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  • What happens when a postdated cheque bounces in the UAE?

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    October 31, 2022

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    219 views

    New rules have been introduced recently related to cheque bounce in the UAE, which include de-criminalization of bounced cheque due to insufficient funds.


  • What are the fines and punishment for trespassing in the UAE?

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    October 24, 2022

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    247 views

    Like in many other jurisdictions, trespassing is also an offence under the UAE Laws. Under the Federal Decree Law No. 31 of 2021 (UAE Penal Code), any person who enters a place of living or safe keeping, against the wishes of the concerned person, is considered a trespasser. The offence of trespassing is punishable with fines of up to AED 10,000 or imprisonment of up to 1 year. Article 474 of the UAE Penal Code provides this.


  • Legal Actions About Emotional Distress In The Country

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    September 16, 2022

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    335 views

    A victim or his family may suffer emotional or mental distress when a breach, violation is committed against the victim. Under the UAE law, monetary compensation, in the form of moral damages, may be sought to compensate for such mental distress or such non-financial loss, in addition to compensatory damages which may be claimed for the breach. For instance, in cases of road traffic accidents, it is common for the victim or victim’s family to seek moral damages for the mental anguish caused to the victim.


  • What You Need To Know About Insurance Litigation Proceedings In The United Arab Emirates?

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    August 25, 2022

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    388 views

    Insurance in the United Arab Emirates is governed broadly by the Federal Law No. 6/2007 On the Regulation of Insurance Operations (UAE Insurance Law), along with various other regulations, resolutions, decisions issued by the Insurance Authority Board from time to time.


  • UAE Judicial System Explained: Federal and Local Level

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    June 29, 2022

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    621 views

    The judicial system of United Arab Emirates operates at two levels. It operates at a federal level and a local level. At the local level, the relevant Emirates have their own court system and judicial departments, whereas the judiciary at the federal level controls the courts and departments across the UAE.


  • Evidence Law in The United Arab Emirates – An Overview

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    June 22, 2022

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    538 views

    The UAE Evidence Law sets out the procedure and guidelines for presenting written evidence, the use of oral witnesses, expert evidence and other related matters.


  • What You Need to Know About Civil Asset Recovery in the UAE?

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    May 10, 2022

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    600 views

    The execution proceedings are a key step in concluding the lawsuit filed in the courts in the UAE. It is crucial to ensure that any judgment received by a person is executed in accordance with the rules and regulations and within the time frame as well.


  • All You Need to Know About Litigation and Execution Procedures in The UAE

    civil law

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    March 30, 2022

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    859 views

    Alternative dispute resolution processes have been put in a position to effectively resolve disputes between corporate entities or for matters concerning a commercial nature.


  • What do you need to know about the limitation period in the UAE?

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    March 23, 2022

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    755 views

    The limitation period constitutes a crucial technical ground for the admissibility of a claim. However, that said, the parties can still make submissions explaining the delay in the submission of a claim when lawful excuses exist


  • What are the fines and punishments for forging Covid -19 PCR results in the UAE?

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    March 09, 2022

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    812 views

    The health system in the UAE provides both governments funded as well as private health facilities that provide a comprehensive health care solution. The covid-19 precautionary measures are strictly enforced within the UAE, with violations inviting hefty penalties.


  • What are the new updates in health protocols in the UAE?

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    March 03, 2022

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    727 views

    The newly introduced health protocols are a welcome change, one that vouches for the country's ability to lead by example in systematic handling of the covid-19 crisis. While introducing the new rules, the government has also stressed upon continued public responsibility of the people to adhere to the preventive measure (though now more relaxed) in place. The focus now remains to achieve a full return to normalcy.


  • What are the regulations of healthcare professionals in the UAE?

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    February 18, 2022

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    828 views

    The UAE keenly recognizes the importance and necessity for a strong healthcare system in the country, and remains committed to make the most of all advanced technologies and resources to create the world's leading healthcare system.


  • All You Need to Know About Law Updates On Using Drones in The UAE

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    January 31, 2022

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    824 views

    The Ministry of Interior (MOI) of the United Arab Emirates has recently introduced a complete ban on the use of drones and light sports aircraft in the UAE. The ban applies to owners, practitioners as well enthusiasts of drones and applies to both air and sailing spots. The new rules have been introduced in coordination with the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), which is the federal regulatory authority responsible for civil aviation in the UAE including observing of the safety regulations.


