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  • 11 Feb 2019Dubai

    When a matter is litigated through the Dubai Courts, there are a number of steps that one would need to be aware of as the case progresses through the Courts. Below is a breakdown of these steps which exemplifies the approximate time it would take to resolve a case through Dubai Courts.

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  • 07 Feb 2019Dubai

    The Dubai Court of Cassation recently issued a decision in favour of our client in relation to their claim that an Option Agreement for the purchase of property could not be considered to be a substitute for a Sale and Purchase Agreement. Option Agreements have been used by certain developers, particularly when dealing with bulk buyers in the early phases of large development projects.

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  • 06 Feb 2019Dubai - Oman

    In November of last year, Oman Sultani Decree No 30/2018 relating to the Escrow Accounts for Real Estate Development Projects (the Escrow Law) was promulgated in a move to regulate real estate developers and to protect funds paid to developers by purchasers of off-plan properties. Until this new law was issued, real estate developers operating in the Sultanate were largely unregulated. The Escrow Law is essentially based on the equivalent legislation in Dubai, which has been in place for 10 years [Dubai Law No 8/2007].

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  • 30 Jan 2019Dubai

    This commentary explores the law applicable to public sector employees based in Dubai who, until recently, were governed by Dubai Law No 27/2006 on Human Resources Department of Dubai Government. However, in July 2018 a revised version of Dubai Law No 27/2006 was announced, namely, the Human Resources Management Law for the Government of Dubai, Dubai Law No 8/2018. When announced, it was promoted as ‘creating a culture of creativity, innovation and excellence in improving government performance.’

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  • 28 Jan 2019Dubai

    Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing has announced it has waived a mandatory requirement for hotels, tourism companies and event organisers to obtain a Public Relations Officer card before conducting industry transactions like permit requests and approvals for a range of tourism and travel-related activities and services.

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  • 17 Dec 2018Dubai

    On 12 November 2018, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) introduced a long awaited new companies law regime affecting all entities registered in the financial free zone. This article outlines the key changes introduced by the new law, and what it means for businesses based in the DIFC.

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