Updates on Corporate Tax: incentives for small businesses, exemptions from tax and unified filings for governmental entities

Federal Decree Law No.47 of 2022 on the Taxation of Corporations and Businesses (the “Corporate Tax Law”) is, without doubt, one of the major developments in the UAE’s legislative landscape of the past years. Introducing…

Summary of the new UAE VAT Law

On 23 August 2017, the UAE published Federal Decree Law No. 8 of 2017 on Value Added Tax (“VAT Law”) which comes into effect on 1 January 2018 and sets out the framework within which…

Directors Liability in the UAE: what you need to know

C-level leaders, corporate directors, and company owners are given a great deal of power when running their organizations and divisions, both onshore and offshore, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Failing to follow the laws…

The Status of Anti-Corruption Legislation in the UAE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On 10 June 2017, Robert Bosch Middle East (“Bosch”) was the first company in the region to be awarded an anti-bribery certification by Tasneef-Rina Business Assurance. The standard implements best practices when it comes to…

Deciphering Due Diligence in the UAE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Clients often ask us, “How can we conduct legal due diligence or background checks on another party in the UAE?” Unfortunately, there’s no straightforward answer. With no centralised company register, and over 40 different free…

Transformation of Offshore Jurisdiction in Ras Al Khaimah

International business companies (IBCs) incorporated or proposed to be incorporated in Ras Al Khaimah must note the recent establishment of the Ras Al Khaimah International Corporate Centre (RAKICC) which, going forward, will be the sole…

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