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Bounced Cheques in the UAE & Emirate of Dubai

Dishonour  of cheques or bounced cheques are primarily governed by Article 401 of Federal Law No. 3 of 1987 (the “UAE Penal Code”), which reads as follows:-  “Detention or a fine shall be imposed upon anyone who, in bad faith, gives a draft (cheque) without a sufficient and drawable balance or who, after giving a cheque, withdraws all or part of the balance, making the balance insufficient for settlement of the cheque, or if he orders a drawee not to cash a cheque or makes or signs the cheque in a manner that prevents it from being cashed.  The same penalty shall apply to any one who endor...
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Donations & Charities in the Emirate of Dubai

General overview Charities or donations are one of the mandatory duties to be observed by an individual practicing the Islamic faith as per the 5 pillars of Islam. The term in Sharia is “Zakat”. Hence, such a concept is actively present in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which is closely monitored and heavily regulated. In the recent past there has been a requirement for payments made as charity or donations to be closely monitored due to the fact that there have been instances of money-laundering and monies being used for activities that are un-Islamic. Fund-raising and charities are regu...
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The First General Assembly of Arab Union for Arbitration in Investment and Economic Disputes

The First General Assembly of Arab Union for Arbitration in Investment and Economic Disputes
  United Advocates represented by Mr. Walid Jumaa, CEO and Founding Partner of United Advocates and Ms. Maria Rubert, Partner in United Advocates; attended the first general assembly of the Arab Union for Arbitration “AUA” in Investment and Economic Disputes which took place in Cairo on Sunday, 24 June 2018. The AUA is chaired by Mr. Sameh Ashour, Chairman of Arab Lawyers Union, Chairman of Egypt Bar Association and the Founding Partner of United Advocates - Cairo Office. The opening ceremony of the AUA’s assembly was held in the presence of Mr. Hossam Abdel Rahim - Minister of Justic...
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The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) visited Dubai

The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) visited Dubai
On 21 May 2018, a delegation from the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) headed by its Secretary General, Mr Wang Chengjie visited our offices to meet with our partner from Deheng Law Offices, Mr William Jia and our Head of International Practice, Mr Eric Teo. The delegation comprised of members of CIETAC and prominent arbitrators and lawyers from China were on a 3-day visit to Dubai. Their objective was to have dialogues and exchange views with Dubai based arbitration institutes and arbitration practitioners to foster potential cooperation. The following...
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UA was cordially invited to attend Royal Pearls’ bricklaying ceremony and dinner event

UA was cordially invited to attend Royal Pearls’ bricklaying ceremony and dinner event
On our client’s invitation, Mr Abdallah Alzari and Mr Eric Teo on 6 May 2018 attended the bricklaying ceremony and dinner event of our client’s real estate development project, the Royal Pearls community. The project is an upscale mixed-use community strategically located within the Meydan Master Plan. It will be developed in several phases of which 12 residential towers are planned for delivery in phase 1. The ceremony also marks the launch of the brand partnership between Royal Pearls and the Tonino Lamborghini lifestyle brand.
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Training session on UAE Real Estate Laws by Mr. Eric Teo

Training session on UAE Real Estate Laws by Mr. Eric Teo
Our Mr Eric Teo was invited by UC Forward Marketing FZ-LLC (who is the Promotion Trustee of Dubai Land Department for China market) to provide a training session on UAE Real Estate laws to a group of real estate brokers as part of the mandatory requirement for the brokers to be licensed with the Dubai Land Department. Mr Teo successfully delivered the training at the Dubai Real Estate Institute’s training venue on 26 April 2018.
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Meeting with Argentine Emirates Chamber and Beccar Varela Law Firm

Meeting with Argentine Emirates Chamber and Beccar Varela Law Firm
The Executive Director of the Argentine Emirates Chamber, Mr. Fernando López Peña and the Partners of Beccar Varela Law Firm, Mr. Javier L. Magnasco and Mr. Guido H. Krolovetzky met with our Chairman, Mr. Abdallah Alzari to discuss possible business ventures in the United Arab Emirates and in Argentina. Beccar Varela is a prominent International Firm that had its inception in 1897 leaving a footprint worldwide for the past 120 years comprising of multiple alliances and diverse international network prioritizing client servicing.
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