NEW UPDATES: Economic Substance Regulations in the UAE

On 10 August 2020, The Cabinet of Ministers Issued Resolution No.57/2020 concerning Economic Substance Regulations (‘’Resolution 57’’). Resolution 57 amends and repeals the Cabinet of Ministers Resolution No. 31/2019, Cabinet Ministers Resolution No. 58/2019, and Cabinet Ministers Resolution No. 7/2020. Furthermore, following the issuance of Resolution 57, H.E the Minister of Finance issued new guidance …

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 Law No.18/1993 (the ‘’Commercial Code’’). Under these ambiguous provisions, it was a criminal offense for directors to fail to petition …

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