New DIFC Employment Law No.2

The Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) is a well renowned international business hub which has its own independent legal and regulatory framework.


The New DIFC Insolvency Law

On 30th May 2019, His His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, enacted a new DIFC Insolvency Law, Law No. 1 of 2019 for the DIFC.


UAE’s New Gold Card Permanent Residency System

Under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the government of UAE had previously announced the establishment of a new visa scheme that would allow permanent residency to foreign residents.


Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) On The New Crypto Asset Regulation

The ADGM has emerged as a leading international financial center in the Middle East with the implementation of a regulatory instrument on crypto currency.


Guide To Termination Of Employment

The primary piece of legislation on employment in the UAE is the Federal Law No 8 of 1980 titled ‘The Labour Law’. It governs all seven emirates and applies to all employed personnel within the emirate apart from a few.


Managers and Directors’ Liabilities in the UAE

The key legislative instrument that governs liabilities of managers and directors is UAE Commercial Companies Law No. 2 of 2015 (CCL) also known as the ‘Companies Law’.


Trilingual interactive service for labour cases in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) has introduced the Hindi Language in the interactive forms of statement of claims filed before courts, alongside Arabic and English in labour cases. This trilingual service aims to assist foreign workers in better understanding the litigation systems and their rights and duties in concerning cases without the hindrance of a language barrier.


Issuance of UAE’s long-term residence permit begins

The long-term residence visas that were announced will officially begin issuance on February 3 per the Cabinet of the UAE. Those who are eligible for this visa include investors, outstanding students and foreign nationals with exceptional talents. The revamped visa system aims to improve UAE’s status as a country with an optimal environment that fosters businesses and special talents.


Summary Cases Court launched in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has launched a new dispute resolution court, the Summary Cases Court, with a particular focus on breaches of employment law. The Summary Cases Court aims to shorten the process and enforce the law on defaulting employers in labour disputes. Officials presume that a majority of the cases will deal with delay in wage payment, passport withholding, employee health insurance card concerns, employee accommodation disputes and working conditions as they attempt to strengthen employee rights in the nation.