United Arab Emirates
The UAE Ministry of Finance has announced the Executive Regulation for the Federal Decree-Law No. (8) of 2017 on Value Added Tax (UAE VAT Legislation) at a Cabinet meeting on 7 November 2017, headed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai.
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UAE amends the Labour Law
The amendments introduce equal treatment for male and female employees in respect of compensation and parental leave ...
Merger clearance matters in the UAE
Despite the limited number of filings and the dearth of decisions, parties conducting M&A in or from the UAE should consider the impact of the competition regime.
Federal Penal Code amendments
The amendments are designed to make the UAE's Penal Code consistent with other recent federal legislation and current federal enforcement policies.
Netting arrangements made enforceable in the UAE
For decades, banks and other counterparties in the UAE have obtained financial services from foreign financial institutions. Industry bodies, such as the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the International Capital Market Association and the International Securities Lending Association, have ...
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.
Off-plan sales in Dubai: Risks and rewards
Whether buyers are looking to expand their real estate portfolio or buyers are simply looking to find their ideal home, great deals can be found in Dubai’s off-plan real estate sector ...
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 ...
New UAE Funds Regime
The UAE has embarked on an ambitious undertaking by introducing new business friendly mutual funds regulations to stimulate the UAE funds industry and provide the foundation for a more developed regional funds regime in the Gulf Cooperation Council ...
The UAE Competition Law Clarified
Two Cabinet Decisions have been issued which provide guidance on the implementation of the Competition Law, particularly on market share thresholds and on small and medium establishments.
The New UAE Bankruptcy Law
Perhaps the most important new feature of the new Law is the introduction of a regime that allows for protection and reorganization of distressed businesses ...
The thing about … Amjad Ali Khan
Recently in Dubai, ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL’s Patrick Dransfield photographed Amjad Ali Khan, the co-founder and Managing Partner of Afridi & Angell and also put to him a series of questions on behalf of the <...
UAE Ministerial Decision No. (272) of 2016
The Ministerial Decision No. (272) of 2016 addresses the scope of Article 104 of Federal Law No.2 of 2015, stating which articles relating to public and private joint stock companies apply to limited liability companies.
Doing Business in Iran: the banking bottleneck
With the easing of sanctions against Iran, vast business opportunities have opened up. The challenge is whether and how to participate in such a potentially phenomenal market without taking undue risks.
UAE Legal Bulletin
Updates on the possibility of a Value Added Tax, the new PPP Law and other developments which companies doing business in the UAE should know
UAE Legal Bulletin July-August 2015
Insights into the new Commercial Companies Law and relevant corporate updates which can help companies conduct business in the UAE, particularly in Dubai
Do I need a DIFC will?
With the opening of the Wills and Probate Registry in the DIFC, it is now possible to register a will in Dubai and have a high degree of confidence that it will be enforced.
DFSA imposes record fine on Deutsche Bank
The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) imposes its largest fine to date on Deutsche Back AG Dubai (DIFC Branch), sending a strong signal that DFSA is both independent and unafraid to take on well-resourced opponents.
Free Zones in the UAE – an overview
Strategically located between Europe, Africa and Asia, the United Arab Emirates has become a hub for trade and commerce throughout the world ...
UAE Competition Law - All bark and no bite?
Federal Law No. 4 of 2012 on the regulation of competition (the “Competition Law”) introduced a regime for the regulation of anti- competitive behavior in the UAE which previously did not exist ...
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