In an interview with Deutsche Welle TV (DW TV) Dr. Nicolas Bremer speaks about sanctions imposed on Qatar by some Arab Staats and their implications for the Qatari economy and international investors.
American Bar AssociationYear in ReviewSection of International LawVol. 51 (2017)pp. 699 et seq.
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
American Bar AssociationYear in ReviewSection of International LawVol. 51 (2017)pp. 703 et seq.
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.
American Bar AssociationYear in ReviewSection of International LawVol. 51 (2017)pp. 713 et seq.
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.
Dr. Nicolas Bremer
published by LexisNexis (2017)
A conversation with Dr. Nicolas Bremer of Alexander & Partner Rechtsanwaelte on the Saudi-Arabian merger control regime outlining the key features of the Kingdom's competition regulations as they pertain to merger control. For the full text, please access the LexisNexis data base.
The International Law Office (ILO)
June 13, 2017
May 29, 2017
May 23, 2017
26 RECIEL (2017)
April 13, 2017
McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution
Volume 3 (2016 - 2017)
December 22, 2016
December 21, 2016
December 19, 2016
INBA International Conference on Law and Policy (November 26, 2016 in New Delhi)
February 11, 2016
25 RECIEL (2016)
Water and Development Congress & Exhibition (October 20, 2015, Dead Sea/Jordan)
Presentation of Nicolas Bremer
GAIR Mitteilungen 2015
Editor: Hatem Elliesie et al.
Citizenship by Investment (CBI)
Alexander & Partner
Arab-German Yearbook 2015
Editor: The Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Arab-German Yearbook 2014
Arab-German Yearbook 2013
3. Forum Internationales Recht:Für Unternehmer auf den Punkt gebracht (26. November 2013, IHK Ostwestfalen zu Bielefeld)
Presentation of Oliver Alexander