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Chambers Global Practice Guide UAE: Enforcement of Judgements 2021

The Chambers Enforcement of Judgments 2021 Global Practice Guide is now available to view online. Alsuwaidi & Company contributed the chapter which focuses on the UAE. This guide provides the latest legal information on the identification of another party’s asset position, the costs and time involved in the enforcement of domestic and foreign judgments, challenges to enforcement, and …

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DIFC Success in first cross-border merger

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has just announced its first successful cross-border merger under the DIFC’s Companies Law. The DIFC Companies Law allows mergers between both private and public companies established in the DIFC and companies established in jurisdictions outside of the DIFC.  This is a huge step forward that allows the DIFC to attract …

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COVID-19: Working from home leads to high bills. Can I get reimbursed?

Since Covid-19, more and more of us are working from home. However, working from home does not come without consequence. Many employees have faced higher household bills. The question some people have been asking is whether employees can be reimbursed for their increased costs. Senior Associate at Alsuwaidi & Company, Reda Hegazy, speaks to  Gulf …

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Award for Dispute Resolution in Middle East

Congratulations to Robert Sliwinski for achieving the award for Dispute Resolution lawyer of the year for the Middle East Robert primarily deals with claims for professional negligence, property, landlord & tenant, delay analysis, costs, variations, defects, interpretation of contracts, repudiation, and many other aspects of contract in the areas of building, civil engineering, mechanical & electrical, …

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UAE: I terminated my contract early – will I get my cheques back or have to pay a penalty?

REDA HEGAZY’s recent contribution to the Gulf News focuses on If you terminate your lease agreement in the UAE before it is completed, would you need to pay a penalty or the remaining rent for the months left on the contract? Here is all you need to know UAE: I terminated my contract early – …

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COVID-19: Can I resign from a UAE job when I am outside the country?

Our esteemed colleague, Reda Hegazy is once again featured in the UAE’s prestigious newspaper, Gulf News, sharing his insights on whether employees may resign from job in the UAE, when they are outside the country. You may read the article here: https://gulfnews.com/living-in-uae/ask-us/covid-19-can-i-resign-from-a-uae-job-when-i-am-outside-the-country-1.1602165124835

Arbitration and Mediation in Saudi Arabia & MENA Region Webinar – By ArbDB Chambers & SCCA

“On 17 September 2020 Robert Sliwinski of Alsuwaidi & Company joined distinguished speakers from the Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration and ArbDB Chambers discussing ADR in the GCC Region (and in particular KSA) as well as the importance of Arbitration and Mediation to Family-Owned Business, Energy and Infrastructure. The event has assisted in raising awareness …

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Dubai Land Department Partners With Alsuwaidi & Company On Real Estate Lawyer Initiative

Alsuwaidi & Company is one of the selected law firms in the UAE to partner with the Dubai Land Department (“DLD”) on the Real Estate Lawyer initiative. The Real Estate Lawyer initiative presents Dubai as one of the world’s most attractive investment destinations globally. The Initiative opens Dubai’s real estate industry to both local and …

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Cyber Blackmailing

Cyber blackmailing is the threat of disclosing certain information about a person, or doing something to harm a threatened person if the threatened person does not respond to certain requests. This information is usually embarrassing or socially destructive. A common form of blackmail is threatening the victim to share private pictures or videos or expose …

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Be aware: Defaulters in UAE may be pursued in India

In a historical development of India and UAE relationship, UAE Judgment will be recognized and enforceable in India based on reciprocity as per the Notification issued by the Government of India on 17 January 2020 (“Notification”). On 17 January 2020,  Government of India published in its official gazette Notification for recognition of the UAE as …

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The enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign provisions within three days in United Arab Emirates

Article 85 of the Regulations of the Civil Procedures Law issued by Cabinet Resolution No. 57 of 2018 (“Regulation”) regarding the regulations of Federal Law No. (11) of 1992 regarding civil procedures, enumerates the procedures that the applicant shall take to enforce foreign provisions, orders and bonds within the state. In addition, Article 86 of …

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The 3rd DIAD-DIAL Conference

On 13 February 2020, Mohammed Alsuwaidi, the Managing Partner of Alsuwaidi & Company participated in the 3rd DIAD-DIAL Conference that was held in Al Habtoor Palace, Dubai, UAE from 13 – 15 February 2020 and talked about “Cases ended up in court” where he discussed the legal concept of Medical Responsibility; Negligence and definition of …

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العقوبات البديلة في القانون الجزائي الإماراتي: المراقبة الالكترونية نموذجا

