Expats in Dubai gain advantage with the new DIFC Wills & Probate Registry

By Arti Sangar During the last two decades, a sizeable chunk of the expatriate population has relocated to Dubai for both employment and investment opportunities. Undoubtedly, many have made significant economic gains in terms of purchasing luxury houses and other assets, and in some instances, setting up business empires for their successors’ benefit. However, until…

M&A in the Middle East: Balancing Risks, Reaping Rewards

Fueled by tremendous growth potential and an increasingly progressive regulatory environment, the Middle East is fast becoming a hotbed of Mergers and Acquisition activity. Today, for example, the UAE is experiencing an upsurge in cross-border M&A activity. As a result, dealmakers throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council, including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and Kuwait, should…

Qatar: Safe Haven for Investors During Mideast Turmoil

Qatar is currently receiving unprecedented levels of interest from foreign investors as a result of diminished business opportunities and lower investment returns in the U.S. and Europe. Despite turmoil in other parts of the Middle East, Qatar’s economy continues to thrive. Multinationals are looking to capitalize on the region’s expanding economy, relative economic and political…