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RAK Company Formation
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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Aviation Law Firms in Dubai
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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Corporate Lawyers in Dubai
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.”  -        {C}{C}Brenna Yovanoff Overview                                                                                                                             Every contract is the result of an intense negotiation between the parties of the contract…

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Insider Trading Laws in Dubai UAE
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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Banking Lawyers in Dubai
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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Shipping Lawyers in Dubai
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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Copyright Lawyers in UAE
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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Shannon Free Zone Company Formation
Oct 2017

Company Formation in Shannon Free Zone

Company Formation in Shannon Free Zone Did you know that the concept (and architecture) of the Dubai World Trade Centre was influenced by the then, World Trade Centre in New York? After the consolidation and formation of the seven Emirates in 1971, the UAE was looking for an opportunity to…

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Law Firms in Abu Dhabi
Oct 2017

Demurrage Payments in Kuwait

Demurrage Payments in Kuwait What is the mindset of an entrepreneur looking to dip his toes in a new venture? Profits? Maybe, certainty? Certainty is a factor that all entrepreneurs look for in a business opportunity. However, certainty is also the factor that is least available to them; primarily, if…

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Banking Lawyers in Dubai UAE
Oct 2017

Marketing Foreign Funds in UAE

Marketing Foreign Funds in the UAE “There are two times in a man’s life when he shouldn’t speculate: when he can’t afford it and when he can.” – Mark Twain The world of financial markets and investments often induce reserved and divergent responses from the common man. Investing options are…

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Employment Lawyers in DIFC
Oct 2017

Employment Regime in the DIFC

Employment Regime in the DIFC “A diploma is a piece of paper that is used to acquire another piece of paper: an employment contract.”         Mokokoma Mokhonoana Time and again, our team of employment lawyers in Dubai have discussed the provisions of UAE Federal Law Number 8 of…

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Project Finance Lawyers in Dubai
Oct 2017

Project Finance – Q&A – Practical Guide - UAE

Project Finance – Q&A – Practical Guide - UAE What are the key difference in the legislation in the UAE and other key international jurisdiction? In comparison with other jurisdictions, the laws regulating project financing in UAE are not stringent. The Federal Law Number 18 of 1993 concerning the Commercial…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
Oct 2017

Speedy Criminal Justice in Dubai

Speedy Criminal Justice in Dubai William E. Gladstone once said in a public gathering that ‘justice delayed is justice denied.' But neither the person nor the concept was new to the anxious crowd. Regarding the person, Mr. Gladstone has served as the Prime Minister of United Kingdom more times than…

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