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Theft Article Introduction
Theft under the UAE laws is a crime and is regulated by Federal Law No. 3 for the year 1987 on passing Penal code. Theft can only be committed on real movable property, which has value, monetary or otherwise, that belongs to another. Property is defined in the Civil Transactions…
By:  in  Legal  >  Criminal Law   May 24, 2016  
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Divorce In the United Arab Emirates
For Muslims in the UAE, divorce is the cancelling of the valid contract of marriage between the parties. The divorce can be commenced by the husband, or by the wife if her husband gave her the right to do so (Isma’) in the marriage contract. If the wife is not…
By:  in  Legal  >  Family Law and Divorce   May 19, 2016  
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Offshore Companies In the United Arab Emirates
Whether there is a need to restructure a business, to protect assets or simply develop an international presence for a business, one of the ways of doing so, is by opening an Offshore company. There are three authorities in the UAE in which an offshore or International Company can be…
By:  in  Legal   May 09, 2016  
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Providing Brokerage Services In Commodities In the Uae: Futures And Derivatives Trading
To perform as a trader (broker) of commodities in the UAE the company (a legal entity incorporated according to the UAE law or foreign company incorporated outside the UAE) needs to carry out the necessary procedures to obtain a membership from DGCX (Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange). Broker Members are…
By:  in  Legal   May 09, 2016  
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Providing Brokerage Services In Commodities In the Uae: Futures And Derivatives Trading
To perform as a trader (broker) of commodities in the UAE the company (a legal entity incorporated according to the UAE law or foreign company incorporated outside the UAE) needs to carry out the necessary procedures to obtain a membership from DGCX (Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange). Broker Members are…
By:  in  Legal   May 09, 2016  
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Conducting Business In Dubai
The growth of international businesses in Dubai has made it a major commercial hub for global institutions and companies. The articles below provide an insight into the different types of business organizations in Dubai, and the processes involved in the dissolution, amalgamation, transformation and liquidation of businesses. Businesses in Dubai…
By:  in  Legal   May 08, 2016  
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Adoption In the United Arab Emirates
Sadly a great number of children are abandoned in the United Arab Emirates each year. Most likely this is as a result of young mothers being fearful of the repercussions of bearing a child outside wedlock. It is a criminal offence in the United Arab Emirates to have a sexual…
By:  in  Legal  >  Family Law and Divorce   May 08, 2016  
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Which Assets Can Be Taken Through Arrest?
Except in specific circumstances, an arrest may be made of not only the vessel to which the claim relates but any other vessel owned by the defendant at the time the claim occurs. However, if the dispute relates to ownership, mortgage, possession or profits resulting from use of the vessel…
By:  in  Legal   Apr 19, 2016  
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The Law Of Arrest In UAE Shipping Matters
Home to one of the biggest ports in the world, the UAE is an integral shipping hub in the global trading ecosystem. While shipping law can be a complicated area of the legal framework given competing jurisdictions involved in the international arena, the UAE has its own laws with respect…
By:  in  Legal   Apr 19, 2016  
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Cheques In the United Arab Emirates
Since a cheque is meant to replace money, people must have trust in it. Therefore the United Arab Emirates penal law levied a punishment against anyone issuing insufficient funds its due date. Such a crime is known as the bounce cheque crime. However, some requirements must be found in a…
By:  in  Legal  >  Criminal Law   Apr 18, 2016  
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