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04 April 2018
Important VAT Update for Construction Industry in the United Arab Emirates

The UAE Federal Tax Authority (“FTA”) issued a Real Estate Guidance document (VAT GRE1) that addressed many aspects of the real estate ind ...

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13 December 2017
Protect Your Right to Claim VAT on Contracts Signed before End of Year 2017

The UAE have announced that the value added tax will become effective on 01 January 2018 starting from 0700 hours (“Effective Date”).Many ...

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15 May 2018
Ten Things You Need to Know About the New Arbitration Law in the UAE

H.H. the President of the United Arab Emirates issued Federal Law No. 6 for the year 2018 regarding Arbitration on 03 May 2018 which goes into force o ...

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06 August 2018
Important Update for Insurers and Insured: Insurance Disputes to Be Referred to Committee prior to Filing a Case in the Competent Court

Introduction :  On 25 April 2018, His Highness, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE issued Federal Law No. (3) of 2018 on t ...

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31 March 2019
Dubai Courts Have No Jurisdiction to Enforce / Annul Arbitration Awards Issued in Rental Disputes

31 March 2019 The Court of Appeal of Dubai asserted that Dubai Courts have no jurisdiction to enforce or annul arbitral awards in rental disputes ...

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16 September 2019
The Latest in Managing Risks in Contracting and Supply Agreements: Back-to-Back Clauses and Nominated Subcontractors

By Samer Abou Said  Introduction : Mitigating risks in contracting and supply contracts continue to be challenging at times of limited cash flow. We ...

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27 November 2019
New UAE Federal Law for Insolvency of Natural Persons Offers Financial Rehabilitation and Breathing Space to Individual Debtors

By Samer Abou Said and Imad Kassir  Introduction : : The  Decree by Federal Law No.19 for year 2019 related to Insolvency of Natural Person ...

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15 March 2020
Legal implications Of The Corona Virus (“COVID-19”) For Individuals And Employers In The UAE

For individuals: If you feel any symptoms of the virus, you are expected to report it to the health authorities. Failure to do so might expose you to ...

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08 December 2019
New UAE Law Promises Protection from Domestic Violence for All Members of the Family

Introduction : The UAE issued Decree by Federal Law No.10 for year 2019 related to Protection from Domestic Violence (the “Law”). The Law was ...

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17 March 2020
Rights and Obligations of Individuals And Health Service Providers Pursuant To The UAE Federal Law No. 14 For Year 2014 On Combating Communicable Diseases And Its Implementing Regulations

Introduction : : We have recently received several inquiries from our clients regarding the measures imposed by the authorities in the UAE and what are t ...

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17 March 2020
Dubai Courts Adjourn Hearings

Dubai Courts issued a decision (No. 30 for year 2020) on 17 March 2020  to adjourn all hearings before Courts of Cassation, Appeal and First Inst ...

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14 April 2020
The UAE Allows 100% Foreign Ownership of 122 Business Activities

Introduction : The Federal Law by Decree No. 19 of 2018 regarding Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI Law”) aimed to encourage foreign investment ...

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Employers’ and Employees’ Rights and Obligations under Resolution 279/2020 of the MOHRE

By Samer Abou Said, Imad Kassir and Minal Nasseem Introduction : Federal Law No. (8) of 1980, as amended, governs the UAE Labor Law (the “Law” ...

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10 Septemeber 2020
Creditors of Drake and Scull International PJSC Are Invited to Lodge Their Claims Against the Company

By Samer Abou Said   Introduction : It was announced that Drake and Scull International PJSC (“DSI”) made an application pursuant to Fede ...

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