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Inheritance Principles for Non-Muslims in UAE

Inheritance Principles for Non-Muslims in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

by Cecilia Bicca

Cecilia Bicca

Introduction

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Islamic Sharia law (also known as Sharia) establishes the fundamentals of inheritance and succession. Sharia is a religious form of law mainly Read more

WHAT YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT VAT IN THE UAE-PART 1-3

Author:  Amaka Joy

WHAT YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT VAT IN THE UAE- PART 1

“Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.”[1]

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Credit Cards

Credit Cards – Boon or a Bane? – Part 2

Author:  Nadeem Syed – Banker
Nadeem Syed

This is second and final part of the series written by Nadeem Syed – our Banking Advisor.The part 1 explained the Background and some key features of a Credit card. This instrument of convenience can make life easy, however, used recklessly, could certainly result in a potential calamity, waiting to happen. Can we avoid it? Read to find out.

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Credit Cards

Credit Cards – Boon or a Bane? – Part 1

Author:  Nadeem Syed – Banker
Nadeem Syed

This is part 1 of a two part article written by Nadeem Syed- our Advisor on Banking matters. It explains in simple terms working of a Credit card – a modern financial product that affects our daily lives and may practically be considered as a commercial necessity. It explains the working and background and also suggests some useful tips to avoid getting into Credit card trouble!
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Trademark

A trademark can be any word, sign, symbol or graphic that you apply to your company, goods or services to distinguish them from those of your competitors. The trademark serves as a badge of origin for your business and its brands and products, and can consist of words, logos, images, slogans, shapes and colours, or a combination of all of these.

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Terminating Employment in UAE

Dubai Law Regarding Employment Contracts

UAE’s federal labour law, Federal Law No. 8 of 1980,

and its amendments (UAE Labour Law)

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Notice Period and Mutual Termination

Dubai Law Regarding Employment Contracts

UAE’s federal labour law, Federal Law No. 8 of 1980,

and its amendments (UAE Labour Law)

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Limited v Unlimited Contract

Dubai Law Regarding Employment Contracts

UAE’s federal labour law, Federal Law No. 8 of 1980,

and its amendments (UAE Labour Law)

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Company Incorporation in the UAE

Company Incorporation in the UAE

Though it’s common knowledge that you must form a company to conduct any business in the UAE, many people are confused about the variety of incorporation options available.  Experienced Dubai lawyers and advocates in Dubai offer expert guidance on the best corporate structure for your needs and requirements.  Below we discuss key benefits and drawbacks for the main company structures in the UAE: offshore companies, onshore companies, and free zone companies.

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Nursery, Guardian and Custodian

Herein under, we will define the Nursery, Guardian and Custodian and then we will show the most important legal rules governing the Nursery based on the Personal Status Law No. 28 of 2005. Finally, we will offer a judgment of the Cassation Court concerning the mother’s eligibility to have the children custody.

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RAK Offshore Company Formation

RAK Offshore Company Formation

We pride ourselves to be one of the limited firms who are certified to provide RAK Offshore Company Formation service,
We will help you expand and shift your business activity through a RAK offshore company setup,
Setting up a RAK Offshore Company have a lot of advantages: Read more

Doing Business in the UAE

Doing Business in the UAE

Under United Arab Emirates (UAE) laws, there are five types of business establishments applicable to foreign entities/individuals interested in establishing a formal presence in the UAE. A person can establish a new company, a branch office of an existing company, create an entity in a UAE free zones including International Companies “off-shores”, create a civil company (currently limited to Sharjah and Dubai), or enter into a commercial agency agreement. Read more

Newly established office in Dubai

Newly established office in Dubai

Office 2603, Citadel Tower, Business Bay, Dubai, U.A.E., P.O. Box 96070

As a newly establish legal firm in Dubai we wish to introduce our team and our services. Our team of lawyers has been operating through the legal sector in the UAE for over 10 years and in the Middle East for over 20 years. Read more

Ex-Employee is Using Your Trade Secrets

What if an Ex-Employee is Using Your Trade Secrets?

Today’s employees are a fickle bunch. They come and they go. Sometimes they go taking a little bit more with them than when they came.

It is not uncommon for businesses to hire employees away from their competitors. Losing an employee hurts because you’ll have to do interviews, find another employee, and then train them all over again. But, losing an employee can hurt even more if that ex-employee is using your TRADE secrets to steal your clients or copy your products and technology.

So, what can you do if an ex-employee is using your TRADE secrets? Read more

Community law to boost quality of life in Dubai

Community law to boost quality of life in Dubai

Community Development Authority is responsible for organising and regulating the licensing process for providers of social services, social workers and organising voluntary work for individuals and groups.

Dubai – A new law governing the Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai will regulate the social service sector and ensure more empowerment of the youth and other vulnerable groups. Read more

What is a Labour Ban and how to avoid it?

What is a Labour Ban and how to avoid it?

A Labour Ban is a legal action towards an employee preventing him/her from accepting a new employment in the country for a specific period of time, usually six months.

The usual case for a Labour Ban is when an employee in an unlimited contract leaves his/her job before finishing one year of service with the employer, or an employee in a limited contract leaves the job before the expiry date of the contract.

There is also the case when the employment contract expires without any action of renewing.

How to avoid the Ban? Read more

Eating In Ramadan

What happens if you eat in public during Ramadan fasting hours in UAE?

Though one is free to fast or not – be they Muslims or not, none is entitled to break fasting in public during the holy month of Ramadan, as per the UAE laws and traditions.

Failing to show this slight consideration for fasting Muslims is punishable by law, and shall be penalized with a fine of not more than DH 2,000 or a jail term of maximum one month, according to Article 313 of the UAE Federal Punitive Law.
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