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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
27 Dec 2021

Economic and Fraud Provisions in the Middle East

Economic and Fraud Provisions in the Middle East “There is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
14 Jul 2020

Extradition Treaty of UAE

Extradition Treaty of UAE In International Law, extradition is when one state (Requesting state) requests another state (Requested state), to effect the return of a person for trial for a crime punishable under the Requesting state's laws and committed outside the Requested state (state of refuge). The extraditable person could…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
16 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
29 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
27 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
01 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
06 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
29 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
26 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
10 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
08 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
21 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
09 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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Cross-Border Crime Lawyers
17 Dec 2014

Cross-Border Crime and Extradition (Part I)

They say that crime doesn’t pay. But whether it pays or not it certainly sells, at least with Hollywood movies, computer games, fictitious novels all reaping the benefits of the public’s general fascination with the subject. Generally, the term “crime” may cover anything from a road traffic offense to a…

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