Understanding How it Works

Around 80% of the UAE population have come to the country to work. BSA experts, Abdullah Ishnaneh, Rima Mrad and Shaikha Al Shamsi contributes to the Emirates Law expert panel, explaining how the legislation impacts them and their employers and the recent changes in this area. Read full article here

Employment Law – An Overview

When it come to UAE employment law, Federal Law No. 8/1980 (also know as the UAE Labour Code) or the Law Regulating Labour Relations the main law governing employee-employer relations in the private sector in the UAE. This law outlines the key employment aspects including working hours, annual leave and public holidays, sick leave, the…

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…

Bankruptcy Proceedings in Oman

Although there is no separate bankruptcy law in Oman, both the Commercial Code of 1990 and the Commercial Companies Law of 1974 provide a framework for the bankruptcy of traders and liquidation of insolvent companies. Under the laws of Oman, bankruptcy of a person must be declared by the Court. Article 579 promulgates that, “Every…

From Generation to Generation

With the Sharia Law, Federal Law, the law of individual Emirates and freezones all coming into play, UAE Inheritance Law can be complicated. Edouard Salwan, Senior Associate contributes to Emirates Law expert panel, and explains its impact on Emiratis, Muslim and non-Muslim expatriates with property and joint ventures in the Emirates. “To understand how succession and inheritance…