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Custody And Parental Responsibility
Briefly explain the legal position in relation to custody/ parental responsibility following the breakdown of a relationship or marriage. Parents do not share equal parental responsibility for the child. Following a divorce, the mother will become the ‘custodian’ of young children, and the father the ‘guardian’. The custodian is obligated…
By:  in  Legal  >  Family Law and Divorce   May 21, 2016  
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Enforcing Arbitration Awards
Parties wanting to enforce an award under the New York Convention must satisfy the requirements of the UAE Civil Code. In practice, enforcing arbitration awards can be a lengthy and unpredictable process. It is common for the UAE courts to require the foreign award to satisfy the rules and procedures…
By:  in  Legal   May 17, 2016  
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Arbitration: Terms Of References
As per the arbitration and civil rules in the UAE, the arbitration rules shall be governed by the Terms of Reference. The Terms of Reference is a document used within international arbitration law. Its main purpose is to ensure the fast and efficient progress of arbitration proceedings. The agreement is…
By:  in  Legal   May 17, 2016  
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Appointing Arbitrators
An arbitrator can be appointed directly by name (this is not the common method used), through the court or through the arbitration centre. If you agree for the court or arbitration centre to appoint an arbitrator you need to make an application. The arbitration provisions of the Civil Procedure Code…
By:  in  Legal   May 16, 2016  
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Business Law - Liquidation
The provisions of the Company Law concerning liquidation are to be applied unless the company’s Memorandum or Articles of Association provide a specific procedure for its liquidation, upon resolving the company’s dissolution an agreement is reached between the partners as to its liquidation-n procedure. Upon the dissolution of a company,…
By:  in  Legal   May 15, 2016  
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Challenging An Arbitration
In this case the losing party will file an annulment case. However, it may be possible to argue that the parties have accepted the tribunal’s jurisdiction, or have waived any right to object, or have lost that right by not objecting at the first opportunity. The parties to a dispute…
By:  in  Legal   May 15, 2016  
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Fraud In the UAE
Federal Law No.(3) For the Year 1987 on Passing Penal Code Article No.399: "Shall be punishable by confinement or by a fine any individual who, by using fraudulent practice, assuming a false name or quality, takes possession for himself or for the others of any movable property or written instrument,…
By:  in  Legal  >  Criminal Law   May 03, 2015  
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Power Of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a notarized letter of authority given by a person or a company having capacity to another person or a company, which allows them to act for and on behalf of them in various government departments and for contractual purposes. The attorney and the person giving…
By:  in  Legal   May 03, 2015  
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UAE Extradition - Guidelines
Where the proposal has already been sent by the requesting party, Interpol will arrest the suspect and produce him to the Public Prosecution within 48 hours of his arrest. After the arrest, investigations are begun, the suspect’s accusation is heard, and a normal trial procedure is started. Procedures to be…
By:  in  Legal  >  Criminal Law   Apr 21, 2015  
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Providing Brokerage Services In Commodities In the UAE
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  Business  >  Management   Mar 18, 2015  
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