United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Latest Updates
New anti-money laundering law
The new law introduces subtle but important changes to the AML landscape in the UAE.
The UAE's new Foreign Direct Investment Law
Majority foreign ownership is not yet a reality, but the framework is now in place.
Significant precedents from the DIFC courts
Afridi & Angell successfully defended an anti-suit injunction, an application to exclude evidence and obtained a document production order.
New services by Dubai Rental Disputes Centre
The Rental Good Conduct Certificate service is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the world.
ADGM announces tech start-up licensing regime
The licence provides access to a Professional Services Support Programme aimed at allowing entrepreneurs entry to a community of businesses, financial services and professional advisers.
Dubai relaxes rules on filing appeals before the Court of Cassation
The Decree provides that appeals to the Court of Cassation must be filed within 60 days of the judgment of the Court of Appeal.
United Arab Emirates Related News
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Hani Abosamra Abdelrasoul, Shelf Drilling
Shelf Drilling’s associate general counsel for the Middle East and Africa discusses the changing role of in-house counsel and the effect of technology on the profession.
Much Ado About Nothing – Ministerial Resolution 972/2017 and Arbitration in Dubai - Horizons & Co
The last few months have been an exceptionally remarkable time for disputes lawyers in Dubai ...
UAE VAT Designated Zones Defined
A Designated Zone is required to be a specific fenced area with security measures and Customs controls in place ...
Certificate of Good Conduct Required for all UAE Employment Visas
New requirement will be introduced shortly ...
Dubai: Changes to Law Allowing Developers to Terminate Off-Plan Sales Contracts
An important development that will assist developers who are facing a difficult real estate market ...
UAE VAT Executive Regulation Update: Free Zone Guidance
The UAE Ministry of Finance has announced the Executive Regulation for the Federal Decree-Law ...
Opportunities in Dubai’s Healthcare Sector
Dubai is the fastest growing healthcare market within the GCC and is becoming an increasingly attractive sector for investors. Afridi & Angell explain the key drivers and options available to investors ...
VAT registration in the UAE has commenced
The United Arab Emirates Federal Tax Authority has commenced accepting registrations for Value Added Tax through its online portal ....
UAE: VAT and Excise Tax
The UAE has issued substantive law on Value Added Tax (VAT) and Excise Tax ...