  • Bringing your pet to the UAE? Here are a few legal guidelines.

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    January 27, 2022

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    818 views

    With the advent of the covid-19 epidemic, the world governments, including the United Arab Emirates, has taken a stricter approach to health and safety. Some of these measures include the introduction of new policies concerning the relocation of pets into the UAE.


  • What Are the New Laws For Donations & Charity Funds In The UAE?

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    January 24, 2022

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    801 views

    The United Arab Emirates has revamped its laws relating to charitable donations and funds constitution. The new law, namely, the Federal Law No. 3 of 2021 concerning the Regulations of Fundraising and Donations (the ‘new law’), aims to regulate all charity funds and imposes restrictions and stricter control measures.


  • New Updates on Legal Reforms in the UAE

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    January 11, 2022

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    1075 views

    The new legal changes effected in the UAE pave the way for a new and modern era for the country, one that proves its attractiveness to global investors and innovators. The changes are aligned with the ambitions of the country to become the leading business hub and also to establish a well-diversified economy. The new changes are a welcome move that will certainly attract more foreign direct investment in the region as well as spurt further economic growth.


  • What are the Latest Updates on Covid-19 Restrictions and Fines for the Offenders in the UAE?

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    November 02, 2021

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    1087 views

    The UAE has also recently relaxed the rules concerning wearing of face masks in certain public places. The new changes were brought in after the number of daily covid-19 cases have decreased by 60 per cent in comparison with the last year at this given time; which is a testament to the nation’s efficiency in handling the crisis of COVID-19. The country continues to pioneer in health care and is a leading example for the systematic handling of the covid-19 crisis and its continued economic growth and stability.


  • Travel updates in the UAE: Your Legal Guide during Pandemic

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    October 10, 2021

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    1070 views

    In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the public authorities in the UAE have taken proactive and adequate measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its citizens, residents and visitors.


  • New Updates: Health, safety measures & fines during Expo 2020

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    October 03, 2021

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    1133 views

    New Updates: Health, Safety Measures & Fines during Expo 2020


  • Learn more about the overstay fines in the UAE

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    September 26, 2021

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    13263 views

    Overstay fines can apply to two categories of people in the UAE, those who are 'residents' and those who are 'visitors' to the UAE.


  • What will be the punishment for fake claims in court?

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    September 14, 2021

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    1713 views

    Submitting fake claims in the UAE can be subject to the provisions of the ‘false accusations’ under the UAE Penal Code.


  • What are the general commercial liability policies in the UAE?

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    September 12, 2021

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    1150 views

    Commercial general liability ("CGL") policies are a norm in the UAE. A CGL policy usually provides comprehensive liability coverage by encompassing different liability coverage under the same head, such a property coverage, personal injury coverage, medical coverage etc.


  • What are the amendments of civil procedure in the UAE?

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    September 07, 2021

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    1084 views

    The said changes can be best understood as landmark changes that have been introduced in the UAE, allowing more expat-friendly approach.


  • Civil Claim Procedures for Expatriates in UAE

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    August 04, 2021

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    1257 views

    Civil laws in the UAE manage different issues including family concerns, violation of contractual agreements and other corporate-commercial disputes between several parties.


  • Key points to remember about Health Insurance in the UAE

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    June 23, 2021

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    1970 views

    The UAE is renowned for its best quality healthcare facilities, which has led to a rise in medical tourism over the past decade.


  • What Should You Know About Abandoned Cargos During Covid-19?

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    March 10, 2021

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    2194 views

    The UAE civil law provides that the tool of preventing which is present in the hand of one of the parties of contract shall be used only when there is an agreement as it is a contractual defense available only when there is a clause for the same in the agreement.


  • The Trends in the Legal System of UAE amidst New Normal

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    March 03, 2021

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    1972 views

    The UAE government has also undertaken new changes in the legal system amidst this pandemic, some of which are directly related to the pandemic, while others are just an attempt made by the government to modernize the old laws.


  • Learn the outcome of first ever judgment concerning Covid-19 in UAE now!

