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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 Engaging In Resolve Disputes

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 Engaging In Resolve Disputes

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

This blog article discuss about 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 … Continue reading Child custody in UAE