Ship Finance in the UAE

As a Civil law jurisdiction, UAE maritime law is derived from the UAE's Maritime Code (or specifically Federal Law No. 26/1981). Still, the Commercial and Civil Codes govern all maritime financial transactions. The Federal Maritime Authority (FMA) is the…

Registration of Security Interests over Movable Property in the UAE

Historically, the practice of creating security in the UAE could be distinguished from common law jurisdictions, with no recognition of floating charges or future assets. There was no comprehensive legislation which mandated the registration of…

ChequeScore – Know the probability of a cheque to bounce

When and Where? Launched earlier this year, the ChequeScore is an innovative tool of Al Etihad Credit Bureau (AECB), aimed at complementing the initiatives of the UAE Government to decriminalize bounced cheques. As of April…

Update on the Major Overhaul of UAE Legislation with effect from February 2022

In celebrating its landmark 50th anniversary, the UAE has introduced various legislative changes reinforcing its position as a market leader in the region. The new legislation requires additional compliance from businesses and thus, we at…

How Competitive is the UAE Maritime Sector Compared to the Standard International Maritime Sector?

We recently witnessed drastic changes and ameliorations in the UAE Maritime Industry. The UAE has ratified two crucial international conventions, these being the 1996 Protocol on Limitation of Liability (“LLMC”) and the 2001 International Convention…

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…

Approaching Deadline: Amendments to Constitutional Documents of Mainland Companies

The Federal Law by Decree No. 26 2020 (“Decree Law”), issued on November 23, 2020, introduced new provisions amending various aspects of the Federal Law No.2 2015 regarding Commercial Companies (“Commercial Companies Law”). The Decree…

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…

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