UAE VAT Return Deadline on 28 June 2018

On 28 June 2018 the vast majority of VAT registrants will have to submit their first VAT Return to the Federal Tax Authority. This will be the first VAT Return, and the main question is whether these companies or individuals have prepared sufficiently for this task? The other important questions that any company or individual…

Social Media Policies

With the increasing use of social media, employers need policies which provide guidelines and recommendations for their employees when using it. Munir Suboh discusses the recent developments of UAE’s National Media Council and the recent decision it issued, which aim to provide governance measures on: online advertisements, product placement, and commercial activities posted on social…

VAT: Till Slips and TRNS

  After 100 days in effect, people and companies alike seem to be coming to terms with the payment of Value Added Tax (“VAT”). There is one area though where there still seems to be some confusion and that is with Tax Invoices issued by retailers which are more commonly known as “Till Slips”. John…

The Legal 500: 2nd Edition Insurance & Reinsurance Comparative Guide

Michael Kortbawi and Raghad Hammad contribute to the UAE Chapter of  The Legal 500: 2nd Edition Insurance & Reinsurance Comparative Guide. This country-specific Q&A gives a pragmatic overview of the law and practice of insurance & reinsurance law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It addresses topics such as contract regulation, licensing, penalties, policyholder protection, alternative dispute resolution as well as personal insight and opinion…