1st Edition

Essays and Addresses on Arab Laws

By W. M. Ballantyne Copyright 2000
    278 Pages
    by Routledge

    292 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Chapter 1 An Overall View: The Common Elements and a Comparative Study; Chapter 2 Arab Comparative Commercial Law; Chapter 3 A Short Introduction to the Shari'a; Chapter 4 Arbitration in the Gulf States: ‘Delocalisation’: A Short Comparative Study; Chapter 5 The States of the GCC: Sources of Law, the Shari&?a and the Extent to which it Applies; Chapter 6 The Shari'a; Chapter 7 Representation in Contracting: Agency; Chapter 8 The New Commercial Code of Bahrain; Chapter 9 The New Civil Code of the United Arab Emirates: A Further Reassertion of the Shari'a; Chapter 10 Islamic Law and Financial Transactions in Contemporary Perspective; Chapter 11 Back to the Shari'a?; Chapter 12 The Bahrain Euro-Arab Arbitration Conference 1989: A Summing-Up; Chapter 13 A Reassertion of the Shari'a: The Jurisprudence of the Gulf States; Chapter 14 The AMF Case and Arab International Corporations; Chapter 15 Secular Law and the Shari?a: Pacta Sunt Servanda and the Theory of Imprévision; Chapter 16 Commercial Law in the Middle East: Law and Legal Change: Syndicated Loans; Chapter 17 Construction Contracts in the Arab Jurisdictions; Chapter 18 The Shari'a: Bridges or Conflict?;


    William M. Ballantyne

    '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