UAE Ministry of Economy Update Official Fees for Trademark Enforcement and Registration

To ensure efficiency and streamlining with international best practice, namely in trademark prosecution and the enforcement of registered rights, the UAE Ministry of Economy has issued an administrative order to decrease and waive some of the core official fees associated with their trademark registration and enforcement services. Following an increase to such fees in 2015, the…

Key Considerations For Multinational Business Looking to Setup in the UAE

Q1: Key considerations on how a multinational business can set up as a group in the region The United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) economy continues to flourish and be attractive to businesses from around the world. The potential options available to foreign multinational companies to undertake business or commercial activities in the UAE are set out…

The Experts in Healthcare Law

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP offer specialist legal services to the healthcare sector through a dedicated legal team of experts. With extensive experience of working with many healthcare clients, we understand the key issues and obstacles faced by organisations today.  The skills and expertise offered by a team of four specialists allows us…

Is There a Specific Legislation Regulating E-Signatures in the UAE?

UAE Federal Law No.1 of 2006 concerning electronic transactions and commerce (e-commerce law) regulates electronic signatures (e-signatures) in the UAE. The eCommerce Law recognises 3 types of e-signatures: 1. Protected e-signatures (Article 17 of the E-Commerce Law) This category of e-signatures is the most legally protected. Protected e-signatures are accepted as valid and have probative…

Investing in KSA

Saudi Arabia has become a key investment hub over the years as it seeks to diversify its oil-dependent economy. Abdullah Alanezi, Partner and Lujain Al Yousef, Associate, consider key aspects involved in setting up a business in the Kingdom. Over the years the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has become a place of interest for…

The DIFC Insolvency Law: A First-Of-Its-Kind Procedure for Insolvency in Accordance with International Best Practice

An Overview In his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, issued the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) Act No. 1 of 2019 on Insolvency (hereinafter referred to as the “New Law”). The New Law reaffirms the commitment of the…

Are You Complying or Not?

Dubai Health Insurance – Violations & Fines Dubai Executive Council issued Executive Council Resolution No (7) of 2016 (Resolution) pertaining to fees and fines pursuant to Health Insurance Law (No 11 of 2013) of the Emirates of Dubai. As many of the readers are aware, The Dubai Health Authority promulgated Health Insurance Law (No 11…

Cartels: UAE Chapter

1. What is the relevant legislative framework? The laws and regulations governing antitrust and competition (cartel) in the United Arab Emirates are as follows: (a) The Federal Law No. 4 of 2012 on the Regulation of Competition (“UAE Competition Law”), which has been in force since 23 February 2013 and which aims – according to Article…

An Introduction To Bankruptcy In The UAE

The UAE Bankruptcy Law is viewed as an improvement over the prior insolvency laws (as outlined in the Commercial Transactions Law), insofar as the Bankruptcy Law: 1. allows companies in financial difficulty the opportunity to reorganize their affairs in order to remain viable; 2. or in the absence of the ability to remain viable, allows…