FOOLISH TO FAKE IT: Risks and penalties of not following Emiratisation rules

“The UAE government policy to support Emiratisation or increased participation of UAE nationals in the private sector workforce has been around for several years now,” states Dr Laura Voda. “Other GCC states including Saudi, Oman,…

Identifying factors driving the progress of the UAE’s Maritime Industry

The UAE’s unique location at the crossroads of global shipping routes and its constant drive towards innovation has enabled it to become one of the leading international maritime hubs. The maritime sector is a key…

New compliance requirements in the UAE labour market in 2023

The new year has brought with it changes in the legal landscape in the UAE, especially in relation to employment and governance of labour relations. This Article deals specifically with two laws that employees and…

Changes in the UAE Tax Residency – To come into force in March 2023

Cabinet Decision No. 85 of 2022 on the Determination of the Tax Domicile (hereinafter referred to as the “Decision”) is the newest development in the tax related legislation of UAE. The Decision will come into…

We did it again: Leading law firm Fichte & Co is now the first LLC registered law firm in the UAE.

The firm is committed to constantly evolving and growing by welcoming new partners and granting its continuity  Dubai – United Arab Emirates –22 of September, 2022: After earning many landmark judgments for its clients, Fichte…

The interpretation of “otherwise” in a Jurisdiction Clause

On 29 July 2022, the English Commercial court rendered a decision in Al Mana Lifestyle Trading LLC & Ors v United Fidelity Insurance Company PSC & Ors [2022] EWHC 2049 (Comm) case, whereby the claim…

New Emiratisation Laws – 2% Emiratisation Law and Classification Law

What is Emiratisation?   The initiative by the Government of the UAE to increase the number of UAE nationals employed in the private and public sectors is called Emiratisation.    The Emiratisation program is an…

DIFC: Proposed updates to data transfer guidance materials

In light of the global developments around data protection, specifically on the cross-border transfer of data, the Dubai International Financial Centre ('DIFC') seeks to provide enhanced tools to equip businesses and ensure compliance with both…

Fichte & Co relocates to a bigger and better office in the heart of the Emirate

The relocation in line with the firm’s commitment to constantly evolve and improve in order to serve its clients better. Dubai – United Arab Emirates –07 of July, 2022: Fichte & Co Legal, one of…

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