The DIFC Franchise Law Master Class, September 2018

A tailored curriculum focused on actionable know-how and expert speakers. A good relationship between the franchisor and franchisee is critical for the success of both parties. Since franchising establishes a business relationship for years, the foundation must be carefully built by having a clear understanding of the franchise program. Unfortunately, understanding the legal language of…

UAE Update on Trademark Protection & Online Enforcement in Dubai

The UAE Trademark Department has issued an administrative decision to restrict the amending of trademark applications at the prosecution stage. In addition, the Dubai Economic Development Department has released a seasonal report to demonstrate their proactive approach to online enforcement, the removal of violating social media accounts and the advanced protection of trademark rights. Trademark…

Dubai Chamber & BSA workshop on important legal aspects of VAT

Transcript from gulfnews.com The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a workshop today which helped familiarise businesses and professionals with essential, legal and practical aspects of the recently introduced value-added tax (VAT). The workshop, entitled “The Essentials of VAT”, was held at the Chamber’s headquarters in Deira and organized in cooperation with BSA Ahmad…

UAE now allows for multiple employer contracts

By Tyne Hugo   The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has recently implemented a decision, signed by Naser Bin Thani Al Hameli, the Minister of Human Resource and Emiratisation, permitting skilled workers to partake in multiple employer contracts with two or more different employers. The decision applies to both Emiratis and expatriates alike.…

Gearing up for VAT

John Peacock, Senior Associate at BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP and Kelvin Tayfield, Managing Director of The VAT Services Group held a comprehensive seminar on Gearing up for VAT on May 9th at the InterContinental Dubai Marina. The implementation of VAT is no longer just a buzz – it is a reality from the 1st of…