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Filing Taxes as an American in the United Arab Emirates

  Do US Nationals need to file taxes if living in UAE?   Yes! US Nationals and Green Card Holders who do not reside within the US or its territories or have any US income, are still required to file an income tax return and pay taxes on their worldwide income earned either through employment or through their ownership in a foreign company. In addition to income tax returns, they may be required to comply with Foreign Bank and Financial Account Reporting and Foreign Financial Asset Reporting. Very costly penalties can be imposed if they do not report correctly.   … Continue reading Filing Taxes as an American in the United Arab Emirates

Can Either Spouse Implement Foreign Judgment In The UAE For Custody Of The Child?

We often come across cases whereby either spouse has secured judgment in his/her favor to get custody of the child in a foreign country or in country of their origin. The question that arises is how one can enforce foreign judgment in the UAE. Further, what are implications one has to face for keeping the child in the UAE without consent of spouse?   Child custody issue is addressed under Hague Convention 1980, which states that all member states are required to execute foreign judgment for custody of the child through their local courts. However, the UAE is not a … Continue reading Can Either Spouse Implement Foreign Judgment In The UAE For Custody Of The Child?

How to Become Exclusive Distributor in the UAE for A Foreign Company

You will be required to enter into a non-exclusive distribution agreement with a Foreign Company whereby you can restrict them from appointing any other agents for the same products. Further, add royalty clause and clause that allows appointing sub-agents.   The U.A.E. Commercial Agencies Law regulates and governs the appointment of commercial agents, sales representatives, and distributors in the U.A.E. This law allows foreign investors/companies to appoint a commercial agent to represent their interests in the U.A.E. instead of establishing a permanent presence.     This law defines a commercial agency as any arrangement whereby a foreign company is represented … Continue reading How to Become Exclusive Distributor in the UAE for A Foreign Company

Real Estate investment disputes in the UAE

Are you involved in a dispute with a real estate firm? Or Looking for a Real Estate investment in Dubai or other emirates in the UAE? Then this article is a must read for you as it focuses on one of the most important aspect which every buyer/investor wants to know i.e. what claims and how much can one make in a real estate dispute and how under the UAE laws. Rights of investor/buyer in the UAE when property handover delayed As we know that contract by their nature reflects the commercial intentions of the parties at a particular point … Continue reading Real Estate investment disputes in the UAE

Ramadan Kareem 2014 & Legal Consultation Discount Offer

30% Discount on Legal Consultation Fees The holy month of Ramadan (also sometimes written as Ramzan or Ramalan) is just about to come, and as part of our social commitment,  the management at Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants has decided to offer 30% discount on legal consultation fees during the entire sacred month of Ramdan. Furthermore, we will also give discount on the professional fees. We provide legal consultation in the following practice areas and more: Civil & Commercial Litigation Criminal Litigation Corporate & Commercial Law Maritime Law Establishment & Company Formation Employment Law Mediation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution & … Continue reading Ramadan Kareem 2014 & Legal Consultation Discount Offer

Ramadan in UAE : Labour Law & Your Legal Rights

This article discuss about Ramadan in UAE – Fasting in this sacred month, Labour Law and Your legal right as an employee including the working hours. About Ramadan Ramadan is one of the most important periods in the Muslim year. It is a time of spiritual awakening, self-evaluation and remembrance of Allah, which Muslims observe through fasting and prayer. Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset to commemorate the revelation of the Holy Quran and as an expression of their deep reverence to Allah and Prophet Mohammed. Traditionally, Muslims break their fast at Iftar after the evening prayers. Month of Ramadan … Continue reading Ramadan in UAE : Labour Law & Your Legal Rights

Lapse in Child Custody

Lapse in Child Custody According to Personal Status Law No. 28 of 2005 By Counselor Hussain Mohammed Aref Hussain In the article about Child custody in UAE, we discussed about the legitimacy of child custody. And here, we discuss about the child custody lapse which can cause the custodian loses the right of custody of the child after separation of the marriage. There are requirements that must be met by the custodian, whether a man or a woman, as per Articles 142 and 143 of the Personal Status Law. The lapse of custody is also specified in a certain number … Continue reading Lapse in Child Custody

Child custody in UAE

The Legitimacy of Child Custody as per UAE Personal Status Law no. 28 of 2008, Conditions of Eligibility & Order of Custodians Authored by Legal Advisor: Hussain Mohammed Aref Hussain The Legitimacy of Child Custody One of the most important aspects of the dissolution of marriage or divorce is the children given birth to by such marriage, their fate, and the parent, best fit to attend to, raise, take care of, guard them, achieve their best interest and repel any harm thereto. The interpretive memo of UAE Personal Status Law noted that the custody is the right and duty to … Continue reading Child custody in UAE

Drink and drive law & the punishment in UAE

This article describes the UAE Traffic Law concerning driving under the influence of an alcoholic or narcotic substance or the like and the penalties. Federal Law No. 21 of 1995 “Concerning traffic” as amended is the law, which governs traffic and regulates vehicles. The law also stipulates the sanctions for traffic crimes and procedures related thereto. Drink and drive law in UAE It is strictly prohibited for the driver of any vehicle to drive while under the influence of an alcoholic or narcotic substance or the like regardless of whether the consumption itself of an alcoholic or narcotic substance is … Continue reading Drink and drive law & the punishment in UAE

UAE traffic fines for fleeing after an accident

The UAE Traffic Law concerning the driver’s liability including the UAE traffic fines for fleeing in the event of an accident. Federal Law No. 21 of 1995 “Concerning traffic” as amended is the law, which governs traffic and regulates vehicles. The law also stipulates the sanctions for traffic crimes and procedures related thereto. Obligations of the driver of a motor vehicle in case of an accident In accordance with the provisions of the Article No. 5 of the Traffic Law every driver shall hand his personal papers and those of the vehicle to any attending policeman in the event an … Continue reading UAE traffic fines for fleeing after an accident