صدر قرار مجلس الوزراء رقم 53 لسنة 2019 في شان الرقابة الإلكترونية منذ 4 أغسطس 2019 وتم العمل به من تاريخ صدوره جاء هذا القرار مشروعا لعقوبة بديلة عن العقوبات السالبة للحرية، وقد عرف المشرع الإماراتي المراقبة الالكترونية بحرمان المتهم او المحكوم عليه من التغييب في غير الأوقات الزمنية المحددة له عن محل إقامته او …

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اتفاق المؤجر والمستأجر على اختصاص محاكم مركز دبي المالي العالمي فيما يتعلق بإستئجار العقارات بإمارة دبي يخالف النظام العام

ننوه أن المعرفة القانونية للمسائل المتعلقة بإيجار العقارات بإمارة دبي من الضرورات الهامة التي يجب على جميع مؤجري ومستأجري العقارات الإلمام بها، وخاصة عند وقوع الكثير من المؤجرين والمستأجرين في أخطاء عند إبرام عقود الإيجار وبصفة خاصة فيما يتعلق بالشرط الخاص بمسألة الاختصاص في نظر النزاع حال وقوعه وهنا يجب التفريق بين اختصاص مركز فض …

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Landlord and tenant’s agreement on the jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts with respect to the rental of real estate in Dubai contravenes public order

The legal knowledge relating to real estate rent issues in Dubai is an important necessity that all landlords and tenants should be aware of. Especially when it is so easy for landlords and tenants to make mistake in concluding lease contracts. This article will focus particularly on the place of jurisdiction in the event of …

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Law No. (2) of 2019 Amending Some Provisions of Law No. (21) of 2015 Concerning Judicial Fees in Dubai Courts

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, has issued an amendment to Law No. 21 of 2015 regarding the new fees of the Dubai Courts. The amendment replaced the provisions of Articles (8), (14) and (35) with provisions relating to non-payment of fees, …

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Legal Corner with Alsuwaidi & Company / Swiss Business Council Dubai. “How to Avoid & Handle Bad Debts”

Alsuwaidi & Company was recently invited to perform a presentation before the Swiss Business Council held in Dubai, UAE. Our Senior Associate, Mr. Suneer Kumar represented our firm by leading a seminar on the topic: ‘How to Avoid & Handle Bad Debts’. Mr. Suneer’s depth of research and understanding on the topic in question, and …

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القانون رقم (2) لسنة 2019 الصادر بتعديل بعض أحكام القانون رقم (21) لسنة 2015 بشأن الرسوم القضائية في محاكم دبي

أصدر صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم نائب رئيس الدولة رئيس مجلس الوزراء بصفته حاكما لإمارة دبي، أصدر القانون رقم (2) لسنة 2019 بتعديل بعض أحكام القانون رقم (21) لسنة 2015 بشأن الرسوم القضائية في محاكم دبي، ونص القانون الجديد في المادة الأولى منه على استبدال نصوص المواد (8) و(14) و(35) من القانون …

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Chambers Global Practice Guide UAE: Litigation 2019

We are pleased to share with you our contribution for the UAE to the Chambers Global Practice Guide: Litigation 2019.  The latest guide provides expert legal commentary on litigation funding, initiating a lawsuit, representative or collective actions, pre-trial proceedings, discovery, injunctive relief, settlement, damages, appeals, costs, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and arbitration. Many thanks to Mohammed …

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IP News, “POLO” vs “Car-pollo”

Japan Patent Office (JPO) decided that VW’s famous car model “Polo” is dissimilar to, and unlikely to cause confusion with, the word mark “Car-pollo” when used for car navigation. Volkswagen AG filed an opposition against registration the word mark “Car-pollo” written in standard character filed by Baidu Online Network Technology Beijing Company Limited on the grounds that …

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The Multilaw EMEA Regional Meeting

The Multilaw Employment Practice Group meeting was held at the EMEA Regional Meeting which was attended by Stephanie Mouanes from Alsuwaidi & Company. Stephanie spoke about the secondment of an employee from the UAE jurisdiction and the challenges met during litigation procedures.

Dubai Court’s Leading Judgement on Piercing the Corporate Veil

Alsuwaidi & Company succeeded in obtaining final and executory judgment rendered by the Dubai Court of Appeal in favor of our Client whereby it upheld to hold the shareholder of a limited liability company jointly and severally liable for said company’s obligation. Short facts: The Client filed a commercial dispute case before the Dubai Court …

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Arbitration Judgment

“Alsuwaidi & Company has successfully represented their client in a ruling by the Federal Supreme Court on 15 January 2019 on the enforcement and recognition of an arbitral award.”. In the said ruling, the Federal Supreme Court overturned a refusal by the Khor Fakkan Court of Appeal to recognize and enforce a foreign arbitral award …

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إكساء أحكام التحكيم وأحكام المحاكم الأجنبية بالصيغة التنفيذية خلال ثلاثة أيام على الأكثر

