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 Law did not only abolish the general requirement for Emirati Majority participation but also introduced new and amended provisions for …

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 policy. The reason brought for the rejection was that the natural condition of the Insured is due to a congenital …

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 Centre (DIAC). The Decree dissolves Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) and replaces it with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), …

ADGM announces its new Data Protection Regulations 2021 – Here is what you need to know

Introduction The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) recently issued the ADGM Data Protection Regulations 2021, “Regulations”, which will replace the prevailing ADGM Data Protection Regulations 2015 (as amended in 2018) the (“Former Law”). The new amendments provide a business-friendly approach for entities whilst offering a high-level benchmark of security towards personal data in line with …

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