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…

UAE Labour Law – The New Clause: Abrogation of maximum (3) three years term of the labour contract

On 15 September 2022 the UAE government issued a Federal Degree Law No. 14 of 2022 “the Amendment”, concerning the amendment of some provisions of Federal Decree Law No. 33 of 2021 on Regulation of Labour Relations.…

What you need to know: The recent Unemployment Insurance Law No. 13 of 2022

On 15 September 2022 the UAE government issued a Federal Degree Law No. 13 of 2022 concerning Unemployment Insurance (“the Law”), which came into force on 29 September 2022 and applied to all workers (UAE…

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…

Is the Arbitration Clause included in the General Terms and Conditions of the Insurance Policy a valid clause?

Our client approached us to assist him in filing a case against one of the well-known UAE Insurance Companies. The client complained about his insurance company refusing to cover a surgery under the medical insurance…

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…

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…

Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage

UAE APPROVES TO JOINING OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON CIVIL LIABILITY FOR BUNKER OIL POLLUTION DAMAGE UAE Federal Law No. 166/2020, issued on 10th November 2020, has approved the joining of the International Convention on…

News Alert: Economic Substance Requirements Guidance Issued

Introduction On 11 September 2019, the UAE issued Ministerial Decision No. 215 of 2019 on the Directives for the implementation of the Economic Substance Regulations (ESR). The ESR was earlier published in April 2019 as…

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