BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP was founded in Dubai in 2001, offering services that combine comprehensive knowledge of local law with a modern and progressive approach.

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…

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…