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Profit and Purpose
– shareholder primacy and the promise of tomorrow

By on September 24, 2019

In 1919, Henry Ford’s attempt to lower car prices and increase wages of factory workers did not go down well with the company’s shareholders. The move would have an adverse impact on short-term profits and dividends. The Dodge brothers, minority shareholders and competitors, were particularly incensed and took legal…


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Book Law Lifestyle Travel Writing

Rhapsody in Blue

By on July 1, 2019

I had seen Annie Hall, Manhattan and Hannah and her Sisters many years before setting foot on the planet’s second greatest city. New York was a fantastical place brimming with urban moments and images, anecdotes and stories woven together, frame by frame, on film reel: black and white stills…


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Travel

Lunu Miris

By on January 28, 2019

With irrationally exuberant New Year’s greetings flowing in from friends and family across the planet, I said hello to 2019 in the Emirates lounge at Dubai airport. CNN’s fireworks coverage reminded travellers of what they were missing. A copy of the Economist predicted the year ahead.

Dilmah’s Gourmet Green Tea…


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Law

A Note on Derivatives

By on January 28, 2019

Warren Buffet, the iconic American investor has referred to derivatives as “financial weapons of mass destruction,” while Joseph Stiglitz, the recipient of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for economics has called for outright outlawing of their use by banks. Derivatives have been derided and impugned as the source of…


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Law Writing

In the Womb of Time

By on January 28, 2019

“There are many events in the womb of time which will be deliver’d.”Iago, Othello, Act I, Scene III. 369, William Shakespeare

The first few years of a person’s life often have a far-reaching impact on the course of the individual’s existence. The experience of nations can be similar. Dangerous precedents were…


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Book Writing

No Ordinary Man

By on January 28, 2019

Javed Jabbar is no ordinary man and no ordinary
father.

To catalogue his talents, roles and achievements is no
easy task.

He is a writer, speaker, conservationist, former
senator and minister, film-maker, documentarian, mass communications expert,
intellectual, social activist, policy analyst and aficionado of all things
sweet and chocolaty.

Our father is a man who may…

Kamal K. Jabbar
Dubai

Kamal is a Partner with extensive banking, finance, corporate and commercial law experience in the MENA region. He is a barrister from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London, advises on contentious and non-contentious issues and multi-faceted, multi-jurisdictional matters.

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