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Decree No. (29) of 2024 regarding the establishment of Judicial Committee for Resolving Jurisdictional Conflicts between the DIFC Courts and the Judicial Authorities in Dubai Emirate

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, has issued Decree No. (29) of 2024 regarding the establishment of an independent judicial body called the “Judicial Committee for Resolving Jurisdictional Conflicts between the DIFC Courts and the Judicial Authorities in Dubai Emirate.” This committee is composed of seven judges, Headed by …

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Enforcement of Foreign Court Judgments in Civil Proceedings

Delve into the complexities of recognizing and enforcing foreign court judgments in UAE local courts with practical insights in a write up authored by our Senior Associate, Rajiv Suri. Explore the Montevideo Convention’s principles, the ‘lotus principle,’ and the territoriality principle, uncovering the nuances of sovereignty and jurisdiction. Understand the pivotal role of bilateral agreements …

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Chambers Global Practice Guide UAE: Litigation 2024

We are pleased to share with you our contribution to the Chambers Global Practice Guide, Litigation 2024 for the UAE. 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 Alsuwaidi, Reda …

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Special Episode: Safeguarding your Intellectual Property in Dubai: An Interview with Rajiv Suri

Join us in this podcast to explore the dynamic world of intellectual property rights scenario in the United Arab Emirates! In this podcast, our Senior Associate, Rajiv Suri, as a seasoned expert in intellectual property laws, delves deep into the nuances of safeguarding creative intellectual property rights comprising trademarks, patents, designs and copyrights within the …

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What is ADR?

As the words suggest, alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) implies any process, system or method which helps resolve disputes between the parties without them having to resort to litigation. Some of the most used forms of ADR methods are arbitration and settlement through mediation. We are pleased to share with you that one of our Senior Associates, …

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International Arbitration

UAE – The Middle Ground between Europe, Africa & Asia: The Benefits of a Pluralistic Approach to International Arbitration

We are pleased to invite  you to attend our event “ UAE- The Middle Ground Between Europe, Africa and Asia: The Benefits of a Pluralistic Approach to International Arbitration”, which is scheduled to take place on Monday 13th November 2023, 01:00 PM-3:00 PM at Amal’s Coffee & Tea House, Capital Club Dubai, Gate Village Building 3, …

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ندوة حول قانون تنظيم علاقات العمل بالتعاون مع غرفة تجارة وصناعة عجمان

بالتعاون مع غرفة تجارة وصناعة عجمان سيقيم مكتب السويدي  ومشاركوه ندوة حول قانون تنظيم علاقات العمل يقدمها المستشار/رضا حجازي  يوم الاربعاء الموافق 13 سبتمبر  2023 الساعة 10 صباحاً.  تأتي هذه الندوة ضمن سلسلة فعاليات تهدف إلى تعزيز الوعي حول القوانين والأنظمة والتي سيتم تقديمها من خلال خبراء في المجال القانوني. ندعو جميع الشركات والأفراد المهتمين بموضوع …

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Chambers Global Practice Guide UAE: Enforcement of Judgments 2023

We are pleased to share with you our contribution to the Chambers Global Practice Guide UAE: Enforcement of Judgments 2023 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 the process of enforcing arbitral award. Many …

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ندوة علمية من خلال الانترنت حول موضوع : المحاماة والرقمنة تحديات وآفاق

بالاشتراك مع المنظمة العربية للمحامين الشباب نظم مكتب السويدي ومشاركوه بتاريخ 25 يوليو 2023 ندوة علمية من خلال الانترنت حول موضوع : المحاماة والرقمنة تحديات وآفاق، وخلال هذه الندوة تولى عدد من المستشارين من بلدان عربية مختلفة تقديم عروضا تناولت محاور مختلفة بعلاقة مهنة المحاماة بالرقمنة وتحدياتها من ناحية وما يمكن أن توفره من فرص …

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The Importance of Trademarks Registration

An interesting article written by Rajiv Suri, Senior Associate, highlighting the Importance of Trademark Registration, has been published in the Corporate Investment Times magazine. The Article appears on page/s 95-97”.  It is a prestigious publication featuring contributions from industry experts from around the globe covering varied topics, such as regulatory changes and compliance issues…etc. Alsuwaidi …

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Intellectual Property

SMELL can it be registered as a trademark?

