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General Limitation Periods in Civil & Commercial matters in the UAE

The UAE Federal Law No. 5 of 1985 (the “UAE Civil Code”) contains general rules relating to limitation periods. In general, as per Article 473 of the UAE Civil Code, the claim is time-barred after 15 years, unless a specific provision states otherwise. However, there are many exceptions to the general rule. Several statutes contain specific limitation periods for different types of dispute. In addition, there are several specific provisions dealing with time bars under UAE Federal Law No. 18 of 1993 (the “UAE Commercial Code”) regarding commercial procedures. Subject to the exceptions, the ...
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United Advocates’ New Delhi Partner, Satinder Kapur, appeared before the Mauritius Supreme Court

United Advocates’ New Delhi Partner, Satinder Kapur, appeared before the Mauritius Supreme Court
(Left to Right: Yves Hein, JJ Roberts, Patrice Doger de Spéville SC, Angélique Anne Desvaux de Marigny, Satinder Kapur, Prithvi Rohan Kapur, Shobhit Nanda) United Advocates’ New Delhi Partner, Satinder Kapur, recently appeared before the Supreme Court of Mauritius, after being granted special rights of audience. Working together with well-known Mauritian counsels, Mr Kapur’s offices (Satinder Kapur and Associates or SKAA) advise and represent plaintiff’s in a damages-claim against Mauritian entities, including a large conglomerate. The SKAA team includes: Satinder Kapur (Lead Partner); ...
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Visit to Malaysian Trade Centre

Visit to Malaysian Trade Centre
On 13 February 2019, our Founding Partners, Mr Abdallah Alzari and Mr Walid Jumaa along with our Partner & Head of International Practice, Mr Eric Teo visited the Malaysian Trade Commissioner, Mr Omar Mohd Salleh and his deputy, Mr Suwardy Abd Shukor.  The meeting was held in MATRADE’s regional office in Dubai, MATRADE which is the acronym of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation, is a national trade promotion agency under the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry to promote the products and services of Malaysia to the international markets. During ...
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2019 Client’s Choice Award Announcement

2019 Client’s Choice Award Announcement
We are again proud to announce that Mr Eric Teo, our Head of International Practice & Special Projects has won the 2019 Client Choice Award for construction law practice in the UAE (weblink http://www.clientchoice.com/eric-teo).  This is the second time that Mr Eric Teo received the award, his first award was in 2017. This prestigious award was organised and conducted by the International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology.  The following was the press release:
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