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Rights and Duties of a Witness in UAE Courts

Last updated on May 28th, 2019 at 02:03 pm 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 … Continue reading Rights and Duties of a Witness in UAE Courts

The crime of libel under UAE Penal Code & its Punishment

Last updated on May 30th, 2019 at 10:25 amUnited 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 … Continue reading The crime of libel under UAE Penal Code & its Punishment

Understanding Maritime Law Regulations in UAE

Last updated on May 30th, 2019 at 10:43 amThe 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 … Continue reading Understanding Maritime Law Regulations in UAE

Mediation Centres in UAE Engaged in Dispute Resolutions

Last updated on May 30th, 2019 at 12:33 pmIn 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. … Continue reading Mediation Centres in UAE Engaged in Dispute Resolutions

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

Last updated on May 30th, 2019 at 12:55 pmThis 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 … Continue reading Tax Filing for US Expats in UAE & Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

Enforcing Foreign Judgement in UAE for Child Custody Case

Last updated on May 30th, 2019 at 01:08 pmWe 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 … Continue reading Enforcing Foreign Judgement in UAE for Child Custody Case

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

Last updated on May 30th, 2019 at 01:40 pmThis 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 … Continue reading How to Become Exclusive Distributor of A Foreign Company in the UAE

Real Estate investment disputes in UAE

Last updated on May 30th, 2019 at 01:44 pm 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 … Continue reading Real Estate investment disputes in UAE

Ramadan in UAE : Labour Law & Your Legal Rights

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 01:27 pm 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 … Continue reading Ramadan in UAE : Labour Law & Your Legal Rights

Lapse in Child Custody

Last updated on May 30th, 2019 at 02:12 pmLapse 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 … Continue reading Lapse in Child Custody

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