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.…

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 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…

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…

Down With The Details

Earlier this year Saudi Arabia issued a historic new Bankruptcy Law (Saudi Arabia Royal Decree No. M5/1439 and Saudi Arabia Cabinet Decision No. 264/1439), the Kingdom’s Council of Ministers has adopted the new law’s Implementing Regulations in Saudi Arabia Cabinet Decision No. 622/1439 which was published in the Official Gazette, Issue 4744 on September 4,…