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    February 10, 2021

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    2165 views

    The very first dispute related to the Covid-19 which was inclusive of the trade secret was decided by the federal supreme court of the UAE in the later part of 2020.


  • Implementing Regulations of IT Law in Healthcare

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    December 23, 2020

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    2070 views

    A new agenda and regulation are on track by the government of UAE that is Cabinet Decision 32 of 2020 as an Implementing Regulation for Federal Law number 2 of 2019 regarding the usage Information Technology in the health care industry.


  • Can Coronavirus Impact Mergers And Acquisitions in UAE?

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    December 16, 2020

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    1976 views

    With coronavirus causing economic turmoil, destructing many businesses, most importantly severe health concerns and is now raising up to causing sincere concerns in mergers and acquisition transactions.


  • The Fastest Way To Learn About Covid-19 Guidelines in the UAE

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    December 09, 2020

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    2190 views

    In light of the pandemic Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management and other relevant authorities have issued safety guidelines.


  • Registering your Wills during Global Pandemic

    civil law

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    November 19, 2020

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    2519 views

    These customers often develop with restored inspiration to finish their estate plans when confronted with fast approaching travel plans, the demise of a friend or family member who didn't have their estate planned altogether, or an unforeseen disease.


  • Assessment of Damages During Global Pandemic in UAE

    civil law

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    October 27, 2020

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    2073 views

    In a chain response of unforeseen occasions, breach of a contract in a pandemic circumstance effectively turns into a typical event with parties endeavouring to abide by government conventions or regulations to maintain health and security during the global pandemic.


  • Coronavirus As Force Majeure: A Fidic Lookout

    civil law

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    October 21, 2020

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    1964 views

    The impact of COVID-19 has profoundly affected all business sectors around the world, including the construction industry.


  • The Aftermath of Covid-19 on UAE Dispute Resolution Process

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    October 07, 2020

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    2138 views

    As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) keeps on spreading over the world, corporate entities or businesses are confronting critical degrees of instability and vulnerability brought about by debilitated financial markets and disturbance to working environment activities and business pipelines


  • What are the Consequences If You Breach Of Contract in UAE During Pandemic?

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    September 30, 2020

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    2203 views

    Our economy constantly bled for several months due to severe impact of coronavirus and world is trying its best to recover from the damage sustained. In this crucial times, many corporate entities or individuals may benefit the situation if they are under a corporate obligation.


  • Recent Amendments to Civil Procedures Law in UAE

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    September 22, 2020

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    2537 views

    Recent amendments in Civil Procedures Law (Federal Law number 11 of 1992) has gained so much attention before the litigants in the country. The recent amendment by virtue of Cabinet Resolution number 33 of 2020 has tweaked the provisions of Cabinet Resolution of 57 of 2018 issued by the government recently.


  • Dubai Adjusting With The New Normal With Covid-19

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    September 09, 2020

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    2075 views

    As the Emirate has started adjusting with the "new normal" way of living during the global pandemic, the government in Dubai has begun relaxing the restrictions imposed on many sectors and mandatory quarantine policies.


  • Immigration Updates In Uae During The Pandemic

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    August 12, 2020

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    2227 views

    Day after day we are experiencing a new difficulty as we move towards the end of the year 2020 and we are coming stronger than ever and so is the government of every country by implementing rules and regulations to safeguard the interest of their residents


  • Covid-19 Update for Residents Returning to UAE

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    July 08, 2020

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    2388 views

    Coronavirus has set an unprecedented threat to the society, life’s human beings and the economy of the world.


  • Can Corona virus Impact Mergers And Acquisitions in UAE?

    civil law

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    June 17, 2020

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    2604 views

    With coronavirus causing economic turmoil, destructing many businesses, most importantly severe health concerns and is now raising up to causing sincere concerns in mergers and acquisition transactions


  • Remote Attestation Amidst Covid-19 in UAE

    civil law

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    June 03, 2020

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    2703 views

    As the business effect of the COVID-19 emergency mounts, pioneers in each industry are moving desperately to secure workers and companys flexibility


  • 2020 Ramadan Etiquettes in Amidst Covid-19

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    April 29, 2020

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    2523 views

    The month of Ramadan is considered as the most holy month as per the Hijri Calendar as Muslims around the world are obliged to undergo fasting according to the timetable.


