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Dec 2017

Copyrighting Cakes

Copyrighting Cakes Cake! Just the word makes our mouths water. Which one are you craving? Chocolate? Victorian sponge cake? Red velvet? Devil’s food cake? Or maybe a slice of cheesecake? There are so many options that all sound wonderful. Be it a birthday, a wedding, or any other special occasion,…

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Dec 2017

Does Buy Now Really Mean Deliver Now?

Does BUY NOW = DELIVER NOW? When I opened my Microsoft Word application on my personal computer this morning to write this article, it read that – ‘Your subscription as expired; choose one of the following options to reactivate.' This confused me for two reasons: (i) I was under the…

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Dec 2017

Contradictory Statements : Understanding the Legal Implications

Contradictory Statements In a bundle of truths, a lie will always be found within. Pinocchio told lies, and his nose grew. Unfortunately, liars in the courtroom may only be caught out by the inconsistent statements they make throughout a case. The challenge is for the jury and prosecution to find…

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Aviation Lawyers in Dubai
Dec 2017

Aviation Country Guide: UAE - Q & A

Aviation Law Guide: United Arab Emirates Part 1 - General 1.1  Please list and briefly describe the principal legislation and regulatory bodies which apply to and/ or regulate aviation in your jurisdiction. The UAE’s principal legislation governing aviation law is as follows: Federal Law Number 20 of 1991 regarding the civil…

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VAT Lawyers in Dubai
Dec 2017

Legal Update: The New Executive Regulations on VAT Law

LEGAL UPDATE: UAE CABINET DECISION 52 OF 2017 CONCERNING EXECUTIVE REGULATIONS ON VAT LAW The UAE Cabinet Decision 52 of 2017 on the executive regulations (the Executive Regulations) of the Federal Decree Law Number 8 of 2017 on Value Added Tax (the VAT Law) has shed light on the details…

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Nov 2017

The Best of Both the Worlds

The Best of Both Worlds Balancing Low Costs and High Investments Although the title of this article sounds like the lyrics of a boy-band, we are not discussing about shores, Among the pool of Free Trade Zones in the United Arab Emirates, the Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK…

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Nov 2017

Heads of Terms

Heads of Terms “Intention is one of the most powerful forces there is. What you mean when you do a thing will always determine the outcome. The law creates the world.”  -        Brenna Yovanoff Overview                                                                                                                             Every contract is the result of an intense negotiation between the parties of the contract…

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Nov 2017

Mortgage of Movable Assets in Dubai and the UAE

Mortgage of Movable Assets The enactment of UAE Federal Law Number 20 of 2016 Concerning Mortgaging of Movable Properties as Security for Debts (the New Law) is a milestone towards the UAE government’s initiative to bring positive changes in UAE’s mortgage law. In parallel to the recent laws on commercial…

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Nov 2017

Under the Radar

Under the Radar “Real estate investing, even on a very small scale remains a tried and true means of building an individual’s cash flow and wealth”  -        Robert Kiyosaki It is not strange to find Dubai to be investors’ favorite choice when it comes to real estate investment. Earning the…

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Nov 2017

Technical Aspects of Aircraft Lease

Technical Aspects of Aircraft Lease (Part II of II) In the previous issue, we discussed the various categories of aircraft lease such as a wet lease, dry lease, and damp lease. We also covered broadly the legal requirements for leasing an aircraft in the UAE and its implications. The aviation…

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Nov 2017

Claiming Demurrage for Unreturned Containers

CLAIMING DEMURRAGE FOR UNRETURNED CONTAINERS A Case Study Time and tide wait for none. The earliest acknowledged record of this proverb is by St. Marher in 1225; however, the actual origin of this saying cannot be certainly determined. St. Marher had stated that ‘te tide and te time þat tu…

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Nov 2017

The Law on Insider Trading

INSIDER TRADING BETWEEN FRIENDS AND FAMILY “The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.”                                                                                                                                   - Warren Buffet The term insider trading has been popular amongst headlines of newspapers for a while now and has been subject to the argument of whether…

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Nov 2017

Piracy and its Consequences under UAE Law

Piracy and its Consequences The digital age has undeniably provided us with many benefits that we use on a daily basis. With the internet and the ability to communicate globally and share information with only a click of a button, the human reach can go beyond political borders. However, one unfortunate…

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Mining in UAE
Nov 2017

Mining in UAE: Overview Q&A

Overview 1. What are the recent developments in the exploration and extraction of mineral resources in the United Arab Emirates?  Response: Mineral resources in the United Arab Emirates (the UAE) are separated into three essential classifications: rocks; sands and soil; and metals. The exploration and exploitation of minerals are only confined to…

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