Movables Pledge Law: New Executive Regulations

Background The Federal Cabinet has recently issued Cabinet Decision No. 29/2021 regarding the Executive Regulations (the “New Executive Regulations”) for the Federal Law No. 4/2020 (the “New Movables Pledge Law”). The New Movables Pledge Law, which was promulgated last year, stated that until the issuance of New Executive Regulations, the old executive regulations (the “Old…

New SME Market Conduct Regulation

In late January 2021, the Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) Market Conduct Regulation (“Regulation”) was circulated to all banks and finance companies licensed by the Central Bank in the UAE (“Financial Institutions”). It comes as the UAE seeks to improve and enhance the financial services received by small and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”) in the UAE,…

Dubai Rent Freeze

The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has stated that a new draft law is set to keep rents in Dubai unchanged for a three-year period. This follows a prediction by the DLD’s Director General in early January this year, after the DLD’s recommended clauses for the new law were accepted. No date has been set for…