts must show “uniquely broad” deference to OFAC actions.

20 May 2015

Sweett reports investigation results to SFO

UK property surveyor Sweett Group has concluded an internal investigation into alleged improper payments and given its summary of facts to the UK's Serious Fraud Office, the company said in a statement on 23 April.

23 April 2015

Morgan Lewis hires Clyde & Co partner

Rebecca Kelly has joined Morgan Lewis & Bockius’s dispute resolution and regulatory practice in Dubai.

04 December 2014

UAE boosts terrorism finance restrictions

The United Arab Emirates has blocked local banks from doing business with terrorist groups, Reuters reports. According to Al Jazeera, the UAE published a list of 85 such groups on 15 November.

21 November 2014

Local laws may hamper GSK UAE investigation

GSK’s internal probe of bribery allegations in the UAE, revealed on 7 October, could be hampered by complex local data protection and privilege laws, and could trigger local enforcement action, say lawyers with knowledge of the country.

08 October 2014

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