During a crisis, the legal expectation is ‘deals down – disputes and restructuring up’. While this may be the case in the months to come, courts and arbitration centres across the UAE are first and foremost trying to utilise technology to ensure dispute resolution continues to function within our new work from home (WFH) reality.
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The COVID-19 outbreak in the United States has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy.  In response, the U.S. government has taken extensive measures to stabilize and stimulate the economy.  The most recent such measure is a piece of legislation delivering an economic rescue package, the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (the “CARES Act”).  The CARES Act was passed by both Houses of Congress last week and was signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020.
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The world is adjusting to the new reality that has suddenly confronted us. As teams around the world embrace the latest technologies to communicate, now is the time for leaders to formulate and mobilize their strategies[2] to ride the wave of change. In situations such as a global pandemic, the cogs of pre-COVID-19 innovation simply move too slowly, and leaders should be seeking out speed, precision, and foresight to get them through.
Continue Reading Action Plan for Business Leaders to Tackle the COVID-19 Crisis