#Legal

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UAE issues decree to hold ministers and senior officials accountable

During the investigation, the UAE general prosecutor can ban a minister or an official from travelling and freeze their assets

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Abu Dhabi court imposes hefty fines, jail terms on 40 people, 8 companies for money laundering

The accused are charged with creating a fraudulent digital platform through which they engaged in illegal economic activities

American father-son duo sentenced to jail for helping Carlos Ghosn escape

Michael Taylor, 60, received a sentence of two years and his 28-year-old son, Peter Taylor, was handed a 20-month sentence

UAE warns of strict penalties for acts of public indecency

A repeat offender will face imprisonment for a period of not less than three months and a fine of up to Dhs100,000, or one of the two

Dubai registers 670 drunk driving cases in 2020

The Dubai Traffic Prosecution recorded a 41 per cent year-on-year decline in the number of traffic cases in 2020

Saudi executes three soldiers for ‘high treason’

An investigation allegedly uncovered their collaboration over plots against Saudi Arabia’s military interests, security and stability

Dubai Police arrests group of people for appearing in ‘indecent video’ shared online

The accused could face up to six months in jail and a fine of Dhs5,000

Saudi’s Nazaha arrests several people on corruption, embezzlement charges

Legal procedures against the accused are currently underway

Abu Dhabi court fines four people, jewellery firm Dhs90m for money laundering, fraud

Each of the four defendants has been handed a five-year imprisonment term followed by deportation and a fine of Dhs10m

Women on average have just 76% of men’s legal rights worldwide

Covid-19 has exacerbated women’s challenges in employment and education

Cover story: Emirati lawyer Youssef Al-Bahar on the UAE taking the right stand

The UAE’s flexible and proactive legal system is helping the country tackle issues such as cybercrime while also keeping an eye on the future

UAE establishes one-day courts to expedite minor cases

The aim is to reduce the backlog of cases in the courts

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Abu Dhabi to start specialised courts as part of legal overhaul

The specialised courts will review family lawsuits and other civil cases including rental disputes

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Abu Dhabi jails six, slaps fines of Dhs160m on money laundering charges

The accused, also involved in drug trafficking, were found guilty of using exchange houses to transfer illegal funds to Pakistan

UAE to allow 100% foreign business ownership: Key points to note

The new decision is hoped to enhance the UAE’s attractiveness for investment and business growth

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BR Shetty plans ‘imminent’ return to the UAE to support investigation into NMC

The NMC Health founder denies wrongdoing and says he has “complete faith in the justice system of the UAE”

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Financial tribunal delivers verdict against Al Masah; issues statement regarding Shailesh Dash

The tribunal noted that Shailesh Dash exhibited “a formidable mastery of the arguments”

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Dubai Police arrest DJ, two others for throwing party in breach of Covid-19 regulations

They were arrested after a video of the crowded party started circulating across social media platforms

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Man arrested, fined Dhs50,000 for breaking Covid-19 quarantine rules in Dubai

The man, who posted a video on social media saying he had gone out to buy coffee despite being infected with the virus, was charged with “endangering his life and that of others”

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Two British nationals arrested in Dubai on charges of drug peddling

The penalty for personal possession can be up to 10 years imprisonment, and drug trafficking can result in a life sentence

Midday work ban in the UAE to begin from June 15

Any establishment that does not comply with the midday work ban will face a fine of Dhs5,000 per worker

Union Properties’ subsidiary begins legal proceedings to claim Dhs1.5bn

The claim is related to a project completed around a decade ago

Message from the top: Reem Al Shihhe, COO, DIFC Courts

As companies across the GCC tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, regional business leaders reveal insights on what their organisations are doing and offer advice on how to deal with the current crisis

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Dubai’s DIFC Courts introduces video conferencing to register wills online

A testator and two witnesses can join via video conferencing from different locations

Sheikh Mohammed approves draft of new UAE national security law

It involves setting up a taskforce as well as the possibility of converting government buildings into medical facilities

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Update: Dubai residents can get only one movement permit every three days

Employees of vital sectors do not need to apply for the movement permit, but instead will require a letter from their employer confirming their necessity to commute

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Emirati media person arrested for making ‘racist comments’ in online video

The video sought to “create divisions based on ethnicity and nationality”, officials said

The Gulf Business Salary Survey 2018

Following a series of major changes relating to taxation, legislation and economic performance over the last 12 months, Gulf Business explores how the regional pay packet has been impacted

Top 20 salaries in Saudi Arabia 2018

An insight into earnings in Saudi Arabia from the 2018 Gulf Business Salary Survey

Top 20 salaries in the UAE 2018

An insight into earnings in the UAE from the 2018 Gulf Business Salary Survey