  • Can Impact of Coronavirus be a Force Majeure Event?

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    April 12, 2020

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    4351 views

    The aftermath of coronavirus outbreak is devastating and its impact on businesses and global economy is now easily discerned as catastrophic.


  • Dont Miss Out New Electronic Insurance Policies In UAE!

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    March 18, 2020

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    2969 views

    Millions of mobile applications, but only a few suits your requirements similarly, ample insurance policies are available in the market.


  • Learn About The New Insolvency Law of UAE

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    February 19, 2020

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    2883 views

    The Cabinet of UAE has lately sanctioned a federal law to explicitly govern the cases of bankrupt individuals within the country.


  • What If It Was Your Fault In A Personal Injury Claim?

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    January 01, 2020

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    2557 views

    Legal jurisprudence around the world confirms the fact that compensation is payable in the act of negligence and breach of duty of care.


  • How To Protect Yourself As A Consumer?

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    December 04, 2019

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    3181 views

    Consumer protection has recently gained much consideration in one of the principal territories. The protection granted to shield buyers against corrupt practices of sellers in all phases of distribution of products.


  • No refund of lawyer's fees upon commencement of work

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    October 29, 2019

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    2373 views

    If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers, and a good lawyer always comes with certain fees.


  • 6 Notable Points to Consider Before Signing A Contract

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    September 28, 2019

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    3100 views

    Whether it is for employment, buying/selling or leasing a property, construction of a building or applying for financial assistance from a bank, having a legal contract in such situations are inevitable.


  • Never ignore intention of parties

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    September 24, 2019

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    2664 views

    Every individual is the master of the contract he signs, and it is of the highest importance that every contract he signs should be construed in accordance with the intention of commercial parties.


  • How can you obtain long-term residence visa in UAE?

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    September 10, 2019

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    3786 views

    Legal Consultants in Dubai have shed some light on the recent update or regulation passed by the UAE Cabinet which will be implemented on 03 February 2019 allowing residents to obtain long term visa.


  • Points to Remember When Enforcing Foreign Judgement

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    July 21, 2019

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    2889 views

    UAE legislative framework empowers courts to enforce judgments issued by foreign courts under specific conditions.


  • Guide on Commercial Dispute Resolution

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    July 17, 2019

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    5404 views

    UAE has seen a considerable increase in the business opportunities and foreign investors in last decade. Accordingly, the lawmakers have amended the laws in order to have an effective dispute resolution mechanism. Such strong and stable institutions can accommodate both foreign and domestic investors in accordance with their requirements.


  • UAE Law: Choice of Governing Law and Jurisdiction

    civil law

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    May 22, 2019

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    6399 views

    Significant growth in the international trade and commerce has appended eminence to clauses of dispute resolution in the private international law. In a globalized world, everything is believed to be moving at a speed of knot. New innovative techniques have enormously affected the manner in which business is conducted.


  • Ramadan Etiquette's: Holy Month of Ramadan in UAE

    civil law

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    May 05, 2019

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    6187 views

    Ramadan is the ninth month in the Hijri Calendar. It is viewed as the holiest month of the year and annually observing the month of Ramadan is considered as one most important pillar of Islam.


  • Legal Consultants in Dubai: Discussing Legality of Verbal Contracts

    civil law

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    March 11, 2019

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    6484 views

    A verbal contract is valued as much as the paper it is written on. While discussing and preparing for an important case, I found myself thinking the legalities of verbal contracts and the misconception towards their unenforceability.


  • Recent Amendments in the Civil Law Procedure

    civil law

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    March 04, 2019

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    7408 views

    UAE Legislators on 9 December 2018 issued a Decision of Council of Ministers Number 57 of 2018 (the Decision) regarding the recent amendments in Federal Law Number 11 of 1992 concerning the UAE Civil Procedure Code (the Civil Law).


  • Power of Attorney

    civil law

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    September 15, 2014

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    12452 views

    A Power of Attorney allows the attorney to sign in all capacities as stated in the POA. This can include the right to buy and sell property, file cases in court, sign contracts etc.


  • Is it Worth Pursuing My Case?

    civil law

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    September 22, 2013

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    4549 views

    In other words, do you have a good enough case that justifies paying court and lawyers’ fees, and undertaking the required effort?


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