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Lawyers in Dubai
05 Mar 2020

Investors’ Due Diligence Before Purchasing Real Estate in Dubai

Investors’ Due Diligence Before Purchasing Real Estate in Dubai Authors, legal professionals, bankers and jurists have written several papers on the increased foreclosure rates preceding 2008 in the United States' real estate market. This predicament led to a domino effect of issues on mortgages, (the infamous) collateral debt obligations and other…

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Lawyers in Dubai
27 Feb 2020

Owners Association in Dubai

Owners Association in Dubai “Home ownership is the cornerstone of a strong community.” – Rick Renzi On the bright sunny morning on 9 November 1987, the United States District Court (E.D. Virginia - Alexandria Division) ruled on a very important question in the real estate sector at that stage –…

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Lawyers in Dubai
27 Jan 2020

Real Estate Development in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Granted Commercial and Residential Land in Abu Dhabi and its Disposal Land has been a bone of contention since times immemorial, wars have been fought for controlling the land. Similarly, in modern times as well as in almost all the countries of the world with well-developed legal systems codified or…

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family laws in UAE
30 Dec 2019

Inheritance under Shariah Law

Inheritance under Shariah Law The United Arab Emirates Law of inheritance is very broad. It is suitable for not only Muslims but can be applied to inheritance cases involving people of any religion and nationality. Sharia law, without question, applies to all Muslims; however a non-Muslim foreign national may choose…

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Property Lawyers in UAE
24 Dec 2019

Defective Property Post Handover in Dubai and UAE

  Defective Handed Over Real Estate Units As Winston Churchill once said: “Land monopoly is the mother of all monopoly”. Decades later, this statement has still proven to be accurate as real estate is a booming industry all over the world. Real estate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in…

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Abu Dhabi Tenancy Law
07 Oct 2019

Tenancy Law of Abu Dhabi and its Amendments

TENANCY LAW OF ABU DHABI AND ITS AMENDMENTS (Updated October 2019) (This article was updated on 7 October 2019) 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…

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Property Lawyers in UAE
27 May 2019

Tenancy Laws in the United Arab Emirates

Tenancy Law in the United Arab Emirates Introduction Tenancy law is a fundamental regulatory framework that systemizes the relationship between tenants and owners. It defines the obligations, risks, and procedural requirements to deal with disputes. In the UAE the provisions regarding tenancy law are found under Federal Law No.5 of…

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Sharjah Tenancy Disputes.
10 Apr 2019

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 April 2019 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
05 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
17 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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Arbitration in Dubai and UAE
16 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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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
16 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
22 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
14 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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