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Ahmed Gabr

General Understanding of Commercial Tenancy Contracts in the Emirate of Dubai

Understanding the basics of the commercial tenancy contracts in the Emirate of Dubai will require us to understand the Legal Framework that governs commercial t...
21 Jun, 2024
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Mohamed Bayad

Construction disputes – Ways to resolve

When a construction dispute is not resolved, employers and contractors are in general cautious to proceed with litigation for many reasons, where then they will...
28 May, 2024
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Stefano Menotti

TAX TREATMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES EXPENDITURES IN UAE

1 - INTRODUCTION When a motor vehicle is available for the use of an employee, manager, or shareholder beyond working hours, it is considered as partially used...
05 Jan, 2024
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Ines Pinel Lorenzo

LA INDEPENDENCIA FINANCIERA DE LAS MUJERES CASADAS EN EMIRATOS ÁRABES UNIDOS: EL CONTRATO MATRIMONIAL Y LA LEY DE ESTATUS PERSONAL

En Emiratos árabes Unidos, el matrimonio musulmán esta regulado por la Ley Federal No. 28/2005 de Estatus Personal (en adelante Ley del Estatus Pe...
29 Dec, 2023
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Ines Pinel Lorenzo

FINANCIAL RIGHTS OF MARRIED WOMEN IN THE UAE: NAVIGATING THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT AND PERSONAL STATUS LAW

In the United Arab Emirates, Muslim marriage is governed by the Federal Law No. 28/2005 on Personal Status (hereinafter referred as Personal Status Law or PSL)....
29 Dec, 2023
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Elleonor Grace E. Apostol

VAT and Employee Benefits

Overview VAT is a transaction tax for businesses. Businesses pay VAT on purchases and charge it on sales, with a net balance payable or refundable. Cha...
25 Dec, 2023
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Daisy Cureg

VAT for Holding Companies and Corporate Groups

Overview Corporate groups, regardless of their size, encompass diverse entities each serving a distinct purpose within the group structure. Typically, there is...
25 Dec, 2023
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Ahmed Gabr

Tax Disputes and Litigation

Overview With the application of excise tax and VAT in the UAE and Federal Decree-Law No. 47/2022 On the Taxation of Corporations and Businesses and since Oc...
22 Dec, 2023
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Ahmed Elnaggar

You’ve got to Know Your Clients

Let's remind everyone of the crucial concept of 'Know Your Client' (KYC) procedures in business transactions. This practice is not just a formality; i...
22 Dec, 2023
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Elleonor Grace E. Apostol

Tourist Taxes in the UAE: What Travelers Need to Know

Overview In the UAE, tourist tax regimes are different across the country. Not all of the Emirates apply such a tax. With the introduction of these taxes, h...
16 Dec, 2023
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Ines Pinel Lorenzo

Legalización de documentos en los Emiratos Árabes Unidos para España

La digitalización no ha simplificado únicamente la forma de obtener información, sino que también ha permitido que los procesos buro...
01 Dec, 2023
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Ines Pinel Lorenzo

Document Legalization Processes in the UAE for Spain

In today's increasingly digital world, the need for efficient and streamlined legal processes has become paramount. Recognizing this need, the United Arab Emira...
01 Dec, 2023
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Elleonor Grace E. Apostol

VAT and Commercial Services

Overview The UAE's introduction of a 5% VAT in 2018 marked a pivotal moment in its economic history. It signaled a shift away from oil-dependent revenue and pr...
24 Nov, 2023
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Elleonor Grace E. Apostol

VAT and Imports and Exports

Overview Effective from 1 January 2018, the United Arab Emirates has implemented a general tax on consumption in line with the Common VAT Agreement of the ...
24 Nov, 2023
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Bhavika Hotwani

Trusts in the Abu Dhabi Global Market

Introduction Trusts have been an essential tool for individuals and businesses looking to protect and manage their assets and wealth. They provide a means to s...
10 Nov, 2023
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Ideh Aminifar

ADGM Foundations Law

Overview The guidelines provide an overview of the foundation regime in ADGM governed mainly by the ADGM Foundations Regulations 2017 (Foundations Regulations)...
10 Nov, 2023
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Raluca Gatina

