BSA Hosts UAE’s First Ever Mock Trial

  Practical insight into the trial process provided to more than 30 legal professionals   Dubai, United Arab Emirates Renowned law firm BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP (“BSA”), in collaboration with LexisNexis and the DIFC Academy of Law (AOL) hosted the UAE’s first-ever Mock Trial. With a focus on the UAE Court litigation…

VAT: The UAE versus the KSA way

  John Peacock, Head of Tax and Conveyancing at BSA’s Dubai office wrote an article for Emirates Law (published in the April 2018 edition) comparing the implementation of VAT in the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As the GCC countries start to move away from the oil-based economy models, they introduce…

BSA advises Louis Dreyfus Armateur on an agreement with EGA

  BSA’s Dubai Lawyers’ Bertrand Dumon and Edouard Salwan advised Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, a French global Group engaged in maritime  transportation and services, in the structuring of their activities in the region and on an undertaking to form a joint venture company with Abu Dhabi Ports  to work together to implement a 15 year agreement for the transshipment of bauxite…

Step by step guide to UAE VAT registration

  John Peacock,  Head of Indirect Tax and Conveyancing, and Tyne Hugo, Associate, wrote a comprehensive step by step process on how to register for VAT in UAE. The UAE VAT regime was implemented on 1 January 2018 putting into operation Federal Decree-Law No 8/2017 on Value Added Tax and Cabinet Decision No 52/2017 on the…

What is property flipping?

  Originally published on gulfnews.com John Peacock explains how the law treats a practice made infamous by speculators Property flipping is a term widely used in the US to describe the process of buying property and reselling it at a higher price, usually after making minor alterations or refurbishments. Technically the first buyer or the…

Dubai Chamber & BSA workshop on important legal aspects of VAT

Transcript from gulfnews.com The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a workshop today which helped familiarise businesses and professionals with essential, legal and practical aspects of the recently introduced value-added tax (VAT). The workshop, entitled “The Essentials of VAT”, was held at the Chamber’s headquarters in Deira and organized in cooperation with BSA Ahmad…

Our children are the future – BSA on the CSR road again

  Sharing is caring! BSA’s attorneys once again dedicated their time and effort towards the Dubai community, following the success of our Legal Clinic, a pro bono legal advice day open to public help at the Dubai Land Department offices in December last year.     Swiss International Scientific School Dubai held a Spring Fair for…