One more time, Senior Associate of Alsuwaidi & Company, Mr. Rajiv Suri achieved another milestone with his article “Registration of Smell Marks”. It has been recently published in Intellectual Property Expert Guide – CorporateLiveWire – a prestigious UK based publication featuring contributions from industry experts from around the globe covering varied topics, such as regulatory …

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Chambers Global Practice Guide UAE: Litigation 2023

We are pleased to share with you our contribution to the Chambers Global Practice Guide, Litigation 2023 for the UAE. 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 Alsuwaidi, Robert …

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Legal Framework for Non-muslims Marriages

United Arab Emirates – Non-Muslims Marriage, Divorce, and Inheritance Under New Personal Law

H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan – the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) President, recently issued the Decree by Law No. (41) of (2022), concerning the Civil Personal Status Code. The provisions of this Decree shall apply to the non-Muslims in the UAE who are UAE Citizens and to non-Muslim Foreigners residing therein. The Decree …

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Enforcing IP Rights in the UAE

Enforcing IP Rights in the United Arab Emirates’ new and improved legislative landscape

The United Arab Emirates, over the years, has improved upon legislations and their effectiveness from the perspective of enforcement landscape involving intellectual property rights of legitimate owners. There are various forums available within the UAE which can be availed of by the rightful owners to enforce their intellectual property rights. Rajiv Suri, Senior Associate at …

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New Family Business Law

Regulates the benefits, incentives and work of family businesses, governance, management, transfer of shares and dispute resolution in order to enhance their role in the national economy On 10 October 2022, Decree-Law No. (37) on Family Businesses was issued and published in the Official Gazette and it will come into force three months after the …

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UAE Trademarks law

UAE–Regime to encourage innovation through new Patent law 

One of the important aspects of intellectual property law is regulating the regime of prosecution and protection of Patents, and Industrial Designs. This encourages innovation thus leading to advancement in technology. In October 2014, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, Minister of Defence for the United Arab Emirates and …

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تعديل قانون العمل يسمح بإبرام عقد عمل دون حد أقصى لمدته

اعتبارا من 29 سبتمبر 2022، أدخلت وزارة الموارد البشرية والتوطين تعديلا بموجب المرسوم بقانون اتحادي رقم 14 لسنة 2022، بتعديل بعض أحكام المرسوم بقانون اتحادي – رقم 33 لعام 2021 والذي يتناول في المقام الأول تنظيم علاقات العمل. ويبرم عقد العمل لمدة محددة لا تزيد على ثلاث سنوات، ويجوز تجديده أو تمديده باتفاق الطرفين لفترة …

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Chambers Global Practice Guide UAE: Enforcement of Judgments 2022

We are pleased to share with you our contribution to the Chambers Global Practice Guide UAE: Enforcement of Judgments 2022  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 the process of enforcing arbitral award. Many …

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Chambers Global Practice Guide UAE: Litigation 2022

We are pleased to share with you our contribution to the Chambers Global Practice Guide, Litigation 2022 for the UAE. 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 Alsuwaidi, Robert …

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UAE Federal Law

بداية من يناير 2022 الشيك المرتجع يعد سنداً تنفيدياً

صدر المرسوم بقانون اتحادي رقم 14 لسنة 2020 بتعديل بعض أحكام قانون المعاملات التجارية الاتحادي رقم 18 لسنة 1993 وتم نشره في الجريدة الرسمية   في العدد 687 (ملحق) الصادر بتاريخ 30 سبتمبر 2020. والذي يبدأ العمل به من تاريخ 02/01/2022، وفي ضوء هذا المرسوم بقانون، فقد تم تعديل وإلغاء واضافة بعض الأحكام لقانون المعاملات التجارية …

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UAE Commercial Agencies Law

Financial cybercrime since the COVID-19 Pandemic:

CRIMINALS HAVE BEEN BUSY: The COVID-19 pandemic dominated 2020. Cybercriminals have been busy exploiting vulnerabilities as a result of the pandemic, disrupting companies with remote working becoming a reality. We are all more exposed to cyber fraud due to the inevitable digital dependence, and this has resulted in cases of financial cybercrime being at an …

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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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Chambers Global Practice Guide UAE: Litigation 2021

We are pleased to share with you our contribution to the Chambers Global Practice Guide, Litigation 2021 for the UAE. 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 Alsuwaidi, …

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UAE Companies Law to Allow 100% Foreign Ownership in UAE

Foreign nationals can now own 100% of companies within the onshore jurisdiction of the UAE, which previously required 51% Emirati ownership to do business outside of UAE free zones. This remarkable development is expected to further enhance the UAE’s position as the Gulf’s premier business hub and a stronger magnet for foreign capital and investment. …

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UAE Commercial Agencies Law

Knowing and understanding the UAE Court system: a comparison of the legal civil procedures between the DIFC and Dubai Courts’ systems

Introduction Over the past 14 years, Dubai has embraced both civil and common law legal systems within its borders. In order to understand the concepts involved I have set out below the fundamentals of each system ending with a comparative look at the two systems as they are currently in use at this time. Dubai …

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Foreign Ownership

Does COVID-19 really result in a force majeure claim under FIDIC?