نصت المادة 85 من اللائحة التنظيمية لقانون الإجراءات المدنية الصادر بقرار مجلس الوزراء رقم 57 لسنة 2018 في شأن اللائحة التنظيمية للقانون الاتحادي رقم (11) لسنة 1992 بشأن الإجراءات المدنية، نصت على الإجراءات التي يجب على طالب التنفيذ اتخاذها لتنفيذ الأحكام والاوامر والسندات الأجنبية داخل الدولة، كما نصت المادة 86 من ذات اللائحة على انه …

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IBA the 11th Annual Real Estate Investments Conference

Our Managing Partner, Mr. Mohammed R Alsuwaidi moderated in the Friday morning session ‘Real estate disputes – whose court is it anyway?’ at the IBA 11th Annual Real Estate Investments Conference. The panel of speakers discussed the different jurisdictional considerations for real estate disputes.”

The 5th International Fund Summit / Nicosia, Cyprus

Alsuwaidi & Company attended the 5th International Fund Summit held at Nicosia, Cyprus. Organized by the Cyprus Investment Fund Association and Invest Cyprus, the Summit tackled global industry trends, opportunities and challenges in the global fund management industry. Our Senior Associate, Mr. Suneer Kumar, was present at the Summit to engage with the industry’s movers …

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A Judgment by Dubai Court of Cassation to stop infringement of international trademark

A Judgment issued by the Dubai Court of Cassation to stop the infringement of a well-known trademark in a case that presents a unique precedent because of the difficulty in these types of cases to ascertain the conditions and reasons for stopping the infringement of trademarks and prevent it. The case is that the claimant …

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قانون الاعسار، الأهداف والاليات

يدخل القانون رقم 9 لسنة 2019 بشأن الاعسار حيز التنفيذ بداية من يناير 2020 وهي سنة الرهان الاقتصادي والمجتمعي على التطور والتطلع الى دولة أكثر سعادة واستقرار فما هو دور قانون الاعسار في هذ السياق؟ على خلاف القانون الاتحادي المتعلق بالإفلاس، يشمل قانون الاعسار المدنيين من غير التجار ممن حالت الصعوبات المالية دون سداد ديونهم …

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هل عرض العمل ملزم قانوناً للعامل ورب العمل؟

عرض العمل هو إعلان نية ورغبة صاحب العمل في تعيين العامل للعمل لديه بشروط ومميزات تحدد بشكل أساسي في عرض العمل الذي يقوم بإرساله او تسليمه للعامل، وهذا العرض غالباً يكون مكتوباً وذلك لسهولة إثبات محتواه، كما يجب ان يكون شاملاً للبنود الرئيسية للتعاقد على العمل مثل طبيعة العمل والراتب والمميزات والمستحقات العمالية الأخرى وخلافه، …

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“London’s Competitiveness as a Shipping Cluster”

Alsuwaidi & Company’s Head of Maritime Department, Mr. Abdelhak Attallah  , participated in the discussion on “London’s Competitiveness as a Shipping Cluster” on 9 September 2019 at the 2019 edition of London International Shipping Week (LISW). At the said event, Maritime London, Department for Transport (DfT) and City of London Corporation formally launched the report …

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اتجاه القضاء بدبي حول طلب المستثمرين بفسخ عقود البيع والتعويض عن التأخير في إنجاز المشاريع العقارية

الإمارات العربية المتحدة واحدة من أكثر الدول تعميراً وتوسعاً وسرعةً في البناء والتطوير العقاري، وتعد إمارة دبي إحدى الإمارات السبع الأكثر تطوراً في هذا المجال، مما جعل المنظومة العقارية بالإمارة أكثر ترابطاً وخاصة بعد وضع قوانين وتعليمات عقارية صارمة تتعلق بالمطورين والمستثمرين والوسطاء وذلك لحماية التطوير العقاري الكبير بالإمارة ونظراً لهذا التطور الهائل في المجال …

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Dubai Judiciary’s approach to investors’ request to cancel sale and purchase agreements and compensation for delay in completion of real estate projects

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the fastest-growing countries in the field of construction and real estate development. Among the seven emirates in UAE, the Emirate of Dubai is one of the leading contributors in the speedy growth of construction and real estate development through the issuance of comprehensive real estate legislations as …

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United Arab Emirates Reduction In Trademark Registration And Renewal Fees

The United Arab Emirates officially announced changes in the official fees for services offered by the Ministry of Economy. As regards to intellectual property fees, the following reductions were made: – Trademark registration fees were reduced from AED 10,000 to AED 6,700. No changes to filing and publication fees. – Trademark renewal fees were reduced …

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مشروعية التحكيم كوسيلة لفض المنازعات

إن الإسلام شرع وسيلة التحكيم لتسهيل عملية التقاضي واختصارها وقد أولى الفقه الإسلامي موضوع التحكيم عناية قصوى، فنظمه تنظيماً جيداً ووضع له ضوابط وقواعد. وتكمن مزايا التحكيم في قلة كلفته وتبسيط إجراءاته وسرعته، وسرية جلساته، واتساع أسسه، خصوصا إذا كان القائمون به مشهوداً لهم بالكفاءة والمهارة والاستقلالية والخبرة والاستقامة والنزاهة والحكمة ولم يخرج تعريف التحكيم …

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The 2018 Multilaw Annual Global Meeting event (“AGM”) held in Bangkok, Thailand from 25-28 October 2018.

