Alsuwaidi & Company

Maritime & Shipping

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 …

Chambers Global Practice Guide UAE: Enforcement of Judgments 2022 Read More »

Ship arrest, maritime liens and ship mortgages in the UAE

Abdelhak Attallah, head of the Alsuwaidi & Company’s shipping practice shares his insight on maritime liens and ship arrests in the UAE. This article was published with Legal Business’s Global 100 end of year publication which can also be viewed here: https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/co-publishing/sponsored-briefing-ship-arrest-maritime-liens-and-ship-mortgages-in-the-uae/. READ MORE

Registration in the UAE

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 …

Chambers Global Practice Guide UAE: Litigation 2022 Read More »

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 …

Financial cybercrime since the COVID-19 Pandemic: Read More »

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 …

Chambers Global Practice Guide UAE: Enforcement of Judgements 2021 Read More »

Registration in the UAE

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, …

Chambers Global Practice Guide UAE: Litigation 2021 Read More »

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. …

UAE Companies Law to Allow 100% Foreign Ownership in UAE Read More »

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 …

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

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 …

Have you filed your Economic Substance Regulation notification Read More »

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 …

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

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 …

Chambers Global Practice Guide UAE: Litigation 2019 Read More »

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 …

Spotlight on Recent Developments in UAE Read More »

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 …

Parallel Import in light of UAE Commercial Agencies Law Read More »

“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 …

“London’s Competitiveness as a Shipping Cluster” Read More »

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

The Legitimacy of Arbitration as a Means of Dispute Resolution Read More »