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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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ICJ Lawyers
Sep 2017

Diplomacy and International Court of Justice: An Analysis

DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE: AN ANALYSIS (Part I of II) ‘Peace comes at a price. And that price is diplomacy. We may all know who is paying the price, but sometimes, we cannot comprehend the amplitude of the price paid.’ {C}-        International Relations Department, STA Law Firm The…

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Essence of Financial Crimes
Mar 2017

The Essence of Financial Crimes

The Essence of Financial Crimes 'Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud." Sophocles On a bright morning in March 2009, Bernard Mardoff pleaded guilty to defrauding his clients of sixty-five (65) billion dollars in one of the largest Ponzi schemes the world has witnessed. The former chairman of Bernard L. Mardoff Investment…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
Aug 2016

Spotting the Fake: Forgery Under UAE Law (Part 2 of 2)

Spotting the Fake: Forgery Under UAE Law  Part 2 of 2 In the previous issue, we discussed material aspects relating to forgery under UAE Criminal Laws and other statutes. We discussed broadly – the definition of forgery, types of forgery (material and moral), legal implications of denial in light of…

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UAE Travel Ban, Deportation - Dubai, Abu Dhabi
Mar 2016

Travel ban vs. Deportation order - UAE Criminal Laws

“Walk where your heart leads you, there are no restrictions and no burdens.” Howsoever good you might find the above quote, the truth is that such a thing is not always a reality in this world. But international conventions, rules, and regulations such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights…

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Court Uncourt - Enforcing Foreign Judgments in the UAE
Dec 2015

Enforcing Foreign Judgments in UAE- Part II

INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS GOVERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN JUDGMENTS IN THE UAE    To continue with our previous article, the second part deals with the various agreements in place between the United Arab Emirates and various countries and how they are enforced. We have looked at multilateral and bilateral agreements separately…

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Foreign Court Judgments in UAE
Nov 2015

Enforcing Foreign Judgments in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Introduction With the spread of globalization, technical and technological evolution, changes in communication means and transportations, economic freedom and free trade around the world have reinforced the idea that businesses and commercial dealings need protection.  Hence, as there is an international cooperation among countries to follow an international criminal worldwide,…

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Cross Border Crime - FCPA
Jul 2015

Cross-Border Crime and Extradition (Part II)

UKBA vs Bribery and Corruption   According to ex-UK Secretary of State for Justice Kenneth Clarke, “Bribery blights lives… The wider victims are government and society, undermined by a weakened rule of law and damaged social and economic development. At stake is the principle of free and fair competition, which…

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STA Law Firm - Can you choose your judge
Jul 2015

Can You Choose Your Own Judge?

For a variety of reasons, it is highly likely that most people’s instincts would incite them to answer “no”! However, if we peruse UAE legal texts we will find that actually, in most cases, the answer will be “yes”!  Litigation is one of the basic rights guaranteed by most world…

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STA Law Firm - Criminal Lawyers - Bail Bond
May 2015

Bail Fail? Liabilities of Bail Guarantor under the UAE Criminal Law

Liabilities of the Bail Guarantor under the UAE Criminal Law We’ve all seen the images of prisoners arriving at court for their hearings, seated in high-security vehicles with small circular windows, with photographers clamoring for a prime position in order to take photographs through the glass. However, not all defendants…

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Cross Border Crime - STA Law Firm
Mar 2015

Cross Border Crime and Extradition

Cooperation in International Financial Investigations Apparently “money talks” but “crime doesn’t pay”. It, therefore, follows that financial crime is rife, yet the methods in place to control and reduce it are effective.  The evolution of banking means that there are now more ways than ever conduct the financial activity, with…

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INDIA UAE Extradition Treaty | STA Law Firm
Sep 2014

INDIA UAE Extradition Treaty

INDIA UAE Extradition Treaty When former Central Intelligence Agency employee and National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the details of the secret surveillance program of the United States, he had to flee the United States under charges of espionage. But can fleeing away to another country prevent…

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Fraud and Deceit Under UAE Law
Sep 2014

Fraud and Deceit under the UAE law

“Fraud and deceit abound in these days more than in former times”1    Lord Coke could have been talking just as easily about the modern day. Hundreds of thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent activities each year. A number of these crimes go unpunished as the brains behind these…

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