From Generation to Generation

With the Sharia Law, Federal Law, the law of individual Emirates and freezones all coming into play, UAE Inheritance Law can be complicated. Edouard Salwan, Senior Associate contributes to Emirates Law expert panel, and explains its impact on Emiratis, Muslim and non-Muslim expatriates with property and joint ventures in the Emirates. “To understand how succession and inheritance…

Trusts & Firm Foundation

The main goal of any wealth management and succession planning is to preserve the family legacy and family owned and operated businesses. The regulatory framework of succession planning in the UAE includes both civil and Islamic law principles. However, as the DIFC has its own independent jurisdiction within the UAE, it is also empowered to…

Omani Consumer Law: 5 things you might not know

In 2014 Oman promulgated, by Royal Decree No. 66/2014, the new Consumer Protection Law setting out the general requirements for consumer protection and aiming to combat monopolistic behavior towards consumers. Furthermore, in March 2017 the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (hereinafter, the “PACP”) issued Decision No. 77/2017 (hereinafter, the “Regulation”) aimed to supplement the above…

Commentary on the Saudi Arabian Bankruptcy Law

The Saudi Arabian Bankruptcy Law complies with the best international practices and gives Saudi Arabia a legal infrastructure to deal efficiently with companies that get into financial difficulties, paving the way to achieving financial stability while simultaneously benefiting both creditors and debtors.  The article discusses preventative settlement, financial reorganization and restructuring, liquidation process, as well…