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…

Direct Executory Force of Notarized Debts

In the UAE, a debt is directly executable before the UAE Courts where it has been notarized and stamped with a stamp of execution by a notary public. This may be an attractive route for…

Overview: Enforcement Proceedings of Domestic and Foreign Judgements in the UAE

Introduction In the UAE, the general procedures for the execution and enforcement of domestic and foreign judgements are set out in Federal Law No. 11/1992 and its recent amendments (Cabinet Decision No. 57/2018 and Cabinet…

A Partnership Between Fichte & Co. and Middlesex University Dubai

Since 2016, the partnership between Fichte & Co and Middlesex University Dubai, has focused on establishing a common platform in order to cultivate law students for their transition from academia to the professional industry. The…

The New Bankruptcy Law – Stepping up to Challenges in a Post-pandemic Economy

Throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a collective frustration existed with insolvencies due to the time-consuming nature and significantly low recovery rates, which stemmed from outmoded insolvency laws under Book 5, Article 645-900 of Federal…

How to Safely Close Down a Business in Mainland, UAE?

Introduction The two most prevalent routes that have been undertaken for liquidating a company are either ‘voluntary winding up’ specified under the Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 -The Commercial Company law (the “Companies Law”)…

RAKEZ is Now Offering 100% Ownership

RAKEZ OFFERS 100% FOREIGN OWNERSHIP IN MAINLAND WITH FDI COMPANY SET-UP In response to the UAE Government’s efforts to provide relief to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of free zones have announced major…

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