• Legal Framework

    In-depth coverage of the local legal framework for business is an integral part of OBG’s analysis. Working in partnership with a leading local law firm, we review foreign investment laws, ownership restrictions, requirements for local partners and labour laws, among other topics.
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Abu Dhabi City is the capital of the UAE, which was founded in December 1971 as a federation between six of its seven constituent emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain. The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) joined the federation the following year. The UAE is governed by the UAE Constitution, which permits each...

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2016

This chapter contains an overview of the legal framework in which local and foreign investors operate including guidance for firms doing business in the emirate, advice for the establishment of a joint stock company and a rundown of the incentives provided by the emirate’s free zones.

Thanks to business-friendly government policies implemented over the past 10 years Abu Dhabi is now home to a rapidly diversifying economy that is among the largest in the region, with GDP reaching a total of Dh952.68bn ($259.32bn) at current prices in 2014.


Tunisia is currently in something of a paradoxical situation. As the country of origin of the Arab Spring, it is, to date, the only example of a successful peaceful democratic transition in the Arab world. After a long and laborious gestation, the National Constituent Assembly, elected after the 2011 revolution, adopted, by an overwhelming...


The Constituent National Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a new constitution on January 26, 2014, after debating for months in collaboration with several international organisations and guarantors of human rights, such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The adoption of a new constitution often denotes a desire to break with the...

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Tunisia 2016

OBG introduces the reader to the different aspects of the legal system in Tunisia, in partnership with Meziou Knani & Khlif. This chapter contains a viewpoint from Ghazi Meziou, Associate Lawyer, Meziou Knani & Khlif.