Abu Dhabi: The New Dual Licenses Initiative

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADED) announced on Saturday 15th September 2018 the launch of the first phase of its Dual Licenses Initiative (DLI). The initiative enables companies operating offshore in the Emirate’s free zones to carry out their commercial activities onshore in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra regions. WHAT ARE…

The DIFC Franchise Law Master Class, September 2018

A tailored curriculum focused on actionable know-how and expert speakers. A good relationship between the franchisor and franchisee is critical for the success of both parties. Since franchising establishes a business relationship for years, the foundation must be carefully built by having a clear understanding of the franchise program. Unfortunately, understanding the legal language of…

Fintech and The Accelerator Culture in the UAE

Nadim Bardawil, Senior Associate of DIFC-headquartered BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates weighs up incubator programmes and legislative pressures chasing fintech development. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues to position itself as a base for businesses involved in cutting-edge technology, ranging from artificial intelligence and robotics, to blockchain integration and driver-less vehicles. The UAE does…