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Opportunities Abound In The Dubai Property Market There is abundant good news for those buying and selling property in Dubai, despite the  media headlines of late.  The Dubai property market...
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During these unprecedented times many people are reflecting on whether their own affairs are in order. For expatriates living in the UAE, the importance of having a valid Will cannot...
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FAQ’s on Power of Attorney

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None of us anticipates losing mental capacity.  However, with life expectancy in the UAE now around 77 years of age, cases of diseases such as dementia are expected to rise...
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When do you think expats in the UAE should start thinking of having a will prepared? How important do you think it is for people not to procrastinate on this...
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Dubai, the populous and most multicultural Emirate of the United Arab Emirates has emerged over the years as a financial powerhouse and entrepreneurial hub. It has achieved this vaunted status...
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Mediation

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Mediation in family law cases can assist parties to come to an agreement in relation to arrangements where they may not have been able to agree matters between themselves. There...
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Prenuptial Agreement

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WHAT IS A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT? A prenuptial agreement is a written agreement entered into between two parties prior to their marriage. It clarifies the ownership of assets (money, real estate,...
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1. Does an employee’s resignation require the employer’s consent? The resignation of an employee is valid under all circumstances and even where the employer does not approve of the resignation,...
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UAE VAT Laws

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The Federal Government of the UAE will introduce Value Added Tax (VAT) Law (“the Law”) with effect from 1 January 2018. VAT is a form of indirect tax and applies...
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New Dubai Law on Non-Muslim Wills and Administration of Non-Muslim Estates in Dubai. Non-Muslim expats welcome a new law recently issued in Dubai which creates a legal framework for registration...
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When successful business owners reach a certain age, it becomes imperative that they address the issue of succession planning. When owners do finally approach their lawyers or accountants for advice...
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Franchising

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I. Introduction to Franchising In basic terms, a franchise is a licence, or permission to use the name and products of an existing business as well as the trademark. The...
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Companies and their Memoranda

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UPCOMING DEADLINE: 30 June, 2017- Companies and their Memoranda If you do not amend your company’s documents by the end of 30 June, 2017, your local Limited Liability Company could...
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Rights on changing jobs in UAE

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A recent letter by a 7DAYS reader about changing jobs sparked a lot of debate. The reader was worried that their current employer would cause trouble for them if they...
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Nita Maru, Solicitor and Managing Partner of TWS Legal Consultants talks about the new regulations regarding wills announced by DIFC. In a landmark move the DIFC introduced new rules, relating...
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BIDAYA Magazine Feature

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Where there’s a Will

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The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has formed the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry, which allows non-Muslim individuals owning assets within Dubai to freely dispose of their Dubai estate in...
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New inheritance laws in DIFC

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In a landmark move, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has set out plans to form the ‘DIFC Wills and Probate Registry’ and introduce new internationally-recognized common law principles that...
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DUBAI In a landmark move, Dubai has set the ball rolling for the introduction of new rules relating to succession and inheritance matters of non-Muslims owning assets in the emirate....
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Q. What is a free zone? Why do some companies opt to set up their business in free zones? A. In general, a free zone or free trade zone may...
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UAE inheritance system

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Q:How different is the UAE inheritance system with that of other countries? In the UAE, inheritance for Muslim nationals is guided by Sharia laws(a system of Islamic law based on...
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Property inheritance matters

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As if expat life were not fraught enough with challenges and complications, families of those who invest in properties here face further complications in the sad event that the property...
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Divorce – the last recourse

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We’re usually brought up to believe that when two people fall in love, the natural outcome is getting married and building a family. Even in countries where arranged marriages are...
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In your own country, there may be statutory laws to guide the distribution of your assets after your demise. But in the UAE, making a legally valid will is the...
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Protect the ones you Love

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Although living and working in Dubai offers a charmed lifestyle of sea, sun and sand, it also demands meticulous planning of your assets; not having a legally documented will or...
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Legal advice before leg work

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It is a well-established fact that every company in the UAE must be duly licensed to operate in the country, irrespective of whether it is commercial, professional, or industrial in...
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Get Wise – Make A Will

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As expatriate families, you are concerned about protecting your wealth wisely during your lifetime. But as a specialist lawyer, Nita Maru says it is more important o protect your assets...
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Secure the ones you love

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One of the most devastating things that can happen to any family is the unexpected death of loved one. The harsh realities of Sharia law mean that your bank accounts...
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A Complicated Business

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Continuing our series of Q&As on the complexities of sharia law, our wills expert Nita Maru highlights the importance of drawing up a will in the UAE. The consequences of...
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SHARIAH LAW IS VERY DIFFERENT TO THE LAWS OF YOUR HOME COUNTRY AND COULD AFFECT BOTH THE DISTRIBUTION OF YOUR ASSETS AND THE GUARDIANSHIP OF YOUR CHILDREN. NITA MARU, SHARES...
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