Publications

Mergers & Acquisitions under Saudi Arabian Law

The International Comparative Legal Guide to:
Mergers & Aquisitions 2018
12th Edition
Chapter 43, pp. 290 et seq.

Cet article donne un aperçu des aspects légaux et réglementaires aux transactions de fusion-acquisition (M&A) en ce qui concerne l´Arabie saoudite ainsi que la mise en forme contractuelle de documents de transactions.

Dr. Nicolas Bremer

 

 

Mergers & Acquisitions under the Law of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The International Comparative Legal Guide to:
Mergers & Aquisitions 2018
12th Edition
Chapter 52, pp. 359 et seq.

Cet article donne un aperçu des aspects légaux et réglementaires aux transactions de fusion-acquisition (M&A) en ce qui concerne les Émirats arabes unis (EAU) ainsi que la mise en forme contractuelle de documents de transactions.

Dr. Nicolas Bremer

 

 

Seeking Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Court Judgments and Arbitral Awards in Egypt and the Mashriq Countries

Journal of Dispute Resolution
Vol. 2018, Issue 1
Article 11, pp. 109 et seq.

 

Asserting a claim in an international transaction is often complex. If a transaction involves parties from different countries, the venue of dispute resolution will often be in a jurisdiction different from that where enforcement may have to be sought. In such a case, any ruling obtained will have to be recognized by the competent authority of the country where enforcement is sought (known as requested country). Obtaining recognition of a foreign ruling in the Middle East and North Africa is considerably challenging. Despite some progress having been made over the last decade, local courts are still rather reserved towards foreign ruling. In particular, the tendency of local authorities to conduct a full revision au fond under an extensive interpretation of the ordre public exception. This article provides an overview of the regulations in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Egypt and formulates some suggestions on strategies of dealing with the challenges posed by the existing regimes.

Dr. Nicolas Bremer

Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für Geschäfte in den arabischen Ländern

Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen und Finanzierungsfragen im Nahen und Mittleren Osten

NUMOV, Francfort sur le Main
4 octobre 2017

Présentation de Dr. Nicolas Bremer

Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für Geschäftstätigkeiten in Tunesien

Marktentwicklung, Rahmenbedingungen und Geschäftschancen für
deutsche Unternehmen in der Lebensmittelindustrie in Tunesien mit Schwerpunkt Maschinen- und Anlagenbau

IHK Francfort sur le Main
28 septembre 2017

Présentation de Dr. Daniel Smyrek

M&A transactions in the United Arab Emirates: an overview

The International Law Office (ILO)

23 août 2017

Dr. Nicolas Bremer

Kuwait merger control (2017)

publié par LexisNexis (2017)

Une entrevue avec Nicolas Bremer du cabinet Alexander & Partner Rechtsanwälte sur les mesures koweïtiennes de contrôle de fusion d'entreprises - cet entretien met l'accent sur la réglementation relative à la concurrence au Koweït. Pour télécharger l'intégralité du texte, veuillez vous enregistrer sur la base de données LexisNexis.

Deutsche Welle TV (DW TV) Interview de M. Nicolas Bremer sur les sanctions imposées au Qatar

L'émission de la chaîne allemande Deutsche Welle intitulée "Made in Germany" se concentre sur la crise actuelle dans les pays du Golf. M. Nicolas Bremer s'entretient sur les conséquences économiques des sanctions imposées au Qatar.

Deutsche Welle TV (DW TV) Interview de M. Nicolas Bremer sur les sanctions imposées au Qatar

Dans une entrevue avec la Deutsche Welle, M. Nicolas Bremer s'exprime sur les sanctions imposées au Qatar par les pays arabes et leurs conséquences sur l'économie qatarie et les investissements internationaux.

VAT Law in Egypt

American Bar Association
Year in Review
Section of International Law
Vol. 51 (2017)
pp. 699 et suiv.

In 2016, the Egyptian legislator passed the new Value Added Tax law, which was subsequently published in the Official Gazette and took effect on September 8, 2016. The new VAT Law replaced the current General Sales Tax Law, Law 11/1991 (GST Law) and implemented a comprehensive VAT system in Egypt. This contribution provides an overview of the new legislation and its implications for businesses operating and or trading with Egypt.

Dr. Nicolas Bremer

New Iraqi Labor Law

American Bar Association
Year in Review
Section of International Law
Vol. 51 (2017)
pp. 703 et suiv.

 

In October 2016, the Iraqi legislature issued a new Iraqi Labor Law, Law 37/2015 (New Law), which replaced the old Iraqi Labor Law, Law 71/1987 (Old Law), in its entirety and entered into force on February 7, 2016. The New Law seeks to align Iraqi employment legislation with the standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO). Although the New Law — as the Old Law — was drafted as a piece of federal legislation applying to the whole of Iraq, it remains to be seen whether it will be applied in the Kurdish region in Iraq. In fact, a regional labor law for the Kurdish region has been under review by the Kurdish parliament for some time now. Most notably, the New Law introduced an end-of-service gratuity similar to that existing in other Middle Eastern jurisdictions, provisions of collective labor rights including the right to strike (which was banned in 1987 by the Old Law), and improved protection against discrimination in the workplace. This contribution provides an overview of the new law.
Dr. Nicolas Bremer

Amendments to the United Arab Emirates' Labor Law

American Bar Association
Year in Review
Section of International Law
Vol. 51 (2017)
pp. 713 et suiv.