Property Mortgage Consequences of Default on a Payment

Overview In order for The Property Mortgage to cover a property value, the debtor must provide a security for the repayment of the mortgage to the creditor. ...
10 Nov, 2023
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Marharyta Harashchenko

Basic Steps to Setting Up a Company

Overview Deciding where to establish a company is a major decision that depends on the planned business activities, required infrastructure, and the costs of...
06 Nov, 2023
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Ahmed Elnaggar

Why Authenticity Outshines Advertising in the Legal Field

In a world increasingly dominated by the fast-paced allure of instant gratification, the concept of organic growth in the professional world, stands as a testam...
02 Nov, 2023
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Ahmed Elnaggar

“You’ve got a Penalty”

Addressing the Ministry of Economy's Stance on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Legislation The United Arab Emirates (UAE), over the years...
16 Oct, 2023
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Anuraag Malhotra

Taxability of private foundations

BackgroundA foundation is an independent legal entity created by law. It draws its features from both a company and trust. Similar to a company, a foundation ha...
12 Oct, 2023
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Urs Stirnimann

Economic Substance – Huge opportunity for the UAE

Introduction At the end of 2017, the European Union reacted to the reality that many foreign companies were very successful in Europe making billions of profit...
06 Oct, 2023
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Stefano Menotti

UAE CORPORATE TAX – TAX TREATMENT OF FAMILY FOUNDATIONS ESTABLISHED IN THE UAE

  FTA - Federal Tax Authority CT - Corporate Tax CTL - Federal Decree-Law 47 of 2022 – the Corporate Tax Law CTG - Corporation Tax Guide publishe...
06 Oct, 2023
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Ammar ElBanna

Are You Okay, Big Shot?

  Mental Health In The Workplace Matters-Breaking the Silence in Law Firms in the Middle East In the fast-paced world of law firms, where the billable ho...
02 Oct, 2023
Elleonor Grace E. Apostol

Tourist Taxes in the UAE: What Travelers Need to Know

Overview In the UAE, tourist tax regimes are different across the country. Not all of the Emirates apply such a tax. With the introduction of these taxes, h...
20 Sep, 2023
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Daisy Cureg

VAT obligations and Directors’ Liability

  Overview On 27 November 2016, all Member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) agreed to sign the Common VAT Agreement of the States of the Gu...
05 Sep, 2023
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Bhavika Hotwani

Estate Planning in Dubai: A Comparison Between DIFC Wills and DIFC Foundations for Succession Planning

  Dubai is a thriving city known for its cultural diversity, economic prosperity, and world-class infrastructure. Dubai offers an appealing landscape for ...
30 Aug, 2023
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Daria Tkachuk

Новые возможности для регистрации завещания в DIFC: без знания английского языка!

В нашей предыдущей статье мы предоставили вам общую инфомацию о Dubai International Financial Centre (пр...
22 Aug, 2023
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Raluca Gatina

Non-English Speakers Can Now Register Wills in DIFC More Easily

In a previous publication, I provided details about the Dubai International Financial Center, Will (DIFC Will) and its registration process. In this article, I...
17 Aug, 2023
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Farhat Ali Khan

Rising fraud and scams fuel urgency for robust data protection in UAE

The world as we know has over time witnessed a somewhat rapid digital revolution in the past few years, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been at the foref...
10 Aug, 2023
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Stefano Menotti

UAE CORPORATION TAX FREE ZONE COMPANIES: WHO CAN ENJOY THE ZERO TAX REGIME?

Disclaimer: The official sources of information on Federal Taxes in the UAE are the Ministry of Finance and the Federal Tax Authority. The present article is n...
23 Jun, 2023
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Ahmed Elnaggar

Beyond rental hikes, the realtors, and real estate disputes

Dubai, known for its luxurious lifestyle and iconic infrastructure, has become a hotspot for global real estate investors. The city's property market has seen s...
22 Jun, 2023
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Raluca Gatina

Choosing Calm Over Chaos: The Rise of Divorce Settlements

“Our value in life is defined by what we do. Achievement is similar to love, they both grow by sacrifice and both are essential for life” - Sheikh M...
22 Jun, 2023
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Bhavika Hotwani

A guide to setting up a Non-Profit Association in ADGM

Introduction Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”) is a financial free zone based in the capital of the UAE. It operates as an independent jurisdiction ...
02 Jun, 2023
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Daria Tkachuk

СЛЫШАЛИ ЛИ ВЫ ЧТО-НИБУДЬ О ЗАВЕЩАНИИ В DIFC?

