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A Talk on What You Need to Know When Doing Business in the UAE

A Talk on What You Need to Know When Doing Business in the UAE
On 5 September 2019, our Head of International Practice & Special Projects, Mr Eric Teo gave a talk to the Malaysian government agencies in Dubai. The talk were attended by the new Consul General of Malaysia in Dubai, Tuan Mohd Hasril Abdul Hamid and various heads of agencies from the Malaysian Investment Development Authority, Malaysian Trade, Tourism Malaysia, Malaysian Timber Council and Education Malaysia. During the talk, Mr Teo briefly explained the UAE legal system and common business practices that foreign investors should know when doing business in the UAE. In recent years, th...
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Recent Changes Made to Payment Orders as per the new regulations of the Civil Procedures Law

The UAE cabinet recently approved amendments to Federal Law No. 11 of 1992 on the Civil Procedure Law by supplementing certain provisions via cabinet resolution number 57/2018 which came into effect on 16 February 2019. In this article we will stress on the changes made to the “Payment Orders” section by highlighting the below main points of difference from the previous regulations governing such procedures; as follows: 1.The new procedures now permit the creditor to commence such legal claims if their rights are established via electronic means confirming the monies owed to them by the de...
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Women’s Rights and UAE Divorce Proceedings

This article focuses on the rights of women during and after the divorce. Referring Article 110 to 135 of the Personal Status Law,  failure to pay the prompt dowry (mahr), physical or mental abuse proved upon provision of medical reports, prejudice & dissension, non-payment of maintenance, adultery, desertion for more than 4 months, detention or jail sentence for more than three years, Ila'a (if the husband swears not to have sexual intercourse with his wife for four months or more) and Zihar (where the husband compares his wife's body to another woman) are the main grounds that can be use...
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Basic guide to UAE Employment Contracts

There are mainly two types of employment contracts in the Labour system of United Arab Emirates, namely Unlimited Contracts and Limited Contracts. In this article, we will be evaluating the key differences in both the contracts in accordance with the UAE Federal Law No. 8 of 1980. Both the Unlimited and limited Contracts have a commencement date however, only the latter has an expiry date and the former does not. In both the contracts, the work nature, contract nature (limited/ unlimited), work place, notice period, and remuneration has to be specified in detail. As a matter of practice,...
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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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