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Rights and Duties of a Witness in UAE Courts

A witness is someone who has some useful information about a related crime and is called on to testify at the court. A witness has certain rights as well as responsibilities for they have an important role in the proceeding of Criminal cases. The information provided by witnesses becomes part of the evidence which the judge can accept or deny accordingly. UAE law has laid down certain conditions in which a testimony can be denied; for instance, in case of interests and hostility, it is the court’s responsibility to consider such a matter. This article mainly focus on the rights … Continue reading Rights and Duties of a Witness in UAE Courts

The crime of libel under UAE Penal Code & its Punishment

United Arab Emirates constitution shapes social and cultural norms for the state’s evolution. Article 25 of the Constitution defines all citizens as equal before the law, explicitly forbidding discrimination and defamation on the basis of religion and social status and it establishes that those accused of breaking the law are to be considered innocent until proven guilty. Article 44 of the Constitution contains express provision that it is duty incumbent upon all the people living in the United Arab Emirates to respect and comply with Constitution, laws, orders issued by public authorities and maintain public morality at all times. Act … Continue reading The crime of libel under UAE Penal Code & its Punishment

Ramadan Kareem 2015 & Discount for Legal Consultation

Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants wishes you and your family Peaceful & Blessed Ramadan. Continuing with our tradition, Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants are offering substantial discount on Legal consultation & Professional fees during the entire month of Ramadan. Ramadan Kareem! We provide legal consultation in the following practice areas and more: Civil Litigation Criminal Litigation Commercial Litigation Maritime Law Real Estate Law Family & Personal Status Law Establishment & Company Formation Employment Law Mediation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution & Settlement For more information, please check the Practice Areas section on our website. Please contact us if you are in … Continue reading Ramadan Kareem 2015 & Discount for Legal Consultation

Understanding Maritime Law Regulations in UAE

The UAE Maritime Code, also known as the UAE Federal Law No. 26 of 1981, is the law for the regulation and governance of shipping practices in the UAE. This law, amended in the year 1988, covers a variety of topics through its sections and is the guiding light for resolving issues related to maritime law code followed in the UAE. The law has been made in accordance to modern international maritime or admiralty laws followed and accepted as international standards and is in line with the maritime law followed by the member states of the Arabian Gulf Co-operation Council. … Continue reading Understanding Maritime Law Regulations in UAE

Mediation Centres in UAE Engaged In Dispute Resolutions

In the United Arab Emirates, Mediation is being employed for settling various cases of disputes involving civil & commercial matters as well as family law. Various Mediation centres have been opened to resolve disputes. Many steps have been taken to make mediation an acceptable recourse aside from law courts. Here are some of the mediation centres in UAE that are actively involved in facilitating mediations in UAE: Dubai International Financial Center The Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) court rules encourage participation in mediation and conciliation processes as an alternative to resolve disputes.  RDC 27.1 states, “While emphasizing the primary role … Continue reading Mediation Centres in UAE Engaged In Dispute Resolutions

Tax Filing for US Expats in UAE & Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

This blog article discusses about Tax Filing for US Expats in the UAE and how they can qualify for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. 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 … Continue reading Tax Filing for US Expats in UAE & Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

Enforcing Foreign Judgement in UAE For Child Custody Case

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 party … Continue reading Enforcing Foreign Judgement in UAE For Child Custody Case

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

This article discusses about the procedure for becoming an Exclusive Distributor in the UAE of a foreign company, signing an Exclusive Distribution Agreement with the foreign company and the precautions to be taken so that you can setup a successful distributorship of a foreign company in UAE. 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 … Continue reading How to Become Exclusive Distributor of A Foreign Company in the UAE

Real Estate investment disputes in 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 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