Gathering together the author’s earlier writings along with essays on recent developments, this text provides essential information for anyone wishing to do business in Arab countries and needing to acquaint themselves with the legal position there. The volume presents an impartial examination of the commercial laws of the Gulf Arab states and gives details of how pitfalls and costly errors can be avoided when dealing with those states. Based on the author's extensive professional experience, the book is indispensable to business men contemplating doing business in the Arab world, and to students of Arab commercial life.
'Professor Ballantyne is one of the very few lawyers who have been exposed to three legal systems: Common law, Arab laws and Continental law. This, added to his lucid observation and objective judgment, gives enormous value to his writings. Whoever is intent on acquiring a fair-minded view of the commercial laws of the Gulf Arab states, on learning how pitfalls and costly mistakes could be avoided when dealing with those states, or simply on reading about an outstanding professional experience written in a beautiful and simple language, should go over "Essays and Addresses on Arab Laws".' - Nabil Saleh, Year Book of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law