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Abdo Rafiq & Partners
The Dubai International Financial Centre ("DIFC") recently issued the Prescribed Company Regulations 2022 ("PC Regulations"). The new PC regulations from the DIFC have amended...
Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultancy
The UAE issued a new law on narcotics and psychotropic substances. This law is called the Federal Decree-Law No. 30 of 2021 On Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances (‘Narcotics Law').
United Trademark & Patent Services
The Ministry of Economy issued a circular email on September 13, 2022, announcing the new legalization requirements for the powers of attorney (PoA) related to patents and industrial designs.
Ankura Consulting Group LLC
The UAE is the Middle East's leading financial center and a global hub for trade, particularly in gold and precious metals.
Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultancy
The legislative framework for insolvency and bankruptcy in the United Arab Emirates is codified under the two following laws.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 on Commercial Companies ("CCL 2015") introduced numerous provisions regarding record keeping and reporting and, as we all know, there was a reason behind this; following the implementation of CCL 2015,...
Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultancy
This New Federal Law has introduced changes in personal status matters for non-Muslims in matters related to family guidance mediation, rights between the parties in relation to testimony,...
Envoy Global, Inc.
The UAE standardized the grace period and the overstay fee for foreign nationals remaining in the country after their authorized period of stay...
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
Anti-Corruption & Bribery Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of United Arab Emirates, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Abdo Rafiq & Partners
The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), the financial services regulator in Dubai recently issued its crypto token regime which goes into force on 1 November 2022.
Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultancy
Child custody is an important consideration when spouses are getting divorced. While divorce in itself is a tough situation to be in, when there are children involved, it becomes a harder situation.
Gowling WLG
For an invention fresh out of the research lab, the technology transfer office (TTO) is the gatekeeper to the market. You hold the key for that technology to enter the market and generate a benefit...
Abdo Rafiq & Partners
The UAE Government has passed Federal Law No. 37 of 2022 on Family Businesses ("New Law") which will go in to force three months from the date of publication...
Afridi & Angell Legal Consultants
The UAE introduced the Economic Substance Regulations in April 2019 (later amended by Cabinet Resolution 57 of 2020 (ESR) and Ministerial Decision 100 of 2020).
Norton Rose Fulbright
In our December 2021 issue, we wrote about Dubai Decree 34 of 2021, which abolished the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre and transferred the DIFC-LCIA's cases to the Dubai International Arbitration Centre.
Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultancy
Reforms related to bounced cheques were recently introduced by the Government of United Arab Emirates. These reforms were introduced through the Federal Decree Law No. 14 of 2020.
Jones Day
On 11 March 2022, Dubai Law No. 4 of 2022 Regulating Virtual Assets in the Emirate of Dubai (the "Law") came into effect. The Law establishes the foundation of a regulatory regime for virtual...
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Abdo Rafiq & Partners
Residency by investment is when a foreign national invests in a country and is then granted temporary residency and will therefore have the legal authority to live in that country for a period of time.
Abdo Rafiq & Partners
Citizenship by investment is a means to secure a second citizenship and passport in another country by investing in its economy.
Abdo Rafiq & Partners
Immigrant investor programmes provide people the chance to become citizens or residents of a nation more readily and rapidly in exchange for making certain investments or starting up a business.
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