Challenging a Tribunal Member in an Arbitration

In a construction dispute between the subcontractor and the main contractor, the chairman of a tribunal was challenged for failing to allow equal opportunities to the parties in presenting their case, whilst issuing various procedural directions purportedly on behalf of the tribunal. The relevant arbitration authority reviewing the challenge, rejected the reasons argued therein but…

Economic Substance Rules

UAE Companies – How Your Business May Be Affected If you are operating an onshore or offshore entity in a “no or only nominal tax jurisdiction” (referred to hereinafter as a “noon”), which amongst others, holds shares or licenses intellectual property and receives operational income from other jurisdictions this article should be important to you…

Money Matters

Starting your own business is one of the most exciting decisions you can take. But it is imperative to follow fundamental rules and keep certain key considerations in mind to avoid facing financial issues that may lead to bankruptcy. Here are five factors to keep in mind when managing your finances as a startup: 1.…

Oman Expat Recruitment Rules and Recent Restrictions

Generally, labour-related matters in Oman, including recruitment and regulation of the expat recruitment process, are governed by Sultani Decree No. 35/2003 on the Promulgation of the Labour Law (the “Labour Law”). More recently, following the issuance of the Ministerial Decision No. 38/2018 by the Minister of Manpower (the “Ministry of Manpower”), a six-month ban on…

UAE Launches Long-Term Residency System for Non-Citizens

A Long-Term Residency Scheme In The UAE The UAE recently allowed select categories of foreigners to apply for long-term visas for themselves and their families, including investors and entrepreneurs who meet certain conditions, pursuant to Cabinet Decision No. 56/2018 on the Regulation of Residence Permits for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Individuals with Specialised Talents. In accordance…

Anti-counterfeiting Committee Engages High-Level Government Officials in United Arab Emirates

INTA’s Anticounterfeiting Committee, Middle East and Africa Subcommittee recently held two policy dialogues in the United Arab Emirates to discuss the issue of online counterfeiting. The dialogues, organized by Subcommittee member Munir Suboh (BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, United Arab Emirates), were held on June 20 and July 1, in Abu Dhabi and…

Civil Law Training

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP in partnership with Lexis Nexis, are pleased to announce the launch of a five-day series of courses that will focus on and explore the Civil Law System and compare it to that of the Common Law System and its influences. Earn up to 10 CLPD Points. CONCEPT Civil…