Our Firm represented by Mr. Mohammed Alsuwaidi (Managing Partner) and Ms. Stephanie Mouanes (Associate) have attended the 2018 Multilaw Annual Global Meeting event (“AGM”) held in Bangkok, Thailand from 25-28 October 2018. – More than 100 lawyers from 90 independent law firms have attended this event, all coming from different Regions (America, Asia Pacific, Europe, …

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Demystifying the Local Courts, The Seminar by K&L Gates and Alsuwaidi &Company

Our Firm’s Managing Partner Mr. Mohammed Alsuwaidi conducted a seminar along with K&L Gates at the Ritz Carlton in Dubai on Monday 10 Dec. 2018 whereby he spoke about “Demystifying the UAE Local Courts”. Mr. Alsuwaidi explained to all the attendees about the insights into the UAE Civil & Criminal Courts including structure, procedures, applicable …

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the Multilaw EMEA Regional Meeting in Barcelona 2019

The Multilaw Employment Practice Group meeting was held at the EMEA Regional Meeting which was attended by Stephanie Mouanes of Alsuwaidi & Company. Stephanie spoke about the secondment of an employee from the UAE jurisdiction and the challenges met during litigation procedures.

The Arab & International Arbitrators Roundtable Discussion (The Future of Dispute Resolution in the UAE) held on 27 of Jan 2019

Mr. Mohammed Alsuwaidi attended The Arab & International Arbitrators Roundtable Discussion (The Future of Dispute Resolution in the UAE) held on 27 of Jan 2019 in ADGM Arbitration Center in Abu Dhabi. The main points covered by the Discussion are: 1- The new Arbitration Law and how this development will shape the dispute resolution landscape …

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The IBA 11th Annual Real Estate Investments Conference

Our Managing Partner, Mr. Mohammed R Alsuwaidi moderated in the Friday morning session ‘Real estate disputes – whose court is it anyway?’ at the IBA 11th Annual Real Estate Investments Conference. The panel of speakers discussed the different jurisdictional considerations for real estate disputes.”https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6518008963399761920

Arbitration procedures and practice in UAE

Arbitration procedures and practice have come to be a progressively prominent type of disagreement resolution in the UAE. Current patterns have demonstrated a desire of parties to the mediation and to submit a more comprehensive variety of general disagreement matters. when conflicts develop between parties from various industries, a neutral forum is frequently chosen rather …

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Mother’s Day

Alsuwaidi & Company Celebrates Mother’s Day with Vida Grace Serrano, Mother & Legal Associate. This Mother’s Day, Alsuwaidi & Company pays tribute to the working mother who dedicates her life to raising generations while managing to fulfill her mission as an active member of society through a career path she chooses and succeeds in with …

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CIArb International Arbitration Conference 2017 – Paris, France

Alsuwaidi & Company is proud to have participated in the CIArb International Arbitration Conference 2017 held at the Hotel Marriott Champs Elysees in Paris, France. Organized by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the International Arbitration Conference this year focused on the “Synergy and Divergence between Civil Law …

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“Tanweer” The awaited Real Estate Investor Protection Law

The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has circulated a new investor protection law which aims to protect the rights of property investors in Dubai. A move well welcomed by the emirates industry professionals and legal experts and expected to restore confidence in Dubai real estate sector. The coming law aims to improve the clarity and fairness …

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Tenth Annual In-House Congress Middle East 2016

Alsuwaidi & Company co-hosted the Tenth Annual In-House Congress Middle East, held in Dubai on 2 March 2016. The event brought together leading In-house lawyers, compliance professionals and senior executives from both the private and public sectors. It also provided an opportunity to meet with industry peers and thought leaders to discuss issues centered around the …

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Carol Gately Speaks at IBN Construction Sector Meeting

“Carol Gately Senior Associate was delighted to speak to members of the Construction and Engineering industries at the first IBN Construction Sector Meeting of 2016. Carol is seen here with Tom Riordan IBN Sector Head, introducing Carol to the attendees in the Bonnington Tower Hotel yesterday evening”.