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A raft of UAE anti-money laundering guidance has been published recently. Rima Mrad examines the key provisions and their impact on Licensed Financial Institutions and other organisations.
Hassan Elhais
The United Arab Emirates has consistently sought to develop the UAE into a pro-business region and to have the best of facilities and policies that encourage foreign direct investments.
Hassan Elhais
The UAE continuously tightens its rules and regulations concerning anti-money laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing.
Hassan Elhais
The UAE Ministry of Economy has announced the list of penalties for violations of the laws relating to money laundering and terrorism financing.
Hassan Elhais
Financial crimes can be best understood as criminal activities carried out by an individual or group of people or organizations which seek to achieve economic benefits through illegal methods.
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
The UAE Cabinet has approved the establishment of the Executive Office of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism to oversee the implementation of the...
Loggerhead Partners
2020 has been the year of wait and see for many of us. But not for the UAE!...
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
"The UAE Foreign Direct Investment Law was enacted on 23 September 2018.
Hassan Elhais
The United Arab Emirates recently announced a major overhaul of its Islamic personal laws, many of which are regarded as ‘extreme' and ‘uncivilised'.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
In accordance with Cabinet Resolution No. 57 of 2020, entities that conduct Relevant Activities under the Economic Substance Regulations must file directly with the Ministry, regardless of whether they have previously filed ...
Gowling WLG
The Abu Dhabi Investment Office ("ADIO") has outlined the new Public Private Partnership (PPP) framework to be followed in the Emirate.
Mayer Brown
On November 25, 2020, the UAE Royal Cabinet announced the issuance of a new decree amending the Federal Commercial Companies Law (Federal Law No. 2 of 2015) and superseding the 2018 Foreign Direct Investment Decree.
Envoy Global, Inc.
Effective December 1, 2020, the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will allow certain foreign investors to fully own local companies without an Emirati sponsor.
Gowling WLG
News reports published on 23 November 2020 (for more information see the Emirates News Agency's press release and Gulf News' report) made the exciting announcement that the United Arab Emirates...
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
On Friday 23 October 2020, Abdalla Hamdok, the Prime Minister of Sudan, along with Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of Sudan's sovereign council, entered into an agreement with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Rahman Ravelli Solicitors
Syed Rahman of financial crime specialists Rahman Ravelli assesses the UAE's stance.
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
The leaders of the United Arab Emirates ("UAE") and Israel signed an agreement in Washington yesterday, on 15 September 2020, formalising the countries' commitment to normalise diplomatic relations.
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
On Friday 11 September 2020 it was announced in a joint statement released by the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United States and Israel, that the Kingdom of Bahrain would ...
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
The long-standing Israel Boycott Law was introduced in the UAE in the early 1970's in response to a recommendation by the Secretariat of the Arab League.
STA Law Firm
CFIUS lurked in the background for years. CFIUS is an interagency committee that primarily blocks mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers by foreign entities that create a potential national security risk.
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