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Fire Insurance Policy in UAE

Last updated on May 28th, 2019 at 01:39 pmEverybody knows that risk is an inherent aspect of Man’s life. It made him develops and takes precautionary measures to protect himself, his family and properties against risks . Despite being quite aware that such measures will not protect him from his fate, Man tends to take such measures to mitigate the adverse consequences of the risks whenever occurred. Among such measures is insurance whether for life or properties which include “Fire Insurance”. Insurance implies “Safety” and “Security” and legists have defined it as “an agreement that Insurer thereby undertakes to provide … Continue reading Fire Insurance Policy in UAE

Maritime Arbitration in Dubai – Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre

Last updated on May 28th, 2019 at 01:52 pmUnited Arab Emirates (UAE) is the major maritime hubs bridging Asia and Europe. It is located geographically in the cross road of three major international maritime roads: Suez Cana, Bab el-Mandeb Strait and Strait of Hormuz. In the year 2007, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, established Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) to monitor, develop and promote maritime activities in Dubai. UAE is registering dense maritime activity in oil and goods transportation. To increase confidence in the UAE market, DMCA took the initiative to establish a specialized maritime arbitration centre … Continue reading Maritime Arbitration in Dubai – Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre

Amendment in UAE Commercial Companies Law

Last updated on May 28th, 2019 at 02:00 pmOn 1 July 2015, long-awaited Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 concerning Commercial Companies Law came into force, replacing Old Commercial Companies Federal Law No. 8 of 1984. As per the new law, all Companies are required to amend their existing Memorandum and Articles of Association to comply with the new law that raises level of corporate governance, offers more protection to shareholders and provides new governing rules for all type of Companies. Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants provide legal consultation on new Commercial Companies law and offer comprehensive legal assistance for amending … Continue reading Amendment in UAE Commercial Companies Law

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

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