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Lawyers get Death Threats but Won’t go to Police

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. By Narim Rostam. For lawyers working on sensitive cases, especially corruption cases, in Iraqi Kurdistan, death and other threats are just part of the job. On New Year’s Eve in […]

Changes To Marriage Law Erode Women’s Rights

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Changes To Marriage Law Just One Small Part Of Erosion Of Iraqi Women’s Status On October 30, Iraq’s parliament made a decision that stirred up much anger around the country. […]

Iraq’s Evolving Tax Landscape

By Imtiaz Ahmad. Over the last seven to eight years, Iraq remained very attractive for international investment especially in the oil and gas sector. Almost all major international oil companies (IOCs) invested, either individually or in partnership with others. By contrast, Iraq showed slow progress in setting out proper petroleum and tax policy for existing […]

Free Legal Aid for Southern Iraq’s Most Vulnerable

Vulnerable groups in southern Iraq will soon be able to access free legal services directly from the Basrah Justice Palace. “By establishing a legal help desk directly inside the Basrah Justice Palace, we are minimising the time and money spent by vulnerable groups to seek legal assistance,” said Rini Reza, chief of the UN Development […]

Eversheds Advises Citi on Iraq Venture

Global law firm Eversheds has advised Citibank [Citigroup] on the registration of its representative office in Baghdad, Iraq, making it the first US bank to establish a presence in the country. According to Citi’s press release, the representative office in the Iraqi capital will support Citi’s clients in the country, and the New York-based bank […]

Iraqi Federal Oil and Gas Law Revisited

This work was written by Ahmed Mousa Jiyad, and it is reproduced here with his permission. It was originally published by Energy & Geopolitical Risk, Vol. 2, Nr.1, January 2011 (MEES publication. www.mees.com). Mr Jiyad is an independent development consultant, scholar and Associate with Centre for Global Energy Studies-CGES, London. He was formerly a senior […]

Halliburton and KBR Sued Over Iraq Contamination

Halliburton Co. and KBR Inc. must face lawsuits brought by military personnel and contractors allegedly harmed by contaminated water and toxic emissions from burning waste in Iraq and Afghanistan, a judge has said. U.S. District Judge Roger Titus in Greenbelt, Maryland, who is overseeing 43 lawsuits on the matter, yesterday rejected the companies’ claims of […]

Weak Laws Deter Iraq Investors More Than Violence

Seven years after the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein, Iraq largely has been unable to revamp business laws that would help make the country more attractive to investors, according to a report from Bloomberg. “Investors still note security concerns, but now are more likely to cite regulatory hindrances and other practical barriers to doing business,” […]