BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates
If you’re off sick from work on Thursday and then again on Sunday, you’ll be taking more sick leave than you may realise…It’s widely known that the UAE labour law allows for 15 days of fully paid sick leave, but we’ve just discovered […]
1. Please give an overview of the legal system in your jurisdiction (i.e. is this based on civil/common law/Shariah/local customary law), the Court structure (e.g. are there separate court for specialist claims), judiciary and legal representation.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (the “Kingdom […]
During the last couple of years, several towers in Dubai have burst into flames. Tamweel Tower in Jumeirah Lakes Towers in November 2012, The Torch in Marina in February 2015, Address Hotel in Downtown on New Year’s Eve 2015, Sulafa Tower in July 2016: just to name […]
Michael Kortbawi – partner at BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP presented the keynote speech at the Run-Off forum 2016 on Business trends in the UAE, focusing on insurance […]
A Rundown of the most important things to know about home financing in the UAE
With property prices easing and an abundance of new properties available, more people are choosing to purchase property either as an investment or to reside in. It is true that it is often […]
A Tenant’s legal remedy when an apartment goes up in smoke
After the recent spate of fires in Dubai, questions arose regarding tenant rights when an apartment suffers damage. It is difficult times when tenants have to find alternate accommodation after a fire, while advance rent has […]
Update on Bankruptcy Law Project in the United Arab Emirates
As attractive and financially lucrative operating a business in Dubai may seem, uncertainty still plagues the business environment which is so heavily reliant on global trade and commerce. Today, Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are under pressure […]
New UAE Funds Regulation and its Effect on Insurers
In June 2016, the UAE Securities and Commodities Authority (the “Authority”) issued Authority Chairman Resolution No. (9/R.M) of 2016 Concerning the Regulation of Mutual Funds (the “Regulation”), which will become effective upon publication in the Official Gazette […]
On Wednesday, 20 July 2016 saw the Sulafa Tower in the Dubai Marina, a 78-storey high-rise residential building, suffer extensive fire damage as a result of the spread of a fire on the exterior of the building.
This building is recorded as having 702 apartments with […]
For some while, the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) has had a Commercial Control and Consumer Protection Department (CCCPD), dealing with consumer disputes. However, it has recently set up a new sub-department, called the Business Protection Department (BPD) which will function as a local commercial dispute […]
In February 2016, the Ministry of Finance announced the introduction of Value Added Tax (“VAT”) in the UAE, and has ended a long period of speculation and discussion of “when” and “if” VAT would be introduced.
According to the announcement, the UAE will impose VAT at a […]