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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
Sep 2018

Law Surrounding Mortgages in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

The Enforcement of Mortgages in Abu Dhabi Mortgages- The Basics Mortgages are a type of loan banks provide for those looking to purchase a property. The purchasing of a property is a highly important part of the modern world, with everyone potentially being under that umbrella, from the most prominent…

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Property Law of Abu-Dhabi
Mar 2018

Guide: Real Estate Investment In Abu Dhabi

Real Estate Investment In Abu Dhabi Introduction PLANNING TO PURCHASE A PROPERTY? # Things to Know 1. Conduct due diligence on both, the seller and the property before signing the documents. 2.   Verify the details of the property at the Abu Dhabi Municipality. 3. Consult a property or real…

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Abu Dhabi Tenancy Law
Jan 2018

Tenancy Law of Abu Dhabi and its Amendments

TENANCY LAW OF ABU DHABI AND ITS AMENDMENTS (This article was updated on 9 January 2018) Tenancy Law is one of the most important aspects of societies' life by means of which individuals' rights and duties are determined. Besides, it also sets a guiding principle for interactions among individuals in…

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Arbitration in Dubai and UAE
Dec 2017

Arbitration Award Vs Public Order

Arbitration Award Vs Public Order “Public order is a fragile thing, and if you don’t fix the first broken window soon all windows will be broken”         James O Wilson Many of us flinch at the thought of court proceedings, given its costly and lengthy nature. But luckily…

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Sharjah Tenancy Disputes.
Dec 2017

Sharjah Rental Law

To change or not to change? “Dubai rents have started to fall for the first time in three years.” Note: This article was updated on 10 December 2017 As I turned on the radio and drove to the office this morning the first news item I heard was about the…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
Oct 2017

Guide to Off Plan Property Laws in Abu Dhabi

GUIDE TO OFF-PLAN PROPERTY LAWS IN ABU DHABI Previously, laws concerning off-plan property sales in Abu Dhabi was a legal blind-spot that caused ambiguity and failure in securing the interests of the investors. However, the establishment of Law Number 3 of 2015 on the Regulation of Real Estate Sector in…

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Construction Law Firms in Dubai
Aug 2017

FIDIC and ENAA: Comparison (Part II of II)

FIDIC AND ENAA: COMPARISON Part II of II In our previous issue, we discussed FIDIC and ENAA forms which are an internationally recognized and utilized form of contracts and the general comparisons between them. Our attorneys had also detailed the requirements of data accuracy, and other conditions of companies. Although,…

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Construction Lawyers in Dubai
Jul 2017

FIDIC and the ENAA: A Careful Comparison

FIDIC AND ENAA COMPARISION In the complex and technical world of construction and large manufacturing projects, the contracts and negotiations on the terms of an agreement between the parties are a means to keep the complex relation of parties within the bounds of clear understanding by utilizing a standard form…

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Construction Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
May 2017

Construction Law and the Application of Time

Construction Law and the Application of Time   Power can not confer to what does not exist. Humankind has needed something to organize and structure his life, so we created time. So that, we using time as a benchmark can keep ourselves in check.  It is, essentially, a social construct,…

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Delay Penalty in Construction Contracts
Jan 2017

Delay Penalty in Construction Contracts

Delay Penalty in Construction Contracts “No construction project is risk-free. Risk can be managed, minimized, shared, transferred or accepted. It cannot be ignored” -Michael Latham Scope and usage of back-to-back contracts Back-to-back contracts are becoming an increasingly common feature of construction projects. Construction projects typically involve the collaboration of three…

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UAE Construction Law
Jan 2017

Who is Liable to Pay when Circumstances for Construction Change?

Who is Liable to Pay when Circumstances for Construction Change? Construction has been one of the most dynamic industrial sectors in the Middle East due to the increase in need of palatial residential and office spaces that arise from the surfeit of expatriates that flock into the region every year.…

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Property Lawyers in UAE
Oct 2016

Survival Of The Fittest - Asset Securitization in the UAE

The global financial market has been constantly remodeling itself, more so in the wake of the global economic meltdown which tainted asset securitization activity. One can often draw parallels between the ever-changing economy and the manner in which securitization activity is fast becoming a desired source of diversified finance enabling…

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Property Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
Aug 2016

The New Abu Dhabi Strata Law

The New Abu Dhabi Strata Law Nothing sets my teeth on edge like a real estate hoarding screaming ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’. If one were to apply such signs in actual terms, I wonder whether the next hoarding that will knock my teeth off will read ‘Buy One, Get One…

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STA Law Firm - Abu Dhabi Property Lawyers
Apr 2016

Brainstorming: Before Buying a Property in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Government has implemented numerous laws and regulations regarding the real estate sector lately. The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has experienced an exponential growth in the past few years. The new real estate law – Number 3 of 2015 Regulating Real Estate Sector in the Emirate of Abu…

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