Now that many construction and engineering contracts have recommenced after a period of shut down or slow down due to the issues surrounding Covid-19, many Contractors and Employers are having to assess and deal with the effects on their projects including whether extensions of time and damages should be awarded to the Contractor.  In this …

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Measures taken to protect the Insurance sector in the UAE: Resolutions of the Insurance Authority further to the coronavirus pandemic

In the backdrop of a worldwide health crisis brought about by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Insurance Authority in the UAE took a number of measures to limit the adverse implications of the virus on the insurance sector and to ensure continuation of insurance businesses across the UAE. On 8th March 2020, the Authority passed Circular …

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Have you filed your Economic Substance Regulation notification

Have you filed your Economic Substance Regulation notification? All Licensees in the UAE must “notify” by the 30th June deadline and certain businesses engaged in “relevant activities” must further report. PURPOSE The purpose of the Regulations is to ensure that UAE entities that undertake certain activities are not used to artificially attract profits that are …

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In the UAE, is the spread of the coronavirus considered as a force majeure in construction contracts?

The question which many in the construction industry are asking during this time, is whether the current pandemic can be deemed a force majeure event. If so, what impact does this have on construction contracts? Should parties be in agreement, is it acceptable for them to continue with an existing contract irrespective of the force …

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Global Employment Law

Business integrity in the time of pandemic: what can businesses in the UAE do to protect their people and business

Business integrity in the time of pandemic: what can businesses in the UAE do to protect their people and business? During these uniquely challenging times, businesses are poised to react to sudden changes in the market. As businesses navigate through new waters, it is best to seek guidance from the authorities and methodically deal with …

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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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Foreign Ownership

Spotlight on Recent Developments in UAE

Long-term Residence Visas The UAE has launched long-term residence visa programs that aim to attract international talent into the UAE, such as entrepreneurs, investors, scientists and special talents. Availing these long-term residence visas can be described below: 10-year UAE residence visa According to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, foreign investors may obtain …

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Is job offer letter legally binding on the employee and the employer?

Our latest insight from Reda Hegazy. A Job Offer Letter: It is the intention of an employer to appoint a prospective employee under the conditions and features that are outlined in a job offer. This offer is generally prepared in writing in order to prove its content easily, and it may include terms of contract and …

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UAE Commercial Agencies Law

Parallel Import in light of UAE Commercial Agencies Law

Parallel importation is genuine product importation from another country without the permission of the intellectual property owner. Parallel import is based on the idea of consuming the intellectual property rights. When a product is first sold on the market territory, parallel importation is authorized to all residents in that state. Some countries allow it, but …

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Foreign Ownership

Eligible Sectors for 100% Foreign Ownership in the UAE Now Defined

The United Arab Emirates Cabinet passed a landmark decision last year to allow 100% foreign ownership of companies onshore and have recently announced the industry sectors that are eligible. This marks a significant change from the prior law where foreigners must seek a local partner to set up business in the UAE, onshore and where …

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Trademarks – a Brief Guide to Protecting your Business in the UAE Relating to non-use and Licences

General rule There is a general rule in most countries worldwide that states one must use their registered Trademark, or it may be subject to a potential cancellation by a competitor. The concept is known as ‘non-use’. In the UAE, use of a trademark is not required for registration or renewal. However, a trademark is …

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Legal Due Diligence: Understanding How a Company Fares

UAE has established itself as an economic hub in the MENA Region. Investors are presented with numerous options on how to enter the UAE market. Some establish their own companies while others opt to enjoy the market reputation, existing processes, and manpower of established companies in the UAE through mergers or acquisitions. Due diligence investigation …

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The Legitimacy of Arbitration as a Means of Dispute Resolution

Islam has legitimized the arbitration method in order to simplify the process of litigation. Islamic jurisprudence has given the subject of arbitration utmost attention and organized a well-established rules and regulations. The advantages of arbitration lie in streamlining its procedures, confidentiality of its hearings, and legal basis in particular if those in charge are recognized …

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