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Dinner event with the Malaysian Ambassador to the U.A.E., His Excellency Dato’ Syed Hasrin.

Dinner event with the Malaysian Ambassador to the U.A.E., His Excellency Dato’ Syed Hasrin.
On 1 November 2018, our Mr. Eric Teo, who is an Exco member of the Malaysian Business Council (Dubai) was invited to attend a dinner meeting at the official residence of the Malaysian Ambassador to the U.A.E., His Excellency Dato’ Syed Hasrin. The dinner meeting was also attended by the Malaysian Trade Consul and Investment Consul to discuss potential activities to promote Malaysia in the U.A.E.
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China Eastern Airline Launching Ceremony in Dubai

China Eastern Airline Launching Ceremony in Dubai
Our Mr Abdallah Alzari and Mr Eric Teo attended our client’s event (China Eastern Airline) in conjunction with the launching ceremony of their new Dubai-Shanghai direct flights. The launch marks the business expansion of China Eastern Airline in the region.  The ceremony was held on 3 September 2018 in Shangri-la Hotel, Dubai attended by several dignitaries including the Chinese Consulate-General in Dubai and VIPs from Dubai Airport and the Dubai Chinese business community.
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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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