Foolish to fake it: risks and penalties of not following Emiratisation rules

“The UAE government policy to support Emiratisation or increased participation of UAE nationals in the private sector workforce has been around for several years now,” states Dr Laura Voda. “Other GCC states including Saudi, Oman,…

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…

Changes in the UAE Tax Residency – To come into force in March 2023

Cabinet Decision No. 85 of 2022 on the Determination of the Tax Domicile (hereinafter referred to as the “Decision”) is the newest development in the tax related legislation of UAE. The Decision will come into…

Everything You Need to Know about FIDIC Contract in the UAE

Introduction The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) is an international organization best known for developing standard contracts forms for the construction and engineering industry. Due to the rapid construction growth during the last 20…

Director Liabilities Under UAE Laws

There are various provisions under Federal Law no. 2 of 2015 on the Commercial Companies Law (“CCL”) which relate to directors’ and managers’ liabilities and duty of care. The CCL is the most referenced legislation…

All You Need to Know About Debt Recovery Procedures in the UAE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Debts can be traced back to that time before the barter system. At that time, people exchanged services and goods for other services and goods in return. But, what if there were no current…

Time-bars, time limits and deadlines for legal cases under UAE law

A time-bar (or a statute of limitations as known under common law jurisdictions) is a statutory time limit for the enforcement of a civil claim through legal proceedings. As such a time-bar normally does not…

Update: Ministerial Decision for Part-Time Contract Workers in the UAE

Key Considerations for Ministerial Decision no. 31 of 2018 Concerning Developing a New Employment System Under Part-Time Contracts (“Ministerial Resolution”) The Ministerial Resolution which allows part-time work in the UAE to be conducted without the…

Raising Start-Up Funding in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Entrepreneurs in MENA, just like their counterparts in many places around the world, often face a funding gap between the seed capital they raise from friends and family at an early stage, and what banks,…

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