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November 06, 2023|
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was hit by heavy rains and high winds over the weekend, causing damage to vehicles and houses. A lot of residents are now worried that their insurance will pay for repairs to their damaged cars and homes.
September 18, 2023|
With a significant number of foreigners residing and working in the UAE, the country has established a comprehensive legal framework to govern their entry, residence, and employment within its borders. Guided by Federal Decree-Law No. 29/2021, this framework aims to ensure legal compliance while providing opportunities for individuals to rectify their status through amnesty programs.
March 09, 2023|
In recent years, alternate forms of dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation, have gained significant importance. Due to their advantages, these methods are being encouraged over litigation, especially in civil and commercial disputes. UAE, being a business hub, actively promotes alternate dispute resolution methods because they are time-efficient and provide a win-win solution for the parties to the dispute.
October 31, 2022|
New rules have been introduced recently related to cheque bounce in the UAE, which include de-criminalization of bounced cheque due to insufficient funds.
October 24, 2022|
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.
September 16, 2022|
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.
August 25, 2022|
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.
June 29, 2022|
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.
June 22, 2022|
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.
May 10, 2022|
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.
March 30, 2022|
Alternative dispute resolution processes have been put in a position to effectively resolve disputes between corporate entities or for matters concerning a commercial nature.
March 23, 2022|
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
March 09, 2022|
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.
March 03, 2022|
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.
February 18, 2022|
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.
January 31, 2022|
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.
January 27, 2022|
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.
January 24, 2022|
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.
January 11, 2022|
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.
November 02, 2021|
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.
October 10, 2021|
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.
October 03, 2021|
New Updates: Health, Safety Measures & Fines during Expo 2020
September 12, 2021|
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.
September 07, 2021|
The said changes can be best understood as landmark changes that have been introduced in the UAE, allowing more expat-friendly approach.
June 23, 2021|
The UAE is renowned for its best quality healthcare facilities, which has led to a rise in medical tourism over the past decade.
March 10, 2021|
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.
March 03, 2021|
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.
February 10, 2021|
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.
December 23, 2020|
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.
December 16, 2020|
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.
December 09, 2020|
In light of the pandemic Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management and other relevant authorities have issued safety guidelines.
November 19, 2020|
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.
October 27, 2020|
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.
October 07, 2020|
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
September 30, 2020|
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.
September 22, 2020|
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.
September 09, 2020|
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.
August 12, 2020|
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
June 17, 2020|
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
April 12, 2020|
The aftermath of coronavirus outbreak is devastating and its impact on businesses and global economy is now easily discerned as catastrophic.
March 18, 2020|
Millions of mobile applications, but only a few suits your requirements similarly, ample insurance policies are available in the market.
January 01, 2020|
Legal jurisprudence around the world confirms the fact that compensation is payable in the act of negligence and breach of duty of care.
October 29, 2019|
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers, and a good lawyer always comes with certain fees.
September 28, 2019|
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.
September 10, 2019|
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.
July 21, 2019|
UAE legislative framework empowers courts to enforce judgments issued by foreign courts under specific conditions.
July 17, 2019|
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.
May 22, 2019|
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.
March 11, 2019|
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.
March 04, 2019|
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).
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