Legal Updates

The New York Convention of Arbitration In Iraq Iraq is a country whose economy is heavily dependent on its dealing with foreign investors, especially in the oil & gas field. Many these foreign investors prefer arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution method due to the advantages it provides, such as, a less rigid structure to […]

Al Yahyaei & Salt and Salt & Associates Member of Grimaldi Alliance for Oman Overview In early March, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq formed a supreme committee tasked with dealing and responding to the developments resulting from the Covid-19 outbreak in the Sultanate of Oman. The supreme committee has implemented a number of strict measures to […]

Salt & Associates and SDAC Law Member of Grimaldi Alliance for United Arab Emirates Overview The United Arab Emirates Federal Government, as well as the governments of the seven Emirates which form the Union, have implemented a number of increasingly firm measures to reduce the potential impact of Covid-19 on the health and welfare of […]

By Mustafa Muayad – Head Of Baghdad Office Pursuant to the Iraqi constitution, Iraq is following the federal system, which consist of a decentralized capital, regions, and governorates, as well as local administrations according to article (116) which states: “The federal system in the Republic of Iraq is made up of a decentralized capital, regions, […]

By Mustafa Muayad – Head Of Baghdad Office An Insight into Investment Vehicles in Iraq After the defeat of terrorism in Iraq, the country entered a new era of economic growth in all aspects and become a promising market that attracts foreign investments in the country. Iraq’s recent history has been characterized by unrest, an […]

By Mustafa Muayad – Head Of Baghdad Office Healthcare At the outset, Ministry of Health is the responsible authority to regulate the healthcare practice in Iraq. In regard to the commercial side in the pharmaceutical field, there are two main bodies to deal with in Iraq in this field: Iraqi Pharmacist Syndicate and State Company […]

Foreign Labor in the Light of the Iraqi Labor Law No. 37 of 2015 Introduction The new Labor Law in Iraq number 37 of 2015 was issued and published in the Iraqi Gazette, the Official Gazette in Iraq for publishing laws, issue No. 4386 dated on 9 November 2015. The need to cope with of […]

قانون تعديل قانون الشركات العراقي Iraqi Companies’ Law Amendment Iraqi Council of Representatives, in its Session No. 28 held on Thursday 27th of June, 2019, passed the law of amending Companies’ Law No. 21 of 1997. The amendments came at a time when Iraq is undergoing a stage of attempts to open up to the […]

A View on Iraq Customs Law, Customs Court and the Major Crimes Related to the Iraqi Customs System The Customs Law No. 23 of 1984 is one of the special laws that have been issued to govern a specific activity from the activities of individuals and institutions related to the entry and exit of goods […]

In order to facilitate the procedures of taxation process for the foreign companies working in Iraq according to the oil licensing rounds, and overcome deterrents and obstacles encountering such companies, a meeting was held in the PMAC (Prime Minister’s Advisory Commission) on 17 June 2019, chaired by  Dr. Abdulkarim Hussein. In the meeting, a new […]

The Iraqi Federation of Industries is an independent organization concerned with economic development. It was established in 1956 to be one of the first organizations representing the industrial sector in Iraq. The first law regulating the work of this organization is law No. 35 of 1956 which was amended and repealed by several amendments and […]

Guardianship and Bankruptcy: Provisions and Interrelation Between them in the Iraqi Banks Law Introduction: The banking industry has recently witnessed a tremendous development worldwide due to the continuous progress in other sectors of the scientific and economic life. Banking sector is one of the important economic sectors so it has to be equally developed with […]

Since 2003, Iraq entered into a new phase of economic development through openness to the global market and the progress toward privatization more ever. To cope with these developments, Iraq needed to set many laws, regulations and instructions which govern and regulate the economic activity. Iraq,due to the new circumstances, needed expertise of non-governmental agencies […]

The Council of Ministers removes taxes on Construction Contracts completed and received  The Council of Ministers has decided to eliminate taxes on Construction projects completed and received from the contracting parties. The decision stipulates that the Ministry of Planning shall study each project separately to identify projects that have been suspended for various reasons. These […]

Competition and Antitrust Law in Iraq At the outset, the Law of Competition and Antitrust No. 14 of 2010 published in official gazette on 2010/03/09, and it aims to regulate competition and prevent monopolizing practices. The law applies to production, trade activities and services provided by natural or legal entities inside the country. It also […]

Iraq’s Judicial High Council on Thursday backed demands for a full manual ballot recount in a move that could further delay the formation of a new government. Iraq’s parliament on Wednesday ordered the nationwide recount of the May 12 votes and sacked the independent high electoral commission (IHEC) which oversaw the polls. The court said […]

The popularity of cremations is increasing in the U.S., but the deceased cannot make their own choices at the time. If you care, you need to plan ahead to make your wishes known. The best way to document your preferences is to contact an estate planning attorney in Utah or your home state to set up a will or trust including your plans for the disposition of your body at death.