AABA Condemns “Muslim Ban 2.0” Executive Order

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on March 9, 2017 at 11:03 PM



San Francisco, CA – The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area denounces the executive order released on March 6, 2017.  The revised Executive Order is premised on the misguided assumption that barring Muslims and refugees from entering the United States will increase national security. Although revised,...

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Asia: Finding the Right Recruiter

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM



Foreign firms are starting to proactively approach foreign universities seeking attorneys for their China offices. US and UK firms have always been eager to bring over bilingual expats from the US, UK and AUS. Over the last few years, firms have been increasingly focusing on attorneys with exposure in the US, UK or AUS,...

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Dubai World to Spur Change in Restructuring Law

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Posted on December 11, 2009 at 8:12 PM



The UAE has no Chapter 11-style system and there have been calls for reform to the existing insolvency laws. Some lawyers in the region feel that Dubai World’s restructuring could lead to the much anticipated developments in the insolvency laws. “Particularly given the magnitude of the amounts at stake, the restructuri...

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Middle East Lawyers Calm Through Dubai Crisis

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Posted on December 10, 2009 at 9:12 PM



Even with the surprise announcement by Dubai World that it wanted to delay debt repayments, which led to widespread panic, Middle East lawyers are downplaying the effects of it on Dubai’s future.Dubai World, a state-backed conglomerate in charge of some of the Middle East’s largest projects, has approximately $60 billio...

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New Entrants into Abu Dhabi on Hold Due to Government Caution

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Posted on November 5, 2009 at 1:11 AM



International firms planning on opening offices in Abu Dhabi may have to reconsider with the UAE pondering a moratorium on further office launches.Many firms have already entered Abu Dhabi in the past year, while a number of others are considering entering due to the attractive infrastructure and energy opportunities. H...

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Middle East Market Watch - On Being a Female Lawyer in the Middle East

by: Richard

Posted on October 13, 2009 at 9:10 PM



As Cypress has devoted more and more resources to the Middle East legal market, and as the markets there show substantial resilience to the global downturn, more and more lawyers are interested in taking off their shoes and jumping in the wadi.  But we’ve noticed that some women are still relatively hesitant to work in ...

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State of the Market Report

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on March 4, 2009 at 5:03 PM



Even if Your Ship Isn't Sinking, it Could be Time to Jump - An Analysis of Hiring Trends in Overseas Legal MarketsNo one would deny that in the past few months the legal job market has been less than robust.  A few weeks ago 317 attorneys were laid off in a single day.  Legal hiring has undeniably suffered under the wei...

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IP Law Proposal Comes Closer to Reality in Dubai

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 9, 2009 at 6:02 PM



The DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) released several draft regulations comprising its intellectual property rights proposal on January 20, 2008 for public consultation.These draft regulations topics such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. They also pitch the creation of a separate IP trib...

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