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An Overview of Competition Law in The UAE

The recently enacted Competition Law No. 36 of 2023 represents more than a mere amendment; it constitutes a comprehensive overhaul and reenactment of the 2012 law. The competition laws and regulations in the UAE are designed to encourage and protect competition while curbing anticompetitive practices. They work towards limiting restrictive business behaviours and ensuring fair...

Trademark Registration in the UAE

Safeguarding the uniqueness of your brand, products, and services is paramount, and prevents competitors from encroaching on your exclusive rights. One effective measure to shield your brand from potential infringement by other entities in the UAE is through trademark registration. Importance of Trademark Registration in the UAE Trademark registration in the UAE assures holders exclusive...

Business Partnerships in the UAE – A Legal Overview

Embarking on a business partnership in the UAE presents a unique opportunity for collaboration, innovation, and growth. Whether you aim to elevate your startup, navigate specific business regulations, or enter specific sectors, aligning with the right partner can unlock strategic advantages in the dynamic business landscape of the UAE. The UAE, renowned as a global...

Fuel Trading in Dubai: A Business Setup Guide

Commencing a fuel trading venture in Dubai positions your company as a crucial link in the global fuel supply chain, facilitating connections between producers and consumers worldwide from a geographically strategic location for the industry. To seize the numerous opportunities within this market, an understanding of both its dynamics and regulations is crucial. The Significance...

Holiday Home Licensing Dubai

Dubai stands as a highly lucrative hub for tourism, where there is a convergence of cultures, adventures in the vast deserts of the Middle East, and luxurious shopping experiences in areas like the old souks and many malls which host millions of visitors annually. The holiday homes market in Dubai has prospered in the wake...

New UAE Labour Law Amendments to Come into Force in 2024 

The UAE has recently undergone notable shifts in its approach to addressing individual labour disputes, through Federal Decree-Law No. 20 of 2023 Amending Certain Provisions of Federal Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021 Regarding the Regulation of Employment Relationships.  The objective of this revision is to modernize the process of resolving disputes, reinforce the Ministry’s role,...

Renting and leasing in Dubai

I. Introduction Renting and leasing properties in Dubai are common among both locals and expatriates, offering a wide spectrum of accommodation choices, from upscale apartments to expansive villas and commercial spaces. Typically, tenants and landlords enter into lease agreements outlining occupancy terms, duration, and conditions. Rental prices vary based on factors like location, size, and...

Before taking the step, you must know that the real estate market is heavily regulated. The United Arab Emirates is made up of seven emirates. Each emirate has its own laws and regulations regarding ownership and the possibility of expatriates owning real estate. This makes the real estate market heavily regulated. For example, if you...

With the United Arab Emirates (UAE) new Labour Law of February 2 (Federal Decree by Law No. 33) entering into force, it is important to discuss the update of how much a private sector employee should receive as a severance pay. In this sense, two fundamental issues must be analysed: first, the concept of payment...

The rapid advance of artificial intelligence (AI) is proving to be a complex issue for governments around the globe. Currently, international governing bodies are taking steps to regulate AI tools to ensure they are used in an ethical and safe way. There are many key issues that must be addressed by regulators as the potential...

The rapidly growing sector of Islamic finance, which was informally operating in the Russian Federation, has received endorsement from the government for the first time in legislation on 4 August 2023. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law No. 417-FZ dated 04.08.2023, this law plans to introduce Islamic banking to assess its ‘feasibility’. The 2-year...

On 4 September 2023, the UAE Cabinet approved a new system for employees in the private sector and free zones of the UAE. The scheme will be optional for employers to join. The system will introduce a savings and investment fund from the private sector which will be overseen by the Securities and Commodities Authority...