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Highlights on UAE Federal Law No. 17 of 2018

Read below the highlights on UAE Federal Law No. 17 of 2018 amending some provisions of the code of criminal procedure promulgated by the Federal Law No. 35 of 1992: His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates State, has issued a Federal Law Decree concerning amendment of some provisions in the Code of Criminal Procedure. One of these amendments is the inclusion of a third chapter to the fifth section of the law, entitled “Special criminal procedures” including three chapters and (53) articles on Criminal Order, Criminal Reconciliation and electronic monitoring as follows: … Continue reading Highlights on UAE Federal Law No. 17 of 2018

Arresting and Confiscation Order & Imprisonment Order in the Execution

First: Arresting and Confiscation order: It is a procedural order ruled by the Execution Judge, which is intended to prepare the debtor to appear in order to look into the case of his or her ease, and to absolutely reveal or not to reveal the same. Second: Imprisonment Order: This is a state order ruled by the Execution Judge after the appearance of the wanted person (execution debtor) and his proven ability to fulfill or by precaution of his escape outside the country according to article 324 of the Federal Civil Procedure Law No. 11 of 1992 and its amendments. … Continue reading Arresting and Confiscation Order & Imprisonment Order in the Execution

Liquidation of the Company and the Division of its Assets

UAE Federal Law No. (2) Of 2015 on Commercial Companies deals with subject Liquidation of the Company and the Division of its Assets. Unless the Memorandum of Association or Articles of Association of the company provides for the method of liquidation or the partners agree otherwise upon the dissolution of the company, the provisions of this Law shall apply to the liquidation of the company. The liquidation shall be conducted by one or more liquidators appointed by the partners or under a Decision by the General Assembly or any other similar body, provided that the liquidator is not an auditor … Continue reading Liquidation of the Company and the Division of its Assets

Cyber Crime Law Amendments in UAE you must be Aware of

Cybercrime Law: Provides legal protection of privacy of all information published online. Cybercrime Law aims to protect privacy of information from any use whatsoever by electronic or IT means and imposes punishment for anyone for using an electronic network or any information technology means for the unwarranted violation of the privacy of others. Stipulates punishments on any individual for using any kind of information technology to extort or to threaten others online to force them to engage in. Criminalizes activities by any person who creates or runs any electronic site to send, transmit, publish or promote online any pornographic material, … Continue reading Cyber Crime Law Amendments in UAE you must be Aware of

UAE Enhances Battle Against Money Laundering

Committing or attempting to commit money laundering: Whoever commits any of the following acts, despite being fully aware that such funds are derived from an offence or a misdemeanor, shall be deemed as a perpetrator of money laundering:      1. If converts, transfers, deposits, saves, invests, exchanges or manages any proceeds, with intent to conceal or disguise the illicit origin thereof.      2. If conceals or disguises the true nature, origin, location, way of disposition, movement, rights related to any proceeds or ownership thereof.      3. If acquires, possesses or uses such proceeds. Money laundering as a criminal offence … Continue reading UAE Enhances Battle Against Money Laundering

How to Deal with Scams Legally in UAE

Fraud is defined as taking or gaining from another, property, money, vouchers or anything of value by deception or lying or trickery which is supported by verbal means or written documents, causing the victim to rely on the same to willingly handover or something of value from himself to the person committing the fraud. Scammers cheat people out of their money. People in Dubai and nearby emirates were conned out of about AED 780,000 over during 2018 by conmen who convinced them that they had won large cash prizes. COMMON SCAMS: 1. Cold calling: The practice of cold calling itself … Continue reading How to Deal with Scams Legally in UAE

Adopt New Approach to Dept Recovery/Collection Issues

We at Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants advise all Companies to adopt a more pro-active strategy to deal with the scourge of late and non-paying clients. The continuing problems puts Company at risk of insolvency due to nonpaying clients. Most common excuses for late payments: challenging goods and/ or services, signatory is not available, non-payments from actual client, financial crunch etc. There is no doubt that all businesses need to become more pragmatic when it comes to the problem of late or non-paying clients. A right must be settled whenever its legal maturity conditions are satisfied. If the debtor is … Continue reading Adopt New Approach to Dept Recovery/Collection Issues

Success Story – Real Estate Dispute against a Developer

We, Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants represented a Client (Purchaser) in real estate dispute against one of the leading property Developers in Dubai. The dispute arises from an agreement concerning the sale of a property unit in Dubai entered into in 2008. Estimated completion date for the property was December 2009 which may be extended for a period not exceeding twelve (12) months. The property was not completed by the original Completion Date. Beyond this, the facts were heavily contested. The Developer raised jurisdictional objections and claimed that person who signed the SPA on behalf of the Developer had no authority to … Continue reading Success Story – Real Estate Dispute against a Developer

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