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…

BSA advises Louis Dreyfus Armateur on an agreement with EGA

  BSA’s Dubai Lawyers’ Bertrand Dumon and Edouard Salwan advised Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, a French global Group engaged in maritime  transportation and services, in the structuring of their activities in the region and on an undertaking to form a joint venture company with Abu Dhabi Ports  to work together to implement a 15 year agreement for the transshipment of bauxite…

Legal inheritance for non-muslim expatriates

The question of inheritance in the event of death is the ultimate apprehension of European expatriates residing in the UAE, especially considering the uncertainty and complexity of the rules that governs inheritance matters in the UAE. Whilst the UAE law expressly disposes that inheritance shall be governed by the law of the deceased at the…

Warning to Contractors Dealing with GCC Governments

Analysis Offset obligations (“Offsets”) are required by most of the GCC governments from their foreign service and product providers (“Contractors”). In short, as a matter of public policy, GCC governments will never contract with foreign corporate entities without any specific offset agreement which will provide an economic benefit from their expenditure. This article, explores the…