«Объединённые Арабские Эмираты зарекомендавали себя как мировой образец толерантн...
29 May, 2023
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Bhavika Hotwani

Why should entrepreneurs set up an SPV in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)?

Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”) is one of two financial free zones in the UAE. It has developed its jurisdiction which follows its laws, is separat...
27 Apr, 2023
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Ahmed Elnaggar

You may be subject to taxes in Egypt and you don’t know

Are you an Egyptian living abroad? Read this: You may be subject to taxes in Egypt and you don't know. If you are an Egyptian national, you have a house owned ...
12 Apr, 2023
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Ahmed Gabr

Law of Evidence Concerning the Civil and Commercial Transactions in the UAE Number 35 of 2022

The Law of Evidence is the Law that regulates the methods of presenting proofs, Evidence, and supportive documents of a claim or defense. It does not stop here...
28 Dec, 2022
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Mohamed Abdelrehiem

NEW UAE CIVIL PROCEDURES LAW NO.42 OF 2022: HIGHLIGHTS AND EXPLANATIONS

On 3 October 2022, the UAE enacted Federal Decree-Law No.42, which will come into effect as of 2 January 2023. The new UAE Civil Procedures Law (the “New ...
28 Dec, 2022
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Yousef Al Amly

The Fundamentals of ESOPs & LTIPs for UAE Listed Companies

Many of the UAE-listed companies are actively considering or implementing either a long-term incentive plan (“LTIP”) or an employee share ownership ...
20 Dec, 2022
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Maria Lorenza Cremaschi

Cásate conmigo en los Emiratos Árabes Unidos: Matrimonio civil

QUÉ ES UN MATRIMONIO CIVIL? Un matrimonio civil es la unión legal de un hombre y una mujer no musulmanes solemnizada como un contrato civil, sin ...
25 Nov, 2022
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Imran Khan

All you need to know about accidents and Personal Injury Compensation

Whenever an accident happens and a person gets injured, the police should be called. Whether an accident is considered a small or a major one, calling the Polic...
24 Nov, 2022
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Maria Lorenza Cremaschi

SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR THE WORLD CUP

Such an important event requires a specific set of laws to protect the interests of stakeholders, tournament participants, contractors, suppliers, and holders o...
21 Nov, 2022
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Veronika Chastukhina

КАК ВСТУПИТЬ В БРАК В ОБЪЕДИНЕННЫХ АРАБСКИХ ЭМИРАТАХ (ДЛЯ ЭКСПАТОВ И ТУРИСТОВ)

В 21 веке стало тенденцией путешествовать по миру, посещать другие страны, познавать неи...
25 Oct, 2022
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Veronika Chastukhina

HOW TO GET MARRIED IN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FOR EXPATS AND TOURISTS

Living in the 21st century (the Anno Domini era) it became a trend to travel abroad, visit different countries, explore the unknown, experience new flavors...
17 Oct, 2022
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Ahmed Elnaggar

The UAE Remote Work Visa

The United Arab Emirates is changing the world forever with something called Remote Work Visa Just like the year 2020 has changed consumer behaviors worldwide ...
12 Oct, 2022
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Veronika Chastukhina

How can I open a restaurant in Dubai?

Have you ever thought about starting your own restaurant business abroad in one of the most developed countries in the world, where the tourist flow is increasi...
06 Sep, 2022
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Cyrus Izibili

UAE business sponsorship: partnership & service agent

Pre-Direct Investment Law (DIL) 2018, an expatriate who seeks to set up a business was required to have a registered business license on the mainland under the ...
02 Sep, 2022
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Veronika Chastukhina

Практическое руководство для российских предпринимателей по открытию бизнеса в Дубае

В связи с политическими и военными событиями, начавшимися 24 февраля 2022 года, Российская...
05 Aug, 2022
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Veronika Chastukhina

Practical guide for Russian Entrepreneurs to set up business in Dubai

Due to political and military events started on 24 of February 2022, Russian Federation got flooded with US and EU sanctions including banking, export, aviation...
29 Jul, 2022
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