What you should know about the new Personal Status Law for non-Muslims

A new law regulating marriage, divorce, and a new Court for non-Muslim family matters On Sunday 07 November 2021, the UAE's President and Abu Dhabi Ruler has issued a new law pertaining to the Personal…

Is the Arbitration Clause included in the General Terms and Conditions of the Insurance Policy a valid clause?

Our client approached us to assist him in filing a case against one of the well-known UAE Insurance Companies. The client complained about his insurance company refusing to cover a surgery under the medical insurance…

Covering the same Risk under Multiple Insurance Policies

The concept of insurance depends on the participation of a group of persons, whether physical or corporate (the insured), that distribute the risks that may result from specific events. The insureds pay pre-determined contributions to…

Dissolution of EMAC and its effects on the business community

On September 14 2021, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued Decree No. 34 of 2021 (“Decree”) regarding the Dubai International Arbitration…

Is it going to be the end of abandoned vessels in UAE waters?

Recently, we have witnessed the massive development in the UAE maritime industry; the UAE has acceded to two major international conventions, namely the 1996 Protocol on Limitation of Liability ("LLMC") and the 2001 International Convention…

New regulation on Bounced Cheques and its Implications

Introduction The UAE being a commercial hub with an expanding economy, cheques are one of the common forms of payments, regardless of the size of the transaction, and they are also used as a method…

A new committee to settle heirs’ disputes in Dubai

Based on decision No. 8 of 2021, a Special Tribunal was formed to consider and decide upon any applications, claims, discussions, and appeals submitted in terms of selling inherited residential real estate. This special judicial…

Right of Arrest Under UAE Law for Unpaid Bunker Suppliers

Time charterers and demise charterers are usually responsible for supplying the chartered vessel with bunker supplies for the term of the charterparty. Bunker supplies are often supplied on credit terms with a delayed term for…

Importance of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) for Startups

In the current times, most startups aim at implementing innovative business ideas, new technologies, and, most probably, unicity. Whereas registering, financing, and making a startup work usually imply a plethora of things to complete, one…

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