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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

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

VAT tax guidelines

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Debt Recovery

We negotiate with subjects of debt and when matter is not resolved through negotiations, take case to the court (start litigation). We specialize in debt collection, default payment issues, debt recovery cases. Contact us for legal assistance Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants .

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

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