US places export restrictions on China’s ZTE Corp: Lessons to learn

US places export restrictions on China’s ZTE Corp: Lessons to learn

By: Xingjian Zhao and Arti Sangar  Earlier this month the United States government imposed some of its toughest trade restrictions yet on ZTE Corp, China’s second-largest smartphone and telecom equipment maker. These sanctions, authorities say, stem from evidence that ZTE violated U.S. controls on exporting American technology to Iran and other countries. According to a U.S. […]

UAE, U.S. Sign Intergovernmental Agreement On FATCA

UAE, U.S. Sign Intergovernmental Agreement On FATCA

United States taxpayers using foreign accounts in the United Arab Emirates may see more rigorous enforcement of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, in the UAE, as obligations for UAE financial institutions have been ramped up under a new intergovernmental FATCA Agreement between the U.S. and the UAE, signed on June 17, 2015, […]

Qatari Firm Buys Miami Hotel: Key Considerations For Hotel Acquisitions

Posted on Mar 3, 2014 in Emirates-U.S.A, UAE Law and Business

St. Regis Bal Harbour, a luxury high-rise hotel and condominium residences, sits majestically on the edge of the Atlantic oceanfront in the desirable county of Miami-Dade, Florida. Just two years after its grand opening, the luxury hotel—which is estimated to have cost $1 billion to develop—under the Starwood Resorts & Hotels flag was sold to […]

Data Protection In The Era Of Snowden And Manning

Posted on Aug 17, 2013 in Emirates-U.S.A

Recent headlines featuring unauthorized data leaks of state secrets by wannabe whistleblowers—U.S. citizens Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning—have demonstrated how significant the ramifications can be when employees who have access to classified information leak it publicly. In this day and age, any employer can face a similar situation—and potential liability—should an employee disclose confidential information […]

Avoiding Investment Scams

Every year, people lose millions of dollars to scams of every size and kind. Investment scams are particularly dangerous because they come in many forms, from an unexpected phone call to a message through an online professional network, and the creativity of a scammer has no boundaries. Scammers will typically operate from overseas or offer […]

Revocation of Non-Immigrant US Visa

Posted on May 8, 2013 in Emirates-U.S.A, UAE Law and Business
Revocation of Non-Immigrant US Visa

Imagine you are the holder of a non-immigrant US visa. Then, you receive a notice from the US Consulate that your visa has been revoked and that you must visit the US Consulate so that your visa can be physically cancelled. You are also told that you can no longer use your visa and travel […]