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  • Challenges and Recusal of Arbitrators under the UAE Arbitration Law

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesServices: LegalDispute Resolution
    The doctrine of challenge of arbitrators provides the mechanism through which an arbitrator can be recused or disqualified if he/she does not satisfy the necessary requirements, such as impartiality and independence, to orderly perform the arbitral mandate. In this regard, challenging an arbitrator provides the parties with the requisite safeguards in order to ensure that the arbitral award is fair and just and is kept at bay from procedural...
  • Copyright Protection in the UAE: The Berne Convention and the Principle of Automatic Protection

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesServices: LegalIntellectual Property
    Copyright refers to a form of protection granted to authors over their original works; specifically, artistic and literary works, whatever the manner or mode of expression, purpose or significance of such works.
  • Q4 2019 MENA Outlook The Desert & the Dragon: New synergies, old challenges

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesChina...Industries: All
    Our quarterly regional theme reviews MENA-China relations in light of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI).
  • DIFC Court of First Instance enforces residential Ijara Mosufa Agreement for the first time

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesServices: Legal
    The DIFC Courts have considered the terms of a Sharia-compliant Ijara Mosufa Agreement in an action brought by a prominent UAE bank against a residential borrower concerning a property in the DIFC.
  • Banking & Finance: Finance Leasing Law - Federal Law No 8 of 2018 (“Law”)

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesIndustries: Banking & FinanceServices: Legal
    Further to our previous update, we can now confirm that the UAE Cabinet has issued resolution no. 56 of 2019 on 14 August 2019 (“Cabinet Resolution”) to appoint Emirates Development Bank to manage the registry referred to in the Law. The Cabinet Resolution came into effect on 30 August 2019.
  • Real Estate Transfer Fees: Be mindful of the penalty for late registration and payment

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesIndustries: Real Estate & ConstructionServices: Legal
    On 4 September 2019, the Ruler of Dubai issued Decree no. 27 of 2019 in respect of the reduction and exemption from certain fees and penalties in the Emirate of Dubai (the “New Decree”). The New Decree was published in the Official Gazette on 24 September 2019.
  • Ship Arrest Procedure in the UAE

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesServices: Legal
    The UAE has amended legislation dealing with ship arrests. Parties looking to enforce maritime debts in the UAE are advised to take note of the new procedures, which are now effective.
  • The UAE Central Bank issues the Corporate Governance Regulation

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesIndustries: Banking & FinanceServices: Legal
    After years of deliberation the UAE Central Bank (the “CBUAE”) has issued the Corporate Governance Regulation (the “CGR”). The draft corporate governance guidelines were last updated in 2006 (the “Guidelines”). The CGR was published in the Official Gazette on 15 August 2019 and is now in effect.
  • The New Jointly Owned Property Law

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesServices: Legal
    Law No. (6) of 2019 Regulating the Joint Ownership of Real Estate in the Emirate of Dubai (“Joint Property Law”) has been gazetted on 19 September 2019.
  • What Property Rights are available for the Investors/Developers in the Education Sector in Dubai and Abu Dhabi?

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesIndustries: Education
    Investors looking to develop schools or other education assets in the UAE must consider how they will develop or acquire their facilities and what type of property rights to acquire.
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