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UAE FEDERAL DECREE NO. 5 FOR 2012 ON COMBATING CYBERCRIMES (“Cybercrime Law”)

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 UAE FEDERAL DECREE NO. 5 FOR 2012 ON COMBATING CYBERCRIMES (“Cybercrime Law”)

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 has two main elements: … 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

Liquidation

Liquidation is the method by which a Limited Liability Company, Sole Establishment and Free Zone Company closes its operation legally. Company based in United Arab Emirates can be dissolved voluntarily or when it can no longer pay its debts. There are two types of liquidation procedures: voluntary liquidation and compulsory liquidation. Advantages of Liquidation: It happens to the company, not the individuals within the company. Management of the liquidation is passed onto the appointed liquidator, relieving some of the stress that a director may incur as a result of the process. Once the company is liquidated, creditors can no longer … Continue reading Liquidation

Marriage dissolution and spouses’ separation in Indian Christian law & Authenticity of husband’s request to drop wife’s custody of their son due to his departure to India.

One of the cases in which the Indian Christian law approves the dissolution of marriage and separation of spouses is when one of them treats the other cruelly in a way that makes life dangerous and harmful for the spouse who is filing for divorce. Hence, the victim can file for divorce for any marriage that was made either before or after the promulgation of the amended Indian Divorce Law in 2001. Dubai Appeal Court established this principle disclosing in the verdict’s logs that it had been affirmed from the presented documents that the wife filed the lawsuit against her … Continue reading Marriage dissolution and spouses’ separation in Indian Christian law & Authenticity of husband’s request to drop wife’s custody of their son due to his departure to India.

Extending Mother’s Custody Of Her Children Until Son’s Puberty And Daughter’s Marriage

The Court of Appeal in Dubai has ratified a first instance rule to extend the mother’s custody in spite of the son reaching the age of 11 years old and the daughter 13 years old as per the rules of Article 156 of Personal Status Law issued under Federal Law 28 in 2005. Here are the proceedings in brief … the custodial father filed a lawsuit to drop the mother’s custody of their children H and D since they were of the legal age. As legal representatives of the mother, we filed a counter claim, requesting the extension of the … Continue reading Extending Mother’s Custody Of Her Children Until Son’s Puberty And Daughter’s Marriage

Real Estate Legal Services in UAE

At Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants our attorneys have unparalleled expertise in the real estate with extensive experience advising on every aspect of real estate law from acquisition of land and procurement of real estate financing to successful recovery of high-value property investments through carrying out negotiations to resolve the dispute amicably by reaching settlement or through formal legal proceedings.

Indirect Lawsuit according to the UAE’s Civil Procedures Law

The indirect lawsuit is a legal method that is authorized by the legislator to the creditor to protect his right as a general guarantee from becoming affected or minimized as a result of his debtor’s failure in using and claiming his right. Therefore, the indirect lawsuit aims at protecting the creditor from the debtor’s default through enabling the creditor in assuming the debtor’s rights and claim on the latter’s behalf.   In this connection, the two Articles 392 & 393 of the Federal Civil Procedures No. (5) for the year 1985 and amendments thereto concerning the indirect lawsuit, prescribed that … Continue reading Indirect Lawsuit according to the UAE’s Civil Procedures Law

Criminal Rehabilitation in UAE

This article would tell you about the criminal rehabilitation in UAE and its classification. Criminal rehabilitation means removing the criminal effects from the criminal record of the convicted subject to certain conditions as stipulated by law. Rehabilitation aims at reducing the social consequences of the criminal judgments included in the criminal record, which may hinder the convicted from involving in society. According to Federal Law No. (36) Of 1992, rehabilitation is classified into two types: Legal Rehabilitation The judgment of conviction is dismissed by law without any judicial intervention or a request from the convicted if the latter is not … Continue reading Criminal Rehabilitation in UAE