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Lawyers in Dubai
Oct 2018

UAE Criminal Law - Crimes Committed Outside UAE

The Territorial Applicability of Criminal Law in the UAE Introduction In may sound odd, but there is a difference between international criminal law and criminal international law. What’s more is that the differentiation between these two seemingly similar sounding things is of essential importance. The international criminal law is a…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
Oct 2018

UAE Criminal Law – Intention Vs. Negligence

Criminal Accountability – Intention VS. Negligence in Criminal Law Introduction “Mens Rea” or criminal intent refers to an individual’s state of mind at the time he committed a crime. People who have criminal intent are fully aware of the act or omission they are about to commit and they are…

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Law Firms in Dubai
Sep 2018

Non-Compete Clauses in Employment Contracts

Civil and Criminal Effects of Non-Competition Condition in UAE Labor Law Introduction The Federal Law Number 8 of 1980 regarding UAE Labor law (the Labor Law) contains a provision under Article 127 which allows the employer to require the worker not to compete or to participate in a competing project…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Aug 2018

Criminal Law and Oral Promises

Reliance on Oral Promises and the Concept of Statute of Frauds and Promissory Estoppel Reliance on oral promises is a significant aspect of real-world litigation. In what follows is a hypothetical example of the application of dependence on verbal agreements; A woman moved from London to Dubai to work for…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Jul 2018

The Statute of Limitation in UAE

Acquisitive Limitation Period Introduction "The right is not going to be lost if someone behind is demanding it” which means that one will not lose his right as long as there is a request. Hence, the legislators derived the Statute of Limitation, which says that the parties must adhere to…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
Jun 2018

Trade Secrets : Global Overview

RATs, TRAPs and Trade Secrets While we know more about the world now than ever before, in some ways, it can seem more mysterious and complicated than ever before. The pursuit of information has always driven humans and is what has got us to the modern state we find ourselves…

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Lawyers in Dubai
May 2018

Illegal Drugs and Consequences : UAE Law Guide : 2018-2019

Drugs - A Social Menace - 2018 - 2019 Illegal drugs are a popular craze among the youth today. This may sound odd, seeing as the drugs are ‘illegal’ and yet the practice is so prevalent. Trying to picture a party today, and what would instantly come to mind would…

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Law Firms in Dubai
May 2018

Electronic evidence in the UAE and KSA (Part I of II)

Admissibility of electronic evidence in the UAE and KSA (Part 1 of 2) Technology has changed the world in its totality in such a short time. It has indeed become an integral part of the everyday lives of so many. Today we see it incorporated into nearly everything we do.…

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Shipping law firms in Dubai
Apr 2018

Law of Sea - International Perspective

LAW OF SEA  “It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.” -Hunter S. Thompson As in the movie Life of Pi, where the adventures of the sea help the…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
Apr 2018

Territorial Jurisdiction Part-1

  THE REACH OF TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION PART I Introduction The UAE follows Civil Law in their legal system and the primary laws governing the jurisdiction of courts is regulated by Federal Law Number 11 of 1992 the Civil Procedural Law (the Civil Procedures Law) and Federal Law Number 35 of…

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Law Firms in Dubai
Apr 2018

Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

A Combat Against Dirty Money Shorter distances, instant transfers, fast connections are a movement towards the emerging globalization. As it is getting easier and quicker to gain anything on a click of a mouse and enabling individuals and corporations to reach around the world farther, faster, deeper, and cheaper than…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
Apr 2018

Defamation : Law in the UAE

Are You Offended or is it Freedom of Speech? “Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.” ―John Milton, Areopagitica We are always encouraged to voice our thoughts and to use the liberty of freedom of speech. However, can we…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
Mar 2018

Witness Testimony in UAE

Witness Testimony in UAE Part I Witness testimony is undoubtedly the oldest form of evidence and is given the most credibility in the courts. The issue that arises here is that how reliable the statements of witnesses are in the court in civil or criminal matters. The civil or criminal…

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Anti-fraud Law of UAE
Mar 2018

The UAE Anti Fraud Law

Anti Fraud Law in the UAE  The United Arab Emirates recently enacted Federal Law Number 19 of 2016 concerning Combating Commercial Fraud (the Anti-Fraud Law or the Law) has replaced the erstwhile Federal Law Number 4 of 1979 dealing with the Concealment of Fraud and Deception in Transactions commercial in…

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