Arsalan Tariq has been named Partner at BSA Al Rashdi & Al Barwani Advocates and Legal Consultants

Arsalan Tariq has been named Partner at BSA Al Rashdi & Al Barwani Advocates and Legal Consultants in Oman. Practicing since 2009, Arsalan specializes in Islamic and conventional finance, bilateral and syndicated project finance, acquisition finance, Islamic product development, cross-border financing and financial restructuring. Arsalan will continue working from BSA’s DIFC office in Dubai, attending…

UAE Anti-corruption & Bribery 2019

Anti-corruption Q&A 1. Legal and enforcement framework 1.1 Which legislative and regulatory provisions govern anti-corruption in your jurisdiction, from a regulatory (preventive) and enforcement (criminal) perspective? 1.1.1 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been fighting bribery and corruption since the 1980s with the enactment of Federal law 3/1987 otherwise known as the UAE Federal Penal…

UAE Chapter on Sanctions

Overview 1.1 Describe your jurisdiction’s sanctions regime The United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) has a complex sanctions regime based on a variety of sources. Sanctions are based on diverse interests, including political, economic and national security interests. Due to the rapidly changing nature of such interests, sanctions are susceptible to significant and constant changes. Sanctions in…

Dubai Government Expands Opportunities for the Private Sector

Dubai government expands opportunities for the private sector, as it restricts the expansion of state-related entities. Dubai is controlling the number of state-related entities to help support the expansion of the private sector and its economic growth. To assist with the governments already initiated attempts to reevaluate the role of the public and private sectors,…

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…