 

In late 2015, the United Arab Emirates’ Federal Ministry of Labor (now Federal Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization) issued three decrees amending certain provisions of the UAE Federal Labor Law, Federal Law 8/1980 (UAE Labor Law): Ministerial Decrees 764/2015,121 765/2015,122 and 766/2015. All three decrees came into effect in January 2016. They introduced a compulsory standard employment agreement (Ministerial Decree No. 764), amended the provisions of the UAE Labor Law concerning termination of employment (Ministerial Decree No. 765), and introduced new conditions for obtaining new work permits (Ministerial Decree No. 766). Furthermore, the Ministry amended some provisions of the Wage Protection System when it passed Ministerial Decree No. 739 in the fall of 2016. In particular, the new decree introduced increased penalties for non-compliance with the provisions of the WPS regulations. This contribution highlights the changes relevant for businesses in the UAE.

Nicolas Bremer

Saudi Arabia merger control

Publié par LexisNexis (2017)

Une entrevue avec M. Nicolas Bremer du cabinet Alexander & Partner sur les mesures saoudiennes de contrôle de fusion d'entreprises - cet entretien met l'accent sur la réglementation relative à la concurrence en Arabie saoudie. Pour télécharger l'intégralité du texte, veuillez vous enregistrer sur la base de données LexisNexis.

 

 

New opportunities for foreign defence contractors in Saudi Arabia

The International Law Office (ILO)

13 juin 2017

Dr. Nicolas Bremer

Parliament passes new investment law

The International Law Office (ILO)

29 mai 2017

Dr. Nicolas Bremer

Liability of Managers and Directors under the Law of the GCC Countries: A Comparative Study of the Liability Regimes Existing in the Gulf Cooperation Council Region Illustrated at the Example of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Ar

ZRI 2016

23 mai 2017

Dr. Nicolas Bremer

Product Liability in the Near and Middle East - A Comparative Study of Egyptian, Qatari and Iranian Law

ZRI 2016

23 mai 2017

Dr. Nicolas Bremer

Post-environmental Impact Assessment Monitoring of Measures or Activities with Significant Transboundary Impact: An Assessment of International Customary Law

26 RECIEL (2017)

Avril 2017

Dr. Nicolas Bremer

Merger control in United Arab Emirates

The International Law Office (ILO)

13 avril 2017

Dr. Nicolas Bremer

Seeking Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Court Judgments and Arbitral Awards in the GCC Countries

McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution

Volume 3 (2016 - 2017)

Nicolas Bremer

Product liability under Egyptian law

The International Law Office (ILO)

22 décembre 2016

Nicolas Bremer

New amendments to UAE labour law regime to be considered in M&A transactions

The International Law Office (ILO)

21 décembre 2016

Nicolas Bremer

Liability of managers and directors under Saudi Arabian law

The International Law Office (ILO)

19 décembre 2016

Nicolas Bremer

Reflections by an International Arbitrator on the Conduct of International Arbitration Proceedings

INBA International Conference on Law and Policy (26 novembre à New Delhi)

Axel Heck

Government Procurement in India

11 février 2016

Oliver Alexander

Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment of Large Dams in the Euphrates-Tigris Region: International Law Binding Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey

25 RECIEL (2016)

Janvier 2016

Nicolas Bremer

Increasing Efficiency of Freshwater Utilization trough Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment

Water and Development Congress & Exhibition (20 octobre 2015, la mer Morte/Jordanie)

Présentation de Nicolas Bremer

Liquidated Damages under the Law of the United Arab Emirates and its Interpretation by UAE Courts

GAIR Mitteilungen 2015

Éditeur: Hatem Elliesie et al.

Nicolas Bremer

Alexander & Partner Interview Citizenship by Investment (CBI)

Citizenship by Investment (CBI)

Alexander & Partner

Dispute Resolution in Construction Projects

Arab-German Yearbook 2015

Éditeur: The Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Nicolas Bremer

Two Worlds of Thinking: Risk Allocation between Construction and Industry in Large Infrastructure Contracts

Arab-German Yearbook 2014

Éditeur: The Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Andreas Scherdel

Arbitration in Construction Disputes

Arab-German Yearbook 2013

Éditeur: The Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Oliver Alexander

Aktuelle Erfahrungen aus der anwaltlichen Praxis: Internationale Schieds- und Mediationsverfahren, projektbegleitende Schlichtung

3. Forum Internationales Recht:
Für Unternehmer auf den Punkt gebracht

IHK Ostwestfalen zu Bielefeld
26 novembre 2016

Présentation d'Oliver Alexander