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Ex-Dentons Partner to represent KRG for Arent Fox

By John Lee. Washington DC-based law firm Arent Fox LLP has entered an agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to provide legal advice on various issues including legal and regulatory matters in the United States. It will also advise on strengthening the KRG's alliance with the United States, tracking and monitoring legislation in Congress, […]

The Station announces Collaboration with Baghdad Legal Firm

By John Lee. The Station Foundation for Entrepreneurship announces a collaboration with the law firm Al Muhamoon Al Mutahidoon. According to a statement from The Station, this collaboration arose from the two parties' desire to collaborate in an effective manner in order to support startups, particularly those located in The Station's coworking space, for the […]

Iran, Iraq Agree to Form Trade Courts

An agreement signed during the Iranian Judiciary chief's recent visit to Iraq entails setting up specialized courts with jurisdiction over economic and trade disputes involving the nationals of the two countries, an official said. Speaking at a televised interview on Saturday night, Head of the Iranian Judiciary's High Council for Human Rights Ali Baqeri Kani […]

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Know your Attorney!

Advertising Feature By Racha Haydar, Founding Partner, Rights and Honors. "It's a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness," Lucius Annaeus Seneca. Thriving on challenges, my journey initially started in Lebanon in 2013, with a big dream and a big vision at heart, soon my services extended to challenging business environments across the […]

The Impact of GDPR in Iraq

By Nick O'Connell, Partner, Al Tamimi & Co. This briefing note was originally published by lus laboris and is republished with permission by Iraq Business News. In Iraq the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has had limited impact. There is currently no modern data protection law in Iraq, and there is accordingly no […]

Will Iraq's new "Tribal Court" Undermine Rule of Law?

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Amid Iraqi calls to reinforce the rule of law and strengthen Iraqi state institutions, the Ministry of Justice announced March 28 a new initiative for “arbitration” among tribes, allowing a […]

Legal Assistance for Vulnerable Households in Mosul

UN-Habitat provided legal assistance to 1,015 vulnerable households in Mosul to address their housing, land and property rights claims UN-Habitat in collaboration with its implementing partner, the local NGO Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid, concluded the activities funded by the 2017 Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund to address housing, land and property rights (HLP) of vulnerable […]

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 […]